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January 17, 2011

"International Software Engineering" will start every semester, each September and each March.

Application deadlines are the end of August and the end of February, respectively.

Prof. Jürgen Znotka
Tel +49 209 9596 444
Fax +49 209 9596 460

Neidenburger Str. 43
D - 45877 Gelsenkirchen
[F&E-Schwerpunkt Komponentenbasierte Softwareentwicklung]

International Software Engineering (ISE)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


  1. Q: Why shall I apply for this Master course?
    A: To help you with your decision, here are some very good arguments for ISE:

    • A chance to study at two different universities in Germany and Brazil.

    • A chance to receive a scholarship from DAAD.

    • To meet students from all over the world and others cultures.

    • To study software engineering on a high level with close ties to industry.

    • With a double diploma in software engineering you will most likely work everywhere in the world in the software industry.

  2. Q: How can I apply to the ISE Programme?
    A: The application period is from June untill the 31. of August each year for the winter semester starting in September and th 28. of February for the summer semester starting in March each year. It is possible to ask later for a place, if there are still places available.

  3. Q: May I send my application by email/post?
    A: Please refer to Studiensekretariat for all questions about your application.

  4. Q: I'm currently finishing my Bachelor studies but I won't get my degree until after the application period ends. May I still apply?
    A: Yes, but your Bachelor degree must be finished by the beginning of the first semester of ISE.

  5. Q: Are all students considered equally regardless of the date on which they have applied to the ISE?
    A: Yes. You can submit your information and documents on the first or last day of the application period and it would not affect your results in any way. At the moment there are no limitations concerning the period entering the master course.

  6. Q: I've submitted all my information and documents. What should I do now?
    A: You do not need to do anything else. We will inform you about anything.

  7. Q: Where can I find more information about the DAAD Double Degree Programme?
    A: Please refer to the DAAD Double Degree Programme website.

  8. Q: What is the audience?
    A: The programme is designed for bachelor students or diploma students.

  9. Q: Can I start the master without a bachelor degree?
    A: No.

  10. Q: Which knowledge in which areas is required?
    A: The programme is mainly based on a normal bachelor degree in computer science. This means that basic skills in both applied and theoretical computer science are needed.

  11. Q: When are Soft Skills taught?
    A: Language courses will be held in the first, second, and third semester.
    The second semester in Gelsenkirchen is taught in English, the semester in Brazil is taught in English and Portuguese.
    Soft Skills are taught during the two projects running in the second and third semester.

  12. Q: Where will the courses be located?
    A: The courses will be held in Gelsenkirchen for the first and second semester. The third semester will be abroad, which is in Brazil nowadays, and the last semester can be done in Gelsenkirchen or in Brazil. More partner universities will join the ISE course structure based on requests by students.

  13. Q: Are there any additional fees?
    A: No, there will be no additional fees in comparison to other German study programmes.

  14. Q: Can I start in the summer term?

    A: Yes.