The Master’s programme Electrical Engineering at the University of Rostock, Germany is a research-oriented programme. It imparts knowledge and competencies for a professional life in academic and industrial occupational fields. Students can select one of the following two major fields of study:
-Information Technology
-Power Engineering
There are obligatory German language classes.


This is a graduate (Master) course and the degree conferred at completion of studies is Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (M.Sc).

Admission semester is both in the summer and winter semester. Winter semester starts in October and summer semester starts in April. It is recommended to begin in the winter semester.

The programme duration is four semesters (two years).

Application deadline for the next admission semester is 15 January for the following summer semester  and 15 July for the following winter semester
An early application is recommended in order to allow enough time for the visa process.

It is possible to study the entire course in English. Some lectures are however offered in German, but these are additional options.

Course Details

The university Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering offers best possibilities for a leading position in a company or a researcher position in the field of engineering in Germany and abroad. It also offers the possibility for graduates to enter a doctoral programme. The ever-growing demand for engineers opens up prospects for the future with good job offers and excellent career opportunities.

Educational organisation: During the first three semesters, students follow mandatory and elective courses in order to achieve a total sum of 90 credit points (30 credit points each semester). In the fourth semester, students will write and defend their Master’s thesis (30 credit points).

Forms of assessment: Projects, presentations, written and oral exams, Master’s thesis (viva voce)

The total credits for this course is 120 ECTS.

Costs and Funding

University of Rostock charges no tuition for this master course. However, you are required to pay a small enrolment fee of approx. 170 EUR per semester which covers an administrative fee including the semester ticket for public transport during the semester.

In order to cover your living expenses, you should have a budget of about 670 EUR per month. Initially, this must be self-financed. When calculating your budget, you should include fixed costs such as semester fees, health insurance, rent, and study materials. Detailed information on costs of living are given on the websites of Rostock University

There are limited opportunities for international students to work while studying. Foreign students with a residence permit for study purposes are allowed to work as far as this work does not exceed 120 full days or 240 half days a calendar year. In addition, they can work as student assistants. Other jobs need to be approved by the labour authorities and the Immigration Office.


Language requirements: TOEFL score of at least 71% of the total score (iBT – Internet-based test) or an equivalent like an IELTS 6.5 score. The results may not be older than two years. Native speakers are exempt.

Academic requirements: All applicants should meet the following criteria:

  1. First academic degree (at least 180 credit points) in Electrical Engineering or a related scientific field of study
  2. A final grade in the Bachelor’s degree that corresponds to a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 75% or higher
  3. At least 24 credit points in mathematics and at least 6 credit points in theoretical electrical engineering

Admissions are currently available to study electrical engineering at University of Rostock.

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