Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Materials Science and Simulation

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Materials Science
English only
Winter semester:  15 Sep/15 Mar
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
directly at University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in one of the following or related disciplines: materials science, mechanical engineering, physics, civil engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, nanotechnology, or mathematics.

Academic achievement in the scope of at least 6 ECTS points in the subjects: material sciences, solid-state physics, physical chemistry or related subjects. All together, academic achievements of at least 30 ECTS points must be verified in these or comparable subjects. Furthermore, additional academic achievements of at least 20 ECTS points must be verified in mathematics, numerical mathematics advanced programming language or other comparable subjects.

Students who have irrevocably failed the final exam of a master, bachelor or diploma degree at a university in one of the disciplines mentioned above cannot apply for the master’s course Materials Science and Simulation.

GPA Comment

A minimum final grade of 2.0 (German system) or ‚ÄúB‚ÄĚ (European Credit Transfer System, ECTS) or in combination with a certificate stating that the candidate was among the top 30% graduates of his or her class.

Language Requirements

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

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Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
English language proficiency can also be proven by certificate that English has been the language of instruction during the bachelor's program.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Special Deadline Case:
Winter semester: The university offers two application deadlines for students from non-EU countries. Depending on the duration of the visa process in your country, you can either choose March 15th or June 15th.
Summer semester:

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
Admission test/interview:
directly at University
Application Fee:

Application Documents

Applications can be made online only. Before starting the application procedure you should make sure that you have the following electronic documents at hand:

  1. Passport photo (jpg).
  2. Curriculum vitae (pdf).
  3. School leaving certificate (pdf).
  4. Qualifying academic degree (pdf).
  5. Subjects and grades (pdf).
  6. Letter of motivation (free text, must be directly entered into the online form).
  7. English language certificate (pdf; see language requirements for more information).
  8. Students from China: APS document (pdf).

All certificates have to be translated into English or German. Make sure to send in only scanned copies of original documents.

The original documents will be required when registering at the university. If the original documents are not in English or German language, you have to add additional certified translations, i.e. by a sworn interpreter.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website