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FAQ MSc CL

This site collects frequently asked questions for our MSc Computational Linguistics.

  1. How can I find out if I am eligible for the MSc Computational Linguistics?
  2. Whom can I contact to ...
  3. How long does it take to get an answer via email?
  4. How many hours is 1 ECTS credit point worth?
  5. Are there scholarships available for the MSc CL?
  6. What is the difference between a module and a course?
  7. Where can I get a document for the foreigners' registration office stating my expected study duration?
  8. Do I have to register for repetition exams?
  9. Which email addresses are used to communicate during my studies?
  10. Where can I find information about my final thesis?
  11. Why can I not register online for the "research module"?
  1. How can I find out if I am eligible for the MSc Computational Linguistics?

    For an evaluation of your individual eligibility, please send your Bachelor transcript to admission-cl-msc@ims.uni-stuttgart.de.

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  2. Whom can I contact to ...

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  3. How long does it take to get an answer via email?

    Emails are always answered as soon as possible; for non-urgent queries, this may take up to a week. You don't need to re-send your email.

    You help us if you write one single email and cc all addresses you want to write to.

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  4. How many hours is 1 ECTS credit point worth?

    1 ECTS credit point is worth 30h (including presence and self-studying time).

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  5. Are there scholarships available for the MSc CL?

    Yes, via the DAAD -- please check the DAAD scholarship site.

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  6. What is the difference between a module and a course?

    Modules are the "containers" for courses. In many cases, there is a 1-to-1 mapping; in some cases, a module can consist of several parts, e.g. lecture and exercises. You can find module descriptions with links to the respective courses as well as course descriptions with links to the respective modules in C@MPUS.

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  7. Where can I get a document for the foreigners' registration office stating my expected study duration?

    You can send your transcript of records, the modules you are currently taking and your appointment date to the program manager -- she will prepare a signed document for you.

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  8. Do I have to register for repetition exams?

    Yes; there is no automatic registration for repetition exams.

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  9. Which email addresses are used to communicate during my studies?
    • The IMS computer account includes an email account, which is used to spread important information
      concerning your studies via our IMS student mailing list – by the secretaries, the student representatives, the system administrators, the program manager etc. (firstname.lastname@ims.uni-stuttgart.de).
      Please read these IMS emails directly or set a ‘forward‘: Create file <.forward> in home directory which includes  target email address. Questions?
    • Via a web interface you have access to your university email address -- further informationen here. Also here, you get important general information of the university ot hints to courses you're taking.
    • The portal ILIAS provides a further mailbox which lecturers use to communicate with the students in their courses, e.g. for exercises. Please also read or forward these emails.
    • For some courses in the computer science department you'll need an additional account there. This includes an email address as well, which is used via their student mailing list to spread important information, so please also read or forward these emails.

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  10. Where can I find information about my final thesis?
  11. Why can I not register online for the "research module"?

    You'll be registered for the "research module" in the examination office when you register for your thesis there.

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