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Master in Computer Science

General information about the degree programme

Orientation and Goals

The master's programme in Computing Science at the University of Oldenburg builds upon the B.Sc. in Computing Science. It is designed to convey further knowledge and skills in computing science that will qualify graduates to pursue their future careers as employees or managers in the IT sector. Alternatively, this programme qualifies graduates to continue their career as scientists and researchers.

Reasons for Studying

Computing science has developed into a central discipline with a significant impact on society. Its applications permeate almost all areas of life. The Department of Computing Science at the University of Oldenburg offers a modern and practically oriented degree programme.

Foreign Language Skills

In order to study this course at the University of Oldenburg as a student from outside of Germany, you need an adequate knowledge of German.

German Language Proficiency

  • DSH: Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (Level 2) or
  • TestDaF: Test – Deutsch als Fremdsprache (with level 4 in all four areas)

English Language Proficiency see admissions regulations

  • Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) Level B1 or
  • if applicants are native speaker or they have university entrance qualification or a university degree obtained in English

The proof of language proficiency must be presented for the enrolment. For other proof possiblities see: Language requirements

Careers and Areas of Employment

Graduates possess qualified skills in the specification, implementation, optimisation, and validation of complex IT systems for information, communication, and guidance. Furthermore, they are able to implement these skills or lead their implementation. In the process of working on an extensive, practically oriented project as part of a team, you will learn team work, as well as the skills needed to prepare convincing presentations on your own work or that of others. It is precisely these enhanced skills that will enable you to achieve leading roles in industrial development teams or to work on your own independent research projects. Furthermore, there is also an opportunity to follow the successful completion of the master's programme by moving on to doctoral studies.

Target Group/Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification in Computing Science or from prior studies in a closely related, engineering scientifical field
  • A schedule for the acquirement of missing credit points, if the bachelor degree has not been completed by the time of application.

English Language Proficiency

  • Level B1 of Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

For more details see "Foreign language skills" on this page.

Application/Admission Procedures

This is an open admissions degree course, and applications are accepted for both the winter and summer semesters.

Detailed application deadlines for the winter semester 2024/2025 (summer semester 2025):

  • Applications with a German university entrance qualification or degree: by 30 September 2024 (31 March 2025)
  • Applications from the EU: by 30 September 2024 (31 March 2025)
  • Applications from third countries (non-EU): by 15 June 2024 (15 December 2024)

Overview application deadlines Master's programmes

Please note
For open-admission Master's degree programmes it is strongly recommended to submit their applications as early as possible before 15 July for the winter semester and before 15 January for the summer semester. If the supporting documents are submitted after these dates but before the standard application deadlines, this may have disadvantages for the start of your studies. Please note our information on the local application procedure (German document).

Part-time Study

It is also possible to study part-time.

You can find the application form and the part-time regulations of the University of Oldenburg at

Your academic advisor must advise you on part-time study to ensure the best possible selection of modules and sign the form. You must submit the form to the Admissions office with your re-registration.

The form only asks for the reasons for part-time study for statistical reasons - these are not relevant for approval.

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