1 Apply to the respective institute for admission to the master s degree

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Contact for international applicants:


Important: International applicants who wish to embark on a master’s degreeprogram at the LMU must apply/register for the course separately(concurrently) both to the respective institute/master degree program and tothe International Office. Different deadlines may apply. Please note: The documents you will need to provide to the coordinator of themaster’s degree program will also be required when you register in theInternational Office.

1. Apply to the respective institute for admission to the master’s degree


programPlease refer to the respective master’s degree program to find out aboutapplication procedures, and submit your completed application to the programcoordinator. The requirements and documents you will need to submit with yourapplication differ widely from program to program, as do also the deadlines.If the coordinator of your chosen master’s degree program accepts yourapplication, he or she will issue you a letter of acceptance for the master’sdegree program. Please submit a copy of this letter when you apply / registerat the International Office.

2. Applying at the International Office


Please apply separately/additionally at the LMU International Office, deadlinefor registering for the summer semester: January 15 / for the winter semester:July 15. In order to register, you will need to meet all the generalapplication formalities. You will also need to have completed and printed outthe application form.

4. Registering at the International Office


Once you have a letter of admission, you must register before the deadline. Toregister, please send all the documents listed on the letter of admission! Seehere for more information on registering as an international applicant.pdf-print-version of this guide

All Applicants


The fundamental requirement is that you must have sufficient background. Mostapplicants meet this by holding a degree that is academically equivalent to afour-year UBC bachelor’s degree (or more advanced degree) in Computer Science.Otherwise, there are a few other ways to meet this requirement.Minimum academic requirements for specific countries:

Applicants to the Master’s Program


Applicants to the Master’s Program should hold a degree academicallyequivalent to a UBC four-year Bachelor’s degree. Please refer to the abovelinks for the grade requirement for a specific country.

Applicants to the Doctoral Program


You may enter our Doctoral Program by two routes: * Direct entry to the PhD program: You should hold a Master’s degree from a North American university that is academically equivalent to a UBC Master’s degree. International students will be considered on a case-by-case basis. * Via the PhD Track Masters: Selected exceptional Master’s applicants may be accepted to our fast-track to our PhD program. During the first year, students can decided whether they want to continue to the PhD program or remain in the Master’s program.Please refer to the above links for the grade requirement for a specificcountry.

Applicants holding a Bachelor’s degree, but not in computer science


We also welcome your application if you’re an outstanding candidate fromanother field, provided you have sufficient background. For example, if youhave a Bachelor’s or higher degree in a related field (e.g. Mathematics,Statistics, Electrical Engineering, etc.) and you’ve done sufficient computerscience coursework, you would likely meet this requirement. If you have a more unusual academic background, you should still have strongevidence of a sophisticated grasp of computer science: for example,substantial work experience as a software engineer or architect, orinvolvement in research projects with a significant computational component.When considering an application, the Computer Science department normallyexpects that an applicant has successfully completed the list of requiredundergraduate coursesor their equivalents at other institutions.If you don’t have an adequate computer science background, yet hold aBachelor’s degree in a different discipline, we offer three options foracquiring the needed background:

1. Second Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science


To earn a second bachelor’s degree, you must meet all of the requirements forthe degree (that have not already been met in your previous studies) andcomplete the equivalent of at least two years of full-time study (60 credits)beyond the first degree.More information on our undergraduate degree programs.You must follow the UBC admissions procedure.

2. Bachelor of Computer Science (Integrated Computer Science)


BCS (ICS) is a 20-month full-time academically-oriented program that allowsuniversity graduates to make a career transition into information technologyor to combine your area of interest or specialty with computer science.

3. Complete further undergraduate courses to qualify for graduate


admissionIf you do not want to complete a second bachelor’s degree, you can apply toUBC Enrollment Services to complete further undergraduate courses to qualifyfor admission. Since these are prerequisite courses, they must be completedprior to entering the graduate program and are NOT transferable to thegraduate program.Students interested in this option should follow the UBC admissions proceduresand apply based on the classification.

Admissions and Applications


Admission to the PhD Program with a Previous Course and Thesis-based Master’sDegreeApplicants applying to the PhD program should have: * A recognized course and thesis-based Master’s degree which includes graduate level courses and a written thesis * References must include a detailed letter from the thesis supervisor * North American degree holders must have an overall average of B+ (76% at UBC) in your master’s degree program * Non-North American degree holders must review the academic entrance requirements for students from your country at the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. * Applicants who have completed a degree by research only may have to complete a year of additional coursework as part of their Ph.D. program. Admission to the PhD Program with a Previous Undergraduate DegreeThis is also known as a direct entry PhD. In addition to the usual M.A.Sc.requirements, you must have: * A first class standing in your bachelor’s degree and evidence of prior research ability. First class standing is indicated for each nation by UBC G+PS guidelines (80% minimum or equivalent for Canadian institutions). It is understood that such a grade-average is a minimum requirement and depending on the overall applicant profile, higher grades can be expected. * Hard evidence of research experience and ability, by way of previous research internships, for example. Ideally, you should be a co-author on a manuscript or paper accepted in a high visibility, rigorously peer reviewed academic venue, e.g., an internationally recognized journal, or, in certain disciplines (especially computer and software engineering), top tier conferences.Prospective supervisors of direct entry students must submit a maximum onepage explanation of why the student is deemed sufficiently-prepared to bedirectly admitted to the Ph.D. program.Admission to the PhD Program with a Previous Course-based Master’s DegreeIn addition to the usual M.A.Sc. requirements, you must have: * Hard evidence of research experience and ability, by way of previous research internships, for example. Ideally, you should be a co-author on a manuscript or paper accepted in a high visibility, rigorously peer reviewed academic venue, e.g., an internationally recognized journal, or, in certain disciplines (especially computer and software engineering), top tier conferences.Prospective supervisors of students with a previous course-based mastersdegree must submit a maximum one page explanation of why the student is deemedsufficiently-prepared to be directly admitted to the Ph.D. program.Graduate program application deadlines are as follows:January 15 – for programs starting in SeptemberJune 1 – for programs starting in JanuaryApplicants should ensure that all necessary documents are included: * Official Transcripts from each post-secondary institution (PDF version) * Curriculum Vitae (CV) * UBC-specified Statement of Purpose * English proficiency exam (if required) * Scan copy of Permanent Residence card (if applicable)Further detailed application information is available under admissions.

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