How to apply
The Master of Science in Computer Science (Master Informatik) at Bonn University is a research-oriented degree requiring talent and ambition. It brings our students to the forefront of knowledge in one of the major fields of computer science. Our students are selected by a committee of four professors based on the evaluation of their academic record, recommendations and (possibly) an additional interview.
If you are interested in applying to the Master's Program in Computer Science (Master Informatik), we kindly ask you to go to our Online Application Form and read the information on our application requirements carefully. It is absolutely necessary to send us all required documents via the Online Application Form. If you anticipate any problem in this respect, please get in touch with us immediately. Please note: do not send us copies of your documents by email or hard copies by mail! We only accept applications sent to us via the Online Application Form.
good to very good bachelor's degree (B.Sc.) in computer science
(if you are not a degree holder of a "bachelor of science in computer science", please have a look at our eligibility criteria before applying!)
- good to very good TOEFL or IELTS result
- solid foundations in:
- mathematics for computer science
- theoretical computer science
- programming, software technology, information systems
- computer engineering and machine-oriented informatics
Am I eligible?
We strongly advise all prospective students to learn about our eligibility criteria before applying.
- Summer Semester 2013: March 15, 2013 (EU-citizens);
THE APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR NON-EU CITIZENS HAS PASSED! APPLICATIONS WILL NO LONGER BE CONSIDERED!
- Winter Semester 2013/14: May 1, 2013 (Non-EU-citizens); September 15, 2013 (EU-citizens)
- Summer Semester 2014: November 1, 2013 (Non-EU-citizens); March 15, 2014 (EU-citizens)
Non-EU applicants, please note: All applications will be processed within six weeks after the deadline of the respective intake. We will reply to you by email. Please wait for this reply. Queries on the status of your application will not be answered!
For your application please use our Online Application Form. We no longer accept applications sent to us by mail or email. Only applications submitted online will be visible for the selection committee.
Documents to be submitted
In order to be considered for admission, applicants must submit the following documents via the Online Application Form:
Mandatory documents (in English OR German):
- Bachelor certificate (current Bachelor students, please see comment below)
- Transcript of records
- Secondary school leaving certificate
- TOEFL or IELTS result (please see comment below)
- Statement of purpose/motivation letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- Name and address of two referees
ONLY COMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED! Applications missing one or more of the mandatory documents listed above, will be rejected right away!
Only applications submitted via our Online Application System will be considered!
Applicants not having finished their bachelor studies before the application deadline expires, are allowed to apply without final bachelor certificate. Please note that the final bachelor certificate needs to be handed in before the semester starts (for winter semester: September 30 / for summer semester: March 31).
Handing in a TOEFL or IELTS result is mandatory for all applicants. Applications without either test result will be rejected. Exempt from this rule are:
Deutsche Bewerber, die ein Mimimum an 8 Jahren Schulenglisch vorweisen können, müssen kein TOEFL/IELTS Zertifikat einreichen.
Nationals and/or first-degree-holders of the following countries (earned IN the respective countries) do not have to submit a TOEFL or IELTS result: Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, English-speaking Canada, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, Republic of Ireland, Jamaica, Kiribati, Liberia, Mauritius, Micronesia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, St.Kitts-Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Trinidad & Tobago, United Kingdom, United States, Zambia or Zimbabwe.
Minimum scores for TOEFL/IELTS (results below minimum score will not be accepted):
- TOEFL paper-based: 550 points
- TOEFL computer-based: 213 points
- TOEFL internet-based: 80 points
- IELTS: 6.0
Applicants taking the TOEFL test are asked to use the University's TOEFL Code Number: 4856.
Applicants from China and Vietnam
Applicants having completed their previous education in China or Vietnam must include a Certificate of Authenticity (Echtheitsbestätigung) of their documents issued by the Academic Acknowledgement Bureau in Beijing (Akademische Prüfstelle in Peking) or Hanoi (Akademische Prüfstelle, Deutsche Botschaft Hanoi). Please see the German embassies' websites for details: Deutsche Botschaft Peking or Deutsche Botschaft Hanoi.
Master Program Office
If you have questions concerning your application, please contact Ms. Sibylle Hahn at
- Master Program Office - Computer Science
- University of Bonn
- Email: email@example.com
- Office hours: Mo 1-3pm, Wed 10-11.30am, Thu 10am - 12:30pm