Application and Admission


Requirements for the Master's program International Software Systems Science:

  • Academic bachelors degree of at least six semesters (180 ECTS) in Software Systems Science or in a closely related bachelors degree programme* such as, but not limited to Informatics, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering
  • Final overall grade in the bachelors degree must be at least upper third class corresponding to the German grade 2.7
  • English language proficiency must be above level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), corresponding to at least IELTS 6.5, TOEFL iBT 90 (internet based) or equivalent

*A closely related bachelors degree must cover:

  • At least 115 ECTS credit points worth of modules in mathematical foundations, computer science and software engineering including a bachelors thesis in one of these fields or in applied computer sciences
  • At least 34 ECTS credit points in Mathematics and Theoretical Foundations of Computer Science (covering propositional and predicate logic, linear algebra, calculus, probability theory, automata and formal languages, mathematical software analysis)
  • At least 33 ECTS credit points in Programming and Software Science (covering procedural and non-procedural programming, algorithms and data structures, object-oriented modelling and software engineering)

Application Documents

Which application documents are required depends on your citizenship. You can also find an up-to-date overview of the documents to be submitted on the web pages of the Registrar`s Office. Here you will also find up-to-date information on the formalities of the application.

In addition, please refer to the application checklist including information from the International Office and the FAQs from the Registrar`s Office. Information on university admission and the recognition of foreign school-leaving qualifications is also available from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Your application must include originals or notarised copies of the following documentation in German, English, French or Spanish (for documents in other languages you must additionally provide a notarised translation of the originals).

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Application Portal

Please use the online application form provided by the Registrar's Office to submit your application.

Application Deadlines

Please be aware that the application process can take several weeks, in particular if you are living outside of the European Union and your bachelors degree is not obtained under the regulations of the European Higher Education Area (Bologna Process). Please check the Registrar's Office web pages for current application deadlines. The application deadline for entry in Winter Semester 2024 is the 15th of July 2024.

Non-EU applicants not currently residing in Germany should apply as early as possible. The online application portal is open from mid May for the Winter semester and from mid November for the following Summer semester. Checking international university entry qualifications may take 10 weeks or longer. On top, you should also leave sufficient time for visa applications, finding accommodation and making travel arrangements. You may also want to arrive in Bamberg a couple of weeks before the semester starts. This gives you time to settle in and get acquainted with your new cultural environment.

Ready for Studies in Germany?

You have recieved an acceptance notification and you have decided to come to Bamberg?

Then, as part of your preparations, you may wish to make yourself familiar with the peculiarities of life in Germany and nature of studies at German Universities. A useful source is the DAAD,

 "First Steps in Germany"

the Bavarian Minisitry of Education

  "Study in Bavaria"

or online courses like 

  "How to Study in Germany. An Introduction to German Academic Life"

Can I Enroll and Participate in Classes from Abroad While I Wait for my Visa?

The course programme is based on face-to-face teaching. We expect you to attend classes in person. Some classes provide online teaching materials but there is no online tuition or hybrid teaching available. Exams must be taken in person at Bamberg.

Enrollment from abroad is only sensible if (i) you already have your visa and (ii) you are sure you will be able to arrive at Bamberg within the first two weeks of the teaching semester. In all other cases we strongly advise you postpone your enrollment to the next semester. Please contact the Registrar's Office for information on extending your course admission.

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