Application / Admission

What are the requirements?

Prospective students interested in joining our  Master program need to fulfill the following requirements:

Please refer to the "Collect Documents section" for further information on Credit Point requirements!


Admission criteria

If you meet the admission requirements for the Master's degree program in Information Systems, you will take part in the second phase of the selection process - the admission assessment. As part of the selection process, each applicant is assigned a score based on the following admission criteria (max. 100 points):

When do I have to apply?

The deadline for your application is dependant on the term you want to apply for. Please be aware that there is not only a deadline for the application period, but also a starting date.

Application Periods:

Summer 10 Nov - 15 Jan
Winter 10 May - 15 Jul

Note: There is no distinction between EU and non-EU applicants.

≫ Application Portal

How do I apply?

Please read the following steps carefully. Many of the questions we receive are already answered here.

  • (1) Collect Documents

    Required Documents:

    The application is only complete when the following documents have been included:

    • Abitur/A Level certificate, or any other equivalent university admission certificate.
    • Bachelor degree or a list of courses that includes at least 80% of your Bachelor course modules (if the Bachelor course is yet completed).
    • University transcript or diploma attached. Please calculate the average mark and add a grading scale if the marks were awarded outside Germany  (see Grade_Conversion.xlsx).
    • A detailed course description (not your transcript!) of the courses taken during your Bachelor studies. (see Detailed Course Description)
    • A filled out form "Analysis of Curriculum" in which the courses of your first degree are assigned to the four subject areas (see Analysis of Curriculum)
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
    • Selection of Major (see Selection of Major)
    • A certificate as evidence that your English-language proficiency reaches Level C1 in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The certificate must not be older than 2 years. Medium of Instruction during your bachelor studies does not count! (see Language Proficiency)
    • Additional documents that demonstrate your special interest or qualification for our Information Systems course.

    These documents must be uploaded to the application portal before the application deadlines. Late submissions can not be considered. Please note that deadlines can not be extended, even if the deadline falls on a weekend or bank holiday. If a document is in any language other than English or German, a certified translation must be attached. Please note that the authenticity of all translations of original documents must be confirmed by an authorised institution with an official stamp and signature. 

    The application and the documents to be submitted must be uploaded as scans of the originals or as original digital documents in the applicant tool.

    Detailed Course Description:

    The transcript of records provides only a list of courses. It does not contain information as to the contents of the courses. Your admission needs to contain a document that provides content details and information on how they can be assigned to the four subject areas (Computer Science, Information Systems, Quantitative Methods, and Business Administration). Please look at these examples of course descriptions and use the template. You can also upload the official module handbook of your bachelor program, if the information is according to our examples. 

    Applicants with a degree in Information Systems from the University of Münster can upload the module handbook here. 

    Analysis of Curriculum:

    For admission you need to have completed at least 72 ECTS credit points related to the subject areas Information Systems (IS), Computer Science (CS), Quantitative Methods (QM), and Business Administration (BA). Including at least 24 ECTS related to the major subject (Managing Digital Business, Business Process Management, Data Science) you want to study. Based on their content, you need to assign the courses of your first degree to the four subject areas and also indicate their credits.

    What are major related Credits? Of course this depends on the selected Major. For the 

    - Data Science Major, these minimum of 24 ECTS would be in the area of QM/CS
    - Business Process Management Major, this would be minimum 12 ECTS in the IS/BA area and minimum 12 ECTS in the QM/CS area
    - Managing Digital Business Major, this would be a minimum of 24 ECTS in the BA/IS area

    You will find an exemplary list and assignment of courses/content here. Please note that this is of course not an exhaustive list.

    Indicate the credits you have earned in the courses. Use the Credit System of your bachelor institution - Translation of credits is done by us!

    Please use the following document for your Analysis of Curriculum: Curricular Analysis.pdf Please use the standard pdf-Reader to fill out the form. Insert all courses that fall into one of the aforementioned subject areas. Once complete, you can upload it to the Application Portal.

    Bachelor graduates who have done their Bachelor Information Systems at the University of Münster can use the pre-filled form, please make sure to adapt it to your course of studies.

    Selection of Major:

    Please select the Major you would like to study by filling out the following file: majorselection.pdf

    Please also indicate the topics you covered within your previous academic career as well as the practical experience you made so far. 

    Language Proficiency:

    The table below shows examples of recognised English certificates and the minimum result required in each case to prove you have the required language proficiency for the course. Please note that proof of your English-language proficiency is a mandatory requirement. You can not be accepted into the course without proof of language proficiency. The applicant also fulfills the English-language proficiency requirements if English is their native tongue, or if they completed their Bachelor degree in an English-speaking country. This must be demonstrated with a certificate from the university at which the Bachelor course was completed.

    Note: If a student has studied a course in English, but the course of study was not in an English-speaking country, they must still provide other evidence to demonstrate their English-language proficiency. 

    The certificate must not be older than 2-years. Language certificates such as the following are accepted:

    Certificate   TOEFL (iBT)   UNIcert   DAAD   IELTS
    Level >= 90 pts A, B, C C1, C2 >= 6.5 pts

    Note: The above table is not exhaustive. Other certificates that rate the applicant’s English-language skills at Level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages are also accepted, but should cover all: writing, reading, oral conversation (listening and speaking). 

    Our TOEFL institution code is 4740. We are also registered for IELTS. Please do only hand in the digital certificate via our application portal. 


  • (2) Complete Online Application

    • Follow the link to the application portal (Link to the Application Portal).
    • Fill out the online application form and upload all the required documents in digital form.
    • Choose the major you want to take.


  • (3) Wait for Response

    Wait for your result. After the application periods for the term have ended, we will look through all applications. You will be notified via the application system or directly by us.

  • (4) React (!)

    In this phase, these situations might occur:

    1. You are immediately accepted into our Master program (congratulations).
    2. Before you get a definitive answer, you might be invited to an interview with representatives of our department to learn more about you.
    3. You have, sadly not been selected for our program and have received a rejection letter.

    In case of:

    1. >> Feel free to enrol in our study program. See process step (5)
    2. >> Get ready for your interview. Don't worry, we don't bite ;).
    3. >> We nonetheless wish you all the best for your future career! 
  • (5) Enrol

    After you have been accepted into the program, you have to enroll via the online portal. More information on the documents needed to complete university registration will be sent after your acceptance to the program.

    Please note: we are not able to defer your admission to the next semester. You should be able to enroll until 15th of May (Summer term) or 15th of November (Winter term) the latest.