Department of Computer Science
The Department of Computer Science at Saarland University is one of the top four in all of Germany (CHE Ranking 2018). In its more than 50-year history it has distinguished itself many times by its excellence in research and teaching. With a current total of 39 professorships and 24 study programs at the highest international level, all aspects of computer science are covered. It is part of the Saarland Informatics Campus (SIC).
The range of study programs offered by Saarland University in the field of informatics is extremely diverse – whether computer science, bioinformatics, or cybersecurity, bachelor or master, in a total of 24 courses of study, the Department of Computer Science at Saarland University imparts comprehensive knowledge of the theoretical foundations as well as practically oriented applications, up to and including starting a business. The courses are taught by internationally renowned luminaries of computer science as well as by the most talented young researchers.
New: Saarland University is the first German university to offer English-only bachelor's degree programs in computer science. The application deadline for the winter semester 2022/2023 is July 15, 2022.
International Bachelor Pograms:
- Computer Science (B.Sc.) (German)
- Bioinformatics (B.Sc.)
- Cybersecurity (B.Sc.) (German)
- Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (B.Sc.)
- Embedded Systems (B.Sc.)
- Media Informatics (B.Sc.)
- Informatics/Computer Science (M.Sc.)
- Bioinformatics (M.Sc.)
- Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (M.Sc.)
- Embedded Systems (M.Sc.)
- Entrepreneurial Cybersecurity (M.Eng.)
- Visual Computing (M.Sc.)
- Media Informatics (M.Sc.)
- Cybersecurity (M.Sc.)
Study programs offered in cooperation*:
*In cooperation with the Departments of Mathematics and of Language Science and Technology, as well as the other non-university informatics institutes located on campus, the Department, as a partner of the Saarland Informatics Campus, offers 24 study programs.
If you have any questions about the computer science degree programmes at UdS, our study coordination will be happy to help you.
Building E1 3, Rooms 207-209
Tel.: +49 (0)681 302-58092
Studies and Practice
To help our students to get in contact with the practice, there are for example talks of our graduates, where one may directly contact them: Saarbrücken computer scientists in the practice.
Saarland University’s Career Center is the central service unit for any for any questions students may have regarding job applications and career entry. In our career portal, students can find internship and work placement opportunities, as well as entry-level or graduate job opportunities.
The big annual job fair 'next' allows students and companies or recruiters to exchange ideas and to connect in a relaxed atmosphere. In addition, each semester the Career Center organizes a wide range of events and workshops in cooperation with companies and other partners in order to help you find your way in the labour market.
The Career Center offers one-to-one career guidance appointments, especially for international students who want to prepare for the German job market.
All services offered by the Career Center are free of charge.
For more information, please visit the Career Center website.
The Department of Computer Science at Saarland University does research at the highest international level. Among the 39 professors are recipients of the Leibniz Prize of the German Research Foundation, the Zuse Medal of the German Computer Science Society, grants from the European Research Council, and many other awards. Saarbrücken Informatics' doctoral candidates regularly present their research results at the most renowned international symposia in their areas. A complete list of award winners can be found here.
The Saarland Informatics Campus
At the SIC the activities of all informatics facilities co-located at Saarbrücken converge. Its 900 scientists and around 2100 students from more than 81 countries make the Saarland Informatics Campus (SIC) one of the leading locations for informatics in Germany and in Europe. Five globally renowned research institutes, namely the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, the Center for Bioinformatics and the Cluster for “Multimodal Computing and Interaction,” in cooperation with the Departments of Computer Science, Mathematics, and Language Science and Technology at Saarland University, cover the entire spectrum of informatics in 24 courses of study.