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Dual degree programme at the German National Library – Applied Computer Science (B.Sc.)

As part of a practically-oriented degree programme, we are offering valuable vocational training within the learning-friendly environment of the Frankfurt am Main site of the Library. Upon completing the three year programme at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) in Mannheim, participants graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree. The German National Library is currently offering two study places.

You enjoy the benefits of public service employment. Payment rates are regulated by "TVAöD-Bund".

Programme Content

  • Familiarisation with the typical tasks of an in-house IT department
  • Software and development tools: needs analysis, system and software design, development of specialised applications
  • Software development in Java
  • Independent processing of interesting projects in selected IT fields
  • Theoretical grounding in Computer Science at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) in Mannheim

Information Infrastructure Domain

The manifold tasks of the German National Library are supported or performed automatically by IT systems. The Information Infrastructure domain is responsible for the creation, maintenance and operation of the more than 40 application systems.

It oversees all the different IT fields – from the initial project idea, needs analysis and development through to operation of the complete application. Just as varied as the range of tasks are the key activity areas. These extend from the conversion and analysis of data formats and electronic texts, and presentation of the holdings in web applications through to visualisation and analysis of the vast data holdings using big data tools.

Your profile

  • University entrance qualification
  • Good knowledge of mathematics and one further technical/science-based subject
  • IT affinity and enthusiasm for new Technologies
  • Logical and analytical skills
  • Creativity in solving IT Problems
  • Enjoyment of team and project work
  • Good English skills

2020 Schedule

Closing date for applications 31 October 2019
Course of studies commences 1 October 2020
Current enrolment round

Your application

Send your full application by e-mail (preferably as a PDF file) or by post to the address below. If you submit a paper-based application, please only enclose copies of documents, as we cannot return them.

Deutsche Nationalbibliothek
Referat Z.3
Adickesallee 1
60322 Frankfurt am Main


For programme-related questions: Alexander Auen, telephone: +49 69 1525-1759, e-mail:
For application-related questions: Sonja Bauer, telephone: +49 69 1525-2207, e-mail:

Severely disabled applicants with equivalent skills and qualifications to able-bodied applicants will receive preferential treatment. The German National Library is an equal opportunity employer for men and women.

Last update: 01.11.2018

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