Undergraduate study programme (6 semesters) leading to a first degree and providing qualifications and skills for future employment.
Information technology is changing rapidly. Our study programme in Computer Science will prepare you to keep up with this development as you will gain a deeper understanding of the processes involved in computer science. You will study the mathematical and theoretical foundations of computer science and receive sound training in programming. Furthermore, your training will involve areas such as data mining, computer security, network analysis, computer graphics, software engineering, human-computer interactions and the analysis and visualization of data.
|Degree||Bachelor of Science|
|Programme start||Winter semester & Summer semester|
|Period of study||6 semesters|
|Application period||27.05. - 15.9. | 4.12. - 15.3.|
|Obligatory minor subject||no|
|⌀ Number of students:||80|
Why study Computer Science at Konstanz?
- You will enjoy excellent supervision, many tutorials, small groups
- First-rate technical equipment
- We support you in starting your studies
- diverse research
- Courses in English
- Voluntary study abroad or internship in Germany or abroad
Prospects and opportunities
As a graduate you will have a large variety of career opportunities in different sectors and areas of businesses, administration and public institutions, for example as
- Software developer
- Project manager
- (IT-) consultant
- Data scientist
- Web developery
To qualify further the University of Konstanz offers the Master’s Programme Computer and Information Science.
Winter semester & Summer semester
You can find an exemplary structure of the study programme in the study programme flyer.
Individual start of studies
To make it easier for you to get off to a good start of studies, the "individual starting phase" may be the right thing for you. As a participant you will not have to attend as many regular courses during the first three semesters, but can go to supporting courses in mathematics or programming instead. Please note that the consequence of selecting the individual starting phase will extend Your BSc by a semester.
Additional information about the programme structure is available at the Exam regulations (in German).
Internship and study abroad
An internship is not mandatory, but highly recommended. We recommend our students to complete an internship of at least 2 months during the semester break. The department and the staff of the university’s Career Service are here to help you find a suitable placement.
An internship is not mandatory, but highly recommended. The department cultivates good contacts with partner universities. In addition to this you have a wide choice of programmes, such as the Erasmus+ programme, to spend a semester abroad.
What interests and skills should I have?
- You enjoy solving problems in a creative and structured way
- You feel comfortable with mathematics
- Willingness to work in a team
- Good communication skills
- English language skills
Foreign language skills
You do not have to proof any foreign language skills for the German bachelor's programme. However, as large parts of the research literature are written in English, good English skills are highly recommended.
German language skills
International applicants need documentation of their German language skills, level DSH-2 or DSH1 in TOEFL (560 paper based)/TestDaF 4 or TestDaF 3 in TOEFL (560 paper based) or a language test recognised as equivalent. The University of Konstanz does not offer preparatory German language courses or approved German language exams. For this reason, you must submit accredited proof of your German language skills along with your application.
Language(s) of instruction
This study programme is taught in German and Englisch.
General higher education entrance qualification (Abitur) or equivalent.
If you intend to study at a university in Baden-Württemberg, you will need to submit proof of having completed an orientation procedure along with your university application. You must enclose proof of participation in the orientation procedure with your application documents. Here you will find a list of the orientation procedures recognised by the University of Konstanz.
For details, please see the admission regulations.
All students enrolled at the University of Konstanz are charged a semester fee each semester, similar to all other German universities. Here you can find the current semester fee and its individual components.
Tuition fees for first degree studies for some international students
Beginning in the winter semester 2017/18, the state of Baden-Württemberg will require some international students to pay university tuition fees for their first degree studies. The following will generally not be required to pay tuition fees: citizens of a country within the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA), doctoral students and certain 'Bildungsinländer' (international students with German Abitur). You can find more detailed information here.
Tuition fees for second degree studies for all students
All students will be required to pay tuition fees for their second degree studies starting in the winter semester 2017/18, too. You can find more detailed information here.
Once a year, the University of Konstanz grants exemptions to a limited number of particularly gifted international degree-seeking students in accordance with the Begabtenbefreiuungssatzung (statutes governing the exemption of gifted students). You can find more detailed information here.
Application and application documents
This study programme has no admission restrictions.
An application is possible during the following period: 27.05. - 15.9. (winter semester) and 4.12. - 15.3. (summer semester). There may be other deadlines if you are applying for admission to a higher semester (for instance, if you are changing subjects or universities). For more information please consult the university website.
You will find an overview of the required application documents in your application for admission, which you will receive at the end of your online application.
The PocketManual will guide you as you take all the steps towards submitting a successful application to your first-choice study programme at the University of Konstanz.