Mathematics and Computer Science





Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

General Information

  • Can one study the integrated program "Mathematics and Computer Science" only in Saarbrücken?
    Up to our knowledge there is no other such integrated program in Germany. However, internationally such integrated programs are wide-spread, in particular in english-speaking countries. Examples of renowed universities which offer such a program are Oxford and Imperial College London in UK and Brown-University and Stanford in USA.
  • Does it cost anything to study the Master program?
    There are no tuition fees in public universities in Germany. There is a semester fee which is currently 207 Euros which includes the semester ticket which allows free ride in all buses and regional trains in all of Saarland (which includes Saarbrücken).
  • What is the cost of living in Saarbrücken?
    Compared to other cities in Germany, the living costs in Saarbrücken are relatively low. Students spend an estimated 350 to 510 Euros per month. Expect to spend this much or more, depending on where you buy food (big supermarkets are cheaper) and how often you eat out or travel. You should also add the cost of renting an apartment, with rents ranging from about 180 to 400 euros (shared flats/small or middle sized furnished apartments) plus a deposit of one month's rent.
  • How many international students are in Saarbrücken?
    The master program in computer science at Saarland University was one of the first English computer science programs in Germany. The fraction of international students is above 50% from countries all over the world. This creates a culturally stimulating environment.
  • Are there scholarships?
    There are a limited number scholarhips available for excellent students via the International Max Planck Research School for Computer Science. You just have to use in the OAS the option that you want to apply for IMPRS-CS. We take care that your application is forwarded to them.
    If you intend to do also a PhD in Computer Science in Saarbrücken, then you can apply at the Saarbrücken Graduate School of Computer Science. In the preparatory phase before you have a PhD position you can get a monthly stipend, please see the webpage for more information also regarding the application process. In general, there are so many research institutes (Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Saarland University, Max-Planck-Institute for Computer Science, Max-Planck-Institute for Software Systems, DFKI (German Center for Artificial Intelligence), CISPA) at the Campus and there are typically a lot of positions either as teaching or research assistant.

Study Program

  • Where do I find which lectures count as mathematics or computer science lecture?
    We list all courses of the current semester here.


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