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Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Human-Computer Interaction

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Computer Science
English only
Winter semester:  30 Sep/15 Jul
Summer semester:  15 Jan/31 Mar
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Both semesters)
Tuition fees (per semester)
Both semesters
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor of Science in a Computer Science related program e.g., Computer Science, Software Engineering, Medieninformatik, "Computing and Business". Excellent students from other technical areas may be considered, but need to have completed around half of their classes in CS-related subjects. You should also have had some classes in HCI or related areas, such as psychology or human factors.

The subject-related courses of study in Human-Computer Interaction, media informatics and computer science, as well as other technical studies, are usually considered relevant HCI-related and IT components, basic knowledge in the areas of human-machine interaction, usability, perception, and cognition must also be demonstrated, usually through successful participation in corresponding courses of at least 6 credit points (CP).

You do need solid programming skills and some background knowledge in mathematics.

GPA Comment

With at least a grade of "good". If the converted credit-weighted average grade of your Bachelor's degree is at least 2.0 in the German system, your chances of acceptance are very good.

Language Requirements

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

CERF English
min B2
min 85
min 213
min 6.5
min B2 First (FCE)
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
Certificates should not be more than 2 years old (comparable certification will be assessed on a case-by-case basis). English language proficiency can also be proven by certification of a bachelor’s degree in a native English-speaking country (US, CAN, UK, NZ, AUS, etc). At some point, you will need to prove A1 level knowledge in order to start your final theses work.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

In 11 days free webinar
How to apply via Uni-assist

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
Admission test/interview:
Application Fee:
75 € for the first application, 30 € for each additional

Application Documents

  1. Prerequisite for admission to the course is a Bachelor of Science degree with at least a grade of "good" in the courses Human-Computer Interaction (Human-Computer Interaction HCI) or media informatics or a first that is recognized as relevant by the responsible examination board Professionally qualifying university degree, a degree from a university of applied sciences or a state or state-recognized vocational academy.
  2. A prerequisite for admission to studies is proof of language skills in English at competence level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (see language requirements).
  3. In addition, a motivation letter (in English) of approx. 2-4 pages (A4) must be enclosed with the study application. This letter of motivation should describe the specific motivation for the application for the HCI Master and give an overview of the previous university and professional/practical training course. These can be completed HCI-relevant projects and/or internships, student engagement.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website