Joining the Master Degree Program
How can you become a student of the Master degree program Medical Engineering (English branches of study)?
Our three branches of study offered 100% in English are:
- Medical Image and Data Processing: focus on computer science for medical applications – start of studies in winter or in summer
- Health and Medical Data Analytics and Entrepreneurship (HMDA): focus on computer science for medical applications combined with a top-notch training in innovation and entrepreneurship. Start of studies only possible in the winter. Please note that from the winter semester 22/23 intake on, the HMDA program is not funded by EIT Health anymore. This means that it does not include the option to apply for a mobility scholarship by EIT Health anymore. Students of the HMDA program are welcome to apply for the Erasmus mobility program IF they want to study abroad (not mandatory).
- NEW! Medical Robotics: focus on computer science and electrical engineering for medical applications – start of studies in winter or in summer
For the application to our German-taught branches of study, please see our German website.
We expect our future students to possess
- a subject-related qualification (a first degree in computer science or engineering) for university entrance at master’s level (e.g. bachelor’s degree or equivalent),
- excellent computer science skills (algorithms, programming in Java, C/C++, Matlab, Python, working with the Linux operating system), solid knowledge in electrical engineering and a strong theoretical mathematics background.
Our entrance qualification board individually evaluates each application with all taken courses in a Bachelor’s program (practical work in a company is not an academic achievement and will not be considered in the evaluation!). This means that having studied Medical Engineering does not automatically make you suitable for entering our Master’s program as the content of each Bachelor’s program varies enormously. On the other hand, you do not necessarily need a degree in Medical Engineering to join the program. Please understand that we cannot predict your chances to get accepted before you apply.
English language requirements:
- Internet Based TOEFL Score min. 80
- Paper Based TOEFL Score min. 547
- Computer Based TOEFL Score min. 210
- IELTS Score min. 5.5
- Cambridge Certificate First Certificate in English (FCE)
- Cambridge Business English Certificate (BEC) Vantage
- UNIcert II
Applicants with a German high school degree (“Abitur”) do not need an additional proof of English language proficiency for any branch of study of the Medical Engineering Master’s program.
German language skills are not required for the branches of study “Medical Image and Data Processing”, “Health and Medical Data Analytics” and “Medical Robotics”, as they are completely taught in English. However, basic German skills will be very helpful in daily life.
The other branches of study (focus on Medical Electronics or Mechanical Device Technology, Production Engineering & Prosthetics) are only suitable for applicants with very advanced German skills (DSH 2, TestDaF 4 or equivalent, i.e. C1 level). Please find more information on the German-taught branches on our German website.
FAU does not charge application or tuition fees. The administrative fee is currently (winter semester 22/23) 117,50 Euros per semester (i.e. less than 500 Euros in total for the 4 semester/2 year Master’s program).
For more information, please see this page.
Steps to the Master’s degree program Medical Engineering:
You can apply for the qualification assessment procedure through FAU’s central application portal Campo. More information: here
- Procedure for qualification assessment and admission
The qualification assessment procedure has two phases: In the first phase, your submitted documents are evaluated, in the second phase -if applicable- your qualifications might be assessed by an interview. Every applicant who is qualified for the Master degree program in Medical Engineering will be admitted, in some cases under certain conditions that must be met within a year. More information: here
After your successful qualification assessment, you will receive an admission letter that you will need for your enrolment. More information: here