Application deadline and procedure

The Language Science and Technology programme starts each winter semester. It is not possible to join the programme at the beginning of the summer semester.

The application deadline is 15 February for admissions in the following winter semester. You will be informed of the result of your application in April.

Applications must be submitted via the online application portal of the department of Computer Science.


Documents for your application

Please submit digital copies of the following documents:

  • Personal statement of interest and letters of recommendation
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Certificates attesting to the fulfillment of the language requirements

Aditionally, you have to upload the following documents as a single PDF document:

  • School-leaving certificate giving you the right of entry to higher education in your home country with individual grades
  • Bachelor's degree (If you are not finished with your bachelor's degree yet, you should upload preliminary documents instead)
  • Transcript of academic records

Once uploaded, you cannot upload updated versions, so please make sure that your documents are complete when you submit them!

If your original documents are in a language other than English or German, please also submit certified translations.

Native speakers of English and those who hold a degree of a University in a country where English is the mother tongue don't have to certify the language requirements. Please write a short note quoting that you are a native speaker of English and that all your studies have been in English, sign this and upload it in the field 'Language Certification'.

Important: This exception does not extent to universities in countries where English is not the mother tongue even if it is the language of instruction.


Additional certifications

  • Students from China:
    Please have your documents certified by the Akademische Prüfstelle des Kulturreferats of the German Embassy in Beijing.
  • Students from Mongolia:
    Please have your documents certified by the German Embassy in Ulaanbaatar.