3 Questions about INFOTECH
To apply successfully, a number of basic requirements, mainly related to your Bachelor study, have to be fulfilled and later in the application process to be proven. The application requirements are listed on the Application Requirements page.
Unlike in other parts of the world, admission to a German university is only the right to take up studies and - after fulfillment of all obligations of the study- and examination regulation - receiving the academic degree. It does not include anything further. E.g., dormitories, if needed, have to be requested separately, following a defined procedure.
INFOTECH is an admission-restricted program. It means that not all applications can be considered. We have 80 seats and substantially more applications. Academic performance in the Bachelor is the main selection criteria, taking into account university grading policies. Nationality, gender, race, scholarships and work experiences have no influence on the selection process. INFOTECH runs its own application system, which is different to others of the university. From program year 2016 onwards, INFOTECH will not apply the old two step applications procedure anymore. The whole application process will be conducted in one step via the Campus Management System C@MPUS. Further information on how to apply via C@MPUS will be provided shortly.
For newly admitted students ('freshmen') we have collected some useful information on things to do and know before leaving the home country, and about student dormitories (student hostel).
You find all the important information about the INFOTECH application process below.
For students who consider applying for the multidisciplinary Master study program INFOTECH a summary of its basics may help:
Global Application Requirements
INFOTECH does not discriminate according to gender, origin, color or religion. Selection of applicants is mainly done according to Bachelor marks (GPA/CGPA or similar) in relation to other applicants from the same university or country provided that degree type, degree study field, program length (in years) and English proficiency meet the requirements. For further details, please see Application Requirements.
The regular study time is 4 terms (semester)/two years. As an example, for Program Implementation 2019 (PY19) the official start of the program is 01-Oct-2018 and the graduation would typically be around October 2020. A thorough description of the program can be found in the section Program Overview.
According to the admission regulation of 2014, which is in force, German proficiency is not an admission prerequisite anymore. Nevertheless, INFOTECH supports students to acquire basic German language knowledge in cooperation with the Language Center at the University of Stuttgart. However, INFOTECH can not guarantee a seat for a course.
We ask applicants to choose their preferred specialization (major) within the application forms, but this choice has no impact on the chances of admission. INFOTECH is an admission-restricted program, therefore the competition for seats is on program level, not on specialization level. All applications, no matter what specialization is given, compete for the same seats. The selection of a specialization together with the course contents documented in the Bachelor transcript determine the courses (modules/sub-modules) assigned for the 1st term by the examination commission. The specialization can be changed until start of the program.
For application, these details need not to be decided. However they should be considered for overall planning. Based on our experience, it is strongly advisable to start Visa process as early as possible, as this may take up to 4 months. Since 2016 the application procedure itself is performed in one step electronically via the new Campus Management System C@MPUS. If you have technical questions concerning C@mpus please always contact email@example.com. A manual for application via the new Campus Management System is available here.
The University of Stuttgart is not in a position to award any scholarships or give financial support.
To learn more about scholarship programs in Germany, see for example the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) webpage or other organisations at the German Embassy in your home country. We have also collected some useful links in the Links Section of the INFOTECH Homepage.
1) Bachelor Degree and Study Duration
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
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.
- 2.5/1.0 (for German Marks)
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: Original marks/grades are requested, not a conversion to German grades.
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).
6) Special, Country-Dependent Requirements
China, Mongolia and Vietnam
Certificate from the APS ("Akademische Prüfstelle"). Further information in APS.
Application for M.Sc. in Information Technology
Standard Track: International, EU and Non-EU Bachelor-Degree Holders
Start of Applications for Winter term via C@MPUS: November 15th
Application Deadline, i.e. End of Applications: February 15th
Late Application Deadline for EU Bachelor-Degree Holders (via e-mail): July 15th
Admission Notification via Status in C@MPUS: On or around May 1st
Admission Letters are directly downloadable via C@MPUS and valid without signature
- Deadlines are deadlines. There are no acceptable reasons for not keeping deadlines.
- Different to other parts of the world, admission to a German university is only the right to take up studies and - after fulfillment of all obligations of the study- and examination regulation - receiving the academic degree. It does not include anything further. E.g. dormitories, if needed, have to be requested separately, using the defined procedure.
- Scholarships, granted by whom so ever, does not change the above statements.
Type of Activity: Selection of candidates for Admission
- Medium: C@mpus
- Activity (Applicant/Office): Selection of candidates for admission by the admission commission and notification
- Deadline(s): Mid April (late for EU-HEIs mid June)
Type of Activity: Enrollment to University
- Medium: Presentation of necessary documents at Student Affairs Office in Stuttgart
- Activity (Applicant/Office): Payment of University fees. See Post-Acceptance information for further details.
- Deadline(s): September/October
Type of Activity: Take up studies
- Deadline(s): Mid October
Congrats, you've been admitted to your master's program of choice! However, there are still some things left to do.
1. Admission Letters
Admission letters are available for download on C@mpus . You will need the admission letter to apply for visa and student dormitory.
2. Study Place Offer
3. Shift of Admission
A shift in program year is not possible. You need to apply once again in case you cannot start your studies in time.
4. Pre-Travel info
Some important steps, dates and deadlines:
- Check the homepages of the German Embassies for regulations.
- VISA application: As soon as possible. VISA might need up to 4 months. Make sure that it is a student visa you apply for, not a tourist visa! If you are a citizen of an EU-country you do NOT need a visa to enter Germany. For other countries with visa waivers see support information of the International Office.
- The embassies may request a proof of your financial plan. Be prepared to create a blocked bank account (e.g. with Deutsche Bank) to hold some EUR 8.640.00
- If you have been requested to present your Bachelor Degree Certificate or other documents at time of enrollment, you need to show the original or duly attested copy to the enrollment officer in Stuttgart. Having a first level degree (typically the Bachelor Degree) is a legal requirement (§29 of the State University Law)
- The International Office has gathered some important pre-departure information on your first steps in Stuttgart as well as on the possibilities to register for a welcoming service. You can find it here.
Proof of Basic German Proficiency is NO longer a prerequisite for admission. Therefore, the intensive German language course is discontinued. The program is taught completely in English language. However, basic German level is helpful in day-to-day life. We therefore offer German Classes during the term on a limited basis.
You can apply for housing in one of the student dormitories of Studierendenwerk Stuttgart here. Deadline for application is June 15 2019. Please follow the instructions on how to fill in the application form as outlined in our manual. Please note that there is no guarantee to get a room. Rooms are allocated on a first come first serve basis.
6. Health Insurance
Students from NON-EU-COUNTRIES ONLY: we urgently ask you to purchase a private travel health insurance before travelling to Stuttgart. This insurance should be valid from the beginning of your journey until approx 31st of October. From the beginning of your enrollment onwards, you have to purchase German statutory health insurance (approx. 80EUR/month) if you are less than 30 years of age. If you are older than 30 years of age, you will have to take out a private health insurance based in Germany. Please contact the International Office for more information upon arrival.
All foreign students have to go to the Admissions Office for Foreign Citizens to proceed with their enrollment. Do not send any documents by post or e-mail, please. The enrollment deadline is November 15th. Before enrolling personally at the Student Affairs Office in Stuttgart (from September on), you can already start the enrollment procedure in C@mpus. Please note however, that we recommend to transfer the tuition fees after your arrival in Stuttgart. Read here our manual on how to enroll at the university of Stuttgart.
8. Tuition Fees
For Non-European students EUR. 1675.60 are charged per term/semester (Including tution fees, administrative contribution and contribution to the student's service organization).
For students from the EU, administrative contribution and contribution to the student's service organization of together EUR. 175.60 are charged per term/semester.
9. General Information on Selection Rules
The main selection criterion is your GPA in relation to other candidates from the same university, the country or finally the world. Other information provided as well as information from our knowledge base (regarding applications and students) may have been taken into consideration as well. English language proficiency (if provided or not) is a legal prerequisite, but not a selection criteria. The non-availability of a Bachelor degree certificate at this point of the process, as well as temporary transcripts or not provided English certificates are not used as criteria for selection. Gender and nationality do not play a role for selection.
10. Application Status
- All application data and documents are sent by C@mpus to the INFOTECH Admission Commission for evaluation. The Commission has evaluated all applications and informed all applicants about the status of their application (admitted or application not accepted/not successful) by e-mail.
- The C@mpus data are now being updated to reflect these findings. The symbols in “Admission” will reflect your application status. Not all document related fields will be updated. So a statement like uploaded vs ok does not mean the document has not been read and taken into consideration. Only the document fields “Bachelor Degree Certificate”, “Transcripts of Records”, “Proof of English Language Skills” and the fields for APS and Concour will be updated.
- If the E-Mail by the Admission Commission –“The Admission Commission (AdmC) of the INFOTECH Master Program proposed you for Admission to the Program. Congratulations!“ states that you have been proposed for admission to the rector, please check C@mpus for your admission letter.
- If the E-Mail by the Admission Commission and the statement in C@mpus“Qualifying admission requirements not fulfilled“ state either: "We received applications in excess of more than 10-times our seat capacity. As a consequence, the admission commission had to make a selection. As published the selection criteria are mainly your GPA in relation to others from the same university, the country or finally the world. Other information provided as well as information from our knowledge base (regarding applications and students) may have been taken into consideration as well. English language proficiency (if provided or not) is a legal prerequisite, but not a selection criteria. The non-availability of a Bachelor degree certificate at this point of the process is also not a criteria. Gender and nationality do not play a role." or "The analysis of your application data (application credentials) showed a mismatch between your data and our Basic Requirements as published at http://www.uni-stuttgart.de/infotech/application/requirements/index.html , esp. Point xx"
- your application could not be accepted by the Admission Commission for the reason stated or because your application did not comply with published requirements (see "Point xx").
C@mpus may show:
- Academic Entry and Formal Entry Requirements: Fulfilled means: You are Admitted
- With full/final documents received
Application Documents: Complete
→ All fields Bachelor Degree Certificate, Transcript of Records, Proof or English Language Skills show an O.K
- With one or all document on temporary level
Application Documents: Provisional Complete
→ One or all of the fields Bachelor Degree Certificate, Transcript of Records, Proof or English Language Skills show "Hand in by End of WS 2017/18"
- With full/final documents received
- The status Academic Entry Requirements: Not Fulfilled means : You are Not Admitted (see published requirements)
- The status Academic Entry Requirements: Unknown means: You are Not Admitted (you have not been successful in competition with others for the available seats.The status of your documents, supplied or not, did not play a role.)
The (negative) decision of the Admission Commission is based on regulations:
- State University Law of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg (Hochschulgesetz) §59(1)
- Hochschulvergabeverordnung§20(1), §20(3)
- Admission Regulation INFOTECH, University of Stuttgart (Zulassungsverordnung) §2(1a), §2(2)
11. Notification on Acceptance
All applicants, who are proposed by the Admission Commission for admission to the rector will receive notification per email (usually around mid March). Official acceptance will confirmed via C@mpus
Additionally: Pre-departure Checklist of the International Office