What Are the Deadlines ?
You can either start in April (summer semester) or in October
Application deadlines are
How Does the Application Work ?
Only documents in electronic form are needed for the application!
Before completing the online application form and sending the necessary
documents as a pdf-file via the upload interface,
please read the following information carefully. It is meant
to help you to submit a complete application. Any incomplete application
or applications handed in after the deadline cannot be taken into
If you have already been admitted to the M.Sc. programme in Computer Science at Saarland University, no second application is required. Just send us an informal letter stating that you would like to study Visual Computing instead or in addition to it.
In all other cases, please complete the online
application form. There you will be asked to provide
the main information on your application, and you also need
to upload your application files, see below.
The completed application form must be accompanied by the following documents in German, English or French (translations must be submitted with documents in other languages). These documents should be submitted in pdf-format via the upload interface:
All certificates must be accompanied by an explanation of the grading
accuracy of the translation must be confirmed. Original certificates
will not be needed until matriculation at our university.
For applicants from the Peoples's Republic of China and from Mongolia:
We will not accept your application without the official certificate of
the APS (Akademische Prüfstelle) in China/Mongolia.
We also need two recommendations of professors or employers who know you and your work very well. You can either send us the recommendations in sealed envelopes you get from the referees or we will contact them and obtain the recommendations from them. In any case: please inform them about your choice and give them a copy of our recommendation info-sheet(pdf) (Word.doc). Don't send testimonials.
The application and accompanying files will remain with the University. Personal data will be stored in computer files only to the extent necessary for the administration of applications and in compliance with the Federal Data Protection Act. Applications of unsuccessful candidates will be destroyed after one year.
Please note: Admitted applicants automatically apply for a fellowship of the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS). There are no further documents needed. However, the Max Planck Institute does NOT offer a master programme, so please only contact them if you are interested in a Ph.D. position there.