- The basic requirement for studying at a university is the so-called university entrance qualification, e.g. the Abitur. This qualification can be obtained in different ways and enables its holder to study either at a university or at a Fachhochschule (university of applied sciences). The entitlements listed below are those valid in Lower Saxony.
Preliminary examination of the university entrance qualification (HZB)
Prospective students who would like to have their university entrance entitlement (HZB) examined prior to applying for enrolment (i.e. university entrance qualifications on the grounds of vocational education and training, entrance qualifications for universities of applied sciences, EU university entrance qualifications acquired outside Germany) can submit their university entrance qualification documents to the University’s Registrar’s Office from the middle of May
The Bachelor’s programme first conveys basic knowledge in Mathematics and Computer Science including programming. Advance knowledge is acquired through compulsory modules in the area of Core Informatics (24 credits). Students will also focus on Applied Computer Science (18 credits) and an application subject (18 credits). If the special requirements for a subject are in Applied Computer Sciences and the corresponding application subject are fulfilled, an additional certificate will be issued stating the field of study. The subject areas of Applied Computer Science are to be studied in two steps (i.e. by one person consecutively in the Bachelor’s and Master’s programme) as a field of study. Smaller subject areas, such as Computer Linguistics can only be studied in the Bachelor’s programme. Further details are specified in the examination and programme regulations.