Intelligent Adaptive Systems

Apply for Master Intelligent Adaptive Systems

Master in Intelligent Adaptive Systems
How to apply?

The application period for the winter term each year for all students will be

February 15 – March 31

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Application requirements

We aim at offering the courses to a wide range of students. Applicants should have a strong background in computer science or a related field since programming and mathematical knowledge is assumed. In order to apply to the Master in Intelligent Adaptive Systems, you have to fulfil the following requirements:

  1. A Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field insofar as 60 ECTS credit points were acquired in the field of computer science
  2. Proof of English language proficiency by (or comparable to):
    • CEFR/TELC Level B2
    • IELTS 6.5
    • TOEFL (IBT 90, PBT 575, CBT 230)
    • Cambridge CAE or CPE

More detailed information on application requirements can be found in the IAS PDF Guide.

Application procedure

You can apply to the Master in Intelligent Adaptive Systems in two steps:

  1. Fill out the application form online on the Application Portal.
    1. Create an application account
    2. Goto „Online Application“ and search by subject for „Intelligent Adaptive Systems“
    3. In the search results, click „Apply“ and fill out the online form

    More information on filling out the form can be found in our Wiki

    Once completed, print and sign the summary of the online form and include it in your documents for submission. More information on how to fill out the form can be found here

  2. Send the following documents by mail to the address given below:
    • A letter of motivation written by yourself in English language (max. 2 pages) in which you explain your choice of course and place of study in regard to your academic and professional aims.
    • BSc certificate including transcript of records and diploma supplement
    • Curriculum Vitae, including all acquired certificates
    • Proof(s) of English language proficiency
    • The printed and signed application form

Please keep in mind that your application will only be considered complete once the paper copies have arrived. Further information on all required documents can be found in the IAS PDF Guide 

Please send all documents to:
Dr. Sven Magg
Universität Hamburg
Department of Informatics / WTM / F-210
Vogt-Kölln-Straße 30
D-22527 Hamburg

Selection Process

If the number of applicants that fulfil the requirements exceeds the number of available spaces for this Master’s course, the applications are selected using the following criteria:

  1. The quality of the motivational letter, in particular with regard to a continuing education and further professional qualification. This may also include a phone interview.
  2. The result of the highest obtained degree and the comparability of its content to the BSc “Informatik” at the Universität Hamburg
  3. Relevant professional and international experience gained through study or work abroad

The criteria are rated individually and then combined, with criterion 1. accounting for 40% and the other two 30% each.

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