A Master of Mathematics program with courses taught in English is offered beginning every year in October and in April. Students may also attend courses offered in German. The program is designed to be completed within two years.
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 on 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For specific questions regarding the mathematics curriculum, you may contact us at: email@example.com
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.
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
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.
Every year in the Fall there is a welcoming party. Every semester we organize an excursion (e.g. sightseeing tours, hikes etc.) International students of the Mathematics Departments can sign up for a mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org by filling in the online form in https://www.fsmi.uni-karlsruhe.de/Kontakt/Mailinglisten/