General, theory-focused, research-based
You are looking for a general computer science master's program with a focus on theoretical computer science and a research-based profile? Your bachelor's degree in computer science has provided you with a broad and solid foundation in both theoretical and practical areas of computer science plus mathematics? Then our English-taught, two-year full-time program is the right choice for you!
The curriculum of this program is closely connected to the ongoing research of our institute`s working groups. Our students need to attend courses from at least three out of the four tracks offered within the master's curriculum: Algorithmics, Graphics/Vision/Audio, Information and Communication Management, Intelligent Systems. This program provides our students with the expert knowledge, skills and methods as well as interdisciplinary key qualifications required for both a scientific and a professional career.
All accepted candidates can profit from our Student Services including personal mentoring and a service office (Master Program Office/see right column for contact details) providing guidance on all aspects of a master's student's life.
The Institute for Informatics of University of Bonn has a long-standing tradition. Founded in 1969 as one of the first institutes for computer science in Germany, it has since been known for its substantiated instruction, which is strongly characterized by the closeness to up-to-date research in all decisive areas of computer science. The institute closely co-operates with internationally renowned research institutions in and near Bonn as well as international companies. This enables our students to access interesting project groups, and also enlarges the range of fascinating subjects for theses and research work - a first and decisive step towards a scientific career.
Research institutions in and near Bonn:
Taking into account the outstanding qualification this program offers, our graduates have excellent perspectives on the job market. Graduates of the Diploma Program (i.e. the program that preceded the master's program) now work in public and private research institutions, for major technology companies and consulting agencies, for insurance companies and banks. Particularly in the Bonn-Cologne area there are a number of leading companies in constant demand for experts in the computer science sector.
The University of Bonn maintains a career center that prepares students for the needs of the professional world and supports alumni in their first steps towards a professional career. In addition to that, our university's international office in cooperation with the federal employment agency offers help for international students in finding a job after graduation.
Where our students come from
272 students from 49 countries are currently studying in our master's program. The following map shows that bachelor graduates from all around the world make this program their first choice to continue their studies:
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Am I eligible?
We strongly advise all prospective students to learn about our eligibility criteria before applying.