Study Exchange Program: Sustainable Computer Science

Are you a student in information technology, computer science or a related field? Then you should add a semester at Germany‘s greenest university to your CV! Our Study Exchange Program ‘Sustainable Computer Science’ offers the possibility to choose from a wide range of classes in the fields of computer science, sustainability, economics and ecology. Some possible subjects are "Remote Sensing", "Information Technology" or "Cyber-Physical Systems". In addition, you can also take German as a foreign language.

Participants of the programme will live and study on our modern campus with over 2,100 other students. All student apartments are affordable and fully equipped. They have high-speed internet access and a connection to our university intranet.

The university does not charge tuition fees for the semester of study. The general admission fee is approximately 250 euros per semester, which also provides free train travel in the region.

Students benefit from the advantages of our "Buddy" concept, in which German students provide individual help with orientation and integration into campus life.

Our proposal, your advantage

  • All modules, labs and projects can be taken in English
  • Module selection from the programme of the respective semester possible
  • Up to 30 ECTS achievable
  • live, reside and study at the Environmental Campus
  • The university does not charge tuition fees; all students have to pay a general admission fee of approximately 250 euros per semester. This allows, among other things, free use of local public transport in the region.
  • Students who are not enrolled at an ERASMUS partner university must also pay a fee of 500 euros per semester. This covers the expenses for additional individual teaching offers such as tutorials.

course catalogue: Sustainable Computer Science*

winter semester
module module code duration of module ECTS
Mathematics I MATHENG I 1 semester 5
Cyber-Physical-Systems CPS 1 semester 5
Recent Topics on Internet of Things and Data Science RTID 1 semester 5
Remote Sensing REMSEN 1 semester 5
Information Technology INFORTEC 1 semester 5
Energy Informatics ENINF 1 semester 5
German Foreign Language GFL 1 semester 5
Project/ Lab Work FP 1 semester 5
summer semester
module module code duration of module ECTS
Recent Topics on Internet of Things and Data Science RTID 1 semester 5
Solar Energy SOLAR 1 semester 5
Geo Engineering GEOENG 1 semester 5
German Foreign Language GFL 1 semester 5
Project/ Lab Work FP 1-2 semester 5-10

*The courses offered may vary depending on the semester and are to be chosen in consultation with the responsible study coordinator.

How can you apply?

Documents to be submitted:

  • duly completed application form
  • current certificate of enrolment from the home university 
  • current Transcript of Records

Application deadlines:

  • 15 July for the winter semester
  • 1 November for the summer semester

You can send the documents by e-mail to studyprogram[at] or by post to the following address:

Umwelt-Campus Birkenfeld
Study Coordinator "Study Exchange Program Sustainable Computer Science"
PO Box 1380
55761 Birkenfeld

To participate in our programme you must be enrolled at a university or college.

For more information about the modules you can enrol in and the documents you need to submit, please contact your Study Coordinator at studyprogram[at]


General information for international students coming to Germany can be found here:



Umwelt-Campus Birkenfeld
Study Coordinator "Study Exchange Program"
PO Box 1380
55761 Birkenfeld

+49 6782 17-1814


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