Application and Admission


Admission to the master’s degree programme in Information Systems generally requires that an applicant already hold a completed university or equivalent degree in the same major subject, or a closely related one, with a grade average equivalent to the German 2.7 or better.

Related degree programmes include all those in Economics, as well as Computer Science, Applied Computer Science and Industrial Engineering.

Master Program International Information Systems Management

Please also note that in addition to the Master's program in Business Informatics, we offer a closely related program "International Information Systems Management". This may be a suitable alternative if you have acquired a strong business management background in your Bachelor's program.

Applicants who have previously  completed an initial degree comprising at least 180 ECTS-Points (6 semesters) may be admitted to a 4-semester, 120-ECTS master’s programme in Information Systems.

If you are applying with a related Bachelor's programme, the following competences must be proven: Minimum of 30 ECTS points for modules in Business Information Systems, minimum of 24 ECTS points for modules in Computer Science, minimum of 24 ECTS points for modules in Business Administration and minimum of 18 ECTS points for modules in Mathematical Basics. The gap must not exceed 30 ECTS, thus you can also be accepted if a total of 30 Credit Point are missing. Accordingly, up to 30 ECTS credits can be issued additionally as condition modules. These modules must be completed within one year.


Please be aware that the admission procedure can take several weeks. You should therefore apply as early as possible in order to allow sufficient time for planning your studies. We recommend that you observe the following application deadlines:

Studies beginning in the winter semester

  • Recommended application deadline: no later than 31st of August

Studies beginning in the summer semester

  • Recommended application deadline: no later than 28th of February

Foreign applicants not currently residing in Germany should, if possible, apply earlier in order to leave ample time for language aptitude tests, entry and visa formalities, and also for moving and becoming acquainted with the new culture and academic environment.