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M.Sc. Computer Science

University of Freiburg, Faculty of Engineering, Georges-Koehler-Allee 101, 79110 Freiburg, Germany

+49 (0)761 203 8340

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Type of course

Language of tuition

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

EU-citizens: 155 Euro per semester
Non EU-citizens: 1655 Euro per semester

Student grants / Financial assistance
Part funding offered to outstanding applicants

In the first semester international students will receive a room in the students’ residences.

Exchange partner schools
University of Aberdeen (UK), Chalmers University (Sweden), Universidad del País Vasco (Spain), ETH Zurich (Switzerland) and others

Student profile
1. 51 % international students
2. Ratio Men: Women: 80 % men, 20 % women
3. Age Range: 23 – 27 years
4. Average Age: 25.8

Admission 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.

Programme Director
Prof. Dr. Hannah Bast

Contact person for application
Ursula Epe

University of Freiburg

Master's program in Computer Science

The M.Sc. program in Computer Science is a two-year program for highly qualified graduates having a bachelor’s degree in computer science or in a closely related field of study. The goal of the program is to teach the theoretical and practical skills needed to develop computer-based solutions to a given problem. To do so, it is more important to understand how programming languages work than to learn to apply as many programming languages as possible. In this sense, our program is rather method-oriented and research-oriented than application-oriented.


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 their 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 18 professors as well as approximately 110 research assistants working in a total of 20 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. Approx. 725 students are enrolled in both, undergraduate and postgraduate programs at the Department of Computer Science.

Other courses offered by University of Freiburg

  • M.Sc. Microsystems Engineering
  • M.Sc. Embedded Systems Engineering
  • M.Sc. Sustainable Systems Engineering

  • About the University of Freiburg

    The University of Freiburg is one of the oldest and most renowned higher education institutions in Germany with a long tradition in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences/medicine. It is listed among the best German universities according to the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). 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 programs 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.