|Degrees awarded||University of Passau: Master of Science (M.Sc.)|
INSA Lyon:Diplôme d'Ingénieur Informatique
|Duration||Generally 4 to 5 semesters|
|Starts in||April (summer semester) and October (winter semester)|
The double master's programme in Information and Communication is offered jointly by the University of Passau and INSA Lyon. It is integrated into the regular master's programme in Computer Science (Information and Communication Systems specialisation) and enables students not only to obtain a master's degree from the University of Passau, but also the French Diplôme d'Ingénieur de l'INSA Lyon.
The double master's programme lasts four to five semesters. You will spend the first year in Lyon, the second partly in Lyon (winter semester), partly in Passau (end of winter semester + summer semester).
The double master pairs vocational preparation with a strong research orientation. The programme includes study projects, an internship and the master's thesis (to be written in English). The programme thus offers the opportunity to combine research and specialist knowledge with practical applications.
German and French students complete the entire programme together from the first winter semester onwards. In addition to your organisational and communication skills, your ability to network, think and work across cultures will be enhanced by your stay in two countries and involvement in the integrated Franco-German student group.
- Combination of computer science studies and intercultural experience at a French Grande Ecole
- Vocational preparation with a strong research orientation
- Specialisation and development of expertise, particularly for the German and French IT context
- Practical orientation through study projects in collaboration with INSA engineering students
- Acquisition of a double degree: including the prestigious Diplôme from INSA Lyon
- Funding and financial support from the Franco-German University (DFH)
INSA Lyon is a Grande Ecole and therefore among the most renowned universities in France. INSA is located, together with other natural sciences universities, on the 'La Doua' campus in the Lyon suburb of Villeurbanne, which houses a number of dormitories, refectories, bars, sports facilities and much more in addition to the universities. The double master's programme is supervised by the Département Informatique/Laboratoire LIRIS under the direction of Professor Lionel Brunie.
Lyon is the second largest metropolitan area in France and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1998.
A selection procedure is carried out to determine admission to the master's programme. All applicants who have applied to the University of Passau by the deadline and who meet the following conditions will be admitted to this procedure:
- Completed bachelor's degree (at least 110 ECTS credits in computer science)
- Placement in the top 70% of your cohort or overall minimum grade of 'satisfactory' (final grade of 2.7 in the German system or 12 points in the French system)
- Your motivation for participation in a Franco-German programme
- Interest in research
- Language skills (English and French): good knowledge of written and spoken English is a minimum requirement for admission to the programme; knowledge of French is desirable
The double master's programme is sponsored by the Franco-German University (DFH). Within the framework of the doctoral track programme Multimedia, Distributed and Pervasive Secure Systems (MDPS), the double master's programme subsequently enables students to make a smooth transition to a bi-national doctoral programme, also called a cotutelle de thèse, or simply cotutelle. To receive the grant, you must register online with the DFH by the end of September.
Financial support is also available through the ERASMUS+ programme. The application for this is to be submitted to the International Office by 15 March.
Students in the double master programme do not pay tuition fees at the host university. A semester contribution of currently (WiSe 2020–21) €84.50 per semester is due for studying at the University of Passau.