FAQ – Prospective students

FAQ – Prospective students

An application is not necessary for applicants from Germany. You can enroll for the winter semester 21/22 between July 12, 2021 and October 29, 2021.

No, the study program can only be started in the winter semester.

Yes, you can be admitted. Since computer science is not yet a compulsory subject in school, we do not expect any prior knowledge in this area. In the first semester we start „from scratch“. Of course, students who have taken one or more computer science courses in school have an advantage at the beginning of their studies. However, after a few months, the knowledge is equalized. More importantly, you need to have solid knowledge of school math (especially high school math).

In order to prepare you ideally for your studies, we offer a voluntary preliminary course before the start of your studies. You can find more information here.

We do not presuppose knowledge that was only taught in the advanced courses. However, you should have a firm understanding of the contents of the basic courses. Again, students who had an advanced course in mathematics in high school are at an advantage at the beginning of the course as they are already familiar with some of the concepts that appear in the lectures. After a few months, however, the knowledge will be equalized. More importantly, you need to have good motivation and self-discipline.

In order to prepare you ideally for your studies, we offer a voluntary preliminary course before the start of your studies. You can find more information here.

If you earned your high school diploma (Abitur) in Germany and had eight years of English, the Abitur certificate is sufficient as proof of language proficiency. If you obtained your school-leaving certificate (Abitur equivalent) in a non-English-speaking country, then you must prove your language skills by means of a language certificate (see below).

Yes. The language skills acquired in school, even in basic courses, should not be underestimated! During your studies, your knowledge will be repeated, consolidated, activated and extended through special language courses (e.g. the courses „English for Computer Science 1“ and „English for Computer Science 2“, „Writing in English“ or „Presenting in English“). In addition, at the beginning of your studies, in the first and second semester, you have only one course that is in English. The important fundamental modules at the beginning of the study (Mathematics, Fundamentals of Computer Science, Computer Engineering) are in German. The percentage of courses taught in English slowly increases in later semesters. This allows students to develop language skills in a sound manner. You will be supported by the lecturers. An improvement of your technical English is one of the educational goals in your studies!