Saarbrücken is your place to be if you are looking for one of the best places internationally to pursue a PhD in Computer Science. »
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! »
Join a Unique Environment for Computer Science!
The Saarbrücken Graduate School of Computer Science is funded by the German Excellence Initiative and comprises all doctoral education and training in computer science at Saarland University in collaboration with 8 internationally recognized research institutes on campus:
- Department of Computer Science, Saarland University
- Center for IT Security, Privacy and Accountability (CISPA)
- Max Planck Institute for Informatics (MPII)
- Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI-SWS)
- German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
- Cluster of Excellence: Multimodal Computing and Interaction (MMCI)
- Center for Bioinformatics (CBI)
- Intel Visual Computing Institute (IVCI)
Saarland Informatics Campus
The Saarbrücken Graduate School is part of the Saarland Informatics Campus. Its story begins in 1969. At that time the mathematics lecturer Günter Hotz received an appointment at the University of Hamburg, so that the state government of Saarland countered by offering him the first regular chair of Computer Science at Saarland University. Today we have more than 40 professors. Besides their teaching and research activities, they also start businesses. Since 1995 more than 77 spin-offs have originated from the Computer Science Department at Saarland University.