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The curriculum allows students to obtain a Master of Science degree within two years.
Several branches of specialisation are available:
- Communication Systems
- Automation and Control
- Integrated Systems (Microelectronics)
- Power Systems
- Embedded Systems
The two years are divided into four semesters.
The degree will not only provide an excellent basis for work in companies but will also qualify the student to pursue further academic studies, including the acquisition of a German Dr-Ing degree.
The courses of the different branches of study are defined in the Master Examination Regulations of the EIT department.
Progress in technology and science requires electrical engineers to pursue advanced qualifications. International experience and knowledge of different cultures is unquestionably a huge additional advantage. This has led to the initiation of the Master's programme for Electrical & Computer Engineering at the TU Kaiserslautern, which is open to international students.
Language proficiency in English
- TOEFL: 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, 80 Internet-based
- or equivalent
- Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or an equivalent foreign degree in a related field
- GRE is strongly recommended
- Enrolment fee: approx. 200 EUR per semester, includes e.g.: free transportation in the area around Kaiserslautern (up to 100 km), more than 50 free university sports courses and more
- Assessment fee: 50 EUR single payment for the verification of foreign certificates
- Recommended: German Language & Orientation Course for international Master's students: 650 EUR single payment
Costs of living
High standards of living at low costs:
Monthly costs: in total approx. 600-650 EUR to cover all personal expenses, e.g.: accommodation: approx. 230 EUR; health insurance: approx. 80 EUR; food: approx. 200 EUR
Costs of living - a snapshot on regional prices
- Meal in refectory: 2.40 EUR
- Loaf of bread: 1.20 EUR
- Orange juice (1 litre): 1.00 EUR
- Rice (1kg): 0.90 EUR
Student assistantships are available on a competitive basis. Excellent students have good chances of finding jobs in research projects, but these are not usually granted in advance. Support in finding a job as a student assistant is available through the International School for Graduate Studies (ISGS).
International School for Graduate Studies (ISGS) at TU Kaiserslautern:
Lending a hand in every phase of your stay
Before Your Arrival...
Effective pre-arrival communication helps you to regulate application, visa, residence permit and housing affairs. We supply any information and assistance needed to manage the application procedure and arrange accommodation on demand, and provide support on an individual basis by completing your documents for arrival.
Once You Are Here...
One major task of the ISGS team is to help the students settle into and become part of the university's community. The welcome-package includes pick-up from the train station and drop-off at the student's apartment as well as support with first shopping and highly individualised support in administrative and organisational issues, e.g. enrolment, registration with local authorities, opening a bank account and insurance matters.
Orientation Course - A prelude to German communication, academic culture & daily life. This course is offered twice a year prior to the start of the lecture period (6-8 weeks). It includes intensive language training, administrative support as well as cultural and social events. You will improve your knowledge of German and learn about our teaching styles and methods. In short, this course enhances orientation on campus, in town and in the student community. Once having established a foothold, you will have a clear mind for efficient studies or research!
Services and support for international students
The International School for Graduate Studies (ISGS) cares for international graduates & PhD candidates from the very decision of coming to Kaiserslautern until graduating or leaving the university. We lend a hand during every phase of your stay!
Besides the individual support during the pre-arrival phase and warm welcome, we will provide you with continuing support that will enhance your learning:
Mentoring Your Studies and Research...
Whether during your studies or research, ISGS offers a variety of cultural and social events as well as extra-curricular activities enhancing your professional skills - such as workshops in academic culture or intercultural communication - which are supplementary and free. These are highly recommended for your personal development.
Jumpstart Your Career...
The ISGS offers professional development training on teamwork and leadership, time management and cross cultural training as well as specific language training with regard to job applications. To achieve outstanding success with regard to your thesis, the variety of our special offers for PhD students during the final period at university is permanently growing.
The ISGS establishes meetings with reputable contacts from science and industry within our Career-Services and sets up visits to factories, company headquarters and research institutes in order to help the students launch new careers.
The majority of our students live in residence halls located on or close to campus. Unlike in other countries, German dormitories are not owned or operated by the university, but by external institutions. The "Studierendenwerk" operates several large halls of residence in Kaiserslautern. Students submit housing applications directly to the Studierendenwerk, which typically have a waiting period. For international Master or PhD students, the International School for Graduate Studies (ISGS) at TU Kaiserslautern aims at arranging accommodation in these residence halls or in private accommodation within its pre-arrival service.
The halls of residence have modern single, double or shared apartments with kitchenette, bathroom/WC, and modern facilities as well as internet access.
- Kitchenette: no plates & pots, etc.
- Bed & mattress (no blankets & pillows)
- Shelf, table, chair (no computer)
- Rent: 200-280 EUR
Since accommodation is not automatically guaranteed with admission, a request for accommodation to ISGS is advisable.