Admission Requirements and Procedures

Application Periods

Please note that the application periods change slightly from year to year, but are usually very similar to previous years.

Here are the next two application periods: 

Winter Semester 2024/2025

  • for applicants with a foreign Master Entrance Qualification:
    March 1, 2024 though July 15, 2024 (via uni-Assist
  • for applicants with a German Master Entrance Qualification: ​
    April 20, 2024 to August 31, 2024 (via myBTU)

Summer Semester 2025

  • for applicants with a foreign Master Entrance Qualification:
    November 1, 2023 though January 15, 2025 (via uni-Assist
  • for applicants with a German Master Entrance Qualification: ​
    ​​​​​​​December 1, 2023 to March 1, 2025 (via myBTU)
Subject-specific Requirements for Artificial Intelligence
  • The primary admissions requirement is a first qualifying degree (at least bachelor's degree) or a qualification equivalent degree in a program closely related to Artificial Intelligence (AI).
  • A degree is considered to be closely related to AI if the topics studied as part of the bachelors degree are the similar in depth and range to those taken in BTU's bachelors degree in Artificial Intelligence.
  • The program has a strong theoretical/mathematical component. Thus, success in our academic program requires that the bachelors degree contain a solid background in theoretical computer science, mathematics (with special focus on probability theory but also including discrete mathematics and number theory, analysis, linear algebra), machine learning, software engineering, and programming.
  • Bachelors degrees that are often, but not always, considered to be closely related include computer science, computer engineering, or mathematics with a minor in computer science.
  • The examination board of Artificial Intelligence at BTU will decide whether an applicant’s degree is sufficiently close in terms of content.
  • Applicants need a certificate of proficiency in English as described in this handout.
Where to Apply
  • International applicants have to apply via uni-assist. Uni-assist verifies applications on their credentials – it does not grant admissions. If the verification of uni-assist is successful, the application is forwarded to BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg where we evaluate the application with regards to the admission to our programme. A submission of application documents directly to the university is not possible.
Application Documents
  • your fully completed and signed online application form (either BTU's Online Application Portal or uni-assist),
  • a simple copy of a document proving the completion of a bachelor's or higher level degree including a transcripts of records/list of subjects taken (if the original is not in English or German, then you need a translation to English or German from a sworn translator),
    • for applicants in their last bachelor's semester: you will need at least a document (including the already recorded grades) of your university, that you will finalise your studies before the start of our master's programme,
  • a simple copy of the higher education entrance qualification (a translation to English or German from a sworn translator is required if the original is not in English or German),
  • a concise up-to-date curriculum vitae with details about your educational history, lab experience, research interests, etc.,
  • proof of English language skills (described in the handout, we do not accept "medium of instruction certificates", only valid certificates are recognized),
    • for applicants with German entrance qualification (Abitur): Your certificate of higher education entrance qualification may also serve as sufficient proof – provided that you acquired your higher education entrance qualification in Germany or at a German school abroad and provided that your certificate of higher education entrance qualification demonstrates English language skills at least at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
  • a simple copy of passport/official personal identification,
  • a simple copy of a valid residence permit for Germany, if available,
  • APS (Akademische Prüfstelle/Academic Verification Office) certificate for Indian, Chinese, Vietnamese and Mongolian applicants.

German language skills are not required for the application.

Changing Universities within Germany

For changing Universities within Germany you will additionally need a certificate of removal from the register of students (submit at the latest upon enrolment) and certificate of non-objection (proof of right to take examinations). Further information you may find here.

Lehr- und Prüfungssprache im Master-Studiengang Artificial Intelligence ist Englisch.

Weitere Informationen finden Sie daher auf den englischprachigen Webseiten dieses Studiengangs.