M.Sc. On Campus

Data and Computer Science

Heidelberg University

24 months
3000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Students of Data and Computer Science programme from Heidelberg University focus on the planning, modelling, design and implementation of complex software and hardware systems and processes.


The Master’s degree programme in Data and Computer Science from Heidelberg University enables students to further their knowledge of the concepts, models and technologies which they will have come across in the Bachelor’s degree programme in Computer Science. As well as furthering their general subject knowledge and understanding of their specialisms, students also gain additional academic skills. 

The Master’s degree programme is characterised by its flexibility as students select a specialism, enabling them to further their knowledge in a specific area such as Information Systems Engineering or Computing Engineering. Specialisation is also possible in regards methods and processes for analysis, modelling, and simulations in the context of complex and distributed systems.

Key Features

Graduates of the programme will demonstrate the following: 

  • They will be able to independently plan, design and evaluate comprehensive computing systems and software projects in line with predefined technical and economic requirements. 
  • Graduates possess advanced knowledge in one or more areas of specialisation such as data analysis, requirements engineering, distributed systems, or information systems. They are able to apply this knowledge in practice during the design and development of computing systems. 
  • Graduates are able to break complex information systems down into abstract components (software and hardware) and propose, evaluate, plan and instigate implementation options in view of requirements. 
  • Graduates are able to work independently to master new technologies within the field of computer science and related fields. They can apply this knowledge in projects, communicate specialist information and develop specialist knowledge.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Image Processing
  • Computer Graphics and Visualisation
  • Database Systems
  • Optimisation
  • Parallel and Distributed Systems
  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Engineering

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Personal statement
  • Proof of language proficiency
  • Certificate of the undergraduate degree programme
  • Certificate of enrolment from the most-recently attended university
  • Students applying for a transfer or change of institution from a non-German university must also submit: a certificate of transferable grades from the relevant subject area
  • Proof of sufficient financing for completion of the course of study. This does not apply for applications from EU/EEA member states and applicants with a German university entrance qualification

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1500 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA- Fees and contributions: 171.80 € / Semester

Living costs for Heidelberg

922 - 1397 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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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