IT Security/Information Technology


For the winter semester:
Beginning of June until 15 September

For the summer semester:
Beginning of December until 15 March

For the winter semester:
Beginning of June until 15 July

For the summer semester:
Beginning of December until 15 January


  • at least 6 semesters and 180 CP, including
  • 50 CP in the field of IT Security and
  • 30 CP in the field of Computer Science and
  • 18 CP in the field of mathematics and
  • 15 CP in the field of electrical engineering

Third marks must be given for the Master’s application. You can use this conversion table for this purpose.

accepted language certificates are:

  • German Abitur (A-level) certificate, if English was taken during the entire senior school years (Oberstufe)
  • UNIcert II
  • IELTS academic with grade 6,0 or more
  • TOEFL IBT with 85 points or more
  • PTE academic with 55 points or more
  • FCE (First Certificate in English)
  • CAE (Certificate in Advanced English)
  • additional certificates, if applicable

If you have not studied in Germany and do not have German citizenship, you must provide proof of German language skills. The following certificates are accepted:

  • TestDaF with at least 16 points within one exam
  • DSH (level 2 or 3)
  • Deutsches Sprachdiplom – DSD – II
  • ZOP or Goethe-Zertifikat C2 of the Goethe Institute
  • KDS or GDS of the Goethe Institute
  • ÖSD Sprachdiplom C1
  • telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule
  • Assessment test (German section)

Application process

The application for the M.Sc. IT Security is carried out via the Online Application portal of the RUB. Only applications received within the deadline can be considered.

Once you have completed your online application, you will receive confirmation of receipt and the control sheet by e-mail.

On the control sheet you will find your application number and all information on the documents to be uploaded in the Admission Information Portal (next step).

To upload your application documents to the Admission Information Portal (Infoportal Zulassung), log in with your application number and date of birth.

All documents must be uploaded by the end of the application deadline.

Your application can only be processed further once you have completed all uploads or optional uploads have been waived. Your status in the Admission Information Portal will then be “Application being processed”.

Each upload can only be made once. You will no longer be able to view the uploaded document once it has been uploaded. It is therefore essential to ensure that the document is clearly readable and not upside down.

The upload must be in PDF format and must not exceed 5 MB in size.

The examination at the faculty can take some time. Please be patient and refrain from inquiring during this time. As soon as we have a result, you will be informed in the Admission Information Portal.

If you have received a letter of admission via the Admission Information Portal and would like to start or continue your studies at the Ruhr-Universität, you must accept the study place in the Admission Information Portal by the deadline. You will find the deadline for acceptance in the letter of admission.

If we are able to admit you to the degree programme, you must attend the mandatory counselling interview at the Student Advisory Service ITS before enrolling. Here you will find out everything you need to know about the study programme and any unanswered questions will be clarified. The counselling session takes place in the form of an information event. We will inform you of the date by e-mail once your admission has been accepted.


Enrollment or re-enrollment is possible (after attending the counselling interview) within the deadline stated in your letter of admission. Once you have accepted your study place, you can start the online enrollment process via the Admission Information Portal (link top right “To enrollment/re-enrollment”). After online enrollment, you must upload the required documents to the Information Portal Enrollment.

Enrolled? A warm welcome to you!

We look forward to having you in our faculty.


Any questions?

The University Admissions Office is there to answer any questions you may have about admissions. This can be reached via the e-mail address or via the application hotline +49 234 32 26644.

If you have specific questions about our degree programmes, the Student Advisory Service will be happy to help!