After your application you undergo a three-semester preparatory phase. Read more about the different phases. »
To be considered for admission, your application must reach us before the end of October for the summer term & the end of April for the winter term. »
If you have a strong interest in computer science research and are about to finish a Master's or an excellent Bachelor's degree: Saarbrücken is your place! »
The Saarbrücken Graduate School of Computer Science comprises training at Saarland University in collaboration with 8 research institutes on campus. »
From your Bachelor directly into our PhD Program!
About the Saarbrücken Graduate School of Computer Science
The Saarbrücken Graduate School of Computer Science provides an optimal environment for pursuing doctoral studies in computer science at an internationally competitive level. As a student, you undergo research-oriented training and experience a stimulating and scientifically challenging atmosphere. Advised by internationally renowned scientists, you can participate in one of the many research groups and find your way into top-notch research.
- a genuine doctoral program in English supported by the German Excellence Initiative.
- a welcoming and stimulating international research environment with an exceptional concentration of computer science expertise.
- full financial support throughout the program. All in all, over 50 Mio € yearly supports Saarbrücken Computer Science, providing great infrastructure and funding for our students and faculty.
- a comprehensive mentoring program with doctoral supervision seen as a common responsibility of the whole faculty.
- modest cost of living in Saarland close to France at the crossroads between Frankfurt and Paris, Strasbourg and Luxembourg.
Currently the Saarbrücken Graduate School of Computer Science has 345 doctoral candidates. More than 50% of them come from abroad.