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    About the Programme

    Blended Program

    Blended Program

    Study 1 Semester online and 3 semesters on-campus at IU, Germany, hence getting you best of both the worlds.

    Student Support

    Student Support

    Student Support is available. You can write to us via or for urgent queries use the " Talk to Us" option on the learn platform.

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    End-to-end counseling and visa assistance

    upGrad team will help you with application to IU Germany, securing confirmed offer letter & support with German visa application.

    Programme Overview

    Key Highlights

    Start in the final year of graduation
    Start in the final year of graduation
    94% of IU Graduate receive confirmed job offers within 6 months of graduation
    94% of IU Graduate receive confirmed job offers within 6 months of graduation
    Eligible for 18 months Post Study Work visa application
    Eligible for 18 months Post Study Work visa application
    Online Sessions, Recorded Lectures & Doubt Hearing Sessions
    Online Sessions, Recorded Lectures & Doubt Hearing Sessions
    No Cost EMI option
    No Cost EMI option
    WES Recognised
    WES Recognised
    9 Electives
    9 Electives
    Alumni status by IU Germany
    Alumni status by IU Germany
    In-built TOEFL/IELTS prep to be provided by upGrad
    In-built TOEFL/IELTS prep to be provided by upGrad
    Study in Europe's most resilient economy
    Study in Europe's most resilient economy

    “Our aim is simple: We strive to create high-impact, hands-on experiences that prepare students for meaningful and productive careers.”

    - Ronnie Screwvala, Co-Founder, upGrad



    Top-tier content curated by leading faculty and industry leaders in the form of videos, cases and projects, assignments and live sessions.

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    Top Subjects You Will Learn

    Programming with Python, Software Engineering: Software Procview more

    Job Opportunities

    Data Engineer, Information Security Manager, Security Testiview more

    Who Is This Programme For?

    Computer Science/ IT Professional or any one intrested in thview more

    Minimum Eligibility

    • Students who are pursuing in the final year of graduation*view more


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    Semester 1

    30 ECTS
    • Programming with Python*
    • Software Engineering: Software Process
    • Advanced Mathematics 
    • Advanced Statistics 
    • Data Science*
    • Project: Software Engineering
    • *Entrance Examination Modules

    Semester 2

    30 ECTS
    • Algorithmics
    • Cyber Security and Data Protection
    • Seminar: Computer Science and Society
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Big Data Technologies
    • Project: Computer Science Project

    Semester 3

    30 ECTS
    • Seminar: Current Topics in Computer Science (5 ECTS)
    • Network and Distributed Systems (5 ECTS)
    • Elective A (10 ECTS)
    • Elective B (10 ECTS)

    Semester 4

    30 ECTS
    • Master Thesis


    • Advanced Cyber Security and Cryptology
    • Blockchain and Quantum Computing
    • IT Governance and Service Management
    • UI/UX Expert
    • Data Engineer
    • Business Analyst
    • Technical Project Lead
    • Use Case Identification and Evaluation for Analytical Applications
    • Machine Learning and Deep Learning
    • Internship

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            Peer-to-peer discussion forum where you can post your queries and your peers/faculty/teaching assistants answer your queries within a day. Regular Q&A sessions with faculty to get clarification on conceptual doubts.

              Program Fees (Online) - Semester 1

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              Semester 2,3 & 4- on-campus Indicative Tuition Fees at IU - EUR 12,732

              Living cost per annum in Germany - EUR 11,208

              Admission Process

              There are 4 simple steps in the Admission Process which is detailed below

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              Frequently Asked Questions

              About the Program

              What is the Advanced Credit Course for Master in Computer Science with upGrad?

              The Advanced Credit Course for Master in Computer Science allows students to start studying courses for their Master's degree in their final year of graduation thus fast-forwarding the completion of their Master's degree.


              What type of learning experience should I expect?

              The content will be a mix of interactive lectures from industry leaders. Additionally, the program comprises live lectures or hangout sessions dedicated to solving your academic queries and reinforcing learning. Once you reach Germany, you will be part of a class of 30 students and get face to face learning from Professors. Also, in the final semester of the course, you will be writing a Thesis and participate in Colloquium.

              What is the weekly time commitment expected from me?

              The online program schedule is designed to ensure that you can successfully study alongside your job. Devoting 12-15 hours every week should be enough to graduate from the program. However, the more time you devote, the greater will be your learning from the program. The program in Germany will be full time and you can work part-time up to 20 hours per week. The minimum wage in Germany is ~10 Euros per hour.

              Is any certification granted at the end of the program?

              Completion of this program will lead to entry into a Master's in Computer Science at IU, Germany. There will be no separate certificate given for the completion of first-year courses.


              Is there a minimum qualification for this program?

              • Students who are pursuing in the final year of graduation are eligible to apply
              • Learners' score should be less than or equal to 3.50 of German GPA in graduation
              • Medium of Instruction should be English as certified by bachelor’s graduation institution (MOI letter is required for admission purposes).
              • In case your Bachelors degree is not in a field related to computer science, you will have to mandatorily complete Entrance Examination ( Programming with Python and Data Science) courses before receiving an offer to move to IU Berlin Campus
              • For on-campus transition - An English Language Certificate IELTS score of Minimum 6.0 bands or TOEFL - Minimum 80.


              Note: *All bachelor's degrees are acceptable except General BA degree (without specialization)


              Can I still apply for the program if my score is more than 3.50 German GPA less in my undergraduate degree?

              Candidates whose score is more than 3.50 German GPA in the UG degree are not eligible to apply.

              What is the admission process?

              The admissions process is completely online. Following are the key steps in the application process:

              Step 1: Application & Document Submission

              Apply on and submit your documents


              Step 2 - Selection test

              Take a short online test


              Step 3 - Shortlisting

              Our faculty will review all applications, considering the background and review the test scores where applicable. Following this, Offer Letters will be rolled out.


              Step 4 - Block Your Seat  

              Make a quick block payment & receive immediate access to the prep content and begin your upGrad journey. (Loan assistance available if required)

              Will I be required to submit any documents for admission?

              Yes. You will be required to submit the following documents to upGrad prior to the program start date, a self-attested copy of your all mark sheets upto last semester clearly mentioning your GPA/Grades, Curriculum vitae, Medium of Instruction or English proficiency test score, graduation transcripts and Passport copy.


              Please note, you will only receive the final admissions offer upon submitting these documents

              Will I get a conditional offer letter from IU Germany?

              Once you provide us with all the required documents, we will apply to IU Germany on your behalf and get you a contract and conditional or unconditional confirmation letter to join the course.


              What are the job opportunities in Germany?

              Germany has the lowest unemployment rate across Europe of 5%. As per German industry bodies, there are more than 1 Lakh vacancies for IT jobs in Germany. As the average age of Germany is 44.5, they are looking for skilled immigrants to take up jobs in Germany.

              What are the part-time working rules in Germany?

              As a student, you can work 20 hours per week or 120 full days part-time during the year. Typical wage in Germany is around 10 Euros per hour.

              What are the living costs per year in Germany?

              To prove you have sufficient financial resources to support yourself in Germany, you have to deposit 11,208 Euro in a blocked German bank account before you apply for Visa. This amount can be withdrawn once you reach Germany to support your monthly expenses. Your actual expenses may vary depending on your lifestyle in Germany.

              What are the post-study work visa rules in Germany?

              Germany allows for the application of up to 18 months of a post-study work visa after completing a degree from Germany.

              About IU

              Can you give more details on IU Germany?

              IU Germany was established in 1998 and is a university of applied sciences. They have 17 campuses in Germany with 40 examination centres. International students can opt for the Berlin campus.

              Why should I study in IU Germany?

              IU Germany prides itself on small class sizes. The typical class size at IU Germany is 30 students. IU also has a well-established career centre that helps students in getting jobs. 94% of IU graduates receive a job offers within 6 months of completion of the course.

              When can I start studying?

              We guarantee IU online students maximum flexibility, so you can choose your own starting date in your application. On that day, we will send you the access data you need to begin.
              We have two intakes per year - April and October, you can apply at any time. However, our on-campus programmes have fixed starting times. See the course pages for more.

              Course Curriculum

              Which topics are going to be covered as part of the program?

              Programming with Python, Software Engineering: Software Process, Advanced Mathematics, Advanced Statistics, Data Science, Software Engineering – Project, Algorithmics, Cyber Security and Data Protection, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Technologies, Networks and Distributed Systems

              Is any certification granted at the end of the program?

              Post successful completion of the program, a Master in Computer Science degree would be granted from IU, Germany.

              Time Commitment

              What is the time commitment expected for the program?

              At least 12-15 hours per week of time commitment is expected to be able to graduate from the online program. The on-campus program in Germany is full time and will have an appropriate workload.

              How will my doubts/questions be addressed in an online program?

              Peer-to-peer discussion forum where you can post your queries and your peers/faculty/teaching assistants answer your queries within a day. Regular Q&A sessions with faculty to get clarification on conceptual doubts.


              No cost CC EMI FAQ's

              0% EMI with Finance partners /Credit card option availability will vary program wise.

              1. Which banks allow using 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?
              No cost EMI is available on credit cards from all major banks (American Express, Bank of Baroda, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, RBL Bank, Standard Chartered, Axis Bank, Yes Bank, State Bank of India, CITIBANK and HSBC)

              2. Is there any minimum transaction limit ?
              Yes. 50000 is the minimum.

              3. Standard Chartered Bank offers 18 or 24 months No Cost EMI ?
              No. ONLY 12 months is available irrespective of the Program enrolled.

              4. Will I have to pay any extra amount for EMI transaction?
              If you are availing 0% credit card EMI, upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions. Your bank may levy GST or other taxes on the interest component of the EMI.

              5. Are there any fees or down payment?
              Certain banks charge nominal processing fees between INR 99 - 500 on 0% Credit Card EMI transaction. If charged, will be billed in the first repayment installment.

              6. Can I use my International credit card for 0% credit EMI or Credit Card EMI?
              Only the Indian bank credit cards can be used. But you can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments, and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions, this will be purely between you and your bank.

              7. Are there any charges in case I opt for cancellation/refund from the course after paying balance with no cost EMI ?
              Yes, there will be additional charges to the extent of interest paid by the upGrad to the bank, you will be refunded only Principal amount, i.e. the amount actually deducted/blocked from your card. This deduction will be in addition to the amount mentioned in the refund policy shared with your offer letter.

              8. Can I Pay Using Multiple Credit Cards ?
              Multiple cards can be used to complete the payments using Part payment option make sure to inform the learner, minimum transaction is INR 50000 to opt for 0% CC EMI E.g. Amount to be paid: 150000. I can pay using 2 Credit cards. Yes, Example :
              HDFC Card – Part payment – INR 100000
              ICICI Card – Part payment – INR 50000

              9. How can I opt for Credit card EMI if my bank is not listed in the 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?
              You can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments, and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions.

              10. Why is the entire amount blocked on my credit card?
              Initially your bank will block the entire amount from your available purchase limit and from your next billing cycle, you will be charged the EMI amount. As you start paying your EMI, your credit limit will be released accordingly. For example, if you have made a payment of ₹100000 on 6-months EMI and your credit limit is ₹200,000 then initially your bank will block your credit limit by ₹100000. After payment of your first month EMI of Rs.15000, the blocked amount will come down to ₹85000.

              11. Why is interest getting charged on No Cost EMI?
              Your bank will charge you interest. However, this interest charge has been provided to you as an upfront discount at the time of your payment, effectively giving you the benefit of a No cost EMI. The total amount paid during the entire EMI tenure to the bank will be equal to the amount to be paid to upGrad.

              Eg. Amount payable to upGrad: INR 405000
              Let's say Amount deducted at the time of transaction: INR 379850 (Principal amount) Bank charges interest of 12-15% per annum on INR 379850
              [Note: Interest factor is reducing rate and not Flat rate]
              EMI AMOUNT = INR 33750 x 12 = INR 405000
              Effectively, you have taken loan on 379,850 instead of 405,000

              Refund policy

              Is there any deferral or refund policy for this programme?

              Refund Policy:   

              1. Students must pay an applicable Caution Amount as mentioned in the Offer letter for enrollment to the Program. This Caution Amount will be adjustable against the total Program fee payable by the student.
              2. Once the student has made a partial or full payment of Program fee, such student can claim a refund for this amount at any time before the cohort commencement date by raising a refund request through ‘My applications’ page on our website (, stating the specific reason for the refund. The refund shall be subject to a deduction of INR. 20,000/- towards processing fee. If less than INR. 20,000/- have been paid in total, students shall not be eligible for any refund in such a case. 
              3. Students shall not be eligible for a refund (under any circumstances) if the refund request is raised post-program/Batch Start Date. In such a case, the student will continue to pay the EMI of his loan (if applicable), as the loan cannot be canceled. This is also applicable to students who could not complete their payment and could not get enrolled in their opted cohort. However, the student can request a Pre-signing of IU contract deferral as per the policy defined below for the same.
              4. Students shall not be eligible for refund of any amount paid towards the Program in case any discrepancy is identified between your application and self-attested documents including but not limited to incorrect details about your grades or any other incorrect information provided in your application.
              5. In case of a valid refund request post obtaining the loan from a third party credit facility provider, we would like to clarify that the responsibility of canceling the loan will lie with the student as upGrad is not privy to such arrangements between the student and the third party credit facility provider. 
              6. If students do not provide requisite documents as per the timeline mentioned in the offer letter, they will be deferred to the next batch however such deferrals will be limited to 6 subsequent cohorts. Post these 6 deferrals upGrad will charge full program fees again. 
              7. Also students will not be eligible for any refunds in scenarios mentioned in point 6.

              Deferral Policy: (Pre- Signing of IU contract)

              1. If a student, due to unavoidable circumstances, is unable to commence the batch and requests for a deferral before signing the IU contract, we provide the opportunity for the student to defer to another batch.  However, if a student is deferring from his assigned cohort mentioned in the offer letter, the student will not be eligible for any refund post the deferral.
              2. A student can request for deferral only once before signing the IU contract and to any of the scheduled cohorts, which will start in the next 1 year from the batch start date of the student's initial batch. However, the student will be required to pay 50% of the total course fee amount (inclusive of taxes) before the deferral can be approved. Till this is completed, the student will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort. 
              3. The student has time till the current cohort commencement date to make the payment of the 50% program fee, post which the deferral request will expire. Once the deferral window expires, the student cannot request a refund, and the above-mentioned refund policy will apply.
              4. The fee applicable to the deferred student will be as per the prevailing fee for the batch student has opted to defer to (No additional deferral fee is required to be paid).   

              Deferral Policy: (Post Signing of IU contract)   

              1. Deferral is not allowed post-signing of IU contract     
              2. Further, post program commencement, you shall not be eligible to change the program and/or pause the Program.