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How to apply

The master of science in computer science (Master Informatik) at University of Bonn 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 visit 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.

Admission requirements

  • good to very good TOEFL or IELTS result
  • very good bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field from an internationally high ranked universit
  • a final transcript that proves that you have covered:
  • at least 18 ECTS credit points in mathematics
  • at least 15 ECTS credit points in theoretical computer science
  • at least 18 ECTS credit points in programming, software technology, information systems
    • at least 10 ECTS credit points for your bachelor's thesis

Am I eligible?

We strongly advise all prospective students to learn about our eligibility criteria before applying.

Please note: 

Due to high numbers of applications and missing qualifications we are usually only able to give admission to less than 5% of international applicants. Please check your qualification carefully before you apply.

Application deadlines

  • Application for Summer Semester will open on 3 September and close on 1 November (for non-EU-citizens except for those listed below); EU-citizens plus nationals of the countries below may apply until 15 March.
  • Application for Winter Semester will open on 15 March and will close close on 1 May (for non-EU-citizens except for those listed below); EU-citizens plus nationals of the countries listed below may apply until 15 September.

Registration periods end on the day indicated above at 24:00h local time, i.e. 22:00h UTC in May and September, and 23:00h UTC in March and November.

Applications submitted after the respective deadline will not be processed. 

Early deadline 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.

Nationals of the following countries can apply until the late deadline: Andorra, Australia, Brazil, Canada, El Salvador, Honduras, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Liechtenstein, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, San Marino, South Korea, Switzerland, USA

Online application

For your application please use our Online Application Form. We no longer accept applications sent to us by mail or email. They will not be processed.

Documents to be submitted

In order to be considered for admission, please make sure to submit all of 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 (official university transcript in English or German with credit points according to ECTS - please see comment below)
  • TOEFL or IELTS result (please see comment below)
  • Statement of purpose/motivation letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Name and address of two referees (email and physical address, a template is given on the application form)

Only complete applications will be considered. 

Applications missing one or more of the mandatory documents listed above will be rejected.

Only applications submitted via our Online Application Form will be considered.

Bachelor certificate

In case you have not yet finished your bachelor's studies before the application deadline expires, you can apply without a final bachelor's certificate. Please note that the final bachelor's certificate needs to be handed within the first semester of your studies. Otherwise, you will be automatically exmatriculated.

Transcript of Records

We only accept official transcripts of records from the university you graduated from in English or German. Please make sure that your official bachelor's transcript either shows credit points according to the ECTS credit point system or else attach a diploma supplement that explains the credit point system of your university.


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:

EU citizens who have a minimum of 8 years of school English do not need to submit a TOEFL / IELTS certificate.

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 (we only accept the Academic IELTS)

Please upload a scan copy of your result with your online application.

What if my TOEFL/IELTS score is being sent late?
You can apply for our master´s program without having your TOEFL/IELTS score yet, as long as you submit the rest of the application documents before the relevant deadline. Your TOEFL/IELTS score can be submitted by email to application(at) after the deadline. If you do not send us any score, we will not consider your application.

Applicants from China and Vietnam

If you have completed your previous education in China or Vietnam, you have to include a Certificate of Authenticity (Echtheitsbestätigung) of your 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.

The same might be necessary for applicants from India from summer semester 2023.

Master Program Office

If you have questions concerning your application, please contact our Bachelor and Master Office: [Email protection active, please enable JavaScript.]

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