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Yes, enrollment is possible for both summer and winter semesters. 

Transfer to the master's program is possible no later than October 31 for the winter semester and April 30 for the summer semester. By this deadline, all examination results from the bachelor's degree program must have been completed and evaluated. In the case of the Bachelor's thesis, a confirmation that the thesis was passed with at least 4.0 is also sufficient.

Please note: in order to complete the bachelor's program in the summer semester, all examinations must be completed by September 30; to complete the program in the winter semester, all examinations must be completed by March 31. If the last examinations are taken after the deadline, it is possible to transfer to the Master's program as described above, but the number of semesters required for the Bachelor's program will still increase.

Yes, proof of both languages is required for enrollment. With a German school or university degree, proof of German is not required.

Various language tests are accepted as proof of English proficiency. A high school diploma with at least Sufficient in English can also be submitted as proof of English proficiency. If the bachelor thesis or a seminar paper was written in English, the faculty advisor can certify sufficient English proficiency based on this.

Language skills are not tested during application, but only during enrollment!

It is possible to apply with a degree in another subject. However, in order to be accepted, all subject-related requirements must be fulfilled to a sufficient degree. This is usually only the case for computer science-related courses such as mathematics with computer science as an application subject or business informatics. In most cases, it is necessary to take additional courses in computer science before admission is possible. Translated with (free version)

Work experience cannot be used to compensate for a lack of prior academic training.

To assess your chances of a successful application, please proceed as follows: Compare the modules you have completed so far with the admission requirements, which can be found in paragraph 3(2) of the examination regulations . If you lack at most 42 CP of the admission requirements, then an application makes sense. If you lack more than 42 CP, then your application will definitely be rejected.


The last exam that would bring the CP counter into a range above 35 CP is automatically ignored by the ZPA and can be subsequently declared as "voluntary additional work".

The 120 credits in total and the credits in the application subject are to be understood as a minimum. This credit number must be reached, but may be exceeded. The last module needed to reach or exceed the limit is still fully counted and gives the full number of credits. The weighting of all grades is still according to the credits in the respective module. Only if a further module is selected after reaching or exceeding the respective limits, this no longer counts and can only be included in the certificate as voluntary additional work.

Any computer science master modules can be included in the depth-area Oral colloquium. It does not matter whether the modules have been heard or passed during the Bachelor's program, in the Master's program or not at all. As a rule, however, the examiners require that at least two of the three modules are currently heard or have already been passed.

The respective examiners decide whether a particular combination can be selected. Modules from the application subjects cannot be part of the focus colloquium unless they are also part of the computer science elective catalog.

It is not possible to take second seminar. A second seminar can also not be recognized as a substitute for elective courses.

Previously, a second seminar was planned. However, the corresponding transitional regulations for the conversion of seminars into elective modules only apply if both seminars were completed in the winter semester 2018/2019 or earlier.


Late registration is not possible, in general. Technical problems with the registration have to be reported to the academic advisor immediately. The only case where late registration is possible is if technical issues cannot be resolved during the registration phase.

Application Area

Usually, the answer is no. For most application subjects, the number of credits is fixed to 18 in the examination regulations. So usually, 18 credits are required in the application subject.

The examination regulations specify a range from 14 to 18 credits, so that the examination board has the possibility to deviate from 18 CP in alternative application subjects.

For this purpose, an application must be submitted to the examination board.

For this purpose, an application must be submitted to the examination board.


External theses without an issuing computer science professor cannot be accepted.

For a successful thesis, the individual steps are listed here.