FAQ: Frequent Questions and Answers
Question 1: What about the tuition fee for this Master?
This master has no tuition fee. According to the German law most public University courses are free. However there is a small fee on stake for uni-assist if you apply and our University has a small fee for registration and the public transportation for each semester (around 330€).
Question 2: How many places are available each year?
We only have 22 seats each year starting in October. So make sure to apply for one. But of course we do plan to increase the capacity subsequently in the next years.
Question 3: Is there a list of centres for language certification?
- more to follow here...
Question 4: Is this a full time and class room Master?
Yes. You have roughly 6 courses (each 4 hours) a week. See the curriculum. The courses are class room courses (not online).
Question 5: I can not find your Data Science Master in UNI-Assist?!
Use the menü item "search study offer" and choose: [qualification->Master],[University interested in, Berlin, Beuth Hochschule für Technik] and in the free field below enter 'Data-Science'! Klick 'Start Search' and we apprear.
Question 6: I have a question concerning UNI-ASSIST?
Please read the respective FAQ.
Question 7: Is this Master open for all international Students?
Yes, it is.
Question 8: Will I qualify for your program with my ECTS and my English?
Please do not send me a bunch of PDF certificates!! I will not look at them!
Do the following: Make a list like this:
MATH / STATISTICS: (example) => usually 4 courses needed
- Math 1 -> hours per week / 5 ECTS
- Statistics 2 -> hours per week / 8 ECTS
- Probability 3 -> hours per week / 4 ECTS
- Linear Algebra 4 -> hours per week / 5 ECTS
- TOTAL: 22
COMPUTER SCIENCE: (example) => usually 5 courses needed
- Programming 1 -> hours per week / 4 ECTS
- Software Engineering -> hours per week / 5 ECTS
- Databases 3 -> hours per week / 6 ECTS
- course 4 -> hours per week / 5 ECTS
- course 5 -> hours per week / 5 ECTS
- TOTAL: 25
And I will comment. But you will see by your self probably. Attach this to your post to uni-assist.
Please note: at least 75% of all ECTS must be proven by University courses! Do them as a guest student! The rest can be done via coursera etc. but with certificates. Your Bachelor Thesis can also be taken into account if it has a math/statistics or computer science part. But it is not possible to do the required ECTS later!
Question 9: Is there a GPA limit? How do you select?
First we check if the ECTS are ok. We do have no fixed GPA limit. But then we must take the GPA equivalent of the Bachelor into account if we have too many applicants.
Question 10: I had English in School and one English course at the university. Is this a sufficient B2 English equivalent?
It is unfortunately not. Only an English School or an English Bachelor (instruction language English) could be taken into account. Or B2 on the school certificate (as stated in the OZI).
Question 11: I have problems with the Beuth application system!
Please have a look at the red error message below in the system. Mostly wrong dates are the reason (as e.g. 14.03.0199 and have the German date format in mind! DD.MM.YYYY). Otherwise try to clean cookies & browserdata and try all browsers!
Question 12: Please can you tell me about my application status? (I need it fast for my VISA process).
Unfortunately this is not our task. The Beuth Administration (Studienverwaltung) will decide who is in and who not and will inform you. Mostly in the first half of August.
Question 13: I have a Bachelor which is not Computer Science or Math / Statistics.Is this a problem?
No! We only require the respective ECTS. Hence looking at the knowledge and not at the way you went.
Question 14: Will this Master qualify me for a Ph.D. program? When will the accreditation be.
Yes. And we are working currently for the accreditation.
Question 15: Do I need a motivation or recommendation letter?
No, please do not insert this. We believe you have the best intentions!
Question 16: What are the typical obstacles when applying for a visa?
A) The VISA can take quite long and you shoubd be in Berlin till September to start the first semester!
B) Normally you need to prove financial stability which normally is a 8.700€ on a blocked account.
Question 17: Are there any internships or fundings where I can apply in connection to this Master?
Question 18: Does the application time include the uni-assist processing time?
No. The closing time is when our system closes. After this you can not generat the PDF needed for uni-assist. If you have our PDF, you should send fast to uni-assist. The longer you wait, the shorter your VISA time.