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International Max Planck Research School for Computer Science

The International Max Planck Research School for Computer Science (IMPRS-CS) is a graduate program jointly run by the Max Planck Institute for Informatics (MPI-INF), the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI-SWS), and the Computer Science Department at Saarland University. The MPI-INF and the MPI-SWS are among the more than 80 institutes run by the Max Planck Society.

Master's Programmes



Since 1948, MPI researchers have been awarded 18 Nobel prizes, which testifies to the quality and innovation of MPI.


IMPRS-CS holds a funding agreement with Microsoft Research Cambridge (MSRC), which contributes 15 PhD support contracts in areas of research related to MSRC. Recipients of these support contracts have the opportunity for internships at MSRC and other collaboration with a world-leading industrial research lab.


The students learn the best techniques and which approach to take when applying for a job, including some less wide-spread tips that enhance success.

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GSSA 2019

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ICT services

IMPRS-CS PhD students, as well as M.Sc. students with an IMPRS scholarship, can access computers in the MPI-INF building. IMPRS-CS MSc students can use computers in a shared office, where they exchange their experience with fellow students.

Student Life

Campus life

When you start your studies here in Saarbrücken, our goal is to make sure you can work effectively as well as enjoy your stay with us.