Computer Science International (B.Sc.)

Key Facts

  • Academic degree: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
  • Duration: 8 semesters (4 years)
  • Start: March 15
  • Application period for EU citizens: November 5 - January 15
  • Application period for non-EU citizens: November 5 - November 30
  • Language of Instruction: English (semester 1 + 2) & German (semester 3 - 8)
  • Fees: No tuition, just an administrative fee to the student union (approx. 100 € per semester)
  • Campus Location: Hof, Bavaria, Germany

Entry requirements

  • University entrance qualification (if you acquired your university entrance certificate abroad, it has to be assessed by our partner uni-assist first)
  • English language skills proven by official test score documents (TOEFL minimum 90 or IELTS 6.5 or above)
  • German language skills proven by official test score documents (minimum level A1)

Target Group

The Bachelor's program Computer Science is targeted at international students with basic skills in German language (level A1) who are not yet fluent enough to fully study in German but ready to work on their language skills. In addition, you should be interested in new technologies, enjoy solving problems and working in interdisciplinary teams. If you also have fun in logical and abstract thinking and in dealing with complex problems, this Bachelor program is the right choice for you.

Please be aware that our German language courses start at level A2 and it is an absolute necessity that you have sufficient knowledge of the German language before you start your studies.

Your advantages when studying Computer Science at Hof University

  • Attractive program contents (AI, IT Security, Data Science, IoT, ...)
  • Top marks in university rankings (CHE, StudyCheck)
  • Intensive contacts to local companies
  • Modern campus
  • Top equipped laboratories
  • Exciting student initiatives (motor sports, environmental initiative, eSports and many more)
  • Best prospects on the job market

Your career perspectives as Computer Scientists

  • Software Developer
  • Software Architect
  • Data Scientist
  • Security Expert
  • Full Stack Web Developer
  • App Developer
  • System Administrator
  • IT Consultant
  • IT Project Manager
  • ...

Program Structure

Semester 1 + 2 (taught in English)

  • German as a Foreign Language
  • Fundamentals of Information Technology
  • Fundamentals of Programming
  • Operating Systems
  • ...

Semester 3 + 4 + 5 (taught in German)

  • Software Engineering
  • Full Stack Web Development
  • Applied Artificial Intelligence
  • IT Security
  • Data Science
  • Cloud Computing
  • Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Computer Networks
  • Database Systems
  • ...

Semester 6 + 7 (mainly taught in German)

  • Software Architecture
  • Interdisciplinary Software Development Project

Examples of elective modules:

  • Applied Machine Learning
  • Architecture of Mobile Applications
  • Artificial Intelligence in Robotics
  • Cryptology
  • Data and Text Mining
  • Digital Technology
  • Internet of Things
  • Modern App and Web Development
  • .NET-Programming with C#
  • Principles of Electrical Engineering
  • Project Management
  • RESTful Web Services
  • Software Reverse Engineering
  • ... any many more

Semester 8

  • Practical Project
  • Bachelor Thesis

Here you can find the  Complete Program Structure

Here you can find details about the  Application and Admission Process

You still have questions?

Just contact us via WhatsApp+49 9281 409 4515

FAQs for Applicants

What requirements do I have to fulfill in order to join the Computer Science Program?

In order to join the Computer Science Program you need:

  • University entrance qualification (if you acquired your university entrance certificate abroad, it has to be assessed by our partner uni-assist first)
  • English language skills proven by official test score documents (TOEFL minimum 90 or IELTS 6.5 or above)
  • German language skills proven by official test score documents (minimum level A1)

If you fulfill the requirements, we encourage you to send your application via our Primuss Application Portal.

There is no application fee.

Is my certificate/degree accepted for admission? Can you check my document(s) and tell me whether I'm eligible to apply?

Unfortunately, we do not have the capacity to pre-check any documents before application.

If you are unsure if your previous degree/school education is sufficient to study in Germany, please check it in the DAAD database by entering your data.

Before you apply, your university entrance qualification has to be assessed by our partner uni-assist.

Can I apply with a VPD from uni-assist issued for another university or another semester?

Yes, you can apply with a VPD (Vorprüfungsdokumentation) from uni-assist even if it was issued for another university.

You can also apply with a VPD that was issued for an earlier semester.

Please note that the decision on accepting documents is solely made by the examination board in each individual case.

How can I prove my English language skills?

For the Computer Science Program, we accept:

  • TOEFL iBT 90 points (or higher)
  • IELTS 6.5 (or higher)
  • Confirmation that you completed an entire study program or your entire school education in English language

Test results should not be older than three years at the time of the semester start.

The examination board decides if your proof is accepted for admission only AFTER you have submitted your application.

How can I prove my German language skills?

For the Computer Science Program, you need to prove basic German language skills with a minimum level A1 according to the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

We only accept official test score documents (e.g. Goethe, telc, ÖSD).

Attendance certificates are not sufficient as proof of German language skills.

Where can I apply?

You can apply via our Primuss Application Portal.

Please note that an application is only possible during the application period.

Applications via post or email will not be considered.

Check out our video tutorial on application here.

Where can I find additional information about the application process?

Please visit our official website about the application and admission process.  

Where can I find additional information about financial issues, health insurance, visa and accomodation?

You can find those information in our FAQs for International Degree-seeking Students.

I have another question. Whom should I contact?

If you have any questions regarding the Computer Science Program, please contact the Program Head Prof. Dr. Matthias Meitner.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please get in touch with our admission office via this email.

Our ambassador for the Computer Science Program

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What do you like about the study program?

„I really love the international Bachelor’s degree program in Computer Science because of its very rich curriculum. It covers every aspect of computer science to a level that is not comparable to other universities. I would recommend the program to anyone wishing to study computer science in Germany at the Bachelor‘s degree level.“

Why did you choose Hof?

I chose Hof because it is a small city which provides the possibility  to meet and interact with the locals and thereby improve one’s language skills. This is something that is almost impossible in bigger cities. Also, the fact that Hof is cost-effective for international students  was really important to me.“

How important is the German language?

„The importance of the German language cannot be over-emphasized as it has mostly positive implications and makes it easy for one to communicate and integrate into the labor market after studies. This was one of the reasons why I applied for this degree program at Hof.“

Any advice to fellow students?

„My advice to other students who are not sure if they should apply or not, I would say go for it and you won’t regret it. When I started, I was afraid that I would not be able to cope with the language but after one semester, my knowledge of the language has improved and I can now communicate better, thanks to my really nice and patient German teacher at Hof University.“

 

Esther Eke

Computer Science Student from Nigeria

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Program Head

Prof. Dr. Matthias Meitner | University of Applied Science Hof

Prof. Dr. Matthias Meitner

Department of Computer Science
Computer Science

Hochschule Hof
Alfons-Goppel-Platz 1
95028 Hof

Room: B 129
Phone +49 (0) 9281 / 409 4515
Fax: +49 (0) 9281 / 409 55 4515
E-Mail: matthias.meitnerhof-university.LÖSCHEN.de

Student Affairs Office

 Michael Luft | University of Applied Science Hof

Michael Luft

Student Affairs Office
Administrative Assistant

Hochschule Hof
Alfons-Goppel-Platz 1
95028 Hof

Room: A 113
Phone +49 (0) 9281 / 409 3225
Fax: +49 (0) 9281 / 409 55 3225
E-Mail: michael.lufthof-university.LÖSCHEN.de

 

Head of Board of Examiners

Prof. Dr. Günther Köhler | University of Applied Science Hof

Prof. Dr. Günther Köhler

Department of Computer Science
Business Information Systems

Hochschule Hof
Alfons-Goppel-Platz 1
95028 Hof

Room: C 122
Phone +49 (0) 9281 / 409 4450
Fax: +49 (0) 9281 / 409 55 4450
E-Mail: guenther.koehlerhof-university.LÖSCHEN.de

International Office

 Carolin Huttner | University of Applied Science Hof

Carolin Huttner

International Office / Student and Career Services
Welcome Center

Hochschule Hof
Alfons-Goppel-Platz 1
95028 Hof

Room: A 015
Phone +49 (0) 9281 / 409 3319
Fax: +49 (0) 9281 / 409 55 3319
E-Mail: welcomehof-university.LÖSCHEN.de

 

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