Department of Computer Science

Admission Requirements

Admission requires a degree with a grade average of at least 2.3 (german system 1,0 is best); the degree must have been obtained in subjects related to machine learning, i.e. computer science, mathematics, physics, and related fields. Moreover, since machine learning requires profound focus and mathematics skills, applications must include proof of knowledge in the following fields: one- and multi-dimensional calculus, linear algebra, and either numerical mathematics or probability theory. Similarly, knowledge in programming, algorithms, and data structure is required. Finally, candidates are judged based on the level of interest and their personal fit with the program, for which we require a letter of motivation.

Good speaking and comprehension skills in the English language are a fundamental necessity for successful studies in this Master program. We accept any of the following proofs of such skills:

  • German Abitur including at least 6 (G8) or 7 (G9) years of English.
  • TOEFL iBT test with at least 94 points
  • IELTS test with at least 7.0
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
  • University entrance qualification obtained in the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand

The final decision is based on the overall affinity to the program.


The next intake is for the Winter semester 2020/2021. Applications can be sent starting February 2020. The deadline for applications for the Machine Learning Master program starting is April 30th, 2020. There are no application fees.

All students, including those holding a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, need to submit an application. The requirements are listed below.
The studies program is taught annually, starting in winter semesters.

Please apply online for admission to the Master’s program here (from Feburary 2020!).

Note that after the online application you have to send your application per mail to the university (details are given at the end of the online process).

Note that non-EU citizens have to pay 1500 Euros per semester in addition to the regular semester fees of about 158 Euros (this includes the semester ticket for the use of all buses in Tuebingen). A list of exceptions to these tutition fees can be found here.