Bonn‑Rhein‑Sieg University of Applied Sciences (BRSU)

Department of Computer Science (CS)

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Exchange Fact Sheet

Extra Requirements


Language of Instruction

German and English. The MSc in Autonomous Systems is offered completely in English. Only few courses in the BA and Master programmes in Computer Science are in English, so it is recommended that you have a knowledge of German sufficient for studying in these and other courses at BRSU Sankt Augustin campus.


Undergraduate and Graduate

Exchange length

One or two semesters

Semester Dates

  Classes Examination
Summer March to August late June to early July and end of September
Winter September to February late January to early February and end of March

Although special evaluation arrangements will be made to allow Dalhousie students to return to Halifax after BRSU classes have ended, classes in the BRSU Summer and Winter semesters overlap the following Dalhousie Summer and Winter terms by two months and one month, respectively.

Course Load

Exchange students must take a full time course load of at least 30 ECTS credits per semester.


BRSU Course catalogue

Graduate courses are available only to graduate students.

For courses with pre-requisites, a student must have taken courses considered equivalent to the pre-requisites.

Some courses with capacity limits do not accept exchange students.

Exchange students may take any BRSU courses, subject to the approval of the relevant department and language of instruction requirements.


Exchange students may apply for accommodation in student residence: BRSU Housing information

Visa Requirements

Unless you have a passport of a European Union country, you will need a Student Visa, granted by the German Embassy/Consulate in your home country. A Student Visa allows stays of up to three months, following whichit is necessary to apply for an eAT (electronic residence permit):

Check with the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs for regulations on immigration and residency. Following your arrival in Germany make sure to register as soon as possible to be granted a residence permit.


Health Insurance is mandatory for all international students before enrolment. Some German health insurance companies accept online applications.


Recommended arrival dates (Summer) March (for lectures only)
Recommended arrival dates (Winter) September
Is airport pick-up service available? No

Estimated Expenses

Approximate living expenses (per month, including accommodation): EUR 700

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