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Computer Science, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #123 (QS) ,
Computer Science is the science of representing and processing information, and it lies at the foundation of today's Information Age. By performing research in various ares in computer science, the Institute of Computer Science contributes to the development of one of the most important branches of science in the 21st century.


The institute consists of five research groups:

  • Computer Graphics Group (CGG)
  • Communication and Distributed Systems (CDS)
  • Computer Vision Group (CVG)
  • Software Composition Group (SCG)
  • Logic and Theory Group (LTG)

A doctorate is carried out in close collaboration with a supervisor from the Institute of Computer Science. Possible research topics are mostly in the areas covered by the research groups of the institute. Interested persons can contact a leader of a research group directly to clarify the possibility of a doctorate and to discuss potential research topics.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date

    Application deadline: October 15 (for spring Semester), March 31 (for fall Semester)

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      3 - 4 years
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

For more information on the five research groups please visit:

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Application and admission

General information on admission at doctoral level:

For questions regarding application and admission, please contact the Admissions Office (ZIB).


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