Application to study

Your way to study at UTN

We are happy that you decided to study at UTN. Below please find important information regarding your application with an international degree!

The application process to study at UTN consists of four steps:

Check if you meet all the requirements for our Artificial Intelligence and Robotics master’s degree program.

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Apply on our platform UTNexus and upload all necessary documents.

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You have an international degree? Then register additionally with our partner institute uni-assist e.V.

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We will give you feedback on your application or invite you to a selection interview.

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1. Check if you meet all the requirements for our Artificial Intelligence and Robotics master’s degree program.

  • Successful completion of a Bachelor of Science (or equivalent) in Computer Science or related fields such as Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, or Physics.
  • Excellent knowledge of Computer Sciences. Applicants need to provide evidence of knowledge in the following fields:
    • Computer Science, Programming, Algorithms and Data Structures along with one of the following subjects: Theoretical Computer Science, Computer Architecture, Computer Networks or Software Engineering (at least 24 ECTS or equivalent).
    • Mathematical references in analysis and linear algebra (at least 18 ECTS or equivalent).
  • Proficiency in English: TOEFL internet based min. 90 Points, TOEFL Paper min. 577 Points, IELTS min. 6,5, Cambridge Language Assessment C1 Advanced.
  • A special aptitude and willingness to perform are required for this Master’s degree program. Evidence can be demonstrated, for instance, through professional training relevant to the program, internships, international experiences, or additional subject-specific education beyond the required courses and attendance in the Bachelor’s degree program.
  • Successful participation in the aptitude testing procedure

You need to fulfill all the requirements if you want to apply. For any questions regarding requirements, read the FAQ section or contact us by email: stars@utn.de

2. Apply on our platform UTNexus and upload all necessary documents.

Register with UTNexus and start application to UTN. You have the possibility to submit documents during application phase. You will find the deadlines in UTNexus.

Which documents are necessary for the application at UTNexus?

We need the following documents from you as an upload:

  • Complete, chronical, tabular curriculum vitae in English
  • Certificate and diploma of the graduated university degree
    If the degree certificate is not yet available, it can be submitted up to 5 weeks after start of the semester at the latest.
  • Transcript of records / overview of courses
  • Diploma supplement / curriculum / module overview
  • Explanatory letter in English (max. 600 words)
    Your explanatory letter is part of the aptitude assessment by the selection committee. Describe your specific interest as well as your special talent and willingness to perform during the degree program. We would also like to know why and how our teaching/learning concept is conducive to your acquisition of competencies.
  • Language certificate English C1
    You can prove your language skills by showing a successfully completed language test, which is not older than two years. We will accept following certificates: TOEFL internet-based min. 90 points, TOEFL computer-based min. 233 points, TOEFL paper min. 577 points, IELTS min. 6.5, Cambridge language assessment C1 advanced.
  • Language certificate German A2 or German-language university entrance qualification
    The proof can also be submitted later up to the registration of the final paper (beginning of 4th semester). If a language test is already submitted for the application or enrollment, it must not be older than two years.
  • Possibly other proof
    For example relevant internships or work experience.
  • Proof of GRE (Graduate Record Examination)
    A GRE certificate must be submitted after separate request if your university degree was obtained in Bangladesh, China, India, Iran or Pakistan. This proof must include a GRE General Test with the following minimum scores: Quantitative Reasoning (QR) 164, Analytical Writing (AW) 4.0.
  • Proof of APS certificate
    A APS certificate is necessary if you obtained your university degree in India, China or Vietnam

Please Note:
1. Please upload all documents in good quality. We can only evaluate what we can read! Copies or digitally created documents are sufficient for the application. Originals can be presented at the end of the enrollment process.
2. Please note that only completely submitted documents can be reviewed. If all necessary documents are not uploaded, you will receive feedback from UTNexus. If the application is not complete by the application deadline, it cannot be considered in the selection process.
3. Please do not send application documents by regular mail or email. Such an application cannot be processed.
4. Please read the requirements and FAQ carefully before starting with your application.

3. You have an international degree? Then register additionally with our partner institute uni-assist e.V.

The registration is done via our partner uni-assist e.V. The work and service center for international student applications uni-assist verifies all international applications for study for UTN.

Who has to register with uni-assist e.V.?

All prospective students with a degree obtained outside of Germany have to register with uni-assist and apply for the preliminary review documentation.

Which degree is considered an international degree?

International refers to the COUNTRY where you completed your Bachelor degree! Your citizenship or your residence are not relevant!
International means: all degrees not obtained in Germany (this also applies to EU, EEA or Switzerland)

Your documents are not available in English or German?

Documents issued in the original German or English language do not need to be translated. Documents issued in another language must be translated by a sworn translator and certified with an official seal.
For admission, merge the original and the translation into one PDF file and upload the merged PDF file to the online application.

Does the application to uni-assist e.V. incur any costs?

There are processing costs for each submission. You must pay these processing costs to uni-assist e.V. by the deadline during the application phase. If this is missed, the application cannot be completed.
You will find details regarding payment and costs at uni-assist e.V.

Do I need a visa?

Please check whether a visa is required.
Check regulations for visa – and contact early the German embassy in your country.

Which documents are required for an application with uni-assist?

You have to upload following documents at uni-assist:

  • Certificate and diploma of the graduated university degree
  • Transcript of records / overview of courses
  • Diploma supplement / curriculum / module overview
  • Language certificate English C1
    You can prove your language skills by successfully passing a language test. We will accept following certificates: TOEFL internet-based min. 90 points, TOEFL computer- based min. 233 points, TOEFL paper min. 577 points, IELTS min. 6.5, Cambridge language assessment C1 advanced.
  • Proof of GRE (Graduate Record Examination)
    A GRE certificate is necessary if your university degree was obtained in Bangladesh, China, India, Iran or Pakistan.
  • Proof of APS certificate
    A APS certificate is necessary if you obtained your university degree in India, China or Vietnam

Step-by-step guide to Your Application with a Non-German University Degree

1. Registration with uni-assist e.V. and activation of your account

In order to create an account with uni-assist e.V., you must register via this page with a valid email address. Subsequently, the account must be activated within 24 hours via an activation link, which will be sent by email.

2. Enter Personal Data and Contact Information

All personal data must be entered here – please make sure that you list your names as they appear on your identification document!

3. hochschulstart.de

You do not need to make any entries in this section if you are applying for a degree program at UTN.

4. Enter Education History

In this section you have to fill in all the information about your previous school and university degrees. Please make sure that the information corresponds to your diplomas and certificates.

5. Select University and Study Program

To apply for the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics degree program at University of Technology Nuremberg for the winter semester 2023/24, you must enter the following information:
Semester: Wintersemester 2023/2024
University: Technische Universität Nürnberg
Federal State: Bavaria
Type of Degree: Master
(Partial) Courses of Study: Courses of Study
uni-assist responsible: Yes
Online-only application: Yes
You will then be shown the corresponding degree program and can view further details and select it. When selecting the semester, please choose “1st semester – Admission type: No admission restrictions (NC-frei)”.

6. Selection List and Mandatory Questions

Now the study program is added to your selection list. Before you add further documents, some mandatory questions have to be answered – this will be displayed directly. These compulsory questions are about further details of your school and university degrees – so it is best to have your certificates ready for easier entry.

7. Upload Documents

As the last part of the application you now have to upload the following documents in German or English – if your original documents are not issued in any of these languages, you have to have a certified translation done.

8. Payment of the Processing Fee

Before you can successfully submit your application, you have to pay the processing fee. The amount depends on the number of applications submitted and can be found in the overview at any time. uni-assist e.V. currently accepts the following payment options: Credit card, instant bank transfer.

9. Submission of the Application

Now you can submit your application to uni-assist e.V. and the next step for an admission to study at UTN is done!


Please note:
1. The application for the preliminary review documentation with uni-assist alone does not count as application for a degree program at UTN. The application via UTNexus is mandatory and has to be completed during application period.
2. The application is complete when all required documents have been uploaded with uni-assist and the handling fees have been paid to uni-assist. The documents and payment must reach uni-assist before the application deadline (May 31, 2023) – otherwise you will not be able to apply to UTN!
3. Uni-assist will inform you whether you will have to submit other documents. If your documents are not available in German or English, you will need to submit a translation. Please contact uni-assist directly with regard to translations required.

4. We will give you feedback on your application or invite you to a selection interview.

We check whether you meet the basic formal requirements for studying at UTN. Formal requirements include f. e. complete documentation, recognition of your degrees and language certificates. If documentation is complete, the selection committee will take over.

The review process has two steps:

  1. Our selection committee evaluates your documents in three different areas: your technical / professional qualification, your explanatory letter and your final grade. Points are awarded for each area with three graduations:
    90 or more out of 100 points are achieved: direct admission to your degree program.
    Between 70 and 89 points were achieved: invitation to the selection interview.
    69 or less points were achieved: application is rejected and admission is not granted.
  2. If you achieve between 70 and 89 points you will be invited to the selection interview. The invitation will come by email via UTNexus. Please confirm your participation within 5 days. Normally the interview will be online and in English. The interview will last approx. 10 minutes and serves to determine your personal suitability for the degree program. In particular, your conversational behavior will be evaluated with regard to your manner of expression, your approach to discussing problems, and the coherence of your argumentation. The selection interview is rated as “suitable” or “not suitable”.
Please Note:
1. Please confirm your place to study by at least 2 weeks before the end of the enrollment period by clicking on the button “Accept place of study” in your account! The enrollment period ends with the start of the semester.
2. If the review of your application is positive, you will receive an e-mail via UTNexus. At the same time, you will be granted access to your admission or rejection letter, which you can download via UTNexus.

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