A proof of 90 ECTS in Computer Science, Applied Computer Science, Mathematics, Natural Science or Engineering is required, at least 60 ECTS in Computer Science or Applied Computer Science and at least 15 ECTS in Mathematics, Natural Science or Engineering.
Legally binding are the admission requirements described in the regulations "Ordnung über die Zugangsvoraussetzungen und über die Zulassung" (see "Regulations").
Admission Regulations (English translation, unofficial)
Amendment to the Admission Regulations (English translation, unofficial)
To support the work of our application committee, we kindly ask all international applicants to perform our aptitude test before starting the application process. The test takes around 1–2 hours and covers a wide range of topics in computer science. The test will give you an indication of whether to apply to the program and your chances to successfully complete it. You will be asked in the application form to enter a unique token generated upon completion of the test. You can access the test under "online application form" below.
The programme aims to convey extensive knowledge in the subject of computer science in theory and practice as well as with reference to an application subject. This comprises methods to solve application problems and their realization in an appropriate computer form.
In Göttingen, particular importance is placed on the close connection with the application subject. In addition, the practical orientation can be further developed through project work and external internships. These internships are undertaken in an industrial company or a research institute. Those selecting computer science as their subject of study should be interested in a mathematically formal as well as an application-oriented practical way of working. The capability of working in a team is an important requirement for later daily work. Knowledge of the English language is required. Specialised knowledge, especially in programming, is not required.
The Master's degree in Applied Computer Science (M.Sc.) is a graduate programme
120 credits (4 semesters) to be successfully completed. The degree includes
three areas of
study: Core Curriculum, Professionalisation and the Master's Thesis. The
are German and English.
Detailed information about the structure of the study programme, specialisations/fields of applications and modules can be found in the module catalogue ("Modulverzeichnis") following the link "Regulations" on the right-hand side of this page. Example study plans can be found in the "Prüfungs- und Studienordnung"
In the Core Curriculum, students acquire deeper knowledge of systems-oriented computer science in order to develop the professional skills to apply and expand the specialised methods of the discipline.
In terms of Professionalisation, students have the opportunity to choose a concentration tailored to their individual and professional inclinations, as well as professional ambitions, and to acquire core job-specific and interdisciplinary skills. Students may select one programme specialisation for professionalisation from one of the two concentrations:
After successful completion of 48 credits from the degree-programme modules, including at least 24 credits from Core Curriculum and 24 credits from the selected specialisation, students can write a Master's Thesis in the chosen area of specialisation or in the field of applied computer science in order to complete the Master's degree.
Fields of occupation
- Curriculum Vitae (CV) [PDF]
- Certificate and Transcript of Records (in one file) [PDF, PNG, JPG] (acceptable in German or English)
- Proof of English Proficiency [PDF, PNG, JPG]
- if required: Proof of German Proficiency [PDF, PNG, JPG]
for foreign nationals (non-EU) and stateless applicants
April 15th (winter semester); October 15th (summer semester)
for all other applicants
June 15th (winter semester); December 15th (summer semester)
For further information see "online application form".
Notification of Decision
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