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Technische Universität Dresden

Distributed Systems Enginееring

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Computer Science, Mechatronics & Systems Engineering, Business Information Systems, Computer Architecture
English only
Winter semester: 31 May/15 Jul
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
no admission restriction, but ability assessment  (aptitude assessment and interview)
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in computer science.

Minimum standard period of study: 3 years.

The proof of special specialist knowledge in the fields of Practical, Theoretical and Applied computer science shall be provided by an aptitude test or if necessary by an aptitude interview.

If at the time of application, proof of the first degree qualifying the applicant for a profession is not yet available, the application will be considered under the precondition that 80% of the credit points attainable for the degree have already been achieved based on completed module examinations or the final thesis and the colloquium (if applicable). A certification from the awarding institute of higher education (examination office) serves as proof of the above-mentioned academic achievements.

Transcripts of records indicating "very good" (based on scored marks and/or grades) achievements in the following computer science-related areas: Operating Systems, Networks and Distributed Systems, Database Systems, Software Engineering, and at least "good" (based on scored marks and/or grades) achievements in subjects like Algorithms and Data Structures, Foundations of Programming, Computer Architecture as well as Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science. Your transcript must show a strong emphasis on these areas, i.e., you must have taken the majority of the corresponding courses during your bachelor's.

Additionally, you are expected to have some programming skills. Therefore, labs or assessments during your studies, internships, work experience as well as (open-source) projects and contributions to such or software which you have verifiably developed or contributed to are countеd.

GPA Comment

No minimum GPА.

Language Requirements

The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

CEFR English
min C1
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
English native speakers are exempt from providing proof.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

In 5 days free webinar
How to apply via uni-assist

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
no admission restriction, but ability assessment  (aptitude assessment and interview)
Admission Test/Interview:
aptitude test
Application Fee:

For the application via uni-assist: € 75 for the first application, € 30 for each additional

Application Documents

  1. (Signed) application form.
  2. (Signed) aptitude assessment form.
  3. Passport or identity card.
  4. Curriculum vitae (CV) in tabular format.
  5. Statement of purpose regarding your goals, intentions, etc. (letter of motivation).
  6. Your degree certificate(s) or a certificate from the home university about the expected end of your studies.
  7. Reports on university examinations (transcripts).
  8. Secondary school graduation certificate (high school diploma) or higher education entrance qualification including transcripts.
  9. Module or course descriptions of courses relevant to Distributed Systems Engineering (if your university doesn't provide a module or course description please provide a course outline yourself).
  10. English language certificate (TOEFL or IELTS) or a different proof. See language requirements.
  11. Chinese, Mongolian,, and Vietnamese applicants: (original) APS certificate from the Academic Evaluation Centre of the German Embassy.

Additionally, you may provide the following documents:

  • Letters of recommendation of professors, supervisors, etc. related to the area of Systems Engineering (original letters including a [perhaps digital] signature).
  • Any proofs concerning work experience, internships or other activities related to Distributed Systems Enginееring.


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