Computer Science - Master Program

The department has established an English Master Program in Computer Science, starting October 1, 2017. This program ist part of the regular one subject master degree program in Computer Science (Master 1-Fach Informatik).

The application deadline for winter semester 2017/2018 expired on July 15th, 2017!

Frequently Asked Questions


As the application for the first semester is to be made via uni-assist please visit the website of our International Center

Please note that the annual application deadline is July 15th (starting for a winter semester).

For any further information please contact

Study Program Starting 10/2017

International Master’s Program, Dept. of Computer Science, Kiel University

2017 - 2019

Term Module Credits Category
Winter 2017   German 1 6 Open Elective
Inf-EntEinSys Embedded Real-Time Systems 8 Core Elective

Data Mining and Machine Learning:
Basic and Advanced Techniques of Data Analysis

8 Elective CS
Inf-EntVerf Decision Procedures 6 Elective CS
Summer 2018   German 2 6 Open Elective
Inf-AdvAlg Advanced Topics on Algorithms 6 Elective Theory
Inf-GsoZu Introduction to Formal Software Analysis 8 Elective CS
MS0101 Cryptography 8 Elective Theory
Winter 2018 Inf-CG Computer Graphics 8 Core Elective
Inf-PatRec Pattern Recognition 6 Elective CS
Inf-SEPDS Software Engineering for Parallel and Distributed Systems 8 Elective CS
Inf-MS-FSV Seminar – Formal Software Verification 5 Seminar
Inf-MPFSV Advanced Project – Formal Software Verification 10 Advanced Project
Summer 2019   Master Thesis 30  

Admission requirements for the english MSc program in Computer Science

Applicants are expected to hold a Bachelor's degree or a comparable University's Degree in Computer Science with a regular period of university education of three years or more and 180 ECTS credit points or more. The degree program of applicants should be comparable to the Bachelor's degree in Computer Science of Kiel University. Thus, it should cover advanced programming techniques as well as basic education in mathematics, logics, and automata theory.

In order to judge the content and comparability of the degree program an official module handbook has to be submitted. In case of unavailability of an official handbook module descriptions approved by the offering institution of higher education are accepted. To avoid unnecessary paper piles it is also allowed to provide a link to an official online handbook. The module handbook needs to be provided either in German or English language.

Knowledge of English is expected to be good which should be evidenced by one of the following conditions:

  • TOEFL-ITP (Paper-based test) score of 550 or equivalent test result e.g. IELTS 6.0 or Cambridge Proficiency, Oxford Higher Certificate, International Certificate Conference ICC Stage 3 (Technical)

  • Bachelor's Degree with English as language of instruction

  • University entrance certificate with English as language of instruction

CAU demands no tuition fee but a so called „Semesterbeitrag“. This is to cover public transport and administrative tasks of the University. The current amount of the Semesterbeitrag can be found here.