European Master on Software Engineering

120 ECTS (2 years)
Degree of Master of Science in Software Engineering

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Programme Start: Fall 2013

Application web site:

EMSE web site:


  • February 25, 2013, deadline submission for NON-EU ad EU applicants
  • March 15, 2013, notification of admission and scholarships award
  • March 20, 2013 confirmation of the participation from admitted students
  • March 21, 2013 notification to the students of the reserve list
  • April 5, 2013 payment of the first installment from admitted students
  • May 2, 2013 submisison opening date for EU and NON-EU applicants with at least 12 consecutive months in EU
  • July 31, 2013 submisison closing date for EU and NON-EU appicants with at least twelve consecutive months in EU


The Consortium of the Free university of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy), the Blekinge Tekniska Högskola (Sweden), and the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern (Germany) offer a two year (120 ECTS credits) Joint Master’s Programme, named European Master in Software Engineering (EMSE).

The objective of the Master’s Programme is to educate professionals in the field of Software Engineering. Software Engineering aims at the creation of high quality software in a systematic, controlled, and efficient manner. The participants will be able establish and use sound engineering principles and practices in order obtain economically viable software that is reliable and works on real machines.

The programme foresees a mobility period in two different universities of the Consortium.

EMSE also prepares students for employment in Software Engineering and/or for continuing their studies within PhD programmes.

The international dimension of the Master’s Course guarantees that students familiarize themselves with different educational methods and a multicultural education.

All courses are taught in English. Students will also undertake courses on the language of the European countries of the two universities. Local language courses are free of charge for EMSE students.

Upon the successful completion of the curriculum and fulfillment of the Master’s course requirements, students will be awarded a double degree, one for each university they have visited.


Students are accepted in the program regardless of sex, age, or nationality. In order to be accepted all students must fulfil the following requirements:

-           Respect the application deadline

-           Provide proof of proficiency in English language.

-           Have been awarded a BSc in Software Engineering, Computer Science or Computer Engineering.

-           Provide certificate of the subjects taken during their degrees, along with the marks obtained and the number of hours/credits devoted to each subject


Students will be selected according to the following criteria:

-           Language skills

-           Type of entrance qualification

-           Academic records

-           Work experience and professional qualifications

-           Motivation and willingness



The tuition fees for academic year 2012-2013 are € 3800 for NON-EU students and € 2250 for EU Students. On top of the tuition and depending on the university, students will pay social taxes (if any, about 130 Euro per year).


Up to 5 scholarship types are offered to EU and NON-EU students. Scholarships amounts vary upon the different mobility schema selected. See the EMSE web site for further information.

Scholarships cover tuition fees and social taxes (if any, about 130 Euro per year). Scholarship rates may be taxed depending on each University regulation.

In the application, students must specify the type of scholarship. Students cannot apply to more than one type of scholarship. Each type of scholarship will have its own ranking that also includes a reserve list. Students in the reserve list can be offered to another type of scholarship if available. Students selected for one type of scholarship cannot change the two universities of destination.


The application is on-line at the central EMSE website


Unreadable or incomplete documents or not submitted by the submission deadline will not be considered in the selection.


EMSE secretariat

University of Bozen-Bolzano

Faculty of Computer Science

Dominikanerstrasse, 3, Domenicani

39100 Bozen-Bolzano (BZ) - Italy


Web Site:

Fax: +39 0471 016009

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