Application procedure

(1) To be eligible for admission to this programme, a candidate must have attained - with an overall final grade of at least 2.3 - his or her first subject related degree from an institution of higher education (e.g. Bachelor of Science), a degree from a Technical College for Administration [Verwaltungsfachhochschule] or a degree from a public or state accredited university of cooperative education [Berufsakademie]. »Subject related« applies to degree programmes in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Science and Media, and other technical-scientific degree programmes from the areas of engineering or computer science. The examination committee decides on the equivalence of degrees and exceptions and may also state additional requirements to be met by the student.

(2) If the first degree does not involve a final scientific thesis, the candidate has to submit another piece of scientific report authored by him/her.

(3) To be eligible for admission to this programme, a candidate must provide proof of English language proficiency at the B2 level as put forth by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (GER) in the form of 

  • proof of mastery as a native speaker (acquisition of a certificate of higher education entrance qualification or first-level professional qualification (i.e. undergraduate degree) from an English-speaking country) or
  • proof by means of one of the following internationally recognised certificates

    • TOEFL (internet-based score 85 or better)
    • Cambridge Certificate First Certificate in English (FCE)
    • IELTS, band 6.5 (at least 6.0 in each individual band)

or by means of an equivalent certificate.

(4) The candidate must submit a one-page letter of motivation in English. The letter of motivation must include an overview of the previous academic and vocational/practical training, such as completed projects related to construction informatics and/or internships, international experience during the first-degree programme, student activities, and/or academic work. Documentation of all activities is to be provided. The letter of motivation must also detail the personal future (research) perspectives about the main areas of study.

(5) If the selection committee is not able to reach a unique consensus based on the available documents, an interview may be conducted to reveal the candidate's competences.

(6) The selection of the applicants is conducted by a selection committee, which comprises two professors, one of each is either from Civil Engineering or Computer Science, of the degree programme »Digital Engineering«. The selection committee establishes which applicants meet the necessery requirements (sections 1-5) and determines which modules from the thematic area »Fundamentals« are to be completed individually in order to achieve the adaptation of qualifications.

*These regulations are subject to the condition that the Academic and Examination Regulations are approved by the President of the Bauhaus-Universität and published as a Statute.

In addition, you should:

  • Enjoy working in interdisciplinary teams
  • Be curious and creative
  • Be willing to work independently and take initiative
  • Enjoy solving the complex problems of the digital information community 
  • Possess excellent knowledge of engineering or computer science
  • Have an interest in developing models for physical processes, image data acquisition and analysis, as well as visualisation methods
  • Possess knowledge of numerical simulation methods
  • Have an understanding of storage, analysis and manipulation of large quantities of data
  • Demonstrate English language proficiency 

For questions about proof of language proficiency, please contact: 

johanna.theuerkauf[at]uni-weimar.de 

The following applies to German-speaking applicants:

You can demonstrate level B2 proficiency of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF) in the following ways:

  • Submission of a secondary school leaving certificate (Abitur) documenting at least six years of English instruction (from the seventh grade up to the completion of secondary school studies). The final grade - or, if applicable, the average grade - of the last two years must be at least the grade of 2,0 (gut) or 10 points;  

or

  • Submission of proof of a successfully completed English-language Bachelor's degree. 

If you cannot demonstrate your English proficiency in this manner, please provide one of the following language certificates no more than two years old (comparable certificates are subject to case-by-case review):

English language certificates Results/Level Organisation
TOEFL: Test of English as a foreign language Internet based (0-120 Pkt) The TOEFL code of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar is 8968. Min. 85 pts. www.ets.org
IELTS: International English Language Testing System Min. overall score 6,5 (the score of each test component must be at least 6,0) www.ielts.org www.britishcouncil.de
English for Speakers of other languages (ESOL) (Cambridge University) First Certificate in English (FCE) www.cambridgeesol.de

The following applies to international applicants:

We recommend that you, before coming to Germany, you acquire a minimum of German proficiency in order to be able to manage your day-to-day life. Please do not assume that English is spoken in all public institutions, doctors and authorities.

You can demonstrate level B2 proficiency of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF) in the following ways:

  • first or further academic degree in a country where the language of instruction and the official language is English (except India and Pakistan).

If you cannot demonstrate your English proficiency in this manner, please provide one of the following language certificates no more than two years old (comparable certificates are subject to case-by-case review):

English language certificates Result/Level Organisation
TOEFL: Test of English as a foreign language Internet based (0-120 pts.). The TOEFL code of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar/Bauhaus University Weimar is 8968. Min. 85 pts. www.ets.org
TOEFL: paper based (310-677 pts.) Min. 565 pts. www.ets.org
TOEFL: computer based (0-300 pts.) Min. 225 pts. www.ets.org
IELTS: International English Language Testing System Min. score 6,5 (the score of each test component must be at least 6,0) www.ielts.org www.britishcouncil.de
English for Speakers of other languages (ESOL) (Cambridge University) First Certificate in English (FCE) www.cambridgeesol.de

Our English-language Master's programme in Digital Engineering may be started in the winter Semester or in the summer semester.

Applicants who graduated outside of Europe apply online at: www.uni-assist.de.

  • Admissions deadline winter semester: 15 July
  • Admissions deadline summer semester: 15 January


Applicants who graduated in Europe and do not require a visa apply online at: Online-Application.

  • Admissions deadline winter semester: 30 September
  • Admissions deadline summer semester: 31 March