Study Game Development in Germany: 13 Universities with 21 English Degree Programs

All important info for international students in Germany (2024/2025)

Updated: 02-27-2024 | 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
21

Study Programs in English

universities
13

Universities

ranking
3

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

€ 0 (8 programs for EU citizens, 6 programs for Non-EU citizens)

Maximum:

€ 6,688 per semester (3 programs for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between March 01 and September 30

Summer Semester

between May 31 and September 30

View all 21 courses still open for next intake

Top-ranked German Universities in Game Development

#21QS Online MBA Rankings: Europe
IU International University of Applied Sciences

private (state-approved) University of Applied Sciences

No. of Students: approx. 100,000 students

Program Fees: € 3,930 - € 5,330 (per semester)

#38Times Higher Education Ranking
Technical University of Munich

public Technical University

No. of Students: approx. 47,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 - € 6,000 (per semester)

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

Tuition Fees

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3 English Degree Programs for Game Development in Germany

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Become an expert in expanded realitiesLive in Darmstadt, the “City of Science”Practice your learned skills during industrial placements
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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

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2024/2025

Summer Semester 2024

Winter Semester 2025/2026

Open Programs

Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
19% local admission restriction (local NC)
23.8% no admission restriction
57.2% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

61.9% directly at University
4.8% directly at University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
38.1% via uni-assist

3 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 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
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Become a top game designerLive in Darmstadt, the “City of Science”Practice your learned skills during industrial placements

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

5 (1 program )

Minimum:

74 (3 programs )

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (3 programs )

Maximum:

6.5 (5 programs )

Maximum:

90 (3 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (3 programs )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

5 (1 program )

Maximum:

6.5 (5 programs )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

74 (3 programs )

Maximum:

90 (3 programs )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (3 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (3 programs )

3 English Degree Programs for Game Development in Germany

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Learn major programing skills and languagesBecome a top software developerTake advantage of Fulda’s Environment
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Program Features

2-7 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

4.8%

Winter & Summer intake

19%

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

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CODE University of Applied Sciences

private (state-approved) University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 500

Program Fees: € 6,333

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)

Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences

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

Program Fees: € 0

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Fulda University of Applied Sciences

public University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 9,700

Program Fees: € 0

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

Furtwangen University

public University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 6,600

Program Fees: € 0 - € 1,500

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

Hamburg University of Technology

public Technical University · No. of Students: 7,200

Program Fees: € 6,688 - € 7,300

M.A. (Master of Arts)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

MBA (Master of Business Administration)

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