Applicants should meet the following requirements:
The prerequisite for an applicant for this program is either a qualified Bachelor's degree or an equivalent degree in the field of electrical or media engineering or a related discipline. In any case, good knowledge in the field of electrical/telecommunication or media engineering is essential to join the program. An outstanding CGPA is expected.
Additionally, students applying for the course Communication and Media Engineering (CME) should not only be academically qualified, but also feel fit to integrate into a multicultural environment. Studying alongside students from different cultural backgrounds is both a chance and a challenge, requiring you to open up towards new ideas and different perspectives.
Please note that the number of available places is limited.
Due to the international and interdisciplinary character of the course, students arrive with various academic backgrounds. The first semester, amongst other things, is reserved to adjust those imbalances. Nevertheless, some basic knowledge in software programming is indispensable for a successful completion of the program. We therefore ask future students to brush up their knowledge in the following areas before coming to Offenburg: "C" or another imperative/procedural/object-oriented programming language (Java, C++, Pascal, FORTRAN, ...) A prospective student should know how to implement algorithms (e. g., bubblesort, quicksort, mergesort) and data structures (e. g., queues, stacks, linked lists, graphs).
All classes of the CME program are held in English. Therefore, applicants must have good English proficiency in both oral and written communication. This needs to be proven by a TOEFL score report (minimum scores pBT 550, cBT 213, iBT 79-80) or IELTS (minimum score 6.0 in each competence area) .
It is no longer necessary to provide proof of German language proficiency. Nevertheless, basic knowledge of German is indispensable for everyday life in Germany. You may take advantage of Offenburg University's Summer Course for German as a foreign language, which is offered every year in September.
Chances for admission into the program improve if the applicant has aquired relevant work experience in the field of communication and media technology.
Social and Personal Qualifications
Our student selection is highly competitive. Successful applicants should not only prove an excellent academic background, professional experience and outstanding references, but also that they are highly motivated to make a contribution to our international community. Applicants should use the “letter of motivation” to state their social and personal qualities. We are looking for students with well rounded personalities and the desire to make a difference, both inside and outside the academic world.
Online Application and Deadlines
If you are interested in the Communication and Media Engineering program, we invite you to enter your data into our online application system HISinOne.
Please be aware that we only accept applications submitted via our online application system HISinOne. If you have difficulties entering your data, please contact the coordinator of the program.
As a result of the very large number of applications that reach us every year, a two-step selection process has been introduced: The selection committee will screen your online application first. Within a few weeks you will be informed if your application has been short-listed. In this case you will be invited to send your complete application documents by postal mail.
If you are invited to send a paper-based application, print out the form generated in HISinOne, attach your recent picture, sign it and include the following documents:
- Attested copy of your Bachelor's degree (translated into English or German)
- Attested transcripts of grades (translated into English or German)
- Copy of TOEFL Test (minimum score: 550 - paper-based or 213 - computer-based; institutional code: 7087) or IELTS 6.0 in each competence area (preferably 6.5)
- Curriculum vitae
- Letter of motivation (explanation why you want to study CME)
- Letter(s) of recommendation
- APS Certificate (for applicants from China, Vietnam and Mongolia)
Please make sure that you have completed and signed the application, added a recent photo and included all required documents in a single envelope (no folders or extra covers).
Finally, send your application package to:
Offenburg University of Applied Sciences
Ms. Ulrike Nordau
Phone: +49 781 205 141
Fax: +49 781 205 120
Note: As we do not send back any application documents, please only hand in certified copies, not original documents.
We are looking forward to receiving your application.
The program begins only in winter semesters (classes begin in October).
The online application deadline for the winter semester is:
31 March of the same year
Winter Semester: October - January (followed by a 3-week exam period)
Summer Semester: March - June (followed by a 3-week exam period)
Summer Course "German as a Foreign Language":
Every year during the month of September