Online Application - A Step by Step Guide

The complete application process is managed through our online application system. You do not have to send in any hard copies during the application process. Please read the step-by-step instructions completely before starting the application. For a more detailed explanation, please download the illustrated instructions below.

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1. Create an Account

The first indispensable step to apply for the master’s program in Computational Engineering is to register in our online application system. Once you registered, you will be requested by e-mail to activate your account.

2. Enter details

Once you registered and activated your account you can log into our online application system. During the online application process, you will be asked to enter the following information:

  • personal details
  • academic background
  • work experience
  • language skills
  • contact information

Furthermore, you have to upload a digital passport/application photo in JPEG (not a scan of your passport) format with a maximum size of 2MB.

3. Upload application documents

The most important step is to upload the following required application documents to complete your online application.

Please upload scanned copies of all your original documents. If the original documents are not in English or German, you have to add additional certified translations of your documents. A certified translation is a translation by a sworn translator.

All documents must be uploaded in one pdf file in the order described above and with a maximum size of 10 MB. Please note that we do not accept any paper-based application documents and that we do not process applications submitted by e-mail, as well as unassessable applications.

The following documents must be submitted for a complete application.

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Qualifying academic degree certificates
    If you have not finished your qualifying bachelor’s (or comparable) degree yet, please apply with your current transcript of records and estimate the end of your study.
  • Transcript of Records
    If no information about your local grading system is included on your transcript of records, please provide additional information.
  • Proof of English language skills (one of the following documents):
    • TOEFL: minimum total score of 550 points for paper-based tests, 215 points for com-puter-based tests or 79 points for internet-based tests
    • IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band score of 6.0
    • confirmation from your university that you have completed your first degree program in English (all lectures and examinations must have been held in English)
  • High School Diploma
    As proof of your secondary school leaving certificate and your entrance qualification for your first academic degree.
    If available: Please also include your pre-university certificate.
  • APS document (only students from China)
  • Optional
    • a personal statement describing your motivation to apply for the program
    • letter(s) of recommendation
    • other reference letters (e.g. from previous employers)
    • any further information that might be relevant
4. Submit your application

After completing these steps, you can submit your application. After submitting your application, you will see your current status. You will not receive an additional email that the application has been submitted. As soon as something changes in the status of your application, we will contact you.

5. Waiting for the decision

As soon as the admission committee comes to a final decision on your admission, you will again be immediately notified by e-mail. If you get an acceptance for the master’s course Computational Engineering you will be assigned to one of our personal tutors from the CompEng Support team, who will be your future contact person for any organizational questions (Visa, Accommodation, Health Insurance, etc) to make sure that you will have the best possible starting conditions at Ruhr-University Bochum. Please understand that in case your application is rejected, no further explanations will be given by the admission committee.

If you have any further questions or facing any technical problems concerning our online application system, please don’t hesitate to contact the CompEng Support Team at:

We are looking forward to your application!

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