FAQs for being admitted to the Master's program in Computer Science
What are the general requirements?
For being admitted to the Master's program in Computer Science you need a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or in a similar field. Your Bachelor's program should cover at least 80% of our Bachelor's program (see our Bachelor's curriculum). Equivalence between degree programs is checked during the application process. Differences between programs can be compensated by replacing one or more courses from the Complementary Subject with courses specified in the notification of admission. If equivalence cannot be fully established the notification of admission can require additional courses with up to 20 ECTS points.
Graduates of the JKU Bachelor's programs Informatik are admitted without application. Graduates of other Computer-Science-related Bachelor's programs at Austrian universities are generally admitted, but have to apply. Graduates of the JKU Bachelor's programs Wirtschaftsinformatik and Elektronik and Informationstechnik are admitted but have to taken certain courses as part of their Complementary Subject in the Master's program.
Do I need a certain GPA value or an English language certificate?
Currently, we don't require an English language certificate and also no specific GPA (grade point average) value. You need a good mastery of the English language. Knowledge of the German language is helpful but not required.
What documents do I need for the application?
Your application must contain the following documents:
- Form: "Application for admission to a Master's degree program"
- Documents confirming the successful completion of a Bachelor's or Diploma degree program: conferral documents, curriculum of the degree program, as well as a transcript of all courses that you completed, including grades and duration (in hours per week or hours per semester).
- A certified/notarized copy of your passport.
All documents must be submitted in the original or as a verified copy and must show the appropriate verification of authenticity (see the guidelines for document verification and authentication). Documents in a language other than German or English must be officially translated to German or English by a translator certified in Austria. If the translation was made in a country other than Austria the above guidelines for verifications and authentication apply.
Please note: If you are enrolling at JKU for the first time, it is also necessary to pre-register online until August 31 (for the winter semester) or until January 31 (for the summer semester). Pre-registration can/should be done in parallel to the application process.
Where should I send my application to?
Please send your application to:
Johannes Kepler University
For questions regarding the admission procedure please contact the Admissions Office.
When does the program start?
The regular Master's program starts every winter semester. In exceptional cases you may also enter the program in the summer semester.
Winter semester: October 1 - January 31
Summer semester: March 1 - June 30
When is the application deadline?
The application deadline is September 5 (for the winter semester) and February 5 (for the summer semester). Please apply several months earlier, because processing the application needs some time.
What is the tuition fee?
The regular tuition fee per semester is 363.36 euro for EU/EEA citicens (please see for cases where the tuition fee is waived) and 726.72 euro for non EU/EEA citicens.
What about student dormitories?
There are a couple of dormitories around the campus (see here).
When will I be notified about admission?
Your application will be reviewed by the Admissions Office and the coordinator of the degree program. Please submit your application as early as possible because the review process may take up to a few months. If all admission criteria are met you will receive a letter with the official notification of admission.
Where can I get further information?
For technical questions regarding the Master's program (not the admission process) please look at the web pages of the Master's program in Computer Science or contact the head of the curriculum committee.