Master of Science in Digital Communications


Application Forms

Online registration will start in February each year.

Online Application Portal for the International Master’s Degree Programmes of the Faculty of Engineering

We only accept regristered applications from the online Application Portal.

After having completed the online application, you will receive a pdf-document via email. To confirm your application you have to send us a signed printout of this document to the following address, which is also mentioned in the e-mail:

Faculty of Engineering, Kiel University

M.Sc. Digital Communications

Kaiserstr. 2

D- 24143 Kiel, Germany

The deadline for the mandatory return of your signed printout of your pdf application is April, 1th each year. The signed printout as well as your letters of recommendation are the only documents you have to send us. We do not need any copies of further documents to be sent via post mail ( e.g. degree certificates).

If you are accepted for the degree programme you must bring the respective original documents with you when registering at Kiel University. Keep an eye on status of your application in the application portal. We update the status each time we receive one of the necessary documents.


Important Deadlines

The application period  runs from  February 1th to April 1th each year!

Event Date
Online application on this web page 1 February
Other application forms will not be accepted.
Application period for starting in October  closes 1 April
Application deadline is  April 1th.
The mandatory signed printout of your pdf application has to be sent back together with your letters of recommendation.
1 April

Notifications of acceptance June

Start of next term October

Start of lectures (WS ) Mid-October
WS: winter semester
End of lectures (WS ) Mid-February
WS: winter semester


Questions about the application procedure


Which B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science) degrees will be accepted?

  • B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering
  • B.Sc. in Information Technology
  • B.Sc. in Electronics
  • B.Sc. in Computer Science and B.Sc. in Computer Engineering are not usually accepted, it may only be accepted if the focus was on communications


Can e.g. TOEFL or IELTS replace GRE?

  • No


How long until I receive a reply to my application?

  • The deadline for applications is 1 April.
  • The processing time after the deadline takes about 4-6 weeks.
  • Decisions will be made at the end of June regarding which applicants will to be accepted. Please be patient till then!
  • Due to the number of applications, we will not be able to reply to questions about whether your application has reached us.
  • Please remember that most letters were sent by registered mail or UPS, DHL etc., which is normally proof enough that letters will arrive.
  • As mentioned above, please do not expect any answers about the status of applications before the end of June.
  • If your application is rejected, we will not be able to inform you of the reasons.