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RWTH Aachen University

Simulation Sciences

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Computer Science
English only
Winter semester: 01 Mar/15 Jul
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
directly at the University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree in natural science, mathematics, computer science, or engineering.

Knowledge of 120 CP must be demonstrated in the subject areas of mathematics, natural sciences, engineering, and computer science. These 120 CP must include the knowledge listed in the following table to the minimum extent specified:

  1. Mathematics.
    1. Core areas: 10 CP (both points must be covered).
      1. Linear algebra (vector and tensor calculation, matrices, self-assessments).
      2. Analysis (series, differential and integral calculus, Taylor expansion, multi-variable functions, Fourier analysis, ordinary and partial differential equations).
    2. Other areas: 5 CP (at least one from both points must be covered).
      1. Numerical methods (discretization, direct solution methods for linear systems of equations).
      2. Probability and statistics.
  2. Natural and engineering sciences.
    1. Chemistry and physics: 10 CP (at least one of the three points must be covered).
      1. Electro and magnetostatics.
      2. Structure of matter including atoms and molecules and matter states.
      3. Chemical bonds.
    2. Engineering sciences 20 CP (all points must be covered).
      1. Statics and dynamics.
      2. Thermodynamics.
      3. Fluid and solid mechanics.
  3. IT 5 CP (at least one of the three points must be covered).
    1. Procedural programming.
    2. Linux / Unix operating system.
    3. Programming knowledge in an interpreted language (Shell scripting, Python or equivalent).

Language Requirements

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

CEFR English
min B2
min 5.5
min 90
min B2 First (FCE)
Specification: With at least a grade of B.
min C1 Advanced (CAE)
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
English language proficiency can also be proven by the placement test of the RWTH Language Center with level B2 (MK 7). Exempt from having to provide evidence for English language skills are all individuals who have completed an educational qualification in the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, New Zealand, or Australia.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Application Procedure & Selection

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

Application Documents

Required documents:

  1. Motivation letter (describing why you want to study Simulation Sciences, what you expect to get from this program and your experience with simulation so far).
  2. Curriculum vitae.
  3. Bachelor certificates (if already available at the time of the application).
  4. Transcript(s) of records.
  5. Two recommendation letters (please note that the letters have to be uploaded electronically within the application process).
  6. For applicants from China, Mongolia, and Vietnam only: APS certificate.
  7. TOEFL or IELTS certificate (see language requirements).
  8. Module catalog.
  9. Supplementary form: if your university does not use the ECTS system please simply fill in your credit points (or leave the cells blank) and mention it in your cover letter (or in any other designated area for comments). If the numbers of lines on the form are not sufficient please group similar courses together and fill in the sum of the credit points.
  10. Optional: GRE score.

Applicants are asked to complete their application by submitting a motivation letter, two recommendation letters, GRE (optional) and additional award certificates. Please upload these documents on RWTHonline (additional documents to support your application).

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website