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Applied Computer Science, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months


You choose one of the following three specialisations:

  • Integrated Networking: design, development and implementation of complex technical systems in the interdisciplinary field of information and communication technology
  • Digital Media: design and implementation of interactive systems with multimodal input and output interfaces
  • Business IT: complex, practical issues associated with business administration applications
Why choose this programme?

The study programme is geared to graduates of Bachelor’s programme in Computer Science or in an IT-related subject.

How is the programme structured?

The Master’s programme in Applied Computer Science is divided into three semesters of study and a final semester in which the Master’s thesis is prepared. You acquire sound, broad-based subject and specialised knowledge and learn the connections between various technologies and solutions. You also learn how to develop and apply scientific methods and research findings. 
At every stage of the study programme, the teaching sessions are supplemented by lab exercises, practicals and project work. In addition, some courses are run in conjunction with practice partners, meaning that theory is immediately put into practice.

Where does it lead?

Graduates of this study programme work in virtually every business sector and size of company as well as in the public sector. The programme also provides an excellent basis for setting up one’s own business. Graduates are employed in specialist departments such as IT, organisation, development, strategy, controlling or marketing and can look forward to being promoted to management positions. A considerable number of them are in demand from consulting companies or software firms. Their work involves further developing their specialist area and they can also obtain further qualifications by studying for a doctorate.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Peer-to-Peer Networks
  • Web-Engineering
  • Network Security Engineering
  • Advanced Multimedia Communcations 
  • Cloud Computing
  • Network Management and Monitoring 
  • Cryptography and Formal Methods of IT Security 
  • Special Topics in Integrated Networking 

For more information please visit the program website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Start of programme: Summer and Winter semester
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • First (undergraduate) degree (e.g. Bachelor’s) in Computer Science or a related subject
  • When they apply, international students need German skills at DSH 1 (B1/B2) level and when they enrol, at DSH 2 (C1) level.
  • Overall grade of 2.5

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Master's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

There are no tuition fees at universities in Germany!

There is, however, a semester fee of around €300.

Living costs for Fulda

  • 650 - 800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


DAAD grants and scholarships

The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) is an extremely helpful source for information and funding for international students at all academic levels and in all areas of study in Germany. For general information on DAAD scholarships and eligibility requirements, see its funding opportunities page. Make sure you browse the Scholarship Database, which also features non-DAAD opportunities.


BAföG, the German Federal Training Assistance Act, is a law that provides financial assistance for students, including some international students. If you are studying for a full degree at Fulda University, you should see whether you meet any of the following criteria for receiving BAföG funding.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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