This central hub provides all relevant and up-to-date information concerning your studies of mathematics. The First Aid [de] page lists contacts in case of problems, questions etc., and the First Year Students [de] page is the primary source of information to get started with studying Mathematics. A list of guaranteed lectures in upcoming terms is available on the Lectures [de] page, as well as slides and events that can be useful to plan your schedule after completing the first year.
The Student Council Mathematics represents all students in all committees of the Department, and provides independent counselling.
Degree Programs in Mathematics
The three-year degree program Bachelor of Science is offered since winter term 2008/2009, and provides a first degree qualifying for job positions. It also leads to the two-year degree program Master of Science. The combination replaces the old Diploma degree program.
Since 2011, the Department offers the Master of Science in Mathematics degree program, which can be studied based on a B.Sc. degree in Mathematics (or equivalent).
The Teacher Education degree programs are offered in the framework of Bachelor of Arts and Master of Education degrees since 2015. Several possibilities exist to enhance or combine these degree programs with the B.Sc. and M.Sc. programs.
Important General Information:
BAföG is the abbreviation for Bundesausbildungsförderungsgesetz, or Federal Training Assistance Act, which provides state funding for high school and university students to pursue education and training. The stated aim of BAföG is to enable young people to take up education or training, even where their individual social and economic circumstances might not allow it.
A Transcript of Records printed out from the C@mpus-platform or issued by the Examination Office is sufficient proof of regular studies for the BAföG-Office. Form N° 5 does not need to be filled out additionally.
The Department of Mathematics has defined the following number of credits accounted by the BAföG-Office as a regular course of study. These minimal requirements apply without exemption.
- 45 ECTS after the 3rd semester in the degree program
- 60 ECTS after the 4th semester in the degree program
- 75 ECTS after the 5th semester in the degree program
- 18 ECTS after the 3rd semester in the degree program
- 27 ECTS after the 4th semester in the degree program
- 36 ECTS after the 5th semester in the degree program
The BAföG representative for all degree programs offered by the Department is Dr. Kathrin Gallmeister, supported by the respective Examination Boards.
The ERASMUS program aims at improved mobility for students and lectures alike, in Europe. Students benefit from strong links to Universities from Spain to Norway. Professor Dr. Carsten Scherer serves as the contact person, and more information is available at the Office for International Affairs.
Scholarships and foundations offer a good possibility for at least partial financial support of your studies. To obtain funding, you do not always need a transcript with top grades. There are scholarships and foundations that will also support you for your competences, such as journalistic writing skills, faith, or having extensive international experience.
More information is available here.