Excellent study conditions and a beautiful location

Would you like to study abroad? Read on to find out why you should think about studying with us at the University of Konstanz.

Five excellent reasons to study with us!

One of the best

The University of Konstanz is one of eleven German universities of excellence. In the 2016 Times Higher Education (THE 100 Under 50) ranking it placed first in Germany and seventh worldwide.

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Successful and strong in research

In 2015, the University of Konstanz placed first in Germany for acquiring external funding for research projects.

(DFG Drittmittelranking 2015) 

Informationsbroschüre "Für eine Kultur der Kreativität"

Quality management

On 2 October 2014, the University of Konstanz was awarded system accreditation for a period of six years.

Bodensee vor Bergen

Study in paradise

At the University of Konstanz, beautiful landscapes, the imposing mountain ranges of the Alps and the wonders of Lake Constance are only a stone's throw away.

A small town with an urban feel

Konstanz is located in southern Germany and in the middle of the tri-border area connecting Germany to Switzerland and Austria. The Swiss town of Zurich (CH) is a short one-hour bus ride away, Stuttgart and Munich a two and three-hour ride respectively.

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Our study programmes

Study programmes taught in English

Study programmes taught in German

Why should you study computer science in Konstanz?

Strong in research: All projects at bachelor's, master's and doctoral level are based on current research carried out by our research groups.

A joint research focus: Our research groups share a joint research focus on methods and systems used to visualise, analyse, explore and process large information spaces.

Specialisation: We offer various study profiles and areas of specialisation to fit your interests.

Superb student-supervisor ratio: Our 520 students have access to personal supervision from our 14 professors and more than 90 members of academic staff.

International: More than 30% of our master's students and 16% of our undergraduate students are international degree-seeking students.

Employability: Excellent career prospects - computer scientists with a degree from the University of Konstanz are highly sought-after in Germany.

Prepare for your studies in Konstanz

Who has to pay and how much?

Studying at a German state university in Baden-Württemberg is free for EU and EEA students. International students who do not belong to this group and who have not earned their German Abitur (higher education entrance qualification) abroad will have to pay tuition fees in the amount of 1,500 euros per semester.

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Costs and scholarships

Our study programmes are not directly linked to scholarship programmes. However, there are different ways to finance your studies in Germany.

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German language skills for your studies and in everyday life

As an international degree-seeking student enrolling in one of our German-speaking undergraduate programmes (Computer Science and Information Engineering), you must produce evidence of your German language skills.

For our master's programme in Computer and Information Science, on the other hand, which is taught entirely in English, knowledge of the German language is not a prerequisite for admission. Nevertheless, you will need a good command of German in your everyday communication and when entering the German labour market, which is why we strongly recommend that you start learning German right at the beginning of your degree. The University of Konstanz offers numerous free opportunities to learn German as a foreign language.

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Plan your studies

You should start planning your studies at least six months prior to travelling to Germany. Find out early about enrolment and payment deadlines, any fees you may have to pay as well as the documents you will need to submit upon enrolment. Apply for accommodation, find out about visa requirements and funding options, apply for health insurance and plan your departure.

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Your first days and weeks in Konstanz

We offer a wide range of orientation programmes, information events as well as meet and greet sessions with your peers to help you get off to as smooth a start as possible. We strongly recommend that you also take part in the pre-semester orientation programmes hosted by the International Office (OriPro, GoKonstanz). At the Department of Computer and Information Science, we are happy to advise, assist and help you in any way we can from day one.

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Who can help?

At the University of Konstanz, there are many contact persons who can help you before, during and after your studies. It is important that you identify the right person to help you.

Prepare to enter the German labour market

Many of our international students work either during their studies or after finishing their university degree. In Germany, IT specialists are highly sought-after, which is why you stand a good chance of finding gainful employment right after graduation.

We support our international students in launching their professional careers by preparing them early on.

However, succeeding in the German labour market not only requires good German language skills, but also in-depth knowledge of German working culture, job application procedures and – last but not least – a lot of hands-on experience.

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