Mathematics – Bachelor of Science

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Undergraduate study programme leading to a first degree and providing qualifications and skills for future employment.

Mathematics encompasses the study of abstract structures and their inherent relations. It is divided into the two major areas of pure mathematics and applied mathematics. Pure mathematics includes algebra, analysis, geometry, topology and number theory, while applied mathematics includes numerics, optimisation and stochastics.
During your studies you will not only use typical mathematical methods and acquire expert knowledge, you will also develop skills required in many professional areas: analytical thinking, tackling complex problems creatively and systematically, as well as working accurately. Mathematics is one of the central scientific disciplines and is the basis for numerous research areas and fields of application.

Overview

Degree Bachelor of Science
Programme start Winter semester
Period of study 6 semesters
Application period 17.5. - 15.9.
Admission restrictions no
ECTS 180
Obligatory minor subject no
⌀ Number of students 60

Why study Mathematics in the University of Konstanz?

  • Students enjoy intense supervision
  • Special services for first-semester students, such as the 4-week preparatory course in mathematics
  • Individualised study entry phase in the first two semesters

Content

Prospects and opportunities

Career prospects

Typical work areas include:

  • Financial sector, e.g. banking, insurance, administration
  • Industry and businesses (e.g. logistics)
  • Research and development, data processing
  • Software industry
  • Technical and economic service providers
  • Consulting


You can find out more about career entry in the interview series #dreamjob - Starting a career. Alumni of the University of Konstanz report on their very personal career entry.

Graduate studies

You can continue studying in one of our graduate programmes: Master's Programme in Mathematics or Master's Programme in Mathematical Finance.

Programme structure

Programme start

Winter semester

Academic structure

You can find an exemplary structure of the study programme in this table.


Please check the Exam regulations (partly in German) for more information about the programme structure.

Internship and study abroad

Internships

Internships help you to gain insights into various professional areas and to build up contacts. Your department or our Career Service are here to help you find a suitable placement.

Study abroad

A period of study abroad is always highly recommended. The university promotes study abroad via Erasmus+ and numerous other exchange programmes.

Impressions from students and lecturers

Requirements

What interests and skills should I have?

  • Good knowledge of mathematics
  • Good English skills
  • An interest in analytical thinking
  • Endurance and determination

Language skills

Foreign language skills
You do not have to proof any foreign language skills for the bachelor's programme. However, as large parts of the research literature are written in English, good English skills are highly recommended.

German language skills
International applicants need documentation of their German language skills, level DSH-1 or TestDaF 3. Alternatively, other language tests or school certificates recognized as equivalent can be used as proof of the required German language skills. The University of Konstanz does not offer preparatory German language courses or approved German language exams. For this reason, you must submit accredited proof of your German language skills along with your application.

Language(s) of instruction

German and English

Admission requirements

General higher education entrance qualification (Abitur) or equivalent.

Documentation Orientation Test: When applying for admission at universities in the state of Baden-Württemberg you have to take an orientation test. The Baden-Württemberg orientation test is the most widely used test. Please send in your certificate of participation together with your application papers.

Fees

Semester fee

All students enrolled at the University of Konstanz are charged a semester fee each semester, similar to all other German universities. Here you can find the current semester fee and its individual components.

Tuition fees for first degree studies for certain international students
Since winter semester 2017/18, the state of Baden-Württemberg has required some international students to pay tuition fees for their first degree studies. The following students are not required to pay tuition fees: citizens of a country within the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA), doctoral students and certain “Bildungsinländer” (e.g. non-EU citizens with a German “Abitur”). More detailed information can be found here.

Each year, the University of Konstanz grants exemptions to a limited number of particularly gifted international degree-seeking students in accordance with the university’s “Begabtenbefreiungssatzung” (statutes governing the exemption of gifted students). More detailed information can be found here.

Tuition fees for second degree studies for all students
All students are required to pay tuition fees for their second degree studies. More detailed information can be found here.

Application and application documents

This study programme has no admission restrictions.

PocketManual "Application" (in German)
Enrolling at the University of Konstanz – Our PocketManual "Application" (in German) will guide you as you take all the steps towards submitting a successful application to your first-choice study programme at the University of Konstanz.

An application is possible during the following period: 17.5. - 15.9. (winter semester). There may be other deadlines if you are applying for admission to a higher semester (for instance, if you are changing subjects or universities). For more information please consult the university website.

Application documents

During the online application process, you will need to enter various kinds of information (school grades, attendance periods, etc.) and upload various PDF documents.

Please make sure that you have the relevant documentation ready. This may include:

  • your Abitur certificate (German general higher education entrance qualification)
  • documentation of any volunteering you may have done (FSJ, FÖJ, etc.)
  • any documentation about vocational training you may have completed
  • any other required documents (medical certificate, etc.)


An electronic assistant will guide you through the application process. Required fields are marked by an asterisk (*).

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