International Programmes 2023/2024

Informatics (Computer Science) (MSc) Informatics (Computer Science) (MSc)

Technical University of Munich • Garching b. München

Master of Science in Informatics
Teaching language
  • English

The MSc Informatics can be completed entirely in English.

Programme duration
4 semesters
Winter and summer semester
Application deadline

Winter semester: 31 May
Summer semester: 30 November

Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Combined Master's degree / PhD programme
Joint degree / double degree programme

Integrated research and degree programmes designed for the future: The TUM School of Computation, Information and Technology (CIT) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) unites the disciplines of Mathematics, Informatics, and Electrical and Computer Engineering. Our research and teaching activities range from theoretical knowledge to its application, focussing across disciplines on the major challenges of our time, such as the digital transformation. At the same time, our expertise remains firmly embedded in our core disciplines.

The Master’s in Informatics is a research-oriented degree that builds on the fundamentals of computer science you have acquired during your undergraduate studies. The programme offers a large variety of courses, and allows students to focus their studies on their preferred areas. They can specialise by choosing up to three of these areas:

  • Algorithms
  • Computer Graphics and Vision
  • Databases and Information Systems
  • Digital Biology and Digital Medicine
  • Engineering Software-Intensive Systems
  • Formal Methods and their Applications
  • Machine Learning and Analytics
  • Computer Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Distributed Systems
  • Robotics
  • Security and Privacy
  • Scientific Computing and High Performance Computing

Additionally, the curriculum covers an interdisciplinary project (in Mathematics, Medicine, Business Administration, Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering) and soft skills courses.

Students acquire an advanced research competence in Informatics. The programme encourages and enables students to work independently according to high academic standards. Furthermore, students develop an understanding of an exemplary application area, with the corresponding terminology and way of thinking, and thereby acquire interdisciplinary competence.

The programme qualifies graduates to participate in a PhD programme, for leading software development projects, and for executive positions in business and management. Graduates can work in research and application in all phases of Software Engineering, from specification, design and analysis to development, implementation, and proof of correctness.

Course organisation

The Master's programme in Informatics is a two-year programme divided into four semesters.
Students attend advanced lectures, a lab course and a seminar, and participate in software development and research projects.

In the third semester, students have the possibility to do a second lab course and gain further practical experience, or to do their own guided research project in close cooperation with a professor.
The Master's thesis is written in the fourth semester.

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A Diploma supplement will be issued
International elements
  • International guest lecturers
  • Integrated study abroad unit(s)
  • Language training provided
  • Training in intercultural skills
Integrated study abroad unit(s)

It is possible to spend one or two semesters at one of our partner universities and to receive two MSc degrees (from TUM and the respective partner university), or to do intensive courses at 21 European partner universities in the framework of the ATHENS programme (Advanced Technology Higher Education Network Socrates).

Integrated internships
  • Not mandatory, but good possibilities during lecture-free periods
  • Career service is offered
  • Support for business creation is offered
Course-specific, integrated German language courses
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Semester contribution

Approx. 160 EUR per semester
The fee includes a basic semester ticket covering public transport in Munich.

Costs of living

In order to cover personal expenses while studying in Munich, we recommend a budget of approx. 1,000 EUR per month.

Funding opportunities within the university
Academic admission requirements
  • Bachelor's of Science in Informatics / Computer Science
  • Applicants must provide a statement of reasons for their programme choice and a scientific essay
  • Applicants may be invited for a written test on campus
  • GRE or Gate Test for applicants with a degree from Bangladesh, China, India, Iran and Pakistan
  • Preliminary documentation from uni-assist for applicants who obtained their Bachelor's in a country outside EU/EEA

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Language requirements

All applicants must submit a proof of sufficient English language skills. The accepted English proofs can be found here:

Proof of German language skills is not needed for the application.

Application deadline

Winter semester: 31 May
Summer semester: 30 November

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Possibility of finding part-time employment

Various possibilities are available for teaching/student assistantships and research assistantships at the university.
Munich is also a very good place to find internships and jobs at software companies and start-ups.


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Career advisory service

TUM has its own Career Service, which offers application checks, career counselling and a mentoring programme.

Support for international students and doctoral candidates
  • Welcome event
  • Buddy programme
  • Accompanying programme
  • Specialist counselling
  • Visa matters

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