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Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become indispensable in the industry - whether in training cooperative robots, optimizing processes or in quality assurance. The master's program Artificial Intelligence for Industrial Applications gives you deep insights into how artificial intelligence and machine learning work. It addresses current topics such as natural language processing, computer vision, data analytics, autonomous robots or speech dialog systems. Solid theoretical principles and the current state of research are taught. The program enables a practical and application-oriented education, in which you will design and prototype AI systems in practical projects in small groups. You will be taught by professors with a strong research backgrounds and lecturers from the AI field. They provide you with the necessary knowledge to be able to work in the digital working world as a Master of Science.

Career opportunities

With the Master of Science for Industrial Applications degree, you have the opportunity to work in the development of innovative solutions for industrial applications. Typical fields of work are driverless transport vehicles, AI-supported image analysis in quality assurance, development of autonomous cooperative robots or voice dialog systems. In addition, the course also offers the opportunity to advance an academic career, e.g. a doctorate. Graduates opens up a wide range of opportunities and excellent prospects on the job market. They can work in various fields, including industry, the commercial sector, universities or research institutes.

Study models

The Artificial Intelligence for Industrial Applications master's program is offered as a full-time program and as a part-time program.


Start of studies

In the master's program Artificial Intelligence for Industrial Applications it is possible to start the program in the winter and summer semester.

Application dates

You can apply for studies here from May 01 to July 15 (start for winter semester) and November 15 to January 15 (start for summer semester) each year via online application in the PRIMUSS application portal. In exceptional cases, we extend the application deadlines of individual study programs. You can find out whether you can still apply for this degree program in the application portal.

More detailed information on application and registration.

Admission requirements

The consecutive Master's program is aimed at graduates with a first relevant engineering or natural science university degree. Among others, the following courses of study are considered relevant:

  • computer science (such as technical computer science, applied computer science, practical computer science, media computer science, medical computer science)
  • electrical engineering and information technology
  • mechatronics and digital automation
  • comparable computer science courses with a technical orientation

The examination board decides on the relevance.

In addition, an aptitude test will take place online, which tests the technical aptitude in the competence fields of computer science and mathematics. Further information will be provided after admission to the test. The test will take place online during the following periods:

  • Application for start in winter semester: June 18 - June 25 and July 20 - July 28
  • Application for start in summer semester: (to be announced)


Here you can find frequently asked questions concerning our study program Artificial Intelligence for Industrial Applications. In addition, there is a welcome guide for international students.

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Questions concerning my application

The application has to be done online by following the instructions in application system Primuss.

​​​​​​​You can check the status of your application in your personal account after you have registered. Please make sure you remember your login dates.

The application has to be done online by following the instructions in application system Primuss.

All international applicants who have not obtained their bachelor’s degree in Europa must have their credentials reviewed and approved by uni-assist. Please note that it can take up to 8 weeks until you receive your VPD (Vorprüfungsdokumentation = necessary document for your application). After having received or while waiting for your VPD you can apply at OTH Amberg-Weiden and upload your documents in Primuss.

Even if you already have a VPD from another university, you still have to apply for a VPD specifically for OTH Amberg-Weiden.

If you are from a non-EU-member-state, you need to apply for a visa at the German embassy in your home country. Please note that it can take several months until you receive your visa. Make sure that you apply for a visa appointment as soon as possible.

Information about requirements for our study program Artificial Intelligence for Industrial Applications can be found under the topic "Admission requirements" of the program.

The examination board will decide whether your language skills as well as other qualifications are adequate, or if you need to submit further certificates. Language certificates and other necessary documents have to be uploaded in the application system Primuss. Proof of German A2 can be submitted after your first year at the latest.

One of the following English language tests with minimum scores as indicated will be sufficient:

  • IELTS Cambridge - 6
  • TOEIC – 780

Proof is not required if the previous degree was taught and examined in English.

Please always use the application system PRIMUSS and do not send your certificates via e-mail in advance.

​​​​​​​This is a degree program that does not require tuition payment by neither national nor international students. There is no tuition fee, you only have to pay 72€ per semester for administrative matters (student identity card etc.).

Questions concerning the study program:

General information concerning your studies at OTH Amberg-Weiden and Artificial Intelligence for Industrial Applications can be found on the program website under Contents.

You can find information about the study program and the relevant courses on our homepage, in the documents section.

​​​​​​​We use the learning management system Moodle. After the login with your login dates, which you will receive after enrolment, you can get access to your courses and the respective lecture material. Please sign up for all courses on Moodle within the first week of term. You will be given a password for this during the Welcome Session on the first day.

No. The proof of A2 German, which needs to be delivered by the end of the second semester at the very latest, has to be acquired externally.

Online aptitude test

Yes, the completion of the online test is required. An exception according to the study regulations only applies if you are among the best in the year and can prove this.

​​​​​​​If you have submitted your application documents, you will automatically be invited shortly before the next period of the online test.

In the test, your knowledge of mathematics and computer science will be tested. In mathematics, calculus, linear algebra, discrete mathematics and statistics are particularly relevant. In computer science, the focus is on imperative and object-oriented programming in Python. In addition, there are a few questions on automata, algorithms, and databases. More details can be found in the Moodle course, which you will get access to after your application.

Before you have access to the test, it is useful to look at the material (literature/lecture slides) one more time. furthermore, we recommend taking a Python course online. There are numerous ones on the internet for this purpose.

You will receive a message shortly before the test opens. Then you can read through all the information online and prepare. Take the test at the end of time, then you should have more than 7 days to prepare.

Questions concerning life in Germany:

Yes, we do provide a semester ticket for public transport for 90 € – which is included in the enrolment fee. Additionally you get a discount in some (public) institutions like e.g. swimming pool.

Yes. Please contact our Health Insurance Officer, Mr. Schaller, from Techniker Krankenkasse (cc). He will assist you in taking out health insurance. You may as well apply online. If you want to take out a full package with TK's partner Expatrio, follow this link https://www.expatrio.com/.

You are allowed to work up to 20 hours a week.

Some accommodation is available only 5 minutes walking distance from the university. Please note that in Germany, accommodation in student halls of residence is not automatically granted upon admission to a degree program. Please make your own arrangements for accommodation and, above all, make sure you make them in good time. For further information see the International Office pages.

The estimated living expenses are:

  • Enrolment Fee: 162 EUR/semester (including semester ticket for public transport)
  • Accommodation: 323 EUR
  • Food: 168 EUR
  • Travels: 94 EUR
  • Course Materials: 20 EUR
  • Communication: 31 EUR
  • Radio & TV Licence Fee: 17.50 EUR (obligatory)
  • Leisure Activities: 61 EUR
  • Health Insurance: 105 EUR

Total 871.50 EUR / month on average