Entry requirements

  1. Fachhochschulreife/Allgemeine Hochschulreife [i.e. an entrance qualification for studies at universities of applied sciences or at universities] or an equivalent qualification.
  2. Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Science, Mechatronics or another closely related field of study.
  3. Evidence of a final German examination grade GPA of 2.5 or better.
  4. Evidence of a very good command of the English language, proven by
    • at least 7 years of language classes at an institution of general education. As a general rule, performances should at least have been assessed as 'befriedigend' (3.0) in the last four half-year periods of classes. This is only applicable to European candidates.
    • a Bachelor’s degree completed in Australia, Great Britain, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand or the USA
    • a Bachelor’s degree in an accredited degree program taught in English at a German institution of higher education,
    • Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). You can find more information about level B2 under “Accepted English language certificates”.

Application documents

An application needs to include the following documents:

    1. the bachelor's degree certificate,
    2. a documentation of the applicant’s English language proficiency,
    3. an English written motivation letter including information about the specific talents and interests that explain the applicant's motivation to apply for this particular degree program.

Depending on the academic year, the lecture period of the summer semester begins at the end of March or the beginning of April.

Depending on the academic year, the lecture period of the winter semester begins at the end of September or the beginning of October.

Fellowship/Employment package

The IT Master's program offers exceptionally talented and motivated applicants a scholarship/employment package of up to €50,000 for the two-year period of study to help you on your journey to a leadership position in information technology. This includes up to 20,000€ as a scholarship and additionally up to 30,000€ for a part-time employment with one of our partner companies or institutions.

How can I get the Fellowship/Employment package? Initially, you do not need to provide any documents other than those listed above. If you want to get into the selection process for the financial support package, you might already mention this explicitly in the motivation letter. You can also provide us with arguments why you are the right candidate for it.

The selection process for the OWL Fellowship/Employment package starts after the end of the admission procedure (End of June). Suitable candidates will be selected based on the Uni-Assist application, the most important requirements are:

  • GPA of 2.5 or better
  • German language skills (preferable A2)
After the selection all suitable candidates will be informed via Email and requested to submit their individual fellowship application documents within 1 week, further details will be individually provided at this point in time. After another careful review of these applications, invitations to video interviews are sent out for a selection of candidates and individual discussions with these candidates are performed during interviews. Finally, a decision for the fellowship/employment packages is taken and will be communicated until mid of August to the candidates.

A summary of the whole application process for the winter term is shown here.