Mathematics International, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
University of Kaiserslautern ,
Mathematics International is the Master degree course at the University of Kaiserslautern which is especially designed for international students. It requires no minor subject and offered a broad mathematical education with a focus on the selected specialization.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


The Mathematics Department at the University of Kaiserslautern offers five different two-year Masters programmes in Mathematics:

  • Mathematics International
  • Actuarial and Financial Mathematics (starting October 2016)
  • Economathematics
  • Mathematics
  • Technomathematics

The main differences between the programmes are the possible and required minor (nonmathematical) subjects as well as the focus on the mathematical specialization.

Participants with a B.Sc. degree from Germany have to spend at least one semester of their Master programme at a partner university abroad.


Job Opportunities:Student assistantships are available on a competitive basis. Excellent students have good chances of
finding jobs in research projects, but usually these are not granted in advance. Support in finding
a job as a student assistant is available from the International School for Graduate Studies

Arrival Support:International School for Graduate Studies (ISGS) at TU Kaiserslautern:
Lending a hand in every phase of your stay
Before Your Arrival...
Effective pre-arrival communication helps you to regulate application, visa, residence permit, and
housing affairs; we supply any information and assistance needed to manage the application procedure
and arrange accommodation on demand, and provide support on an individual basis in completing your
documents for arrival.
Once You Are here...
One major task of the ISGS team is to help the students settle into and become part of the
university's community. The welcome-package includes pick-up from the train station and drop-off at
the student's apartment as well as support with first shopping and highly individualised support in
administrative and organisational issues, e.g. enrolement, registration with local authorities,
opening a bank account, and insurance matters.
Orientation Course - A prelude to German communication, academic culture & daily life. This course
is offered twice a year prior to the start of the lecture period (6-8 weeks). It includes intensive
language training, administrative support as well as cultural and social events. You will improve
your knowledge of German and learn about our teaching styles and methods. In short, this course
enhances orientation on campus, in town, and in the student community. Once having established a
foothold, you will havea clear mind for efficient studies or research!

Services and Support for International Students:The International School for Graduate Studies (ISGS) cares for international graduates & PhD
candidates from the very decision of coming to Kaiserslautern until graduating or leaving the
university. We lend a hand during every phase of your stay!
Besides the individual support during the pre-arrival phase and warm welcome, we´ll provide you
with continuing support that will enhance your learning:
Mentoring Your Studies and Research...
During studies or research, ISGS offers a variety of cultural and social events as well as
extra-curricular activities enhancing your professional skills - such as workshops in academic
culture or intercultural communication - which are supplementary and free. These are highly
recommended for your personal development.
Jumpstart Your Career...
The ISGS offers professional development training on teamwork and leadership, time management, and
cross cultural training as well as specific language training with regard to job applications. To
achieve outstanding success with regard to your thesis, the variety of our special offers for PhDs
during the final period at university is permanently growing.
The ISGS establishes meetings with reputable contacts from science and industry within our
Career-Services and sets up visits to factories, company headquarters, and research institutes in
order to help the students launch new careers.

Accommodation:The majority of our students live in residence halls located on or close to campus. Unlike in other
countries, German dormitories are not owned or operated by the university, but by external
institutions. The "Studierendenwerk" operates several large Halls of Residence in Kaiserslautern.
Students submit housing applications directly to the Studierendenwerk, which typically have a
waiting period. For international master or PhD students, the International School for Graduate
Studies (ISGS) at TU Kaiserslautern aims at arranging accomodation in these residence halls or
private accomodation within its pre-arrival service. The halls of residence have modern single,
double or shared apartments with kitchenette, bathroom/WC and modern facilities, as well as internet

  • Fully-furnished:
  • Kitchenette: no plates & pots, etc.
  • Bedd & mattress (no blankets & pillows)
  • Wardrobe
  • Shelf, table, chair (no computer)
  • Rent range: 200-270 EUR

Since accommodation is not automatically guaranteed with admission, a request for accommodation to
ISGS is advisable.

Programme Structure

During the master degree programme in Mathematics, Technomathematics, Economathematics and Mathematics International a given amount of courses needs to be completed in the following areas of mathematics

  • Master degree programme in Mathematics International:

Pure mathematics, applied mathematics, main focus of study, seminars, non-mathematical optional subject.

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
Check Your Qualification
  • Enter your qualifications and directly see if a programme fits your profile
  • a degree equivalent to the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics in Kaiserslautern that will be completed before matriculation
  • profound knowledge of the English language (e.g. TOEFL of 550/213/80 points).

Knowledge of the German language is not necessarily required, but international students have to pass a German language test after the first academic year. German language courses are offered, starting in August and March. Students who can't attend these courses must already take part in German language courses in their home country.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • Free International
  • Free EU/EEA


Tuition Fees:

  • No programme fees, programme fees are covered by the state of Rhineland Palatinate.
  • Recommended: German Language & Orientation Course for international Master students: 650 EU single payment.

Enrolment Fees:

  • Enrolment fee: ~ 200 EUR per semester, includes e.g.: free transportation in the area around Kaiserslautern (up to 100 km), more than 50 free university sports courses and more
  • Assessment Fee: 50 EUR single payment for the verification of foreign certificates

High standards of living at low costs:Monthly costs: in total ~ 600-650 EUR to cover all personal expenses.
e.g.: Accomodation approx.: ~230 EUR; Health insurance: ~80 EUR; Food: ~200 EUR

Cost of Living - a snapshot on regional prices:

  • Meal in refectory: 2,40 EUR
  • Loaf of bread: 1,20 EUR
  • Orange juice (1 liter): 1,00 EUR
  • Rice (1kg): 0,90 EUR

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