Institute for Web Science and Technologies · Universität Koblenz
Institute WeST

FAQ for applicants

Is the programme for students from abroad only?
No, both students from Germany and abroad are very welcome!

What programming languages are required for the course?
In general, knowledge of a particular programming language is not so important. What is important is your capability to analyse and describe the problem precisely, carefully design the general approach of tackling it and then implement it computer code. The most commonly used programming language in our exercises is Python, but also Java is sometimes used. 

I have a X degree in Y and Z years of professional experience. Am I eligible?
Have a look at our requirements webpage, you will find the answer there.

How do I apply for the Web Science programme?
It depends on your previous degrees. Our application info page describes the processes for various circumstances.

It is 2 weeks after your recommended application deadline. Can I still apply?
The deadline is just a recommendation, based on our experience about the time the various processes take. One or two weeks later might not pose a problem, 4 or 5 weeks might. But even if you do not get your visa in time, your admission is still valid for the following semester. Just ask Ms. Motoi about an updated admission letter.

I have finished module XY in my Bachelor studies (in Koblenz or somewhere else). Do I have to take it again in the Master program?
Not only do you not need to take it again, you actually even cannot. If it is an elective module in the Master program, please chose another elective module. If it is a compulsory module (e.g. Network Theory and Dynamic Systems), please contact Prof. Staab. He will define another module you take instead an inform the examinations office.

How long does it take to complete the programme?
If you follow our suggestion of four modules per semester, you will complete the programme in 2 years. In this case, you should invest around 40 hours per week for studying (including 5 weeks of vacation per year).
However, it sometimes makes sense to study one or two semester more to complete more modules than necessary or to invest more time in the required modules.