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Computer Science International

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

You will expand your knowledge of Computer Science in the areas of Information Systems or Complex Systems in order to be able to independently work on demanding projects and take on management tasks. The language of instruction is English.

Content and objectives

With the research-oriented master‘s program in Computer Science International, you qualify for academic and industrial fields of computer science, for specialist activities in the public sector and for taking up doctoral studies at a national or international university. You deepen and expand your scientific knowledge and skills acquired in the bachelor‘s program. You will be prepared for assuming responsibility both in business and for the further development of science in research. Because computer scientists are urgently sought worldwide, all development opportunities are open to you.

Why studying Computer Science International?

You are interested in further qualifying and specializing in the field of computer science. In addition to having a bachelor's degree with good results and good knowledge of English, you have the skills to grasp complex tasks and apply your theoretical knowledge to solve them. A good level of abstraction is also helpful.

Subject matter and goal

In the Master‘s program in Computer Science International, you expand and deepen your specialist knowledge in one of the two specializations „Information Systems“ or „Complex Systems“. In the first three semesters you will take the modules of the chosen specialization, selected modules from the other specialization and two non-technical modules. The non-technical elective primarily serves the acquisition or improvement of language skills in German and English as well as the acquisition of soft skills. The non-technical modules taken are intended to improve linguistic, non-technical and social skills as well as the students‘ self-competence. Possible subject areas include founding a company, time management, mentoring, management tasks, presentation techniques, social impact of computer science or didactics of computer science. In the third semester you will carry out project work. In the fourth semester, you create and defend your master‘s thesis.

Career prospects

Typical occupational fields are academic research and teaching, research, development, project planning, sales, commissioning and service departments of industrial companies in computer science or IT-related departments in companies in other industries, as well as research, development and consulting departments of research institutions, authorities and associations.

Application and admission
Admission requirements

Admission requirements:

  • Mother tongue English or proof of sufficient English language skills (proof not older than two years): TOEFL IBT with at least 94 points or IELTS with at least 7,0 points (the certificate should not be older as two years)
  • first academic degree in Computer Science with at least 180 credit points or another equivalent qualification; with with at least 85 % of the CGPA (Cumula- tive Grade Point Average) or a comparable grade or Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) with at least score 500

  • proof of profound knowledge: Mathematics (at least 18 credit points), Theoretical Computer Science, in particu- lar Computability, Complexity, Formal Languages, Formal Semantics and Formal Modeling (at least 12 credit points). A maximum of 9 credit points in Theoretical Computer Science can be made up in the first year.
Procedure of application

This degree program is not restricted to admission (no numerus clausus).

Prospective students from the University of Rostock

An application is not required.

Enrollment takes place online in the registration portal of the University of Rostock:

  • from August 1st to September 30th for the next winter semester or
  • from February 1st to March 31st for the next summer semester

further information: 

Prospective students from Germany

An application is not required.

Enrollment is online in the enrollment portal of the University of Rostock:

  • from the 1st of August to the 30st of September for the next winter semester or
  • from the 1st of February to the 31st of March for the next summer semester

further information:


International prospective students

Please also note the information on the application.

International prospective students must be in the period

  • from the 1st of April to the 31th of May for the next winter semester or
  • from the 1st of October to the 30th of November for the next summer semester

apply online at UniAssist and then enroll in the degree program at the University of Rostock upon receipt of the admission letter. More information can be found on the Website of the University of Rostock below.
further information:

Application: application via Uni-Assist, see

Further information can be found here:

Information for international students

Brochures / Regulations


Broschure (pdf) (english)

Broschüre (pdf) (deutsch)

Framework Examination Regulations (RPO)

The general rules of study in Bachelor's and Master's degree programs at the University of Rostock are determined by the
► Framework Examination Regulations (Bachelor/Master) in the currently valid version.

Specific Examination and study Regulations

The detailed rules for the study of a specific study program, are then regulated in the respective program-specific examination and study regulations (SPSO). When entering a higher subject semester, older versions of the SPSO may apply (see history).

M.Sc. Computer Science International

    aktuell gültig für Neuimmatrikulationen zum 1. Fachsemester:
   ► 1. Änderungssatzung (2021)Nicht amtliche Lesefassung
                                                           → Nicht amtliche englische Lesefassung

Neufassung (2019)

Consulting opportunities

University of Rostock

Faculty of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

Departmental student advisory service of the faculty

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gero Mühl

fon: +49 (0)381 - 498 7630

Albert-Einstein-Straße 22 (Konrad-Zuse-Haus) | 18059 Rostock | GERMANY

consultation hours after arrangement

Study Office and Examination Office Computer Science International

Anita Björk-Pagel

Tel.: +49 (0)381 - 498 7004

Albert-Einstein-Straße 26 | 18059 Rostock | GERMANY
Room  006

consultation hours after arrangement

► Web Study Office

Student advisory service of the university

Student Service Center (SSC) of the University of Rostock 

Info service in the SSC: Central contact point for prospective students and students
The Student Service Center brings together all the important information and advice offered by various institutions for prospective students and students. Those seeking advice should first contact the info service. If necessary, referrals are made here or an individual consultation appointment is arranged.
Parkstraße 6, 18057 Rostock, GERMANY, room / Raum 024
fon: +49 (0)381 - 498 1230
contact and office gours: Student Service Center (SSC) of the University of Rostock – Homepage


Standard period of study:
4 Semester
Study type:
Internationaler Studiengang,
Subject type:
Ein-Fach-Studiengang, kann nicht kombiniert werden
Restricted admission:
Keine Zulassungsbeschränkung, ohne NC
Main teaching language:
Study field:
Ingenieurwissenschaften/ Informatik
Fakultät für Informatik und Elektrotechnik
Start of studies:
Winter and summer semester
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