Please follow these steps to apply to the computer science MSc programme:
- Submit your application documents as outlined on this page of the Service Centre International Affairs. Applications are only possible through our application system WueStudy. In addition to the documents described by the International Office please also fill this Excel sheet and list all relevant courses from your Bachelor's degree. This will help us check the admission requirements.
The requirements of your application documents are further detailed in the Section 4 of the FSB, as well as in the FSB’s Appendix, Section 2 (3).
- Your application documents will be subject to an aptitude test conducted by our department (FSB’s Appendix, Section 4). In case your grades are not sufficiently great, you might still be admitted to the programme for as long as you achieve an accordingly better grade in an aptitude assessment procedure.
- After successfully passing the aptitude test, you will receive a certificate of admission from our department.
- With this certificate, you will need to enrol in the CS MSc programme by registering and paying the semester fees (these are not tuition fees and cover, for instance, use of public traffic in the city of Würzburg). Please follow this link for more information and instructions.
Further information can also be found on the pages of the office for student affairs and the international office.
The application deadline for the summer semester is October 15
The application deadline for the winter semester is July 15
If any required documents are not yet available to you until that date you may hand them in until March 15 or September 15 respectively.
Applications for the winter semester 2023/2024 can be submitted through WueStudy starting in June. Please direct any questions regarding your application or any additional documents after the deadline to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The subject-specific provisions in the current revision of 2021 state the following requirements for the application to the computer science master programme:
- A successfully completed Bachelor's degree equivalent to 180 ECTS credit points
- Having acquired at least 100 ECTS credit points in fundamental computer science and math courses, including at least 25 ECTS credit points on mathematical and theoretical computer science topics
- A completed thesis on a computer science topic equivalent to 10 ECTS credit points
- Either German or English language (B2 level) proficiency
If you fulfil these requirements and your degree grade in the German grading system is 2.5 or better you can be directly admitted to the programme. If you fulfil these requirements but with a grade worse than 2.5 you can still be invited to an oral aptitude test for admittance.
Documents that need to be submitted for your application
To examine your aptitude for the computer science programme we require that you submitted the following documents for your application:
- Bachelor's degree certificate
- Transcript of records
- (If you do not have a German higher education entrance qualification): Proof of either your German or English language proficiency with a level of B2
- This completely filled out Excel sheet (New version for application for the winter semester 2023, please use this version!)
If any documents are missing with no fault of your own at the application deadline, you can hand in these documents until either March 15 or September 15 respectively.
Note: If you are admitted based on your English language proficiency, you must still proof that you have reached a German proficiency level of A2 after your second semester.
If you fulfil the admission requirements and your degree grade is 2.5 or better (in the German grading system) you can be directly admitted to the programme. If you fulfil these requirements but with a grade worse than 2.5 you can be invited to an oral aptitude test for admittance.
This 30 minute oral test examines your knowledge in these areas:
- Theoretical computer science
- Practical computer science (algorithms and data structures, programming, software technology)
- Technical computer science (digital computer systems, information transmission)
If a large number of aptitude tests would be required we can also switch to a written exam. This will be announced sufficiently in advance.
The required grade in the aptitude test in order to be admitted depends on the grade of your Bachelor's degree. If your first degree was completed in the standard length of programme you will also receive a grade bonus of 0.5.
|Grade of |
|Required grade if Bachelor's degree |
in standard length of programme
|2.6 - 3.0||4.0||No aptitude test required|
|3.1 - 3.5||3.0||3.5|
|3.6 - 4.0||2.0||2.5|
If you have any subject-specific questions about the application process please contact the course advisory service. More general application questions can be directed to the central academic advisory service, the student's office or the international office.