Master of Science in Digital Communications


Please check your qualifications before applying for admission to the Master’s Degree Programme in Digital Communications.

Formal Requirements

  • A first degree qualifying for a professional career in the subject of Electrical Engineering / Information Technology, which at least
    • corresponds to a Bachelor’s examination following a scientifically-oriented degree programme in the subject of Electrical Engineering / Information Technology or
    • corresponds to a Bachelors’ examination in a related subject at an institution of higher education in Germany or abroad that is at least equivalent to a German university of applied sciences, with evidence of suitable prior knowledge. Here, the result must be assessed as being significantly above average.
  • Self-test (optional - but helps yourself to judge your level of knowledge): self-test.pdf
  • High school diploma (equivalent to the German "Abitur"). Not neccessary for online application, but needs to be at hand in case of enrollment

Language Requirements

    • Good knowledge of the English language!
      It is important that your English skills are sufficient to understand oral presentations and to write papers. There is the opportunity to improve your language skills in Kiel, but you must have a good foundation. This must be proven by conducting the GRE revised General Test ( before you apply.  Our GRE Institutional Code is 7144.  TOEFL/IELTS or similar test results are only optional but not mandatory.  Therefore TOEFL/IELTS test results cannot replace GRE test results.

    • The desire to learn German!
      You may start without knowing any German.  However, in this case life outside your studies will be particularly challenging. It is recommended that you acquire some basic German before you come to Kiel. As part of the degree programme, you are required to participate in German language classes. If you already have good German language skills, you may select another course of your interest.


    You must provide two recommendations, preferably from a university professor, which should address the following points:

    • Your educational background and achievements.
    • Your social and language skills.
    • Your ability to understand and perform in digital communications.