CTS - More information

Project AHEAD - Support network for international students of CTS

The project's goal is to build an all-in-all support network for international students.

We organize webinars on a regular basis in order to give you the opportunity to get in touch with us and to learn more about our Computer Science program. On this page, you will find a video of one of our latest webinars as well as the slides we present there. In addition, we provide questions and answers in a FAQ list compiled from former webinars.

See what it is like to study Computer Science at THU.

Current information

Are you a student and thinking about studying in Germany? Then have a look at the nine virtual events „Start your Studies in Baden-Württemberg“ which take place 29.04. - 15.07.2021 by the Baden-Württemberg International program.

The summer semester 2021 for CTS 2 students will again take place completely online. Attendance is only required at the end of the semester during the examination period. If you did not take the exams in winter semester, as things stand now, the re-sit exams will be held in September 2021. 

The State University Act (Landeshochschulgesetz) has been amended to extend the standard period of study for students who are enrolled in the 2020 summer semester or 2020/2021 winter semester. The deadlines for study and examination performances are also extended by one semester. In this semester (as in the summer semester) there will be no loss of an examination entitlement due to exceeding the deadline. So you have no disadvantage if you postpone your exams to September.

News on health insurance for international students: For international students who are starting or continuing their studies due to the pandemicare prevented in attendance, should in the case of a laterentry into Germany the contributions to health and long-term care insuranceissued on a case-by-case basis up to the time of entry.
If you have any questions about the required evidence or application modalities for exemption from contributions, please contact the health insurance company with which you would like to be insured.

Here we provide you with some information on deferral, cancellation, refunding or offsetting of payment of student fees in the 2020 summer semester and the 2020/21 winter semester. If you have any questions or if you would like to submit an application, please contact Ms. Vorndran ( from the Students' Service Center.

Watch our latest webinar with focus on the current situation and the upcoming winter semester and the associated slides.


Interested in studying computer science, but you still have many questions? Browse our FAQ list for answers.

If you have further questions or you want to contact the project team, please write to

The degree program Computer Science (CTS)

Will the program be held completely in English?

Yes, except for the classes to learn German in the first few semesters.


Do I need any previous knowledge in German before I start studying CTS at Ulm University of Applied Sciences?

Applicants do not need any German language skills.


Why do I have to fill out a form about my German language skills then?

This is only for organizational reasons: we need to know, how many students we will have in which German class.


How many study places are there in Computer Science?

We offer 45 spots.


How many applicants are there for the program?

We have around 120 applications.


Will there be tutorials during the program?

Especially in the first three semesters, we offer for all the "critical" modules additional tutorials for extended exercise and questions.


I already studied Computer Science or a related discipline in my homeland. Can I receive credit for that when I study CTS at Ulm University of Applied Sciences?

Courses studied at universities abroad can be accredited within the CTS program. You need to contact the dean of the program after you enrolled, to check if you can receive credit for your former course achievements.


Is it necessary to have any previous knowledge in programming or other subjects taught in the CTS program?

For studying CTS at Ulm University of Applied Sciences, no previous knowledge is mandatory. The program starts at the level you have after you achieve a university entrance qualification in Germany. That is why you need to get a validation of your educational credentials by the Studienkolleg Konstanz.



Requirements for applying

What kind of qualifications are accepted for proof of English proficiency?

We accept:

  • TOEFL (a score of 79 or higher)
  • IELTS (a score of 6 or higher)
  • Cambridge Certificate ( a score of 160-180, B2 first, grade B)

Native speakers and applicants, who achieved their secondary school education in English, do not need proof of their language skills.


Can the recognition of the secondary school leaving certificate be done by Uni-assist rather than Studienkolleg Konstanz?

This is not possible since we do not have a contract with uni-assist. You would need to apply for recognition at Studienkolleg Konstanz. It is free of charge.


Is it required to validate an International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) by Studienkolleg Konstanz?

Yes, you would need to get it validated.


Three steps: application, admission and enrollment


What is the grade required for admission?

We do not have a numerus clausus. It differs every year, depending on the grades of our applicants. But the most important thing is, that you apply and hand in your complete documents in time. Doing that, your chances are good.


When do the preparatory courses start?

Due to the current situation, last winter semester we offered an online preparation day on 9th October 2020. 

Do I have to sign up for the preparatory courses?

No you do not have to. You can follow the link to the preparation day. You can also start later if you cannot make it earlier due to time difference reasons.


Is it possible to conclude a German health insurance while I am abroad?

Yes, it is possible to conclude a German health insurance while being abroad. All students in Germany must have health insurance from a private or a public insurance company. When you receive the Notification of Admission, you will also get information from the Student Service Center of Ulm University of Applied Sciences with more information about health insurances in Germany.


Is a travel insurance policy sufficient for enrolling at Ulm University of Applied Sciences?

No, a travel insurance is not sufficient for this purpose. All students in Germany must have health insurance from a private or a public insurance company. When you receive the Notification of Admission, you will also get information from the Students' Service Center of Ulm University of Applied Sciences with more information about health insurances in Germany.


Welcome to Ulm

What is it like to live in Ulm?

Ulm is located in the south of Germany between Stuttgart and Munich and surrounded by the Swabian Alb. Together with the neighbor-city of Neu-Ulm it has approximately 200.000 inhabitants. Over 15.000 people are studying in Ulm and Neu-Ulm. The city is famous for being the birthplace of Albert Einstein and for the world's highest church spire.

In the nearer region are Lake Constance and the Alps where you can go for holidays in summer and skiing in winter for example.

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