About the Program
What is the program about?
Our program Analytical Instruments, Measurement and Sensortechnology consists of four semesters including a practical internship of at least three month and a master thesis in a company. The objective of our program is to qualify students in methods and technologies in the field of instrumental analytics, measurement and sensor technology. Our Master of Engineering program is jointly offered in cooperation with University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, China.
In what language are the lectures taught?
All lectures at Coburg University and at USST are held in English.
Is there a possibility to work part-time?
When you are studying a semester in Coburg, there might be a chance to work part-time, taking in account your individual situation and especially your German language abilities.
What kind of degree will the students obtain upon completion of the program?
Fulfilling the requirements of the program you will be awarded with master’s degree Master of Engineering from Coburg University. Additionally Chinese students from USST can obtain the Master of Engineering from University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, if they fulfill the requirements of USST too.
What are the admission requirements?
To be considered for admission, a student must have at a minimum:
- Bachelor’s degree in the field of Engineering or in Natural Sciences with at least good or equivalent final grade
- Proficiency in English (i.e. UNIcert® II, TOEFL 550, CBTOEFL 213, IELTS 6.0)
- At least one year of professional practical experience after graduation
- Successful participation in the interview process
Can I be admitted into the program without professional practical experience?
Yes, certain exceptions are possible for those applicants who have not yet completed one year of professional practice; however, they have to submit a written description of how they plan to fulfil this requirement before graduating from the master program.
What kind of criteria does the admission committee use to assess candidates?
Our admission committee checks especially for your academic achievements during your bachelor and seeks in particular very motivated students with practical professional experience as well as excellent language and personal skills.
What is the deadline for the application?
The deadline for German students is August 31st and for international students June 30th because of the visa process. Students have to fill in the application online, print it out and send it by mail with all required documents. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
What is the institution code of the University for sending TOEFL official score?
Our institutional code number for TOEFL is 7450.
How long does the admission process take?
After we receive the application, it will be checked by the admission commission. That might take 1-2 weeks. If you are eligible, one of our professors will hold an interview with you – mostly by telephone, but skype is also possible. You should have a final decision latest after four weeks.
Do you accept certificates/degrees written in languages other than English or German?
The university does not accept documents written in a language other than English, Spanish, Italian, French or German. You need to obtain a certified translation and thus, we recommend contacting the local German Consulate; otherwise, evaluation of the certificate/degree will not be possible.
About Financial Information
How much is the Master in Engineering?
The tuition fee for one academic semester at Coburg University is 3,500 EUR for international students and 2,000 EUR for students from our partner university USST, because students from USST also pay at USST. You have to add a student service fee of about 100 Euros per semester which includes a semester ticket for using all buses in Coburg and also trains e.g. to Bamberg.
What is the cost of living in Coburg?
Apart from tuition fees, students should budget around 720 EUR per month for accommodation, living costs, health insurance, books and other miscellaneous expenses. International students are required to open a blocked account to prove that they have sufficient funds for their stay in Germany (720 EUR per month for one year: 8640 EUR at the moment (5/2017)). But Coburg is a lot cheaper than Munich or other big cities in Germany. Students can manage to get along with less.
What is the cost of living in Shanghai?
In Shanghai prices for apartments are rising a lot at the moment. For your stay in Shanghai you have to calculate 400 to 500 EUR for accommodation. But the rest like transportation or food is very cheap.
Are there any scholarship funds available for students?
Coburg University of Applied Sciences and Arts does not offer any scholarships to first year students. There are organizations in Germany which provide scholarships to outstanding students coming from abroad. Please visit the following site to obtain more information: www.daad.de - German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)