Mathematik (Master of Science)

Conditions of admission


Course content and focus areas 

Mathematics is a major cultural science with a history dating back to ancient times. However, it is also the driving force behind many modern technologies and has become a key technology in the Information Era. This fact contradicts the public image of mathematics, which is often seen as a closed world of theorems and arithmetic formulae.  However, there are mathematical methods and processes behind issues and problems such as data compression and data safety, traffic control, the optimisation of financial instruments and non-destructive medical techniques. These processes give rise to a vivid science with many unsolved problems and an enormous impact on applications.
Studying mathematics is highly appealing and a great intellectual challenge. It can help you prepare for a career as a mathematician in business and industry and as a mathematics teacher.

Students on the Master of Science course build on the skills learned in the Bachelor’s programme by acquiring the following:

•    knowledge of the main mathematical disciplines, their methodological approaches and their interrelations,
•    an insight into up-to-date research results and the significance of these,
•    the ability to deal with a comprehensive mathematical task independently in a Master thesis,
•    the skills needed to work as a mathematical assistant or employee in an academic institution,
•    the basis for a PhD.

Detailed information

Information from the department
Study regulations 


Master of Science in Mathematics 


The standard length of study for the Master of Science degree is 4 semesters. 

Language of instruction


Start of the programme

The programme can start at the beginning of both the summer and winter semesters. 

Student advisory service Please click here for contact details

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Conditions of admission

Admission requirements
  • B.A. in mathematics or a degree in a subject that focuses on technical mathematics, business mathematics or IT mathematics;
  • Applicants without a bachelor's degree in mathematics must demonstrate equivalence knowledge in Analysis, Linear Algebra, Stochastics, numerical analysis and discrete mathematics and beyond beyond in-depth study in a mathematical area totaling at least 18 CP. 
    Admission may be granted to the condition of the provision of additional coursework and module examinations from the Bachelor's degree programme with a maximum amount of 60 CP. These courses are not part of the Master's examination. If the requirement is not complied with within the time limit set by the Admission Committee, admission shall be revoked.
  • Applicants who do not have a German university entrance qualification, nor do they have a degree from a German higher education institution, are obliged to submit proof of adequate German language skills.
Provisional admission

Provisional admission is possible if at least 80% of the required CP for the bachelor's degree have been completed and the Bachelor's dissertation has been finalised or is about to be submitted. Provisional admission is valid until the end of the first semester of the master’s program. The bachelor’s degree must thus be handed in by March 31 (winter intake) or September 30 (summer intake) the latest.

Mode of admission Admission is not restricted. Students will be directly admitted if the admission requirements are met in full.

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Documents to be submitted
  • If you are not already enrolled at Goethe-Universität Frankfurt:
    a university entrance qualification (e.g. A-Levels)
  • Bachelor’s degree certificate
  • if the Bachelor's degree has not yet been completed:
    - a transcript of records or equivalent document listing the content of the study programme and average grade
    - Confirmation of your Bachelor's thesis' advisor stating the start of the Bachelor’s thesis (Download)
    - Confirmation of enrolement
  • If you do not have undergraduate degree in mathematics:
    Proof of courses in Analysis, Linear Algebra, Stochastics, numerical and discrete mathematics  and beyond in-depth study in a mathematical area totaling at least 18 CP
  • If the first degree was obtained at an international higher education institution:
    certificate of German language skills  See here for more information about the required German language skills.
  • APS certificate for applicants from India, Vietnam and PR of China (original)
Application period

01.05. - 15.08. for the winter semester
01.12. - 15.02. for the summer semester

Address for applications Online application portal for the Master’s programmes  

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