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International applicants

Admission requirements

To be admitted to our Master's program in Mathematics, you have to:

  • hold a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics or an equivalent degree with good grades (comparable to the German grade 2.5 or better)
  • prove that you earned 120 ECTS credit points from mathematical modules in this Bachelor program and
  • prove your knowledge in the English language.

Non-EU applicants can be invited for a qualifying test (although this happens only very rarely).

We are looking forward to receiving your application!

Please note: We have very little funding available. We strongly recommend you look for funding yourself. The website of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) has a good website listing their own and other funding opportunities:

After your admission to our program, we can assist you in finding a room in a student dorm. This will be arranged after you decide to join our program.

Required attachments

    All required documents have to be attached to the online application form as PDF-files. Other files are not accepted.

    1. Online application form
      Please note:
      If you are not an EU citizen, check if you meet the visa requirements. Students from most countries outside the European Union will have to apply for a visa to study in Germany. The details must be obtained from the German Embassy or a German Consulate in your home country. Please do this before you send the application.
    2. Curriculum vitae (CV)
      Please include in tabular form a description of your high school education and your undergraduate education, as well as your academic and non-academic acticities.
    3. Photo
      Please include a photo in your CV. 
    4. Degrees and academic records
      Please send us copies of your academic degrees and the transcripts of the courses, including marks or grades. Note that only pdf-files can be attached to the online application form.
      If there is no transcript provided by the institution you received your degree from, make a detailed list of all courses and seminars you have attended. Please include detailed course descriptions for the courses you took.
    5. Statement of purpose
      Please write a short statement giving the reasons you wish to enrol in the Master's program and why you are applying at our university. State in which field of mathematics your main interest lies, and describe your background in this field. State if you know or are in contact with a member of our faculty.
    6. Proficiency in English

      Please include evidence of your proficiency in English. Please submit one of the following:

      • results of a test (TOEFL, IELTS or similar),
      • a note showing previous instruction in English,
      • a record of English courses taken.
      Your ability to speak English should be of a comparable level to a TOEFL result of 550 points (written test) or 79 points (internet-based test). If you wish to have TOEFL results sent to us directly, our institution code is 5177. If you want to provide an IELTS, your result should be 6.0 or better.
    7. Letter of recommendation
      International applicants should name one referee whom they have asked for a letter of recommendation, and provide his/her e-mail address. The applicant should make sure that the referee mails us the letter of recommendation before the deadline. Please make sure that we receive the recommendation letter from your referee directly either by e-mail from his/her own e-mail account or by post in a sealed envelope. We will not accept any letter sent to us by the applicant.
      Letters of recommendation should be directed to the Selection Committee for the Master's Program in Mathematics.
    8. Examples of academic work
      If available, please send us examples of your academic work such as a bachelor thesis or published work. If this work is not written in German or English, please provide an English summary.
    9. GRE Subject Test in Mathematics
      We recommend applicants with a non-European Bachelor of Mathematics and applicants with a bachelor degree in another subject to take the GRE Subject Test in Mathematics before applying to our programme. To have your GRE Subject Test result sent directly to our office, please use the Designated Institution Code 6301.
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