Application for Admission - Requirements

Applicants typically have a qualifying Bachelor degree in a qualifying field of a regular study time of 3 to 4-years (some exceptions apply) and fulfill a number of other basic requirements in order to be eligible for admission. Based on the type and place of the first level (undergraduate) degree, different requirements might be in place. Requirements are:
 
1) Bachelor Degree and Study Duration
For applicants with non-European first level degree (UC=NE)
  • (1) Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree or similar, e.g. BTech, BE, BCS, BCA but not B.A. Master degrees do not qualify.
  • (2) 3 to 4 years regular study time
For applicants with European (including German) first level degreey (UC=E)
  • (1a) Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree or similar, e.g. BTech, BE, BCS, BCA but not B.A. or
  • (1b) Diploma Degree from an university of one of the European Union member states. Master degrees do not qualify.
  • (2) 3 to 4 years regular study time
For applicants with German (Fach)-Hochschule/Berufsakademie (Duale Hochschule) Degrees (UC=E)
  • (1) Bachelor/Diplom Abschluss einer deutschen (Fach)hochschule oder Berufsakademie (Duale Hochschule), deren Abschlüsse denen einer Staatlichen Hochschule gleichgestellt sind
  • (2) entfällt

Note: [European] refers to the 27 member states of the European Union (EU)

 
2) Awarding University/Higher Educational Institution
The degrees of the awarding institution have to be recognized without restrictions. The institution must have a 'Status' of 'H+' in the anabin database of the standing conference of the German Ministers of Education. A status of 'H+/-' or 'H-' excludes acceptance for admission.
3) Study Field
Fields like computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering (communications), electronics engineering or automation.
4) GPA Requirements
The Cumulative Grade Point Average/Overall Average (CGPA) must be better than (value/best on scale)
  • 70% of best-on-scale, e.g.
  • 70%/100%
  • 2.8/4
  • 3.5/5
  • 14/20
  • 7/10
  • 2.5/1.0 (for German Marks)
However it should be noted that values close to these lowest values have a difficult stand in the international competition for seats. In all cases the academic admission commission INFOTECH evaluates the finishing (overall) grades/marks of the degree examination and decides.
Remark: It is requested to always use original marks/grades, never a conversion to German grades should be used.
5) English Proficiency
All students will be required to show proof of a working knowledge of the English language. Accepted proofs are:
  • TOEFL PBT 550 points
  • TOEFL CBT 213 points
  • TOEFL IBT 80 points TOEFL
  • IELTS band 6.0 or better (academic)
  • Cambridge ESOL CAE/CPE University of Cambride ESOL exams
  • MoI (If the undergraduate studies have been held in English language, it is sufficient to provide a certification from the university).

 The official admission regulation can be found at Zulassungsordnung.
An unofficial translation in bilingual form Admission Regulation.

6) Special, Country-Dependent Requirements
  • China, Mongolia and Vietnam
    Certificate from the APS ("Akademische Prüfstelle"). Further information in APS.
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