The University of Maryland in partnership with the Max Planck Institute in Germany offers a fully funded PhD Program in Computer Science. Students begin their studies at UMD and study in Germany at the Max Planck Institute during the summer of each year. Students will work with both institutions and with advisors from both countries as they form and complete their thesis. Collaborative research is encouraged and resources from both institutes are available to PhD students. All travel expenses related to the program are covered and students are fully funded throughout their course of study.