Computer Science

Master of Science 

Start of studies: winter or summer semester
Standard Period of Study: 4 semesters
Teaching Language: English

The Master's program Computer Science is one of the English study programs offered by the University of Stuttgart. It covers various scientific fields such as robotics, visual computing, service technology and engineering, database systems, and parallel as well as distributed systems.

All new students are required to select a major at the beginning of the study program. The following specializations are being offered: “Autonomous Systems in Computer Science”, “Service Technology and Engineering” and “Visual Computing”. The core modules of your chosen major will focus on providing you with specialist knowledge in your chosen field. Furthermore, you can select various courses from the study program catalogue and adapt your study program to suit your own personal preferences and skills, thus ensuring that you qualify in the areas you are interested in.

As Stuttgart is located right in the heart of the leading technology region in Europe, many well-known companies have their world or European headquarters here. Furthermore, research and development laboratories of international companies are located in Stuttgart. With these strong connections the University of Stuttgart offers excellent research and working environments with great job opportunities in industry as well as academia for talented and motivated students.


Please pay attention when you apply in C@MPUS: It is extremely important that you select the correct start date for the start of your studies at the beginning of your application and then select “Computer Science (in English)"!

Important information about applying for Computer Science

The Master’s program Computer Science

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A Bachelor's degree is required for admission to the M.Sc. Computer Science, as well as qualifying examination results in Computer Science or a closely related field, and adequate knowledge of the English language (C1).

Students who discover a passion for research topics and projects are particularly well-suited to an academic career at a university or research institution. If this applies to you, a Master’s degree is required for working at a university as this enables you undertake a doctoral degree, or to work at a university or research institution.
Anyone with a Master’s in Computer Science has extensive and research-oriented knowledge and skills in the field of Computer Science in general, but particularly in their chosen major. Because the study program is conducted entirely in English, our graduates have the opportunity to work internationally.
Based on the current job market, our graduates have excellent career prospects and are currently very much in demand. And over the last twenty years, Computer Science has always proved to be a subject with great potential on the job market, and this will remain so in the future.

Studying abroad: what opportunities does the University of Stuttgart have to offer?

Are you interested in going on exchange for a semester or two? Or would you rather do some research or attend a language course? Have you ever thought of joining a Summer School or planned an internship abroad? Whatever you have in mind for your exchange, the International Office will help you make your stay abroad an unforgettable experience. The first step will be to sign up online for our information sessions at the International Office that are offered on a regular basis. We look forward to your registration!

Application and admission: how do I get a place at the University?

Admission Requirements

General requirement is a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) with a duration of at least 6 semesters in Computer Science, Software Engineering or in a subject closely related. The complete information on the admission process, required knowledge of English, and the criteria for the assessment of professional suitability can be found in the admission regulations.

Language Requirements

In order to study you must show proof that you have advanced English skills of at least CEFR level C1 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). You will need to submit a recognized certificate (e.g. TOEFL iBT score 95, IELTS Band 7, high school certificate or comparable document showing the achieved level).

Admission regulation [de]  – May 21, 2024

Application period for the

winter semester: December 1 – January 15

The winter semester starts in October.

summer semester: May 15 – July 15

The summer semester starts in April.

How is the program structured?

M.Sc. CS students decide on one of the offered majors:

  • "Autonomous Systems" combines courses in machine learning, artificial intelligence, decision making and robotics with sensors and actuators, hardware and software systems as well as parallel and distributed computing resources.
  • "Service Technology and Engineering" aims to provide the scientific and technological foundations of services, to train people in the design and maintenance of service-oriented platforms and solutions. This major targets application domains such as mobility, communication, as well as product and production design.
  • "Visual Computing" covers the entire visual computing pipeline by offering various lectures in the field of video processing, computer graphics, visualization, human machine interaction, and optimization.

In the first year, students attend the compulsory modules and select a number of modules from the available catalogs of their profile, respectively. The third semester offers high flexibility as here electives can also be chosen from related Master's programs, or the students can spend the semester abroad. The fourth semester is reserved for the master's thesis.

The courses which are currently offered can be found in the C@MPUS system. If you search there for "Computer Science" (ID 979) under "Degree programmes", you can click on the calendar to the right of your selected study profile to get a preliminary schedule (adapt times if necessary).

Program structure Computer Science M.Sc.. .
Program structure Computer Science M.Sc..

The Module Guide describes the modules and the required courses belonging to the module. The Module Guide (also called module handbook) is published in the Campus Management System C@MPUS [de] (please click as follows: choose the degree - click on the book behind the study program's name).


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Contact for further questions

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Stefanie Anstein


study program manager BSc MSV & MSc CL; student advisor & contact person examination committee BSc MSV, MSc CL & MSc CS


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