This three semester, internationally-oriented course of study is designed to meet the demands of industry for highly motivated, team-oriented software experts. Students learn and apply state-of-the-art technology and standards in the fields of software development, information management, computer networks, and electronic commerce. All classes are given in English.

Application deadline

Summer semester (starting mid of March) 2nd November the year before
Winter semester (starting 1st October) 2nd May

Study time

3 semester full-time | 5 semester part-time

Study title

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Application and Deadlines

Admission pre-requisites

Applicants for the Master Degree Programme must possess a university degree with grades significantly above average either in computer science requiring at least 3 years of university study or
equivalent knowledge degree with knowledge in

  • Database Systems
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Object-oriented Programming
  • Software Engineering
  • Software Project Management
  • Distributed Systems

Proof of English language skills through TOEFL or IELTS test


Application materials

Please note: The application procedure for the coming summer semester takes place electronically. The old application documents are no longer valid. To apply via the electronic application portal, you will need digital copies of the following documents:

  • tabulated, one page, complete resume/curriculum vitae in English
  • a 500 words "Statement of Goals and Objectives", describing previous work, the goals and objectives in pursuing graduate studies at the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences as well as future plans
  • TOEFL score of 563 points (paper-based test), 223 points (computer-based test).85 points (internet-based test)
    The official TOEFL report can be sent directly through the Educational Testing Service (institution code: 8514)
    Or if it is not possible for you to take a TOEFL test we accept a IELTS test with a score of Band 6,5 and higher.
    A TOEFL or an IELTS exam is strictly required for all applicants, except native speakers.
  • Secondary school leaving certificate (GCE O- and A-level, international Baccalaureate, High School Diploma, etc.)
  • Higher education Degrees awarded (e.g. Bachelor Degree (BSc))
    Records must be submitted for all post secondary academic work completed or in process and for all degrees. The records must give detailed information on the content and quality of the student's performance. The student's rank in class should be noted whenever possible. Transcripts should list, for each individual course that was taken, (1) the course title, (2) the marks or grade obtained, and (3) the minimum mark for a "pass". Transcripts must be submitted in both the original language and in English or German.
    All translations must be literal and complete versions of the original records.
    Where the grading system does not follow the German scheme, an explanation of the grading system has to be attached
  • Certification of knowledge in at least one object-oriented programming language (preferably Java), if not mentioned in the mark record.
  • 2 recommendation letters
  • Students from India send an APS certificate, if available. 

Tuition and Fee

The enrolment fee amounts to Euro 192,50 for the first semester and Euro 180,50 for each following semester (as of June 2024).

Attention: The state government of Baden-Württemberg has introduced study fees of Euro 1500,- per semester for international students coming from non EU-Countries starting from Winter semester 2017/18.

Further details about the expected study fees are available on the official website of Baden-Württemberg.


Programme Structures

The first and second semester covers advanced theories, methods and techniques in the field of software development, data management, project management and computer networking. Amongst others this comprises the lectures "Advanced Topics in Software Engineering", "System Design", "Advanced Topics in Databases", "Middleware Technology" and "Advanced Topcis in Software Project Management". An elective module each semester allows deepening the knowledge in formal methods (e.g. "Cryptographic Algorithms") and in newest technological issues (e.g. "Business Process Technology"). A large software-project – spanning the whole 2nd semester – gives practical foundation to the theories and methods above.

Full Time

1. Year - Summer Semester1. Year - Winter Semester2. Year - Summer Semester
Concepts of Programming LanguagesMiddleware TechnologyMaster Thesis
Databases IISoftware Project 
Software Project Management IISoftware Verification and Validation 
Software Engineering IISystem Design 
Intercultural Training Part 1Intercultural Training Part 2 

Elective Module I

Data Structures and Algorithms
Computer Vision
Additional Elective Module 1

Elective Module II

Business Intelligence
Business Process Technology
Additional Elective Module 2



Please note:
Because of visa regulations this part-time course is only for EU-citizens available.!!!

Part Time

1. Year - Summer Semester1. Year - Winter Semester2. Year - Summer Semester2. Year - Winter SemesterFinal Semester
Concepts of Programming LanguagesSoftware ProjectDatabases IIMiddleware TechnologyMaster Thesis

Software Engineering II

System Design


Software Verification and Validation 
Software Project Management II

Intercultural Training Part 2



Intercultural Training Part 1    



Elective Module 1      

  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Computer Vision
  • Additional Elective Module 1

Elective Module 2

  • Business Intelligence
  • Business Process Technology
  • Additional Elective Module 2


Career Perspectives

Relations between businesses are increasingly interconnecting on an international scale. Graduates with an international degree Software Technology posses a distinct advantage on the job market. It is becoming increasingly important to employ university graduates who have studied abroad and can document their mobility and flexibility through the attainment of an international academic degree.