Saarland University

Embedded Systems

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Computer Science
English only
Winter semester: 15 May
Summer semester: 15 Nov
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Both semesters)
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Both semesters
Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
directly at the University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in one of the following subject areas: engineering informatics, embedded systems, informatics or computer science, electrical engineering, mechatronics, or a related discipline.

Required ECTS credits: 180.

Applicants should demonstrate a level of knowledge and competence that corresponds to that acquired in the Bachelor’s degree program in embedded systems taught at Saarland University. Specifically, this requires applicants to show that they have the necessary level of expertise in the following areas:

  1. Mathematics (discrete mathematics, real analysis and multivariable calculus, linear algebra, numerical methods, stochastics).
  2. Computer science (functional and object-oriented programming, formal methods, software development methods).
  3. Engineering (embedded systems, mechatronics, signal processing, information theory).
GPA (German System) 3.00
GPA Comment

Minimal prerequisite is a cumulative undergraduate grade point average (CGPA) of 75% or 3.00 GPA on a 4 point scale and ranking in the top 10% of the graduating class.

Language Requirements

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

CEFR English
min C1
min 95
min 240
min 540
min 7
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no

Additional information:
It is not sufficient to state that your courses at a previous university were completed in English. Native speakers (from Australia, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, the UK, and the USA) or applicants, who have studied in one of the mentioned six countries are excluded from this rule. In these cases, please enter native speaker or studied in [country] in the form. For German applicants, a basic English course up to the general qualification for university entrance (Abitur) is sufficient. In that case, please enter Abitur in the form. Knowledge of German must not be provided.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
without admission restriction
Admission Test/Interview:
directly at the University
Application Fee:


Application Documents

In the second step of the application process, you need to submit four types of documents with your application in order to be considered for admission. Please note that we only accept files in PDF file format.

  1. Transcripts (Academic Records): Minimal prerequisite is a cumulative undergraduate grade point average (CGPA) of 75% or 3.00 GPA on a 4-point scale and ranking in the top 10% of the graduating class. Do not apply if you do not satisfy this requirement.
    1. a copy of your university entrance diploma,
    2. copies of all previous degrees (with certified translation, if the original language is not English or French),
    3. a certified list of all attended courses with the respective grades, including an explanation of the grading system
  2. Curriculum vitae (CV): including information on your areas of interest in research, as well as any projects or publications.
  3. Statement of purpose (SOP): containing your reasons for applying to the proposed program at Saarland University.
  4. Letters of recommendation: A complete application must have two letters of recommendation. These will be uploaded by the referees. It is your responsibility to ensure that your referees have the information they need to provide a reference and submit it by the deadline.
    You enter the following information for each of your recommenders: name, address, phone number, institution or employer, title, and email address (referee’s institutional or professional email address). It is extremely important to enter valid email addresses of your referee. An email will be sent to your recommenders with information on how to proceed.
    Alternatively, your referees may send Saarland University the references in sealed envelopes; under no circumstances may these confidential reports be sent to the university by the applicant. If a referee has not received their notification email, please ask them to check their junk/spam folders. References should be written on institutional or professional letter-headed paper.
  5. Other Qualifications (OTH): GRE Test. To better assess your skills, Saarland University advises a GRE Test (general and/or computer science). However, proof of participation in this test is not mandatory.

Further Information

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