Mathematics – Bachelor of Science
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.
|Degree||Bachelor of Science|
|Programme start||Winter semester|
|Period of study||6 semesters|
|Application period||9.5. - 15.9.|
|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
Prospects and opportunities
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
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.
You can continue studying in one of our graduate programmes: Master's Programme in Mathematics or Master's Programme in Mathematical Finance.
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 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.
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
Hear from students and lecturers
In our interview series, students talk about their subject, teachers explain the department's research and tell you what topics they cover in seminars and lectures.
- Three Questions to Nena, B.Ed. Mathematics and Physics
- Three Questions to Ronja, B.Ed. Mathematics and Physics
- Three Questions to Alexander, B.Ed. Mathematics and Physics
- Three Questions to Ida-Maria, B.Ed. Chemistry and Mathematics
Get an impression
Discover online lectures and websites with more information about your prospective subject.
- Presentation "Mathematics as a job" - Career paths in Mathematics
- Information page for the B.Sc. Mathematics
- Information page of the Department for Mathematics and Statistics
- Video "The study and role of mathematics using the example of Covid-19"
- Video "Studying Mathematics - what do you do there?"
- Lecture Recordings (Mathematics and Statistics)
What interests and skills should I have?
- Good knowledge of mathematics
- Good English skills
- An interest in analytical thinking
- Endurance and determination
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
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.
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: 9.5. - 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.
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 (*).