- 1. Am I eligible for the Master’s Program in Electrical Systems Engineering (MS ESE)?
Your eligibility to apply depends on your final grade, please see full requirements of the program:
Assessment of application documents is done by uni-assist e.V. after the applicant has paid the full processing fee. The uni-assist service also carries out the evaluation and selection process based on the applicant's transcript.
To confirm your eligibilty, you need to logon to https://www.uni-assist.de/online/?lang=en and follow the procedure described on the webpage.
- 2. How can I apply for the MS ESE program?
You can find details of the program on our website:
Please follow the quick links on the bottom of the website for information regarding requirements for admission, application procedure, deadlines and course structure.
You may apply for this program only after completing your Bachelor's degree. Your eligibility to apply depends on your final grade, please see full requirements of the program:
Assessment of application documents is done by uni-assist e.V.. Uni-Assist also carries out the evaluation and selection process based on your transcript. Please note that a full eligibility assessment is only done during the application procedure itself. Therefore, we suggest that you contact them directly here: https://www.uni-assist.de/online/?lang=en.
For further instruction regarding application procedure, please visit the webpage and follow the guidelines provided there.
- 3. How can I convert my CGPA to the German grading system?
The University of Bonn has a comparison between different grading systems. This can be found under the following link: http://www3.uni-bonn.de/studium/studium-in-bonn-fuer-internationale-studierende/austausch-und-study-abroad/jyp-und-austauschprogramm/kursprogramm/notenskala
Please note that this comparison is not official. Uni-assist e.V. is the official body handling all applications to the MS ESE program. For official assessment of your grades, please contact them directly: https://www.uni-assist.de/online/?lang=en
- 4. What is the cost of living in Paderborn?
Information regarding the cost of living/ studying in Germany can be found on the webpage of the International office: Click here
- 5. Can I send my application directly to University of Paderborn?
Unfortunately, we do not accept applications sent directly from applicants. uni-assist e.V. is the official body handling all assessment, evaluation and selection procedures regarding the MS ESE program. Please visit the following webpage for the contact:https://www.uniassist.de/online/?lang=en
- 6. Can I submit my degree certificate later?
- 7. Is it possible to transfer credits acquired from my home University?
Transfer of your credits could be possible but only after a successful enrollment at our University. You need to send us a complete application following the application procedure as stated on our webpage
Please note that only the credits acquired from a Master's program are considered. Credits acquired from Bachelor's degree are not considered for transfer.
- 8. I did my bachelor's degree in English language, can I apply without English language test?
Only the certificates listed on our webpage are accepted to prove your proficiency in the English language.
For further information regarding exceptions, please read section 3, subsection 4 of the "Examination Regulations for the Master’s Program in Electrical Systems Engineering at the University of Paderborn" which can be found here:
- 9. I have passed some classes in German language, can I submit the certificate as well?
- 10. What is the next deadline for application?
For all information regarding requirements for admission, application procedure, deadlines, and course structure, please follow the quick links on the bottom of the website.
Specific information regarding dates and deadline can be found on the following webpage
- 11. Can I get an eligibility letter to enable me apply for a scholarship?
To ensure that you are eligible to join the program, your documents including your Bachelor's certificate need to be checked by uni-assist e.V.: https://www.uni-assist.de/online/?lang=en.
Before contacting uni-assist, please make sure that you fulfill the requirements as listed on the prerequisite webpage of the program
Please contact us again after a successful check by uni-assist e.V..
- 12. What should I do regarding the stipulations stated on my admission letter?
According to the decision made during the evaluation process, you may need to complete one course as part of the requirements to the MS ESE program.
Please refer to your acceptance letter for more information regarding the stipulation.
After enrollment at our University, you need to meet the person(s) in charge of the listed course(s), typically for a short oral examination.
- 13. What is the cost of tuition in Paderborn?
What is the cost of tuition in Paderborn?There are no tuition fees at the University of Paderborn. Since 2011, Universities in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) do not charge any tuition fees.
As a student, you are obligated to pay a semester fee which covers some services in your interest such as the semester ticket for travelling within the NRW. This fee is approximately 250 euros per semester.
Information regarding the cost of living in Paderborn can be found on the webpage of the International office: http://io.uni-paderborn.de/en/incoming/full-time-students/cost-fees/
- 14. How much is the Uni Assist processing fee?
Uni-Assist's processing fee can be found on their webpage: http://www.uni-assist.de/regulation-fees.html
Please always visit the FAQ page of uni-assist e.V. for relevant information: http://www.uni-assist.de/faq-de.html
- 15. May I know the status of my application?
The current status of your application can be seen on the webpage of uni-assist e.V. .
Please visit the webpage and sign on with your account details: http://www.uni-assist.de/
- 16. Are recommendation letters needed for my application?
Recommendation letters are no strong requirements for evaluating your application. Please visit the MS ESE webpage for more information regarding application requirements
- 17. Do you accept applications for summer semester?
- 18. Can I submit my language certificate later?
- 19. How can I defer my admission?
[Translate to English:] Your admission offer is also valid for the next semester.
Please write to Mr. Augustin Muregancuro (E-Mail: muregancuro[at]zv.uni-paderborn.de) at the International Office of our university with a request for an admission letter for the next semester. Do refer your application file ("Az.") number in your mail. More information about the International Office can be found here: http://www.uni-paderborn.de/en/zv/2-1/
- 20. Can I apply without GRE? Can I apply with GMAT instead of GRE?
No. Ongoing from the winter semester 2015/16 , the GRE General test was made mandatory for applying to the MS-ESE program. You are advised to provide us with a valid result at the time of application. Please see the prerequisites page
- 21. Where can I do my Master's Thesis?
The concluding master’s thesis project is a research assignment where you are expected to apply the theories and skills you have developed in the program.Most of the projects are conducted inside the department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology of the University of Paderborn.
This ensures that the project is perfectly aligned with the examination regulations and an excellent supervision is guaranteed.Furthermore it is possible to conduct the thesis in full or in part on site of a company. If you are interested in doing your thesis project in an enterprise you have to find a professor of the department first who is willing to supervise your thesis.
Please understand that you are not entitled to conduct your thesis in the industry.
- 22. Can I apply with a lower GRE score?
Thank you for your interest in the Master's program in
Electrical Systems Engineering at the University of Paderborn
Applicants who do not meet the GRE minimum requirement as stated on our
webpage can apply for the program and might be accepted if they proved a
high performance in their Bachelor's degree. Please see the full
The grade or percentage which is sufficient to compensate
weaker GRE results is decided on individual basis, this decision takes
differences in Bachelor's degree programs into account. This assessment
can only be performed after the application procedure through the
Note that in any case the GRE test must be taken and the results
included in the application.
- 23. How do I get a scholarship?
You can as an international student apply for a scholarship.
You can find your suitable scholarship by searching in the DAAD
scholarship database, which offers a wide variety of scholarships and
further information which guide you through your application process.
Furthermore, you could refine your selection by choosing under "Status":
Graduates and under "Country of Origin": is the country in which you are
leaving and from which you are applying and choose under "Subject":
- 24. How to convert (non-German) FINAL grades into the German grading system?
Please use the following equation if you have a foreign bachelor's degree.
Z = [(Nmax - Nd)/ (Nmax - Nmin)] * 3 +1 where:
Nmax: Best possible grade in your grading system
Nmin: Minimum passing grade in your grading system
Nd: The final grade achieved in your bachelor's programme (CGPA)
Z: The Result; The corresponding grade in the German system.
Please note that the previous comparisons is not official. Uni-assist
e.V. is the official body handling all applications to the MS ESE
program. For official assessment of your grades, please contact them