General Aspects

In order to study the international master’s course Computational Engineering at Ruhr-University Bochum, candidates must submit an application via our online application system. This online application system is generally open for applications from November. The closing dates for online applications are:

15th May for citizens of non-European countries
15th July for citizens of the European Union

Please note that enrolment for master’s program Computational Engineering is only possible for the upcoming winter term.



Online Application - Short Guide (please read carefully before application)


1. The complete application process is managed through our online application system. The first indispensable step to apply for the master’s program Computational Engineering is to register in our online application system. Once you registered, you will be requested by e-mail to activate your account.


2. Once you registered and activated your account you can login to our online application system. During the online application process, you will be asked to enter the following information:

personal details
academic background
work experience
language skills
contact information

Furthermore, you have to upload a digital passport photo in JPEG format with a maximum size of 2MB.


3. The last step is to upload the following required application documents to complete your online application:

Curriculum vitae
Qualifying academic degree certificates
   If you have not finished your qualifying bachelor’s (or comparable) degree yet, please apply with your current transcript
   of records and estimate the end of your study
Transcript of Records
   If no information about your local grading system is included on your transcript of records, please provide additional
Proof of English language skills (one of the following documents):

TOEFL: minimum total score of 550 points for paper-based tests, 215 points for computer-based tests
   or 79 points for internet-based tests
IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band score of 6.0
confirmation from your university that you have completed your first degree program in English
   (all lectures and    examinations must have been held in English)

High School Diploma
   As a proof of your secondary school leaving certificate and your entrance qualification for your first academic degree.
   If available: Please also include your pre-university certificate

Students from China: APS document
Optional: a personal statement describing your motivation to apply for the program
Optional: letter(s) of recommendation
Optional: other reference letters (e.g. from previous employers)
Optional: any further information that might be relevant

Please upload scanned copies of all your original documents. If the original documents are not in English or German, you have to add additional certified translations of your documents. A certified translation is a translation by a sworn translator.

All documents must be uploaded in one pdf-file in the order described above and with a maximum size of 10 MB. Please note that we do not accept any paper based application documents and that we do not processed applications submitted by e-mail, as well as un-assessable applications.


4. After completing these steps, you can submit your application. You will be automatically informed via e-mail when your application documents have been proceed and forwarded to the admission committee.

As soon as the admission committee comes to a final decision on your admission, you will again be immediately notified by e-mail. If you get an acceptance for the master’s course Computational Engineering you will be assigned to one of our personal tutors from the CompEng Support team, who will be your future contact person for any organizational questions (Visa, Accommodation, Health Insurance, etc) to make sure that you will have the best possible starting conditions at Ruhr-University Bochum. Please understand that, in case your application is rejected, no further explanations will be given from the admission committee.

If you have any further question or facing any technical problems concerning our online application system, please don’t hesitate to contact the CompEng Support Team at:

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We are looking forward to your application!

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The online application system to apply for the wintersemester 2022/23 is now open.