Computer Science

University of Paderborn

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
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The degree programmes of Computer Science at the University of Paderborn are characterised by their distinct scientific orientation, certain key aspects and the adequate design of forms of study. 


The degree programmes of computer science are scientific studies, which are basic research and method-orientated. As the degree programmes are not restricted to simply teaching current valid contents but rather support fundamental concepts and methods that withstand current trends, the basic research orientation enables graduates to successfully work in the profession of computer sciences both, in the field of economy or science, throughout their lives.

Program Overview

The Master programme in Computer Science at the University of Paderborn is a consecutive continuation of the Bachelor program. Based on their undergraduate experience the students earn additional formal, algorithmic, and mathematical competences as they:

  • are enabled to describe and analyse problems with formal methods;
  • acquire up-to-date research results and detailed, deep knowledge from a self-chosen area within the so-called Focus Areas, which are Software Engineering, Algorithm Design, Networks and Communication, High-Performance and Embedded Computing Systems, and Intelligence and Data;
  • are enabled to develop solutions to incompletely defined problems;
  • can handle complex, incomplete, and even contradictary information; and
  • can structure and formalize problems and solution approaches.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Software Engineering
  • Algorithm Design
  • Networks & Communication
  • Computer Systems
  • Intelligence & Data
  • Data Science

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.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Your passport with a valid residence permit for academic studies
  • Proof of payment of the semester fee (311.38 € incl. semester ticket for NRW) 
  • Health insurance certificate
  • Your filled out matriculation application form
  • Only if you have been registered as a degree student at a German university before: Deregistration certificate and "certificate of no objection" (Unbedenklichkeitsbescheinigung) from your previous 

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.

The semester fees amount to a total of € 318.97


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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Computer Science
University of Paderborn