University of Cologne

Information Systems

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Computer Science, Business Administration, Information Engineering
English & German
Winter semester: 15 Jun
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent).

You must meet the following requirements:

  1. At least 20 ECTS from the field of information systems or business informatics as a focus of the bachelor's degree.
  2. At least 30 ECTS from the field of economics.
  3. At least 30 ECTS from the field of computer science or the field of mathematics or statistics.

Required ECTS credits: 180.

In the case of a bachelor's degree that has not been completed, at least 80% of the credit points to be acquired must be earned and the outstanding work must be completed by September 30th at the latest. The admission requirements (including a minimum grade) must be fulfilled at the time of application.

Language Requirements

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

CERF English
min B2
min 87
min 6
min B2 First (FCE)
min C1 Business Higher (BEC Higher)
min C1 Advanced (CAE)
min C2 Proficiency (CPE)
CERF German
min C1
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
English language knowledge can also be proven by a bachelor's degree in English (with a double degree or double Bachelor's degree, at least 2 semesters must have been completed in an English-speaking country), a master's degree in English, being an English native speaker (must come from school records), an English acc. German certificate of general higher education entrance qualification [after the end of class 11.2 (high school diploma according to G8) or 12.2 (high school diploma according to G9) at least sufficient performance (5 points) must be demonstrated in English], or an International/European Baccalaureate. German language knowledge can be proven by a DSH, DSD, TestDaF, Goethe certificate, or Telc Deutsch test. Applicants who have a university degree (e.g. Bachelor) or their university entrance qualification (Abitur) in German are exempted from providing the German language certificate.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

In 16 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

Documents to be uploaded (original or certified copy) in the WiSo Faculty's online master application portal:

  1. Bachelor certificate: if you have not yet completed your bachelor's degree, a confirmation of all examinations completed so far must be submitted. You must have successfully completed at least 80% of the examinations for your Bachelor's degree (at least 144 ECTS for a Bachelor with 180 ECTS). You also need an officially confirmed preliminary average grade calculated by your university or examination office (e.g. transcript of records including stamp). The exams still to be completed must be submitted by September 30th to be filed.
  2. Transcript of records (incl. stamp and signature): list of your modules and courses including grade and credits.
  3. Transcript of records of the semester abroad: only if the examinations completed during the semester abroad are to be used to meet the technical admission requirements. The achievements must be recognized for your bachelor's degree and have been included in your grades overview.
  4. University entrance qualification: high school diploma, high school diploma, etc.
  5. An official content description of the events that you have visited in your bachelor's degree: module manual or PDF document with the link to module descriptions on the website of your university.
  6. English and German language certificate (see language requirements).

Students with a bachelor's degree that was not acquired in Germany must also apply via uni-assist. Please note that you document your educational path in detail, from the last school-leaving qualification that enables you to study in your home country to the current state of your studies.

The application documents must be with uni-assist 8 weeks before the application deadline. The documents will only be checked if the fee has been paid. The following documents are required:

  1. Certified (and translated) copy of the bachelor's certificate and transcript of records: please submit your final certificate and the subject and grade overview of your bachelor's. No certificate parts such as a diploma supplement or individual pages may be missing. In order for uni-assist to calculate your grades, you need the official grading system that your university uses for your degree.
  2. Certified (and translated) copy of the diploma supplement.
  3. Certified (and translated) copy of the university entrance qualification: this can consist of your school certificates, such as your Abitur or high school diploma. In some countries, an additional university entrance exam has to be taken or other additional documents have to be considered.
  4. Certified copy of the original of the English and German language certificate (see language requirements).
  5. Certified copies of the documents listed above in the original language: only if the original document is not available in English or German.
  6. Exclusively for Chinese (not Hong Kong) and Vietnamese applicants: original APS certificate. Certified copies of the APS certificate will not be recognized.

Further Information

For more information please check the

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