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Study Guide to Masters and Bachelors Degree Courses

M.Sc. Computer Science
Faculty of Engineering
University of Freiburg


Address University of Freiburg, Faculty of Engineering, Georges-Koehler-Allee 101, 79110 Freiburg, Germany
Tel. No. +49 (0)761 203 8340
E-mail address
Web address
Course M.Sc. Computer Science
Type of course Full-time
Length of course 2 years
Date of commencement October (application deadline for EU-citizens July 15, non EU-citizens June 1) and April (application deadline for EU-citizens January 15, non EU-citizens December 15th)
Class size 50-60
Cost/Fees EU-citizens: 155 Euro per semester
Non EU-citizens: 1655 Euro per semester
Accommodation International students will either receive a room in the students’ residences or assistance in finding a room on the private housing market.
Student grants / financial assistance Part funding offered to outstanding applicants
Exchange partner schools University of Aberdeen (UK),
Chalmers University (Sweden),
Universidad del País Vasco (Spain),
ETH Zurich (Switzerland)
and others
Admissions requirements Bachelor’s degree in computer science or in a closely related field of study with an above average GPA, TOEFL (iBT 95) or IELTS Band 7.0.
Student profile 1. 52 % international students
2. Ratio Men: Women: 82 % men, 18 % women
3. Age Range: 23 – 27 years
4. Average Age: 25.8
Contact person for application Ursula Epe
Course director Prof. Dr. Matthias Teschner


About the Master's program in Computer Science


The M.Sc. programme in Computer Science is a two-year programme for highly qualified graduates having a bachelor’s degree in computer science or in a closely related field of study. Education in computer science methods and techniques are the primary goals of the programme. This is achieved through a wide range of courses, seminars and laboratory courses in Computer Science as well as in its application areas. The curriculum comprises an individual choice of advanced graduate courses taking previous experience, intended specialization and language skills into account.


A very flexible study programme and the large variety of elective courses give you the opportunity to shape your individual profile while building the basis for a successful international career, whether in academia or in industry. Master students at the Faculty of Engineering benefit from

• a modern campus with state-of-the-are equipment - a wide range of research fields
• a perfect blend of theoretical and practical courses
• high quality teaching and research


Students can choose courses from the following concentration areas:

• Cognitive Technical Systems
• Cyber-Physical Systems
• Information Systems

In these areas they will attend lectures and complete lab courses, seminars and a team project.

In the last semester, students work on their master’s thesis. They are expected to tackle an actual research question in close cooperation with a professor and his/her staff.

About the Computer Science department

The Department of Computer Science (IIF) is one of the youngest departments at the university. Situated on a new campus, the Faculty of Engineering features modern facilities including various research labs, computer labs for students as well as WiFi on the whole campus.

IIF currently has 19 professors as well as approximately 110 research assistants working in a total of 21 research groups. They cover a broad spectrum of teaching and research topics which range from computer graphics to artificial intelligence, from algorithms to software technology, and from communication systems to applications in engineering and the life sciences. 900 students are enrolled in both, undergraduate and postgraduate programs at the Department of Computer Science.

About the University of Freiburg

In October 2007 the University of Freiburg was selected by the German government to become one out of 9 "Universities of Excellence". This demonstrates its top position among German universities, also documented in nationwide rankings. Besides its excellence in research and teaching, the scholarly diversity is above all what attracts so many students to Freiburg`s Alma Mater. The University of Freiburg consists of 11 Faculties, which offer degree programmes in theology, mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, pharmacy, geo sciences, forestry, computer science and microsystems engineering. The university library holds more than two million volumes as well as multimedia facilities. All students have the opportunity to join the General University Sports Association, which offers 35 different kinds of sports.

With 30,000 students, Freiburg is clearly a college town. The relaxed and friendly atmosphere coupled with the large spectrum of cultural offerings has made Freiburg one of the most attractive destinations for students.

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