Public Sector Innovation and eGovernance

Degree: Master of Science (MSc)

Programme information

Subject-specific information:

Language of instruction

All courses are taught entirely in English.

Please note

This programme is offered in cooperation with the Katholieke Universiteit (KU) Leuven in Belgium and the Tallinn University of Technology in Estonia.
Students complete their first semester at the KU Leuven, spend their second semester at the University of Münster, and finish in Tallinn in their third semester.
There is no degree course advisor at the University of Münster for this programme. Because the programme begins in Belgium, candidates should contact the responsible advisor at the KU Leuven for more information.

The admission requirements and selection procedures should be appropriate with regard to the programme’s level and discipline. Applicants may gain admission to the master’s programme “Public Sector Innovation and eGovernance” under the following conditions:
  • The candidate must meet the general admission requirements of the KU Leuven, where the candidate’s application is reviewed for completeness and eligibility.
  • The candidate must hold an undergraduate degree (min. 180 ECTS) in public administration, social science, political science, information systems, information science, informatics, engineering, business, law. Other candidates may receive consideration with respect to other selection criteria. The admission policy is intended to ensure equal opportunity of access to higher education for qualified students.
  • The candidate must provide proof of language proficiency in oral and written English. All non-native English speakers are required to submit an English proficiency test (C1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: TOEFL-iBT min. 100 points, IELTS min. 7 points). These tests are not required if students can prove that some of their previous studies were successfully completed in English.
General admission is granted at the KU Leuven according to Belgian law in accordance with the requirements listed above. The students are then enrolled at the University of Münster and Tallinn University of Technology according to this decision. All eligible applicants (provided they meet the formal requirements) are evaluated on the basis of their application by at least one of the participating universities and are then invited to an interview with the selection committee (in person or via video conference). Based on the application documents and the interview, the selection committee decides on whether to grant the candidate admission to the programme. Candidates are granted permission to write the master’s thesis, provided they are officially enrolled at all the participating universities and have obtained 60 ECTS.

General advice and psychological counselling

Student Advice and Counselling Centre (ZSB)
of the University of Münster

Schlossplatz 5
48149 Münster

Tel. (main office): +49 251 83-22357
Map, directions
Regular consultation hours:
Mon – Thu 10 am – 12 pm and 2 pm – 4 pm
and 1st Wed of every month, 5 pm – 7 pm
Telephone advice service(+49 251 83-20002):
Mon – Thu 2 pm – 4 pm and Fri 10 am – 12 pm
and 1st Wed of every month, 5 pm – 7 pm
First answers: FAQ – "I’ve got a question"

Degree course advisor

There is no degree course advisor at the University of Münster for this programme.

Departmental academic advice

There is no departmental student body at the University of Münster for this programme.