EIT Digital Master School

Cloud Computing and Services (CCS), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English


The Cloud Computing and Services (CCS) programme is offered by EIT Digital Master School. Cloud Computing is the outsourcing of IT resources like servers, storages, network, and services and their provisioning over the Internet. Its advantages, when compared to self-operated IT resources, are significant cost reductions and increased elasticity, which is due to the fact that the IT resources can be simultaneously and flexibly shared among many customers by the concept of virtualisation.

The technical major is the transfer of knowledge in technology platforms, practical skills, and formal foundations that are needed to understand state-of-the-art cloud solutions to implement distributed software applications on top of them. The programme also focuses on future directions of cloud computing, for example, in the fields of edge and fog computing as well as blockchains and distributed ledger applications respectively.

The technical skills will be extended with a comprehensive understanding of user driven innovation and how to build business models and business cases. Students get the chance to get in contact with Europe’s leading companies and start-ups and conduct an industry-based internship at one of these companies. Successful students receive a degree from both universities they visited during their two-years study as well as a certificate from EIT Digital.


Graduates qualify for jobs in international and local organisations in both technical and business roles. Typical titles are:

  • Cloud CTO
  • Cloud Software Engineer
  • Lead software Developer
  • Cloud Service Broker
  • Cloud Alliance Manager
  • Cloud Infrastructure Architect
  • Business developer
  • Product manager
  • Consultant
Where can I study Cloud Computing and Services?

Entry - 1st year, common courses

  • Aalto University (Aalto), Finland
  • Technical University of Berlin (TUB), Germany 
  • University of Rennes 1 (UR1), France
  • University of Technology Delft (DUT), Netherlands

Exit - 2nd year, specialisation

  • Mobile Services at Aalto University (Aalto), Finland
  • Data intensive computing at Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
  • Cloud & Data Analytics at Technical University of Berlin (TUB), Germany
  • Distributed Data Processing at University of Technology Delft (DUT), Netherlands
  • Data and Knowledge at University Paris Sud (UPS), France
  • Cloud Infrastructures at University of Rennes 1 (UR1), France

Programme specialisation:

  • Mobile Services
  • Data intensive computing
  • Cloud & Data Analytics
  • Distributed Data Processing
  • Data and Knowledge
  • Cloud Infrastructures 

Programme Structure

All EIT Digital Master School programmes, among which Cloud Computing and Services, follow the same scheme:

  • Students study one year at an ‘entry’ university and one year at an ‘exit’ university in two of EIT Digital’s hot spots around Europe.
  • Upon completion, graduates receive degrees from the two universities and a certificate awarded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology.
  • The first year is similar at all entry points with basic courses to lay the foundation for the chosen technical programme focus. Some elective courses may also be chosen. At the same time, students are introduced to business and management. During the second semester, a design project is combined with business development exercises. These teach how to turn technology into business and how to present a convincing business plan.
  • In between the first year and the second year, a summer school addresses business opportunities within a socially relevant theme.
  • The second year offers a specialisation and a graduation project. The gradation project includes an internship at a company or a research institute and results in a Master thesis with a strong innovation and entrepreneurship dimension.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    The academic-year will officially start in Autumn, either in September or October, depending on the campus location of the programme. 

    Please note that the Master School strongly advises all applicants to apply by period one because:
    • not all study trajectories will be available afterwards
    • applicants who require a visa may be too late
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • A B.Sc. degree in computer science, computer engineering or information systems, is required. Students should have basic competence in mathematics, theoretical foundations of CS, algorithms and data structures, software engineering and database systems, computer architectures, computer networks and operating systems. 
  • In case of on-going studies a statement certifying that you are in the final year of your studies. The statement must be written by the degree administration office (or equivalent department), confirming that you are enrolled on the final year of your education and giving your expected completion date.
  • Transcript of records in original language and translated into English. All courses taken must be included.
  • Curriculum Vitae including details on your academic and professional career.
  • A letter of motivation in which you prove your innovative potential. 
  • Passport or other kind of identification in English.
  • Optional: Document stating the GPA or the Relative Ranking

          Tuition Fee

          • International Applies to you

            10000 EUR/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 10000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
          • EU/EEA Applies to you

            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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          • EIT Digital Master School covers the costs related to events integrated in the curriculum, e.g. Kick-off and summer schools


          • EU/EEA citizens from the ARISE countries (Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia)

          Scholarship possibility: Excellent students can be awarded a monthly allowance of €750

          • All other EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

          Scholarship possibility: Excellent students can be awarded a monthly allowance of either €500 or €750

          • Non-EU/EEA Citizens

          Scholarship possibility: Excellent students can be awarded a tuition fee waiver of up to 50% and a monthly allowance of either €500 or €750

          Tuition fee waiver and scholarships are only available for applications submitted in period one (deadline February 1)

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