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A Master of Mathematics program with courses taught in English is offered beginning every year in October and in April. We welcome students who have strong background in mathematics and who are interested in continuing their studies in wide areas of pure and applied mathematics at the KIT Department of Mathematics. Enrolled students may attend courses not only in English but also in German. The program is designed to be completed within two years and consists of three semesters of a course work and one semester devoted to master thesis. Our master students have an opportunity to work on research projects in active collaboration with members of respective groups.

For questions, please contact Prof. X. Liao at Xian.liao@kit.edu

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor degree in Mathematics corresponding to at least three years of study at a university or a qualification equivalent to it (e.g. a degree in Physics or Engineering with large mathematical content) is required; proficiency in English (TOEFL with minimum score 230) or German language (DSH or basic level III) is necessary.


We ask foreign students to apply via the webpages of the International Students Office: https://bewerbung.studium.kit.edu/prod/campus/Portal/Start?l=en
The official deadline for application for the winter semester is July 15. We recommend that your application is submitted by June 20. The application portal is typically open by June 1. Summer semester applications should be submitted by January 15.


For general questions regarding formal requirements, procedures, and the application process, please contact the International Students Office http://www.intl.kit.edu/istudies/index.php
Once enrolled you may contact a student organisation of the Mathematics Department via email at international@fsmi.uni-karlsruhe.de. For specific questions regarding the mathematics curriculum, you may contact us at: ipsm@math.kit.edu

Contact with German Students

The classes held in English are part of the regular mathematics program and are also open to German students. In particular, tutorials, seminars and lab courses offer opportunities for cooperation. Karlsruhe is a student city with lots of social events.

Financial Aspects

There is a tuition fee of EUR 1,500 per semester for non-EU students, see https://www.intl.kit.edu/istudies/9638.php
German language classes at KIT may cost about EUR 160 per semester. For other typical expenses, see https://www.intl.kit.edu/istudies/3294.php
The tuition is waived for students currently arriving from Ukraine.

German Classes

We strongly recommend to sign up for German language classes that are offered by the Language Center.


It is not easy to find accommodations on a short notice. We recommend to get in touch with the Housing Department as soon as possible, see http://www.sw-ka.de/en/wohnen/?page=1


Winter semester: mid October -- mid February (15 weeks),
Summer semester: mid April -- mid July (14 weeks).


KIT cannot offer stipends or scholarships. Please note that most funding agencies such as national funds and DAAD require approximately one year to process applications.

Social Events

International students of the Mathematics Department can sign up for a mailing list international-events@fsmi.uni-karlsruhe.de by filling in the online form in https://www.fsmi.uni-karlsruhe.de/Kontakt/Mailinglisten/