Application FAQ

Q: Do I have to apply via campo?

A: Yes, please register an FAU-IdM account first and submit your application via the campo portal.


Q: Can I apply for admission in the summer/winter term?

A: Yes, admission is possible starting both in the summer and in the winter.


Q: I want to apply, but the programme is not showing in the list of subjects in campo. What’s wrong?

A: If you are applying early, the programme might not be listed because the application period has not started yet. Please consult this webpage for details on the application periods.


Q: Do I have to send hard copies of my documents?

A: No, we do not require hard copies at this point. Once we do, you will be notified!


Q: Can I check the status of my application?

A: No, we review all applications in batches and there is no other “status” to be checked.


Q: Can I apply with any Bachelor’s degree?

A: Your qualifying degree has to be in computer science or in a related subject. You may have to pass an oral entrance exam if your degree is in a related field, to ensure you meet the qualifications.


Q: Is there a certain grade (“Numerus Clausus”) I have to reach to be admitted?

A: No, there is no admission restriction by grade alone.


Q: I have been admitted for winter/summer term 20(XY), can I defer my admission to the following winter/summer term?

A: No, your admission is only valid for that particular semester. There is a high probability for re-admission in the following year, but you will have to re-apply (please make sure to include your previous admission letter in the following application!).


Q: I have not been admitted into the program, can I still get admission if anyone else does not claim their spot in the program?

A: No, all decisions are final and binding, we do not rank applications and there is no fixed number of spots in the program. This means that if you have not been admitted there is no way for re-evaluation of the application.


Q: Who can I contact if I have any other questions?

A: Please address all other questions to the study advisor AI.