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Institute of Computer Science

XtAI FAQ

Students who are unable to finance their studies independently for financial reasons and who meet certain requirements can apply for a scholarship. There are various scholarship options such as DAAD and BAYHOST for international students. For further information, please visit the scholarship  webpage.

Under current Covid-19 situation, the written and oral exam for applicants can be held online.

The lectures in winter semester 2021/22 start on 18.10.2021.

Winter semester 2021/22 dates may be changed due to the current COVID situation.

Important dates and deadlines at the University of Würzburg can be found here.

Students can attend lectures with a short delay after October 18 2021. However, they must register in time in WueStudy  and WueCampus for the lectures and exercises they plan to attend in the winter semester 2021/2022.
For the course program, example schedules can be found here.

The schedule for the selected lectures will be provided in WueStudy and WueCampus.

Please note that all XtAI exams are conducted on-site in Germany, so students must be present in Germany to study.

The information about the grading and ECTS system of the University of Würzburg can be found here.

To convert the grades from your university's grading system to the German system, please use the modified Bavarian formula.

Grades can be converted with the online converter implementation of the University of Würzburg.

The bachelor's thesis is a mandatory research work in which students are expected to demonstrate their ability to to research and write on a topic in their discipline within a given time frame and applying appropriate methods.
A more detailed description of the bachelor thesis can be found in General Academic and Examination Regulations for the Bachelor's and Master's Degree Programmes at Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (section 26).

All listed XtAI requirements ​​​​​are mandatory and must be fulfilled at the time of application, otherwise the candidate cannot apply for XtAI.

Next to a theoretical foundation of past and current AI algorithms, as well developments in virtual reality, XtAI includes lectures introducing practical applications and combinations of the two reasearch areas. Students are able to chose lectures from a multitude of application areas such as approaches for 3D Point Cloud Processing, AI in Bioinformatics, and Interactive Computer Graphics.

The JMU computer science building contains two computer-pools with Linux and Windows 10 operation systems that are freely accessible for all students.

While the entire course will be held in English, basic knowledge of the German language at least on level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) must be proven by the end of the first year of study at the latest. To help students to achieve this requirement, the language centre of JMU is offering courses on German as a foreign language for all students.

For students of the JMU, the „Studentenwerk“ owns severalstudent residences to which students may apply here.

There are some websites where private individuals offer housing for students, which can be helpful when looking for housing:

You can also contact the International Office at the University of Würzburg for information about housing options.

Living expenses in Würzburg, including rent, food and the ca. 140€ for the semester fee can be estimated at around 800-1200€/month.

The semester fee of ca. 140€ includes free public transportation within the city and its close suroundings.

The “Studentenwerk” of JMU runs several canteens across Würzburg. The closest Canteen, located 800m from the Computer Science building is the Mensateria where students can choose a variety of prepared hot meals for reduced student prices of 3-5€ every noon during the week. The canteen consistently offers vegetarian and vegan meals, as well as providing the students with dinner opportunities throughout the week.