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Application Form (World): Master of Science in Computer Science

All required fields of this form must be filled with the appropriate information. References to contents in the attached PDF file (e.g. letter of motivation) will not be accepted. Data which is missing in the form itself will be considered as not given.

It needs to be pointed out that this is an online application form, which will not be accepted as hardcopy sent through surface mail or fax, nor as email. Submitting online is the only way of applying to this program.

Applications containing the data of a consultancy agency will be rejected. We insist in communicating with the applicant directly. Third party-handling of the application will be considered as fraud and will result in dismissal.

Please be aware that you will not receive a confirmation email. After successful submission of this form, you will be redirected to a confirmation page. Emails asking us to confirm your applications will not be answered.

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Please indicate the intake (semester/year) you are applying for. A summer semester always starts on 1 April, a winter semester on 1 October. Please carefully select one option and take into account our application deadlines. Applications sent to us after the respective deadline will not be processed.

Personal Data
Please fill in all elements of your name which are given in your passport. "Last Name" corresponds to family name and "Given Name" corresponds to your individual name. Please fill in all other essential name elements correspondingly, i.e. enter another last name element into the "Last Name" field and a second individual name into the "Given Name" field. PLEASE NOTE: any mistakes made by you in the name field cannot be altered by us. In case of admission, you will receive an admission letter with exactly the data entered here.
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Surname: family name or main name as given in the passport. This is the name you will be addressed to as Mr./Ms./Mrs. Please do NOT fill in Mr./Ms./Mrs.
Applicant's individual or "first" name.
... if different from current main name (e.g. maiden name).
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The city, town or village where you were born.
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The sovereign state where you were born—as of today and according to administrative conditions in Germany—with reference to your passport. Reference to previously existing states or self-conception of national identity, or special geographic circumstances of birth may be given under "Comments on Personal Data".
The sub-national entity (province, [federal] state, [autonomous] region, capital region, etc.) where you were born.
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Please use the calendar icon on the right if your year of birth is not on the list.
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By country name, as of today and according to administrative conditions in Germany, with reference to your passport. Reference to a diverging self-conception of national identity may be given under "Comments on Personal Data".
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Type 0 (zero) if you do not have a passport yet. German applicants must give their Personalausweis number in the format "PAN *number*"
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Your passport has to be valid at the time of your application. German applicants must give the expiration date of their Personalausweis.
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Any brief substantial further information on your personal data, e.g. date of birth in another calendar system, which is used in official documents (e.g. Nep. Bikram Sambat) / prospective date of issuance of a passport, which is not yet available / permanent residence permit available for applicants from outside the European Union, etc.
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Permanent Residence
In case of admission, your admission letter will be sent to this address. The fields below must be filled in with the true information about the permanent residence and contact data of the applicant him/herself. Applications containing the data of a consultancy agency instead will be rejected.
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According to administrative conditions in Germany. Reference to a diverging personal perception of the country of residence may be given under "Comments on Permanent Residence", see further below.
The sub-national entity (province, [federal] state, [autonomous] region, capital region, etc.) where you are living.
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District of the city or village where you live. Please fill this out if it is needed for postal delivery.
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Apartment or room number, or further details on the address. If you enter a room number, please type room 123, not just 123!
Your full (mobile) phone number. For example +4915123456789.
For applicants from countries with distinctly separated stages of secondary education, with a first stage usually up to the 10th grade.
The name of the school from which the first secondary examination was given.
The city or town of the first stage secondary school.
The sub-national entity (province, [federal] state, [autonomous] region, capital region, etc.) where the first stage secondary school is located.
The sovereign state where the first stage secondary school is located—as of today and according to administrative conditions in Germany.
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The name of the school from which the higher secondary examination was given.
The city or town of the higher secondary school.
The sub-national entity (province, [federal] state, [autonomous] region, capital region, etc.) where the higher secondary school is located.
The sovereign state where the higher secondary school is located—as of today and according to administrative conditions in Germany.
The date of your school leaving examination which qualifies you for university study (high school diploma, Abitur, Baccalauréat, etc.)
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The academic degree awarded for your undergraduate studies (e.g. Bachelor of Science, Specialist Diploma)
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The subject or major of your undergraduate studies (e.g. Computer Science)
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The name of the university, which will award or has awarded the first tertiary degree (e.g. Bachelor of Science). If you have studied at an affiliated institution, please give the name of the degree-awarding university. Information about the affiliated institution must be given below.
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The city or town where the university is located.
The sub-national entity (province, [federal] state, [autonomous] region, capital region, etc.) where the university is located.
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The sovereign state where the university is situated—as of today and according to administrative conditions in Germany.
If you have studied at an institution which is affiliated to a university (e.g. a college), please provide the name of the affiliated institution.
The city or town where the affiliated institution is located.
The sovereign state where the affiliated institution is located—as of today and according to administrative conditions in Germany.
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If you have not finished your degree yet, please provide an estimate.
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If you have not finished your degree yet, please provide an estimate.
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Provide the grade point average for your undergraduate studies. If the degree has not yet been awarded, give your current GPA.
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Provide the maximum possible grade point average for your undergraduate studies. For example: 100%, 4.0, 20 (Iran), 1,0 (Germany), etc.
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If you have written a bachelor's thesis or completed a research-based project to finish your undergraduate studies, please fill in the exact title plus the number of ECTS credits earned for it. If you have not, please put in "not applicable".
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Any brief substantial further information on your undergraduate studies and first tertiary degree.
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Prerequisite Courses
Our eligibility criteria require that you have earned at least 15 ECTS credit points in theoretical computer science subjects, 18 ECTS credit points in mathematics, 18 ECTS credit points in programming, software technology and information systems. Please list all courses from your undergraduate studies which fit in the three categories in the three fields below. List one course per line. Use exactly the format indicated in the examples including semester and ECTS credit points (CP). The courses also have to appear on the official transcript of your undergraduate studies. Courses which which you fail to list here will not be considered for the eligibility criteria, even if they appear on the transcript.
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Example: "Automata Theory (4. sem / 3CP)". Theoretical computer science comprises the following subjects (among others): algorithms, automata theory, graph theory, computational complexity, concepts of dynamic and linear programming, formal languages, NP-hard problems, recursion, data structures.
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Example: "Discrete Structures (3. sem / 4CP)"
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Example: "Software Technology (3. sem / 4CP)"
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The academic degree awarded for your graduate studies (e.g. Master of Science). A higher tertiary degree is not required, but can be beneficial if your bachelor's degree did not include sufficient ECTS credits to satisfy our requirements.
The subject of your graduate studies (e.g. Computer Science).
The name of the university, which will award or has awarded the higher tertiary degree (Master of Science, etc.). If you have studied at an affiliated institution, please give the name of the degree-awarding university. Information about the affiliated institution must be given below.
The city or town where the university is located. For affiliated institutions, please give the place of the degree-awarding university. Information about the affiliated institution must be given under "Comments on Graduate Studies".
The sub-national entity (province, [federal] state, [autonomous] region, capital region, etc.) where the university is located.
The sovereign state where the university is situated—as of today and according to administrative conditions in Germany.
If you have studied at an institution which is affiliated to a university (e.g. a college), please provide the name of the affiliated institution.
The city or town where the affiliated institution is located.
The sovereign state where the affiliated institution is located—as of today and according to administrative conditions in Germany.
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Provide the grade point average for your graduate studies. If the degree has not yet been awarded, give your current GPA.
Provide the maximum possible grade point average for your undergraduate studies. For example: 100%, 4.0, 20 (Iran), 1,0 (Germany), etc.
If you have written a master's thesis or completed a research-based project to finish your graduate studies, please fill in the exact title plus the number of ECTS credits earned for it.
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Any brief substantial further information on your graduate studies and higher tertiary degree.
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Prerequisite Courses (from graduate studies)
Please list all courses from your graduate studies which fit in the three categories in the three fields below. List one course per line. Use exactly the format indicated in the examples including semester and ECTS credit points (CP). The courses also have to appear on the official transcript of your graduate studies.
Example: "Automata Theory (3. sem / 4CP)"
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Example: "Discrete Structures (3. sem / 4CP)"
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Example: "Software Technology (3. sem / 4CP)"
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If you have done any other studies at an accredited university please provide the relevant details (subject, period, university name, place and country, and academic degree).
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English Language Proficiency Test
Please provide your TOEFL or IELTS test result. Please check if you need a valid test result for your visa application. Submitting a TOEFL/IELTS for our master's program is mandatory, except for applicants with a German Abitur. We also accept test results that are older than two years.
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Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) min. 80/120; computer-based TOEFL (CBT) min. 213/300; paper-based TOEFL (PBT) min. 550/677.



iBT ... out of 120; CBT ... out of 300; PBT ... out of 667.
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Minimum overall score: 6.0
Any further information on your English language proficiency test (e.g. upcoming test scheduled for [see above date], etc.).
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Curriculum Vitae, Motivation Letter and Specialization
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Please list all educational and professional activities in reverse chronological order (from now till the end of high school) without leaving periods of more than one month unmentioned. Format: From – To: Activity
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Please explain your motivation to pursue advanced study in computer science. Please answer these questions: Why are you applying for our research-focused program instead of an application-oriented program? Which special interests, skills and talents qualify you for our research-based master's program? Considering our research areas and working groups, please name one or two of our researchers (professors, post-docs, etc.) who you would eventually like to be your supervisor(s), and explain why. Try to find a recent research paper by one of these researchers and explain what insights you gained from it.
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At the end of the second semester, our students have to select an area of specialization from the research areas offered. Please indicate which area you plan to focus on.





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Please list the names, positions, e-mail addresses and phone numbers of up to two referees who might be contacted for recommendation statements. List one referee per line. For example: Max Mustermann, Junior Professor for Computer Science at Mustermann University, [Email protection active, please enable JavaScript.], +49 1234 5678910.
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Please upload a PDF file of your scanned documents.

Create one PDF file of max. 4 MB containing legible scans of

  • all marksheets/transcripts available from your undergraduate studies,
  • marksheets/transcripts of graduate studies, if available,
  • the final or provisional graduation certificate(s) from your undergraduate (and graduate, if any) studies, if already available
  • your English language proficiency test certificate (TOEFL or IELTS), if already available
  • optionally max. two letters of recommendation, if available.
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If the file size exceeds 4 MB, the upload will be rejected. The data volume may be decreased according to the sequence colour>greyscale>monochrome scan. Please use at least 150 dpi optical resolution while scanning.
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Please indicate how and where you learned about this computer science program.
"By submitting this online application, I confirm that I am the above-mentioned person and that all information given in this online application is true and complete."
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