Computer Science MSc course – Software and Service Architectures specialization


Computer Science MSc course – Software and Service Architectures specialization


Computer Scientist


Degree program



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Department of Programming Languages And Compilers
Department of Software Technology And Methodology
Department of Data Science and Engineering
Department of Computer Algebra
Department of Algorithms And Their Applications
Department of Media & Educational Informatics
Department of Information Systems
Department of Numerical Analysis
Department of Cartography And Geoinformatics
Department of Artificial Intelligence




4 semesters (2 years)

ECTS credits


Minimum number of students


Maximum number of students


Short description

The goal of this program is to train Computer Scientist with a professional knowledge based on a solid theoretical background knowledge.  They have the skills to take part in program development, in developing information systems and system management in various areas. The Computer Scientist often acts as a mediator between the customers of information systems and the producers. In this way, the job of a Computer Scientist synthesizes the constructive activity of engineers with the general problem-solving attitude of mathematicians while participating in teams of large-scale projects.

Our programs provide students with a broad education in Computer Science in combination with specialized work in programming languages, cyber security, data science, web engineering, autonomous systems, multimedia design etc.

Students learn the theory as well as the methodologies and techniques in the development and implementation of computer systems. The more practical programming courses are aided by several courses in pure and applied mathematics and theoretical computer science courses throughout the curriculum.

This program is recommended to applicants who

  • want to partake in innovative and well grounded education for the next generation of service designers and software architects capable of designing and engineering novel software system.
  • want to conduct analyses to detect, discover and better understand the abounding data around us generated by social media, manufacturing systems, medical devices, logistic services, and countless others on a daily basis.
  • want to be a responsible cybersecurity specialists with the right knowledge and skills to be able to contribute to make the digital world a safer place.

This program enables students to

  • work in teams to guide the software development process (modern and agile software engineering methodologies integrated with design thinking and User Centric/Service Design methods) of complex information systems.
  • gain in-depth technical skills in scalable data collection techniques and data analysis methods. They learn how to use and develop a suite of tools and technologies that address data capture, processing, storage, transfer, analysis, visualisation, and related concepts (e.g., data access, data pricing, and data privacy).
  • be valuable in open innovation settings where different aspects (market, users, social aspects, media technologies) come together, through their multidisciplinary attitude.
Strength of program

The high standard of training is guaranteed by the highly qualified academic staff. Teaching is supported by modern infrastructure and well equipped computer labs (artificial intelligence, databases, and robotics). The library of the Faculty contains several thousand volumes. Upper-yearstudents and PhD students help the first-year students in a mentor system to overcome their first challenges at the university.

In addition to the high level of theoretical training, the Faculty's relationship with the business community, the joint research and development projects offer up-to-date practical knowledge and experience to the students. The Faculty has concluded bilateral agreements with numerous universities in the world, which allows students to study one or two semesters or participate in research projects at a partner institution.

Extracurricular undergraduate research activities of the students are supported and supervised by leading scientists of the Faculty. These students present their findings at a conference organised by the Faculty every year. Workshops are also organised with international partners.

Find the structure of the program on this link.
Career opportunities

Software Designers are welcome in every sector of informatics. Jobs are offered by large international computer companies, outstanding firms, banks, large enterprises, state institutions, software development companies, research institutes and universities where they may be engaged in the preparation of integrated data processing systems, electronic trade transactions and electronic money transfers, solving telecommunication problems (networks, programming mobile phones), performing image recognition, computer-aided design, image processing or preparing multimedia applications.

Job examples
  • Software and services designer
  • Software architect
  • Information system architect
  • Systems designer / engineer
EU/EEA students
non-EU/EEA students
Tuition fee/semester

3000 EUR

3000 EUR

Application fee

140 EUR

140 EUR

Registration fee

60 EUR

60 EUR

non-EU/EEA students
Tuition fee/semester

3000 EUR

Application fee

140 EUR

Registration fee

60 EUR

Offered for the next academic year


Start program

06, Sep, 2021

Deadline for applications - September intake

31, May, 2021

Is there a February intake


Deadline for applications - February intake

15, Nov, 2021

Admission requirements

Entry requirements

Holding a BSc degree in Computer Science or obtaining altogether at least 60 ECTS credits in informatics and mathematical subjects during a completed Bachelor's program related to Computer Science.

Language requirements

Minimum level of language proficiency (oral) (A1-C2): B2

Minimum level of language proficiency (written) (A1-C2): B2

Further comments: At least Intermediate level English language skills is required. English language exams are preferred (but not required) and any certificate is accepted.

Documents to submit with application
Online application form
Secondary school certificate
Bachelor-level degree
Transcript of records
Motivation letter
Copy of the main pages of the passport
Passport photo
Medical certificate
Language certificate
Application procedure

The application starts in the online application system. Students need to register in the system, fill in the online application form, upload the required documents and follow the instructions during the application process.

Applicants are required to transfer the admission fees (application fee: 140 EUR, registration fee: 60 EUR) only in case of admission, together with the tuition fee in the amount of 3000 EUR until the end of June (in case of February intake: until the end of November) in order to receive their visa in time.

Applications are only accepted being submitted through the online application system. Application materials sent via e-mail or by post are declined without further examination.

Entrance examination and selection process

In case of September intake: The applications are examined by the Admission Board until the end of May, applicants are notified of the outcome of the selection in the online application system until the middle of June.

Admission letters are sent out in the online application system until 30 June.

In case of February intake: The applications are examined by the Admission Board and are notified of the outcome of the selection in the online application system until the middle of November. Admission letters are sent out in the online application system until the end of  November.

Applicants are required to participate in the online entrance exam and a Skype interview held and organized by the Admission Board of ELTE Faculty of Informatics in the first part of May (in case of February intake in the beginning of November).

Applicants are notified about

- time and date/duration of the entrance exam via e-mail one week before the starting date of the exam period by the programme coordinator,

- time and date of the Skype interview via e-mail 3 days before the Skype interview by the student coordinator.

Applicants can take the entrance exam and the Skype interview only one occassion. In case of communicational difficulties (weak network coverage) the student coordinator attempts to contact the applicant via e-mail and Skype twice within the deadline.

In case of lack of participation, posterial requests can not be accepted, appeals are declined after the deadline.

The program coordinator notifies all applicants about the outcome of the selection.

Type of entrance examination: oral and written 

Place of entrance examination: online

Further details of the Skype interview:

The interview takes about 20 minutes in the previously indicated and scheduled time sent by the student coordinator via e-mail.

As the language of the education of the Computer Science Master course of ELTE Faculty of Informatics is English, applicants are required to possess at least intermediate level English language proficiency in order to take part efficiently of their academic studies. During the interview applicants are required to prove their English language and communicational skills by replying to questions about their previous studies, work experiences connected to Computer Science. Applicants are also required to answer simple questions concerning basic terms in mathematics and programming.

As the prerequisite of applying to Computer Science Master course is a previously obtained Bachelor degree in Computer Science or in a related field, no preparation is needed in advance, applicants are only have to be able to present their previously obtained skills.

Further details of the entrance exam:

In order to get admission to the Computer Science MSc programme applicants are required to participate and pass the online written entrance exam in Canvas system. Canvas is a learning management system used at Eötvös Loránd University. After accepting the invitation, previously sent by the programme coordinator, applicants are required to create a Canvas account. After logging in, exam exercises are available in Canvas system. There is no exact exam date, applicants are able to take the exam and submit their solutions whenever they want until the indicated deadline.

The exam consists of 1-3 programming problems. Solutions (program source codes in Java, C# or C/C++) are required to be submitted online.

Further details of selection and evaluation

The ranking is based on a total evaluation of the academic excellence (based on the submitted documents) and the results of the entrance exam.

Program leader

Mr. Ferenc WEISZ

Program coordinator

Mr. Zsolt BORSI
Assistant lecturer
TEL: +36-1-372-2500/8494

Student coordinator
TEL: +36 (1) 372 2500 / 8138

Faculty of Informatics

Faculty of Informatics