Application and Requirements for Admission

Applications for the master’s degree programme in Computing in the Humanities can generally be submitted any time prior to a given semester’s registration deadline (official deadlines can be found on the Office of the Registrar’s homepage). In order to ensure the well-regulated processing of the application documents, we ask that they be submitted

  • no later than on 15th September for studies commencing in the winter semester.
  • no later than on 15th March for studies commencing in the summer semester.

Applications will be processed as soon as they are received, and not only after the final deadline. This means that in most cases students can be informed of admissions decisions within a few days of submitting their applications.

Applications received after the above-mentioned deadlines will only be considered in exceptional, substantiated cases.

Application Documents

Prior to applying, the Office of the Registar´s online application form must be completed. The following documents must subsequently also be submitted:

  • Hard copy of the online application form
  • Curriculum Vitae in tabular form
  • A written statement of approx. 2 standard typed pages which address the following questions:
    > Which specific abilities, interests and existing knowledge does the applicant bring to the master’s degree programme?
    > What are the applicant’s intended areas of focus within the degree programme?
    > For which typical occupational fields and specific tasks does the applicant hope to gain qualification by combining his/her completed bachelor’s degree with a master’s degree in Computing in the Humanities?
    > What prior experience in or contact with information technology does the applicant have (e.g. internships, secondary school subject, modules incorporating IT topics in previous university studies)?
  • Transcript of records of completed university degree or equivalent qualification (qualifying degree)
    > If a final transcript or diploma is not yet available at the time of application, a complete and up-to-date transcript of courses, examinations and marks completed thus far must be submitted.
    > Applicants who cannot provide their final degree certificate prior to the expiration of the application deadline should include in their application a transcript of completed courses and examinations giving evidence that they have earned at least 150 ECTS-Points worth of credit.
  • Telephone number or email address, so that we can contact applicants to schedule an interview if necessary

Domestic Applicants
If you earned your higher education entry qualification at a German school, the application process is carried out online through the Application Portal of the Registrar's Office.

Foreign Applicants
If you earned your higher education entry qualification at a foreign school, please send your application to the Registrar's Office via post: Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, Studierendenkanzlei, Kapuzinerstr. 25, 96047 Bamberg.

Aptitude Evaluation

The aptitude evaluation process is meant to determine, based on the applicant’s qualifications and motivation, whether it can be expected that the candidate is academically adequately qualified to independently follow through on the objectives of the master’s degree programme. In particular, the process will assess whether a clear understanding of the curricular focus and goals of the programme, as well as concrete ideas about possible professional fields exist. The applicant’s personal and academic qualifications will also be assessed based on requirements for the successful completion of the degree programme.

Further details concerning the aptitude evaluation can be found in appendix 3 of the programme’s study and subject examination regulations (cf. Section on Regulations and Further Documents).