Master's Degree Programme Electrical Engineering and Information Technolgy


Enrollment in the international Master's degree programme Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (EE&IT) is possible for both the Winter Semester and the Summer Semester.

International applicants:  International applicants submit their application for the Winter Semester 2020/21 only via the application portal "AppliSe" from    16 January 2020 till 1 March 2020 During that time the application portal can be reached via the following link.


Application procedure:

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 address mentioned in the e-mail. The deadline for the mandatory submission of your signed printout is  8 March (date of receipt) for applications for the Winter Semester. This document is the only document you have to send us. We do NOT need copies of the documents that you have uploaded for your application, e.g. degree certificates. If you are accepted for the degree programme you will have to bring the respective translated and certified documents when enrolling for the degree programme at Kiel University.

The following documents are necessary for your application. Please check the following list to ensure that you have all the necessary documents available. All documents in a language other than English and German must be translated into English or German:

  • Degree certificate of a completed Bachelor's degree programme and university transcript including a list of subjects and grades. Please submit the information about your Bachelor's degree, which forms the basis for your application for the Master's programme at Kiel University. If the degree certificate of your Bachelor's degree is not yet available, a provisional university transcript is sufficient. Your degree certificate must be submitted at the latest for enrollment.
  • The module handbook belonging to your Bachelor's degree programme or a comparable document indicating the duration, teaching forms, teaching content and learning objectives of the individual modules.
  • Certificates for practical work experience in the field of engineering, e.g. due to internships outside the university or due to a job in industry.
  • Proof of English knowledge by the result of an English test. Among other tests we accept TOEFL (in case of the internet based test a minimum score of 72 is required), IELTS (minimum score required: 6), Cambridge Proficiency Certificate, Oxford Higher Certificate and International Converence ICC Stage 3 (Technical).
  • Applications from China, Vietnam or Mongolia will only be accepted if the certificate from the Academic Examination Board is enclosed (see here).


Furthermore, the following Self-Assesement form can be uploaded on a voluntary basis. However, it is strongly recommended to submit it. Without the form (NEW FORM SOON AVAILABLE HERE)  a timely processing of the application cannot be guaranteed and the application may not be considered.

To be in principle admissible to the Master’s degree programme Electrical Engineering and Information Technology the applicant‘s Bachelor’s degree must not show substantial differences to the Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technolgy from the Kiel University in terms of scope and content. The form "Self-assessment of the comparability of modules" helps applicants and reviewers to compare the equivalence of the bachelor's degree of the applicant with the bachelor's degree from Kiel University and to determine whether there are substantial differences.

The form lists all compulsory modules of the Bachelor's degree programme Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at Kiel. Information on the content, learning objectives and scope of the modules can be found in the corresponding module handbook of the Bachelor's degree programme Electrical Engineering and Information Technolgy. The data listed below is required. Please have a look at the example for an illustration of the information. Necessary entries:

  • Given name and family name
  • The number of credit points per semester. This is the number of credit points the applicant was able to earn during one semester of the Bachelor's programme. Based on this information, a conversion factor is calculated to compare the scope of the applicant's own modules with the scope of the modules of Kiel University. If applicants - as in Kiel - have earned 30 credit points per semester, the conversion factor is 1.0. However, if the applicant's own Bachelor's programme is – for example – based on the fact that 20 credit points can be earned during on semester, the conversion factor is 1.5.
  • The titles and credit points of comparable modules. Please check the content of the Kiel modules and indicate which of your own Bachelor modules cover the corresponding content. It is possible that the content of a Kiel module is covered by complete Bachelor modules or by parts of your Bachelor modules. If the module content is only partially covered by one module, please enter the corresponding share and also enter the credit points only partially. The conversion factor is used to convert the applicant‘s own credit points into credit points equivalent to those at Kiel University.
  • Decision whether equivalence exists. If the content of a Kiel module are approximately covered by the applicant’s own module(s) and if the scope is almost the same, it can be decided that there is an equivalence between the applicant’s own module(s) and the Kiel module. When the corresponding radio button is pressed the credit points of the Kiel module are automatically classified as recognisable. A selection can be undone by pressing the corresponding radio button a second time.
  • The following two cases are shown in the example:
  • Example 1: The content of the Kiel module "etit-114 Communications" is partially covered by the applicant’s module "Communications A". In the module "Communications A" with a scope of 2 Credit Points basic concepts, elements of telecommunication and transmission channels are considered. However, the other topics of the module "etit-114 Communications" (modulation techniques in telecommunications, digital signal transmission and clock and carrier synchronizatio) are not covered. There is therefore no equivalence in content and scope.
  • Example 2: The content of the module "etit-107 Electrical Energy Technology" are almost completely covered by two modules: "Electrical Energy A" and half of "Electrical Energy B". Both modules have a scope of 2.5 credit points each. Module "Electrical Energy A" is considered with its complete scope, module "Electrical Energy B" with only half its scope, i.e. 1.25 credit points. Since these two modules almost completely cover the content of the Kiel module and are also almost identical in scope, there is equivalence here.
  • Feedback on self assessmant. At the end of the document - this is not included in the example - the credit points are added for modules to which the applicant has taken equivalent modules and for modules to which the applicant does not have equivalent modules. Admission is granted to applicants whose Bachelor's degree is equivalent, i.e. who have modules equivalent to all required modules. According to existing orders, an applicant who lacks more than 30 credit points cannot to be admitted to the programme. If applicants cannot present equivalent modules to all the required modules, but do not lack more than 30 credit points, they may be admitted subject to conditions. This means that the applicants have to take the examinations in the required modules of the local Bachelor's programme for which they do not have equivalent modules.


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Examination Regulations

The Examination Regulations for the Master's Degree Programme Electrical Engineering and Information Technology can be found on the website under the following link.

Course Guide

Information on the modules on offer by the Institute of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology for the Master's degree programme Electrical Engineering and Information Technolgy can be found on the website of the Examination Office for Electrical Engineering and Information Technology under the following link.


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