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Local admission restrictions with a selection procedure (ONC) apply. If the number of applicants exceeds the number of available study places, a selection is made on the basis of the final grade of the first study programme. If grades are the same, places on the ranking list are decided by lot. According to the "Rules for Allocation of Study Places of North Rhine-Westphalia" (Vergabeverordnung NRW) some study places are reserved to suitable applicants from non-EU/EEA states (European Union, Liechtenstein, Iceland, Norway).

  • Application deadline is 31st of July!

For more details (regulation of entry and admission, curriculum) please read here.


The course has restricted admission. A prerequisite for starting studies is a first university degree, with the required necessary background education as determined in the exam regulations.
In brief, you need a Bachelor's degree in either Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Electrical Engineering or a related area, whose curricula include the modules Analysis I + II, Linear Algebra I, and Stochastics I that together comprise 30 ECTS and were taught at a level that corresponds to the level for computer scientists at HHU (see the FAQ for details). The examination board determines whether you fulfil the entrance requirements.

The final grade of your bachelor's degree must not be below 2.2 with respect to the German grading system. You can convert grades to the German system by using the 'Bavarian Formula' (see right hand side).

English Skills

For a degree course that is mainly in English, student applicants who have not obtained their academic qualification at an 'English-language institution', or not hold a Bachelor Degree/Masters Degree that was completely taught in English, or who are not English native speakers must prove sufficient fluency in English. The following language certificates are accepted:

  • a) Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL), Paper-based (min 500 points), Computer-based (min 200 points), or Internet-based Test (IBT, min 80 points),
  • b) IELTS test with a score of at least 6.0.
  • c) Cambridge B2 First Certificate, formerly known as Cambridge English: First (FCE)
  • d) German Abitur certificate, showing that English has been constantly taken as a subject and passed with the grade of "sufficient" up to the end of the qualification level 1 (grade 11 at G8-Abitur, otherwise grade 12).

We accept 'English-language institutions' from the following countries: Australia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, the United States of America. Language Certificates must be submitted during the enrolment.