Short Study Guide about Master in Computer Science (FAQ)
What are the restrictions on admissions?
We have no admission quotas or other formal restrictions on admissions. However, your degree needs to be equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from Saarland University. Each case will be evaluated individually by the Department of Computer Science.
What is the structure of the Masters program?
In its structure and requirements the Masters degree corresponds to the former "Diplom" in Informatics. The main advantage of the new organisation of the program is its flexibility. Program requirements are of a structural nature, rather than prescriptive regarding the content. Thus, students are free to pursue and develop their own academic profile. This flexibility is unique among German computer science departments.
What is so special about the Masters Program in Saarbrücken?
The new Masters program with its modernized contents and structure sets Saarland University off from other universities and increases its international reputation. The freedom of choice with regards to your specific areas of study is unique amongst the Masters programs that have been established in Germany so far.
How do the contents of the Bachelor's and Masters programs differ?
Basically, the Bachelor's program is more practically oriented, while the Masters program aims for a deeper understanding of the subject matter by providing the theoretical background and scientific methodology.
What is the language of instruction?
All lectures for the Masters program are held in English, since many international students are registered in the program.