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Computer Science (Master's program) - How to Apply

Are you considering applying to the Master's program in Computer Science at TH Köln? This page will provide you with relevant information on the admissions process.

At a Glance

Category Description
Program Informatik / Computer Science 
Degree Master of Science (M.Sc.) 
Type of program Full-time program 
Beginning of program Summer and winter semester 
Program duration 4 semesters 
Credits 120 ECTS 
Language of instruction Information Systems: English
Software Engineering: German  
Campus Gummersbach Campus 
Restricted admission No 

Admission Requirements

Undergraduate Degree
An undergraduate degree (Bachelor's degree or higher) in the field of computer science or a suitable related field with a final grade of 2.5 (German grading system) or better. Additional admission requirements apply (see below for details).

A commission consisting of full-time professors teaching at TH Köln is charged with the decision whether a program from a related field is deemed suitable.

International applicants and applicants with foreign degrees obtained outside of Germany please follow the information on admission requirements and German language proficiency.

Additional requirements - Specialization: Information Systems

1) Proof of English language proficiency

a) TOEFL with a minimum score of 550 points on the paper-based test or 213 points on the computer-based test or 80 points on the internet-based test.

b) IELTS with a minimum score of 6.0 or equivalent

c) Higher Education Entrance Qualification or undergraduate degree from an institution where the language of instruction is English

d) Secondary education at a school where the language of instruction is German and with the subject "English" being taught as a fixed part of the curriculum for at least six school years

e) An (undergraduate) degree in a suitable field, which includes English language classes worth at least 30 ECTS credits

2) Demonstration of motivation to succeed in pursuing the Master's program

Applicants are required to detail their motivation for pursuing the Master's program in a 2-page cover letter, written in English.

This cover letter may be used to determine an applicant's aptitude for the program. Applications without cover letter will not be considered.

Additional requirements - Specialization: Software Engineering

1) Proof of German language proficiency:

a) DSH II exam (German Language Proficiency Test for Admission of International Students) or equivalent

b) Higher Education Entrance Qualification or an (undergraduate) degree from an institution where the language of instruction is German

2) Demonstration of motivation to succeed in pursuing the Master's program

Applicants are required to detail their motivation for pursuing the Master's program in a 2-page cover letter, written in German.
This cover letter may be used to determine an applicant's aptitude for the program. Applications without cover letter will not be considered.

1) Proof of German language proficiency:

a) DSH II exam (German Language Proficiency Test for Admission of International Students) or equivalent

b) Higher Education Entrance Qualification or an (undergraduate) degree from an institution where the language of instruction is German

2) Demonstration of motivation to succeed in pursuing the Master's program

Applicants are required to detail their motivation for pursuing the Master's program in a 2-page cover letter, written in German.
This cover letter may be used to determine an applicant's aptitude for the program. Applications without cover letter will not be considered.

Information for Applicants

a) Application process for
- German applicants
- Applicants with a German undergraduate degree

Applications are submitted through TH Köln's online application platform.

Online application platform

Information on the documents which are to be submitted with your application is available in our online application platform.

Application deadline: July 15, 2018

Additional information: The application period for the
- summer semester ends mid-January
- winter semester ends mid-July

Deadlines are subject to change.

b) Application process for
- Applicants from EU or EEA member states and their spouses with a foreign undergraduate degree obtained outside of Germany

- International applicants with an undergraduate degree obtained within the EU or EAA
- International applicants who did not obtain their undergraduate degree within the EU or EAA but hold a Higher Education Entrance Qualification (HEEQ) from an EU or EAA country

You are required to apply to uni-assist.

Please note the information on the application process through uni-assist.

uni-assist

Application deadline: July 15, 2018

Additional information: The application period for the
- summer semester ends mid-January
- winter semester ends mid-July

Deadlines are subject to change.

c) Application process for
- International applicants from outside the EU or EAA who obtained their Higher Education Entrance Qualification (HEEQ) as well as their undergraduate degree from a country outside the EU or EAA

You are required to apply to uni-assist.

Please note the information on the application process through uni-assist.

uni-assist

Application deadline: April 30, 2018

Additional information: The application period for the
- summer semester ends mid-November
- winter semester ends mid-April

Deadlines are subject to change.

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