Computer Science
(Berlin Study Plus Internship Semester)

Computer Science Exchange Semester

Combined theory-practice semester

Berlin study semester (21 credits)

  • 12 weeks of study in the computer science program
  • English Modules: Artificial Intelligence, Graphics, Operating Systems, Project Management


Internship (14 credits)

  • High quality internships with project work in close cooperation with long-standing partner companies
  • Practical Work in a Company either in the Field of  Software-Engineering or in the Field of System Administration
  • Credits granted for internship and project related assignment

Admission requirements

  • Very good English skills*, basic German skills
  • Very good academic performance
  • At least third year of computer science related studies

Please note, the dual study format requires a comparatively high workload.

* At least equivalent to B2 on the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference); TOEFL ITP 543 points; TOEFL iBT 87 points; ELSA 383 points; IELTS 5

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Time schedule

13.08.–17.08.2018 Welcome Week

  • Support with registration
  • Welcome meetings
  • First ≫survival kit≪
  • Buddy programme

20.08–28.09.2018 Berlin exchange semester (1st part)

  • English modules
  • Weekend seminars for exchange students

01.10.-09.11.2018 Internship*

  • Project work within a company
  • Internship seminar
  • Project report
  • Weekend seminar

12.11–21.12.2018 Berlin exchange semester (2nd part)

  • English modules
  • Weekend seminars for exchange students
  • Exams

* Internships are usually not paid.

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The internship

Internships are organized in one of the cooperating companies

  • Close coordination with respect to contents and project work
  • Documentation of project supervised by a lecturer from the BSEL
  • Regular internship seminars to reflect application of theoretical contents

Assignments are allocated based on

  • Availability
  • Matching of skills of applying student and requirements of the company

Internship in long-standing cooperating companies from different fields, e. g.

  • Industrial companies
  • Software Development companies
  • Research facilities
  • Service companies
  • Public administration

Application and information

Programme Coordinator

Prof. Dr. Rainer Höhne
Tel. +49 (0)30 30877-2120
Building 5, Room 53003

International Office

Joanna Rieloff
Tel. +49 (0)30-30877-2043
Building 5, Room 5.1011

Application deadline:

30 April



Further information