No responsibility can be taken for the correctness of this information. All information is given without guarantee.

A freshman study plan can be found here:
Further examples of the various areas of specialization can be found at the end of the examination and study regulations:

The module includes a project work, which one does in a research group of the core computer science or the application subject (depending on the module).Ideally, this work prepares the bachelor thesis and is therefore recommended shortly before the bachelor thesis.

To register, students contact the desired research group and inquire about topics. There they can also contribute their own ideas and ask for a suitable supervisor. The supervisor then sets a task that fits into the student's area of interest. Regular meetings ensure progress. After completing the assignment, which usually takes several months, the student writes a report of no more than 10 pages or collaborates on a research paper.


For questions regarding forms, applications, registration, examination authorizations, etc. please contact the Administration Office.
For questions regarding the structure of the study programme, credits, study plans, or general questions please contact the study advisors.

The University of Göttingen and cooperating institutions offer many advisory and information services, like central student advisory service, psychological counselling, Career Service, counselling for handicapped students, counselling in statistics, etc.
Please refer to central student advisory
News and announcements of the Institute of Computer Science can be found here. Additionally, we have a blog where we post news regarding the study programmes, office hours of the study advisors, special events for students, etc.
Please contact our study advisor Dr. Anne-Kathrin Schultz for further advice and guidance on your next steps.
The peer-to-peer counseling for trans* students at the University of Göttingen ended in December 2019.
On the web page you can still find information about gender diversity and links to counseling services.

International students/studying abroad

General information for regular international and exchange students at the University of Göttingen can be found here. More detailed information for international students who participate in a regular course of studies can be found here. Göttingen International offers various information about studies, living, expenses, etc. There is also a buddy exchange service for new international students.

If you want to study with ERASMUS+ or a partnership programme at the University of Göttingen you will find information here.

If you want to study abroad, e.g. with ERASMUS+, you will find more information here and here. First contact person at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science for international matters and study abroad is Dr. Hartje Kriete.

Language courses

Language courses and general key competencies are offered by “ZESS – Zentrale Einrichtung für Sprachen und Schlüsselqualifikationen” (English: Central Office for Languages and Key Qualifications).

German courses are offered by the lectorate “German as a foreign language” at the University of Göttingen:

The University of Göttingen offers a diverse range of certificate programmes and certificates for foreign languages, e.g. if you plan to study abroad. More information regarding certificate programmes of the University of Göttingen can be found here.

General information

In case of an emergency call: 110 (police).
In case of an accident call 112 (fire brigade/ambulance).
The hotline of the University for fault reporting (Störmeldezentrale) is: 0551-39-1171

More information regarding safety on the campus can be found here and here (pdf, in German): Please also have a look at fire alarm information sheets and inform you about rescue routes. These sheets are located next to the elevator on every floor.

After my studies

The section Business Contacts and Knowledge Transfer of the University of Göttingen is the central point of contact for all internal and external questions concerning the cooperation between science and business. The Start-up support team offers workshops, seminars and special activities for business founders and for those interested in self-employment.