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  M.Sc. Computer Science (English-taught)


University of Passau    Faculty of Computer Science and Mathematics

Full time October, April MSc 4 semesters (2 years)
Computer Science (8) Mathematics (25)

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Embark on a transformative journey with the M.Sc. in Computer Science (English-taught) programme, where technological innovation meets academic excellence. This programme equips you with specialised knowledge in various computer science fields, enabling you to autonomously tackle complex problems and implement cutting-edge solutions. The curriculum offers five distinct focus modules, including Algorithms and Mathematical Modelling, Programming and Software Systems, Information and Communication Systems, Intelligent Technical Systems, and IT Security and Reliability. Each module delves deep into crucial aspects of computer science, from algorithmic algebra to IT security protocols. To qualify, you need a strong background in computer science or a related field, with a minimum of 110 ECTS credits. Proficiency in English at B2 level is required, with an option for a beginner's German course during the programme. Benefit from small learning groups, international partnerships, and cutting-edge research projects, setting you on a path towards becoming a sought-after expert in the ever-evolving realm of computer science.

About the course

Computer Science is one of the drivers of technological progress in all economic and social spheres. Those graduating with an M.Sc. in Computer Science are specialists in at least one field of computer science who have wide-ranging science-based methodological expertise.

Graduates are able to define, autonomously and comprehensively, computer science problems and their applications, structure them and build abstract models. Moreover, they are able to define and implement solutions that are at the state of the art of technology and science.

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Entry Requirements

A good first degree in computer science or with a minimum computer science content of 110 ECTS credits, obtained after completing a three-year full-time undergraduate programme. Successful applicants will have a first degree ranked among the best 70% of their cohort, or with a mark of, or equivalent to, 2.7 (or better) under the German marking system. Language requirements: German or English at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for langauges (CEFR).


Fees

106 euros per semester (student services contribution)

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Where will I study?

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Student Profiles

Matthias Cetto

What is special about the programme?
I especially like the hands-on part of my studies, which allows me to gain important experience for the future.

Who would you recommend the programme to?
If you want to be close to current research, and if internationality and a good staff-student ratio are important to you, you should choose this master's programme.

Jeevitha Prabhakara

What is special about the programme?
The faculty maintains a great communication with students during research period and encourages the students to approach them with innovative and creative ideas.

Why did you decide to study in Passau?
I chose Passau because the university holds a top position in different rankings for Computer Science in Germany.

Scholarships

With the Deutschlandstipendium scholarship, the University of Passau supports highly gifted and motivated students with a good academic track record, who have shown dedication to social causes. Any current and past volunteering activities as well as the applicants' personal and family-related circumstances carry great significance for the selection process. The scholarship is open to applicants of all nationalities.

The stipend is 300 euros per month. Scholarships are awarded initially for one year, although the funding term is related to the standard duration of study. This scholarship is not means tested: the applicants' or their parents' income is not taken into account. The scholarship is paid on top of the BAföG student grants to scholarship holders who are BAföG recipients. The Deutschlandstipendium scholarship is intended to help students cover the costs associated with their degree studies. These funds are provided as a grant and are thus non-repayable.

At the University of Passau, the scholarships are awarded once a year, at the start of the winter semester. Scholarships are awarded subject to the availability of funds.

Selection criteria

- Your prior scholastic and professional achievements
- Periods of time spent studying or working abroad
- Extracurricular activities and causes for which you have volunteered
- Special achievements, awards and prizes won, particularly if they have academic relevance
- Any hurdles that you had to overcome in your educational background, such as coming from a migrant family
- Whether you are receiving a BAföG student grant

Value of Scholarship(s)

300€ per month

Eligibility

You are eligible to apply if you are enrolled in an undergraduate or master's programme at the University of Passau as a degree-seeking student or if you are currently applying for an undergraduate or master's degree programme here and intend to begin your studies in the upcoming semester.
Any current and past volunteering activities as well as the applicants' personal and family-related circumstances carry great significance for the selection process. The scholarship is open to applicants of all nationalities, but not for exchange students and doctoral students.


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