About Us

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 26 professorships and 17 study programs at the highest international level, all aspects of computer science are covered. It is part of the Saarland Informatics Campus (SIC).


Administrative Office

The central administrative services of the Computer Science Department are brought together in the administrative office: the Managing Director, Study Coordinator, and System Administrator, and their staff.

Dean's Office and Committees

In the following list you will find the current Dean and the Dean of Studies, the Faculty Council, the Senate Representative, and the Examination Committees for the Bachelor and Master of Computer Science, the Master of Visual Computing, and the Bachelor and Master of Computer and Communications Technology, as well as the PhD Committee.

Examination Office

Here you will find all study and examination regulations, forms, guidelines, the contact persons for "your" study program and the latest information on examination dates and registration procedures.



Degree Programs

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 17 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 among the first German universities to offer undergraduate programs entirely taught in English. The application deadline for the coming winter semester is 31 July 2021.

International Bachelor Pograms:

Bachelor's degrees:

Master's degrees:

State examination:

Complete overview of all 21 informatics-related joint study programs: 

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.


Study Guidance and Student Representatives

If you have any questions about the computer science degree programmes at UdS, our study coordination will be happy to help you.

Study Coordination
Building E1 3, Rooms 207-209
Tel.: +49 (0)681 302-58092


Do you have questions that are better answered from a student's perspective? Please feel free to contact the Students' Representative Council.

Students' Representative Council for Informatics Courses
Building E1.3, Room 109
Tel.: +49 (0)681 302-4389


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 26 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.

Research Projects
Doctoral Program

The PhD program of the Department of Computer Science at Saarland University offers, along with the best research conditions and good pay, an outstanding supervisory relationship. Support offers such as the funding program of the Computer Science Department and the Graduate School of Computer Science help young scientists to make the most of their potential.

Research Fields

Around 30 research themes are explored by the scientists of the Saarland Informatics Campus (SIC) – from theoretical computer science, formal methods, algorithms and complexity, through artificial intelligence, machine learning, and computational linguistics, to embedded systems and language processing.


The Saarland Informatics Campus

At the SIC the activities of all informatics facilities co-located at Saarbrücken converge. Its 800 scientists and around 2000 students from more than 80 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.