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Application for Masters Programmes

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Application for the Master Programmes "Mathematics International" and "Actuarial and Financial Mathematics"

At the University of Kaiserslautern, all Masters programmes of the Mathematics Department are part of a consecutive study programme consisting of a Bachelor and a Master degree course. Only the best Bachelor graduates can do a Master programme. External applicants who would like to take part in a Master programme must prove that they have an equivalent qualification to the one at the University of Kaiserslautern: the Bachelor's courses at their university must be equivalent to the topics of the local Bachelor study programme and the Bachelor's degree must be of a sufficient academic quality.

 

Requirements

The requirements for the admission are:

  • a degree equivalent to the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics in Kaiserslautern that will be completed before matriculation (details on expected previous mathematical knowledge can be found here),

  • 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.

For Actuarial and Financial Mathematics a specific admission requirement is having successfully taken examinations in the modules "Stochastic Methods” and “Probability Theory” or in equivalent modules from the area of stochastics amounting to at least 18 cp as well as economics modules from the Bachelor's programme Economathematics (or equivalent modules) amounting to at least 16 cp.

Application

The application must be formally submitted through an application form.
In addition to this application form, the following documents are needed:

  • Curriculum vitae (description of the educational and perhaps professional history),

  • Evidence of sufficient knowledge of the English language: TOEFL of 550/213/80 points or IELTS (band 6), German high school diploma or evidence that the courses and lectures at the former university were given in English,

  • Certified copies of final certificates in German or English (university entrance certificate, bachelor degree or equivalent degree)*,

  • Academic transcript (list of all previous courses with results),

  • Brief description of the contents of all mathematical lectures attended at university,

  • at least two letters of recommendation,

  • Individual letter of motivation,

  • Chinese (except for Hong Kong), Vietnamese and Mongolian students must submit the APS certificate.

* If you do not receive your certification before the deadline, please contact us.

Application deadline

Taking into consideration the visa formalities for international applicants, the application deadline at the University of Kaiserslautern is April 30 (early bird: November 15) for the Winter semester and October 31 for the Summer semester.
International students should bear in mind that the application deadlines for scholarships are often earlier.

Application fee

A non-refundable application fee of 50 € must be paid beforehand. After submitting your application, you will be given a registration number and bank details. Your application can only be processed after the fee has been transferred to our account. It is recommended to submit the application early enough as payments take up to one month. Exchange students from partner universities (e.g. ERASMUS students) and students with a degree in Mathematics from a German university are exempted from this procedure. The application fee of DAAD scholarship recipients will be refunded.

Application form

Please download the application form (PDF File).