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Intelligent Adaptive Systems, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #227 (QS) ,
The Intelligent Adaptive Systems program from University of Hamburg aims to provide students with the ability to create these intelligent adaptive systems and to prepare them for a future market, where intelligent behaviour is considered the standard for computer systems. 


The Intelligent Adaptive Systems program from University of Hamburg is a 2-year, research-oriented programme taught in English, integrating concepts from informatics, robotics, and neuro-cognition, taught by international experts in the field.

The curriculum is focused on the area of smart technology and intelligent adaptive systems and provides in-depth training in this area. The selected modules provide a comprehensive overview including technical aspects and state-of-the art algorithms and methods. Students are introduced to current research in the corresponding fields and have the opportunity to deepen the acquired knowledge by participating in international research projects.

As one of the few computer science programmes in Germany that are taught completely in English, the Master course „Intelligent Adaptive Systems“ prepares students for international research and work. The inter-student exchange is fostered in seminars and work groups and extended in extra-curricular discussions and activities. Through the proximity to current research projects, students have the possibility of a smooth transition into collaborative research environments and continuing education and study.


The programme combines technical and cognitive aspects to optimally prepare students for a future, where humans are surrounded by intelligent systems that learn and adapt continuously to their users through interaction. This ranges from simple interaction systems to complex service robots that act together with us in domestic environments in order to support and help us in everyday life. Career options are within research and development in the fast growing area of robotics and human-machine interfaces, in the neurosciences, as well as consulting and customer care.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Software Architecture
  • Bio-Inspired Artificial Intelligence
  • Neural Networks
  • Algorithmic Learning
  • Databases and Information Systems

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • Proof of first degree, language proficiency.
  • In order to apply to the Master in Intelligent Adaptive Systems, you have to fulfil the following requirements:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in computer science/informatics or a related field (a strong background in these subjects is necessary since programming and mathematical knowledge is assumed).
  • Proof of English language proficiency.

Tuition Fee

  • No tuition fee.
  • The semester contribution for the 2019/20 winter semester is €328. 

Living costs for Hamburg

  • 897 - 1420 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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