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Computational Linguistics, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #91 (WUR) Tübingen, Germany
The International Studies in Computational Linguistics (ISCL) programme at the University of Tübingen incorporates the realm of traditional linguistics with the modern methods of computer science. It is geared towards practical learning and research.


The Master's Program Computational Linguistics at the University of Tübingen is an international, English-language study program with a strong research orientation. The study serves the acquisition of long-term, systematic, critical knowledge acquisition and progress of knowledge directed skills that establish a scientifically sound, job-related qualification of students in the field of computational linguistics. The computational linguistics program conveys technical competences in close intermeshing of theory and practice in the interdisciplinary context of linguistics, psychology and computer science.


By the end of the M.A. program, students are supposed to have obtained the following qualifications:

  • Extensive knowledge of modern formal language and grammar theories and methodology and techniques of language description, as well as the ability to implement these in Computational Linguistics
  • The ability to work both practically and scientifically using the techniques and methods of computational linguistics for the analysis of natural languages
  • Insight into the motivation and rationale of programming methods of computational linguistics, relevant data types, grammars and abstract machines
  • Competence with the academic fundamentals and with academic problem-solving either in Applied or Theoretical Computational Linguistics
  • Extended knowledge in a discipline neighboring Computational Linguistics, e.g., General Linguistics, German Linguistics or Slavic Linguistics.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Grammar Formalisms
  • Computational Lexicography
  • Information Retrieval
  • Mathematical Methods and Logic
  • Machine Learning and Quantitative Methods

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Following a Bachelor’s degree in the same discipline, the program is designed for students with a good Bachelor’s degree in Computational Linguistics. 
  • Applicants with a good result in their Bachelor’s degree focusing on theoretical/formal Linguistics or Informatics may also enroll in the program after a successful review of the quality and affinity of their degrees.
  • A further requirement for enrollment is knowledge of English at least of level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. This must be in the form of an internationally-accepted test (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1500 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Tübingen

  • 630 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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