M.Sc. Computer Science

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR4200 Semester (Non-EEA)
  • English, German (Find a course)
University of Freiburg | Freiburg, Germany
The Master of Science degree program in computer science is a two-year program is open to highly qualified foreign and German students with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science or similar discipline.

Description of Computer Science


The curriculum includes a selection of courses of the department for computer science (theory of algorithms, computer architecture, software engineering, foundations of artificial intelligence, image processing and computer graphics, databases and information systems), a wide variety of advanced courses offered in computer science, numerical analysis and application modules of other disciplines (eg, mathematics, microsystems technology, psychology, medicine, economics, physics, bioinformatics, cognitive science) offered. Students specialize in one of three areas:

  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Cognitive Technical Systems
  • information Systems

Seminars, internships and an extensive master project complete the master's curriculum and promote the social and transferable skills of the students. The thesis covers a period of six months and their presentations, conducted in one of the working groups of the department for computer science.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline Winter Semester: 1 June (for non-EU citizens), 15 July (for EU citizens); Summer Semester: 1 January (for non-EU citizens), 15 January (for EU citizens)
Tuition fee
  • EUR 4200 Semester (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 4200 Semester (EEA)
Start date March  2016, April  2016, September  2016, October  2016
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

The following key courses are offered:
  • Algorithm Theory (always in English)
  • Image Processing and Computer Graphics (winter term 14/15 in English, winter term 15/16 in German)
  • Databases and Information Systems (always in German)
  • Software Engineering (summer term 2015 in German, summer term 2016 in English)
  • Foundations of Artificial Intelligence (summer term 2015 in English, summter term 2016 in German)
  • Computer Architecture (summer term 2015 in German, summer term 2016 in English)

Requirements for Computer Science

The Master of Science in Computer Science (Informatik) is open to both, graduates of the University of Freiburg and graduates from other institutions, as long as they have obtained a first degree (Bachelor's or equivalent) in computer science or in a closely related field (information technology, mathematics, physics).To apply, please log into the online application portal (which will be available here as off April 1st) and fill the required information. After that, kindly print the pdf document, sign it and send it by regular mail (not e-mail) to the address below together with the following documents:

  • A certified and (if necessary) translated copy (German or English) of your undergraduate diploma. If you have not yet completed your undergraduate studies, a certified transcript of records is sufficient.
  • A certified and (if necessary) translated copy (German or English) of your grade transcript showing all courses taken and marks obtained as well as the current average grade.
  • A certified and (if necessary) translated copy of your higher secondary certificate
  • Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge Certificate)*
  • Curriculum vitae or résumé
  • APS certificate (for Chinese and Vietnamese applicants only)

Work Experience for Computer Science

No work experience is required.

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University of Freiburg, Germany

Germany Already a comprehensive university at its founding in 1457, the University of Freiburg still offers undergraduate and graduate studies as well as professorial qualification in all important disciplines today: the humanities, natural and engineering sciences, medicine, law, and theology. This diversity also provides an ideal environment for innovative interdisciplinary studies.

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