Application and Admission
Admission to the master’s degree programme in Applied Computer Science requires that a student have a completed a university or equivalent degree in the same major, or a closely related one, with a grade average of the German 2,7 or better.
Closely related are degrees in all computer science programmes (in particular bioinformatics, communication and information technology, informatics, computer engineering, media informatics, health informatics, software systems science, and business informatics), as far as they include a extensive study of aspects of applied computer science and computer science and its foundations (i.e. a minimum of 90 ECTS credit points including a final thesis in applied computer science or computer science) and a study of application electives to an extent of at least 18 ECTS credit points. If a degree is accepted as closely related, is decided on an individual basis by the examination board.
Please be aware that the application process can take several weeks. For the sake of planning your studies, you should apply as early as possible. We therefore recommend that you meet the following application deadlines:
Studies beginning in the winter semester
- Recommended application deadline: no later than 15th of September
Studies beginning in the summer semester
- Recommended application deadline: no later than 15th of March
Foreign applicants not currently residing in Germany should, if possible, apply earlier in order to leave enough time for language examinations, entry requirements and preparation, moving and getting acquainted with the new culture and academic environment.
Your completed application must include the following documentation:
- Certification of successful completion of the examination for general or restricted university entry qualification.
- Certification of a completed university degree qualifying for entrance to the masters degree programme.
If the degree certificate is not yet available at the time of application, and your qualifying degree is conferred by a German university, you may turn in the certificate later. In this case the admission will be conditional only.
- Documentation of modules, courses and examinations completed within the scope of your qualifying university degree (e.g. a transcript of records).
- For foreign applicants: Certificates giving proof of your German language proficiency, at least of level C1, along with a copy of your identity card or passport.
- Where applicable: professional credentials/ references, certificates from professional and continuing educational programmes, awards/ honours or voluntary service.
Please complete the Office of the Registrar’s Online Application for Admission.
Where do I upload or send my application materials?
If you obtained your Bachelor's degree in a German university, the application process is carried out through the online Application Portal of the Registrar's Office.
If you obtained your Bachelor's degree in a foreign university, please send your application to the Registrar's Office via post: Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, Studierendenkanzlei, Kapuzinerstr. 25, 96049 Bamberg.
One Master Programme—Two Types
Based on your first degree, you either study in the master programme with 120 or with 90 ECTS credit points.
Master Programme with 120 ECTS Credit Points
The 4 semester master programme Applied Computer Science is designed as a consecutive master degree programme that follows a bachelor degree in Applied Computer Science or closely related subject with a least 180 ECTS.
Master Programme with 90 ECTS Credit Points
The degree programmes in Applied Computer Science at the University of Bamberg have been reorganised in the winter term 2016/2017 with the Bachelor changing from 210 to 180 ECTS and in the Master from 90 to 120 ECTS. During a transition period the former 3 semester master degree programme with 90 ECTS credit Points is continued and an application still possible.