Application – M.Sc. Informatics

Eligibility

Students who have completed, or who are about to complete, a bachelor’s degree in informatics / computer science, or a similar computer-related field are eligible to apply. We will check your transcript for equivalence with the curriculum of our Bachelor's in Informatics program.

Importance of mathematical and theoretical foundations
Equivalent academic qualification in Mathematics and Theory is very important to us. Therefor, if 14 credits or more are missing when comparing your modules to the following group of modules of the BSc. Informatics, your Bachelor's degree is not equivalent and it is not possible to get an admission:

  • IN0003 Functional Programming and Verification
  • IN0007 Fundamentals of Algorithms and Data Structures
  • IN0011 Introduction to Theory of Computation
  • IN0015 Discrete Structures
  • MA0901 Linear Algebra for Informatics
  • MA0902 Analysis for Informatics
  • IN0018 Discrete Probability Theory

Please check our general eligibility requirements for Master's programs (GRE etc.).

Analysis of the Curriculum

Please download and complete the form below, sign it and then upload it in your TUMonline application!

Form - Analysis of Curriculum - Informatics

Topics for the scientific essay/scientific paper

The scientific essay/paper, submitted along with the online application, should be approximately 1,000 words in length and can be written in English or German. Your scientific paper/essay should introduce the topic, discuss it, and lead to a logical conclusion. Please use relevant data and scientific literature to support your argumentation. Ideas that are not your own must be identified as such! The term "essay" can be misleading - we require a scientific paper with proper citation! Your sources of information must be listed at the end. The essay must be your own work and you should write it without any assistance. 

Applicants must choose one of the following topics:

Topic 1:
The role of Artificial Intelligence in future technology

Topic 2:
The influence of social networks on human society

Topic 3:
The characteristics of Big Data platforms and their importance for data exploration

Topic 4: 
Can computers think?

Important Dates and Deadlines

  • Online application and submission of required documents:
    For the winter semester 2020/21: 
    January 1 – March 31: recommended application deadline for applicants who need a visa 
    January 1 – June 30: compulsory application deadline (one-time extension due to the coronavirus pandemic)
    For the summer semester: 
    September 1 – October 31: recommended application for applicants who need a visa 
    November 30: compulsory application deadline (closing of the online application portal)
  • No submission of missing application documents after the official application deadline!
     
  • Admissions decisions made, interview invitations sent via e-mail:    
    For the winter semester: March – July
    For the summer semester: December – March
  • Telephone interviews:
    For international applicants living abroad, an individual date will be arranged when your documents have been checked.
  • Start of program (lecture period):
    Winter semester: 12 October 2020
    Summer semester: 20 April 2020