Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Computer Science, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition Fee
    1344 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    1344 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
In the Computer Science master programme at Free University of Bozen-Bolzano you will not onlylearn about techniques and methods to develop complex software and to manage large amounts of data; you also participate in cutting-edge research projects and work closely together with leading experts.


Although we do not always notice it, software and data have become ubiquitous in our daily lives. For example, we use Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp to communicate with friends; we let global positioning systems (GPS) guide us on our car journeys, and we trust life-critical air traffic control systems to take us safely to our destination. The Computer Science programme is delivered by Free University of Bozen-Bolzano.

Just to give you an idea of the scale of this, here's some figures: in 2012, 2.5 Exabytes (that is 2.5 billion Gigabytes) of data was generated every single day and a system such as MacOS X contains more than 80 million lines of code.

That is why there’s the need to develop intelligent software and systems to store, retrieve, manage and make sense of these data. Designing, engineering and updating software requires sophisticated tools and methods that you will learn to apply in this two-year study programme.

Career opportunities

Our graduates are working in areas that require competences in the analysis, formalization and design of software systems for the solution of complex problems in various application areas, such as industry, services, environment, health, heritage and public administration. The development and maintenance of high quality information systems and computer networks often are part of their job. They also carry out research in industrial, public and academic laboratories.

Well prepared and ready for the job market. On the website of Alma Laurea you can check statistical data about graduates’ satisfaction and their employability.

Programme Structure

  • Statistical Methods
  • Seminars in Human-Machine Interaction
  • Research Methods
  • Mobile Systems Engineering
  • Temporal and Spatial Databases
  • Advanced Database Management Technologies
  • Theory of Computing
  • Intelligent Agents
  • Semantic Technologies
  • Lean Start-Up
  • Software Factory
  • Seminars in Data and Knowledge Engineering

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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Academic Requirements


  • Italian Bachelor degree in Computer Science Information Engineering
  • equivalent Italian degree obtained according to the regulations previously in force
  • other degrees in the field of Computer Science awarded in Italy or abroad and recognized as suitable Typology

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1344 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1344 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1344 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1344 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

Living costs for Bolzano - Bozen

750 - 1,100 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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