Master of Science in Information Technology

The Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Information Technology is a 120 credit point course (ECTS - European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) that can be completed in four semesters (or part-time equivalent). The course enables graduate students to develop key skills and research expertise in industry growth areas, as well as supporting their own strengths and interests.

The extensive international exchange program of Kiel University of Applied Sciences provides opportunities for master students to travel to different countries and immerse themselves in different cultures within the context of considering how globalisation and new industry growth areas can be used to support innovation, research and development (see below: Studies abroad).

Degree Awarded
Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Program Duration (full-time)
2 years (4 semesters)

Study focus:

The Master of Science in Information Technology programme is characterised by an interdisciplinary approach. The degree course includes areas such as IT Security, Intelligent Systems, Software Engineering and Programming.

Course examples are:

  • Automatic Image Processing
  • Ubiquitous Computing
  • Attack Identification, Analysis, and Response
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Advanced JavaScript
  • Enterprise Architecture

Also courses on modern transmission technology and advanced signal processing may be taken.

The Master's program is research, project and develepment oriented. Research projects are done in university or industry research centers/labs.

Study Abroad Option
Optionally German graduates can spend one or more semesters at a university or company abroad taking advantage of the large network of partner institutions maintained by Kiel University of Applied Sciences. Full credit transfer will be guaranteed.

Enrolment to the master program Information Technology is twice a year:
March for the summer semester and September for the winter semester.

Admission Requirements
Admission requirements include:

  • A relevant three or four year degree from a recognised University (e.g. Bachelor's degree in information technology, computer science or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject)
  • Students From China:
    Students from the P.R. of China have to provide a certificate from the APS in Beijing

Language of Instruction

Recommended Language Proficiency
TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) or equivalent.
Equivalent Scores:
TOEFL Computer-based: 213
TOEFL Internet-based: 79-80
IELTS: 6.5


Link to Detailed Information.

Enrolment Deadline
  • April 15 for March intake
  • October 15 for September intake

These are deadlines for the enrolment. Filing applications is always possible.

Registration and Fees:

  • Tuition: No tuition will be charged
  • Fees:
    One-time registration fee: approximately 100.- Euro
    Enrolment fee of approximately EUR 110.- per semester
    (WS 2014/15: 113.50 Euro)

Special Services
All students accepted into the course will be offered the following services:

  • Assistance with immigration service and authorities.
  • Assistance with accomodation.
  • Counseling and tutoring.
  • German language courses (optional).

Kiel University of Applied Sciences is the largest institution of its kind  in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany's most northern Federal State. It is located with its central faculties in the Baltic Sea city of Kiel, the state capital. Looking back on the history of its individual subject fields, the University of Applied Sciences can build on 125 years of tradition. Kiel has about 240,000 inhabitants.
The city, completely destroyed in World War II, today is dominated by modern business and office buildings. Its economic activity is mainly characterised by commerce, tourism, ship building and public service.
Druing the summer months, Kiel especially profits from tourism at the Baltic and North Sea. The "Kieler Woche", taking place in June, attracts thousands of visitors each year.

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