Study Game Development in Germany: 8 Universities with 12 English Degree Programs

All important info for international students in Germany (2022/2023)

Updated: 07-01-2022 | Reading Time: 3 minutes

How about learning all the phases of game development? Managing pre-production, pitching to investors, developing a prototype, designing documents – all these skills are part of the process of creating video games. Students will develop in-depth knowledge of software engineering and design while also learning the basics of computer science.

Overview

masters
12

Study Programs in English

universities
8

Universities

ranking
2

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

€ 0 (5 programs for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Maximum:

€ 6,055 per semester (3 programs for EU citizens, 1 program for Non-EU citizens)

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between July 15 and June 01

Summer Semester

between August 01 and June 01

View all 12 courses still open for next intake

Top-ranked German Universities in Game Development

#38Times Higher Education Ranking
Technical University of Munich

public Technical University

No. of Students: approx. 42,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

QS World University Rankings #50, Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #52

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5 English Degree Programs for Game Development in Germany

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A unique combination - Study technology management at NIT and engineering or sciences at TUHHFlexible study times adapted to the study programs of your choiceStudy completely in English and choose an interesting international M.Sc. program from TUHH Hamburg
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A unique combination - Study technology management at NIT and engineering or sciences at TUHHFlexible study times adapted to the study programs of your choiceChoose among fascinating German-taught M.Sc. programs from TUHH Hamburg and study in English and German
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Become a top game designerLive in Darmstadt, the “City of Science”Practice your learned skills during industrial placements
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Become a professional and skillful game designerExcellent career perspectives in the game design industryOption to choose your campus: Berlin, Munich, or Düsseldorf
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A top-tier university degree – part-time MBA parallel to your jobLearn more about this accredited MBA/M.A. program with a public university degreeAn unbeatable price for this high quality study program

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2022/2023

Summer Semester 2023

Winter Semester 2023/2024

Open Programs

Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
8.3% local admission restriction (local NC)
58.3% no admission restriction
33.4% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

41.7% directly at University
50% via uni-assist

1 English Degree Program for Game Development in Germany

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

5 (1 program )

Minimum:

74 (1 program )

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (1 program )

Maximum:

6.5 (4 programs )

Maximum:

90 (3 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (3 programs )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

5 (1 program )

Maximum:

6.5 (4 programs )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

74 (1 program )

Maximum:

90 (3 programs )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (1 program )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (3 programs )

Program Features

3-7 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Master of Business Administration

Master of Science

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science

Beginning

Winter intake

66.7%

Summer intake

0%

Winter & Summer intake

33.3%

List of all German Universities offering English-taught Study Programs in Game Development

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Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences

public University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 26,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.A. (Master of Arts)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

MBA (Master of Business Administration)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

Hamburg University of Technology

public Technical University · No. of Students: 6,600

Program Fees: € 5,875 - € 6,450

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)

MBA (Master of Business Administration)

M.A. (Master of Arts)

ifs international film school cologne

private (state-approved) Academy of Fine Arts · No. of Students: 200

Program Fees: € 1,500 - € 2,500

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Mediadesign University of Applied Sciences

private (state-approved) University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 700

Program Fees: € 3,900 - € 5,100

M.A. (Master of Arts)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)

NIT Northern Institute of Technology Management

private (state-approved) Technical University · No. of Students: 50

Program Fees: € 5,875 - € 6,450

MBA (Master of Business Administration)

M.A. (Master of Arts)

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