You can print your thesis at the Computer Science Students' Representative Council of Saarland University for the actual cost that is generated by prints in the chosen printing period. You can find prizes for printing your thesis here.

Yes, you can work at the company longer than required, but there will be no additional credit points.

Yes, the internship must approved by the chair of the examining board (Prof. Krüger). For the procedure see this page.


The employer just has to provide a document that contains the name of the company, the name of the intern and the information that it was an internship, the department/area you have worked at (e.g. software development, interaction design, etc.), at least two sentences what you actually did during the internship, the duration of the internship (when the internship started, when it ended and your weekly working time), how many hours the internship overall covered (reminder: the internship needs to cover at least 600 hours) and a signature of a person that is responsible for staff matters (e.g. internship supervisor, HR department, etc.).

No, you can just attend the talks and confirm the participation by signature (in the digital formats of the seminar, you write an e-mail to the internship contact person). 

A dedicated calendar will be used to announce the practical phase seminar talks. All future internship seminar talks will be announced only using the following calendar:

There will be NO announcements concerning any talks via the mailing lists in the future.

So please use one of the following options to keep you updated:

  1. If you have an Google Account, you can add the calendars to yours. Then you can also activate mail notifications to be automatically informed on updates.
  2. If not (and you do not want to create one) you could also always check this webpage.

For more information please refer to this page.

The practical phase and the practical phase seminar need to be done to finish the block "internship phase" (cf. the study regulation). We will provide you with two certificates: 1) The ungraded practical phase certificate and 2) the graded practical phase seminar certificate.

The ungraded practical phase certificate can be handed out as soon as you have finished your internship and provided the certificate of the employer.
The graded practical phase seminar certificate can be handed out after you gave your own practical phase talk and attended three other practical phase talks.

Optimally, you request both certificates at once (i.e., after having attended 3 seminar talks and have given the own presentation), for doing this you would bring the employer certificate shortly before you want to pick-up both certificates (~1-2 weeks).

In all cases, you need to contact
Attach the employer certificate and provide your student ID data. 

The salary is in the responsibility of the employer. On our website we provide a list of companies, that we can recommend.