MSc in Visual Computing at Saarland University

Saarland University 4 Semesters
Germany Full Time
Master's Onsite

Visual imagery is the most important sensory information for humans.
More and more information is represented by digital images and visual simulations. The entire field of acquiring, analyzing, and synthesizing visual data by means of computers is called visual computing. Due to its interdisciplinary nature, the full spectrum of visual computing cannot be addressed adequately within a traditional, mono-disciplinary program of study. This has prompted Saarland University to offer a novel interdisciplinary Master’s program that is entirely devoted to all aspects of visual computing. It includes classes and seminars on:

  1. image acquisition and geometric foundations
  2. image analysis (image processing, computer vision, pattern recognition)
  3. image synthesis (computer graphics, scientific visualization, geometric modeling)
  4. related fields such as telecommunications, machine learning, artificial intelligence, signal processing, computational linguistics, medical engineering, and cognitive sciences
  5. useful foundations in mathematics, computer science, physics, and mechatronics

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Course Details:

Students are free to choose courses according to their preferences but have to obtain credit points from certain categories. There is no fixed timetable for courses.

Almost every course concludes with an exam, term paper, or project. Credits are given only for successfully completed courses. The overall grade is the mean of all grades (90 ECTS) obtained during the course of study and the grade of the Master’s thesis (30 credit points).

Enrollment Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in computer science, mathematics, physics, electrical engineering, mechatronics, or a related field, with a grade of at least 75%; completed online application form including the following:

  1. CV
  2. purpose of the study
  3. transcript of records
  4. two references from professors or employers
  5. English certificate
  6. GRE is recommended but not mandatory


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Costs/Tuition Fees:

Free of Cost

Level/Field(s) of Study:

Master of Science

Language Requirements:

English proficiency is essential. Standardized test results (TOEFL, CPE or IELTS) are required. Exceptions are only made for native speakers and those who hold a degree from a university in a country where English is the native language.

About the University/Institution:

Saarland University is a modern research university located in Saarbrücken, the capital of the German state of Saarland. It was founded in 1948 in Homburg in co-operation with France and is organized in six faculties that cover all major fields of science. In 2007, the university was recognized as an excellent center for computer science in Germany.

Application Deadline:

International applications are very welcome. Application deadlines are:
15 November for the following summer semester
15 May for the following winter semester
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