Computer Science – Bachelor of Science
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||9.5. - 15.9. | 29.11. - 15.3.|
|Obligatory minor subject||no|
|⌀ Number of students||80|
Why study Computer Science in the University of Konstanz?
- You will enjoy excellent supervision, many tutorials, small groups
- First-rate technical equipment
- We support you in starting your studies
- Choice of focus: Data science, visual computing, interactive systems
- diverse research
- Opportunity for active participation in research projects
- 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 developer
You can find out more about career entry in the interview series #dreamjob - Starting a career. Alumni of the University of Konstanz report on their very personal career entry.
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 this table.
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.
Please check the Exam regulations (partly in German) for more information about the programme structure.
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.
Impressions from students and lecturers
Hear from students and lecturers
In our interview series, students talk about their subject, teachers explain the department's research and tell you what topics they cover in seminars and lectures.
- Three Questions to Ramona, B.Sc. Computer Science
- Three Questions to Gabriel, M.Sc. Computer and Information Science
- Three Questions to Anastasia, M.Sc. Computer and Information Science
- Three Questions to Marvin, M.Sc. Computer and Information Science
Get an impression
Discover online lectures and websites with more information about your prospective subject.
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
PocketGuide – Get to know the study programme
Is the course of studies B.Sc. Computer Science at the University of Konstanz something for you? Find out everything about studying computer science at the University of Konstanz in our PocketGuide (in German). You can take your first lessons and quizzes on subject contents of computer science and test your expectations of your studies.
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 certain international students
Since winter semester 2017/18, the state of Baden-Württemberg has required some international students to pay tuition fees for their first degree studies. The following students are not 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” (e.g. non-EU citizens with a German “Abitur”). More detailed information can be found here.
Each year, the University of Konstanz grants exemptions to a limited number of particularly gifted international degree-seeking students in accordance with the university’s “Begabtenbefreiungssatzung” (statutes governing the exemption of gifted students). More detailed information can be found here.
Tuition fees for second degree studies for all students
All students are required to pay tuition fees for their second degree studies. More detailed information can be found here.
Application and application documents
This study programme has no admission restrictions.
PocketManual "Application" (in German)
Enrolling at the University of Konstanz – Our PocketManual "Application" (in German) 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.
An application is possible during the following period: 9.5. - 15.9. (winter semester) and 29.11. - 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.
During the online application process, you will need to enter various kinds of information (school grades, attendance periods, etc.) and upload various PDF documents.
Please make sure that you have the relevant documentation ready. This may include:
- your Abitur certificate (German general higher education entrance qualification)
- documentation of any volunteering you may have done (FSJ, FÖJ, etc.)
- any documentation about vocational training you may have completed
- any other required documents (medical certificate, etc.)
An electronic assistant will guide you through the application process. Required fields are marked by an asterisk (*).