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Application Guide

Institute of Mechanics and


Fluid Dynamics/
Computational Materials
Science

Information for Computational Materials Science applicants


This guide gives you useful information on applying for Computational Materials Science at TU
Bergakademie Freiberg.

General Information:
Freiberg:

Is a small city with 42,000 inhabitants situated in the Free State of Saxony. Freiberg is
Saxonys oldest and most important mining city with a charming medieval city center and
a mountainous environment.

Technische Universitt Bergakademie Freiberg (TUBAF):


The TUBAF is one of the oldest technical universities in the world with a wide range of
course offerings and a reputation as a center of research.
Computational Materials Science (CMS):
CMS will provide the unique opportunity to explore a wide range of length scales through
an interdisciplinary curriculum.
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Overview:
Name: Computational Materials Science

Degree: Master of Science (M. Sc.)

Language of Instruction:

English

Program Duration: Four Semesters

Admission semester:

Fall Semester (October)

Application Deadline:

April, 15 for Non EU citizens


August, 15 for EU citizens

There is no application or tuition fee for CMS in Freiberg, but an administrative fee of 84 each
semester. There is only a tuition fee for students, who already have a Master degree (300 each
semester).

For consideration, we ask you to provide the following application documents.


Please understand that we only consider complete applications:
(1)

Filled Application Form

(2)

Rsum

(3)

Copy of Academic Degree(s) Translated into English and Certified

(4)

Copy of Transcript Translated into English and Certified

(5)

Proof of English Language Skills (TOEFL or Certified equivalent)

(6)

Letter of Interest for Joining the International Masters Program

(7)

Self-addressed envelope

Detailed explication:
(1)

Application Form: Please answer all questions carefully.


Please download it from:
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http://tu-freiberg.de/fakult4/imfd/cms/Download/CMS_Application_Form.pdf
(2)

Rsum

(3)

Copy of Academic Degree(s):


We accept only Academic Degree(s), which is/ are in English or translated into English and
certified 1.
You are eligible to apply for CMS during your final bachelor's year. In that case, please provide
(i) a letter from your university stating that you are currently enrolled, and (ii) the transcript up to
the 6th or 7th semester. In addition, if admission is granted, it will be conditional until you
provide a copy of your bachelor degree. The Bachelor degree has to be presented on the day of
enrollment, at the latest.
You should have a Bachelor degree in one of the following disciplines or equivalent study
programs:

(4)

Mechanical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Aerospace Engineering

Industrial Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering

Materials Science

Applied Physics

Theoretical Physics

Copy of your Transcript of Records:


We only accept Transcripts, which are in English or translated into English and certified.

(5)

Proof of English Language Skills:


Language of instruction is English.
Therefore we ask for the following English language requirements:

A certification from your University, embassy, local bureau or a notary is necessary

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TOEFL: with as least 79 points (internet based), 213 (computer-based) or 550 (paper
based)

The TU Bergakademie Freiberg TOEFL code is 8233.

IELTS: with at least 6.0 for each band

Exceptions:
If you are a citizen of an English speaking country, that includes American Samoa, Australia,
Canada (except the province of Quebec), Fiji, Ireland, Kenya, New Zealand, Papua New
Guinea, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of America,
or Zambia, the submission of the English Test requirement is waived. All other applicant citizens
will need to submit a proof of English skills.
For those, who want to learn German: The International Center offers German language courses
in August and September and study accompanying courses. Please find more information on:
http://tu-freiberg.de/en/international/german-courses
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Letter of Interest for Joining the Program:


Briefly state the reasons why you wish to join the Computational Materials Science Masters
Program at TU Bergakademie Freiberg. The following questions should be answered:

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1.

What expectations do you have concerning studies in Germany?

2.

How did you hear from TU Bergakademie Freiberg and CMS (internet, DAAD, exhibition,
etc.) and what motivates you to apply at TU Bergakademie Freiberg?

3.

Why do you want to attend the masters in computational materials science? (Refer to your
school grades in relevant subjects and/or to your study experience in your home country.)

4.

How attending CMS will help you for your professional project?

Self-addressed envelope:
In case of admission, we will use the self-addressed envelope to mail you both the admission
letter and the BBZ document required to initiate the visa application. Therefore, make sure the
name and the address written on the envelope contain all the information to be delivered.
According to the German post, it should contain the following information:

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Miss/Mr First Name Last Name


Street, House Number
Additional information (Room or apartment number or anything else if needed for delivery)
City Area
City-Code, Name of City
COUNTRY (in capital letter and in English language)

Only the country name has to be in English. All the other information can be written in your
mother tongue if you think it will facilitate the delivery.
There is no need to add stamps.
Information on Scholarships:
The CMS master program is, unfortunately, unable to grant financial support in the form of scholarships
to the students admitted in the program. Therefore, we provide a list of organizations where admitted
students are encouraged to apply for scholarships. This list contains links to organizations that are likely
to grant scholarships to foreign students admitted in the CMS master program:
http://tu-freiberg.de/fakult4/imfd/cms/Scholarships/scholarships.html
Selection procedure:
We confirm the receipt of your application package via e-mail, and will let you know if any document is
missing. In addition we provide you your application number to be used for further communication
If we did not receive the missing documents by the end of the deadline (post-stamp mark), your
application will not be reviewed.
Shortly after the application deadline the selection committee will review and rank the application
packages.
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If required, the selection committee has the right to contact the candidates for a phone or "skype"
interview in the week following the application deadline.
For Non-EU citizens:
At the end of April the selection committee will publish a list of the pre-selected candidates on the CMS
website (http://tu-freiberg.de/fakult4/imfd/cms/). Please use your application number to check, whether
you are on the list or not.
Thereafter the student office verifies the validity of your documents. If all the documents are valid, the
student office will mail you the letter of admission and the BBZ document for your visa application.
If your application number is on the list and you did not receive your letter of admission until June 15,
please contact us.
For EU citizens:
At the end of August the selection committee will publish a list of the pre-selected candidates on CMS
website (http://tu-freiberg.de/fakult4/imfd/cms). Please use your application number to check, whether
you are on the list or not.
Thereafter the student office verifies the validity of your documents. If all the documents are valid, the
student office will mail your the letter of admission.
If your application number is on the list and you did not receive your letter of admission until September
20, please contact us.

Contact:

Institute of Mechanics and Fluid Dynamics


Lampadiusstrasse 4, D-09599 Freiberg, Germany
Phone: +49 3731 39 2374; Fax: +49 3731 39 3455
Website: www.imfd.tu-freiberg.de
E-mail: admission.cms@imfd.tu-freiberg.de

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