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

Please also check this website and the wiki close to February. Application requirements may change.

This website is currently under construction please note information might change

You may apply when you fulfill these 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 core field of computer science (without maths, core engineering, soft skills, electrical engineering courses, economics …  )
  2. Proof of English language proficiency by (or comparable to):
    1. CEFR/TELC Level B2
    2. IELTS 6.5
    3. TOEFL (IBT 90, PBT 575, CBT 230)
    4. Cambridge CAE or CPE

If you are not sure please ask the IAS Team (ias-team ‚At‘ ) before the application period.

Application procedure and required documents

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

  • Fill out the application form online on the Application Portal. Only possible within the application period.
1. Create an application account
2. Goto „Online Application“ and search by subject for „Intelligent Adaptive Systems“ (not the „freemover“ one)
3. In the search results, click „Apply“ and fill out the online form. More information on how to fill out the form can be found here
More information on the entire application process 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.

Send the following required documents by postal mail to the address given below:

    • A letter of motivation written by yourself in English language (max. 1.5 pages) in which you explain your choice of course and place of study in regard to your academic and professional aims and experience so far.
    • BSc certificate (can be preliminary)
    • Transcript of records (and diploma supplement)
    • Official document(s) containing your grade with the minimum and the maximum passing grade in numbers (can be preliminary)
    • Curriculum Vitae (table version) containig all of your relevant experience (academic, work, international, private …) + your grade and min/max passing grade
    • All acquired certificates obtained after high school
    • 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 all the paper copies have arrived. Otherwise you will be rejected due to „missing documents“.

Please send all documents to:
Dr. Annika Peters
Universität Hamburg
Department of Informatics / WTM / F-214
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 continuing education, further professional qualification, relevant experience and why IAS/UHH/Hamburg/Germany.                                                                            This may also include a phone/email interview.
  2. The result of the highest obtained degree and the comparability of its content to the BSc “Informatik” at the Universität Hamburg (CV must contain your grade with minimum and maximum passing grade in numbers )
  3. Relevant professional and international experience gained through study or work abroad (clear CV( table version) is very important here -the admission board will not sort your mess of paper stacks)

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

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