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Mathematics in Industry and Commerce (MIC)

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Mathematics in Industry and Commerce (MIC)

All PhD degrees at the University of Kaiserslautern are research-based, thus it is necessary that students have a very clear idea of their possible research interest. Besides, they should be able to work independently and already have experience in the field of research in Mathematics.

The PhD programme "Mathematics in Industry and Commerce" has been initiated in a co-operation of the DAAD and the Department of Mathematics. It provides a unique chance for students from developing countries to profit from the academic and research resources of the University of Kaiserslautern. Every year, the DAAD sponsors the programme with 4-5 scholarships. In February, the DAAD and the University of Kaiserslautern choose the scholarship holders together. 

The research focus of this specific programme is the application of modern mathematical theories (partial differential equations, stochastics, etc.) to model technological, economical and ecological problems. Computer-oriented numerical methods (FEM, optimization, statistics, computer algebra, etc.) are used to evaluate the models.

All research groups of the Department of Mathematics accept students of the MIC programme.

Programme Duration

The completion of the PhD programme takes three years. It starts in August with the Integration and Language Course.

Admission Requirements

  • Excellent Master's degree in Mathematics or closely related scientific field
  • Language proficiency in English
  • Being a citizen of a developing country (according to the DAC list of the OECD)

German Language Knowledge

Knowledge of the German language is not a requirement, but it is advantageous. Students from foreign countries have to pass a German language test after the first year to be allowed to continue their enrollment. German language courses are offered in the Language and Integration Course and continue during the semester.

Application Deadline

Applications for the DAAD programme "Mathematics in Industry and Commerce" must have received us by January 15 since we choose the candidates together with the DAAD.