Admissions Test

Starting with admissions for Winter Semester 2023/24 all new applicants need to complete an admissions test on our online platform. The results of your test will help to inform the decision about your application.

In terms of content, the test will include the following subject areas:

  1. Programming and algorithms
  2. Theoretical computer science and logic
  3. Databases and conceptual modeling
  4. Mathematics in computer science (calculus, linear algebra, stochastics)
  5. Software engineering

Sample Test

To familiarize yourself with the testing environment, we are providing you with the opportunity to take a sample test, which you can repeat as many times as you like. This test is filled with dummy questions (mostly arithmetic between 0 and 100) to give you an idea what sort of questions might appear, from a technical perspective. It is – of course – not indicative of content or difficulty of the actual tests.

You will need to sign up to the platform in order to attempt both the sample and the real test . Instructions on how to do that are available here. You will need a code to sign up that you should have received by e-mail if you have submitted a complete (!) application. If you did that and have not received an email from us about the test yet, please get in contact.

After typing in the code, register with your name and email address and choose a password. It is important that you remember your given username and your chosen password. Later on, you will also need your applicant number (from the application platform Campo), so please enter it as well. Without this information, we cannot assign your test!

After signing up and logging in, you can find the sample test here.

Real Tests

There will be more than one possible date to take the test. One is toward the end of May and there will be at least one more towards the end of the application period (July). Please consider, however, that every applicant will only get to take the test once. Moreover, taking a later test will necessarily delay the final decision about your application.

Every test date will give you a 24-hour window to complete the test. Once you have started the test, it must be finished within 60 minutes. Every applicant will only get one chance at completing the test, so it is not (!) possible to start the test this time, then abandon it to try again at a later date. Similarly, it is not (!) possible to attempt the test again in the future if you have already done so in the past.

Any questions of a technical or administrative nature (i.e. not about the content of the tests) can also be asked in the relevant forum. Please also refer to the Rules and FAQ posts there.

Test Dates

  • 2023-05-23 Test date 1 for admission in Winter Semester 2023/24