Study information
Key facts
Master of Science
4 Semesters
Teaching language
English, German
Tuition fee
Semester contribution
€ 263,40
Start of studies
Winter semester, Summer semester
Part-time possible
Find your application procedure

Programme summary

The diversity and complexity of the problems to which mathematics can serve as part of the solution calls for the mastery of basic mathematical theories and techniques as well as the ability to independently learn and apply skills in other areas as needed. The goal of this programme is to prepare students for their future careers.

Special features

Students may opt to specialize in one of the following areas (corresponding to the University of Jena's own unique research profile):

  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Geometry
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Optimization
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Scientific Computing
  • Theoretical Computer Science

Career opportunities

Graduates of this programme will be able to demonstrate tenacity and a high level of stress resistance in completing difficult tasks, abilities that employers particularly value. Typical employment sectors include insurance, banking, universities, research institutions, consulting, and data processing.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate degree or equivalent Show content

For this master's programme you need a subject-specific undergraduate degree (minimum 6 semesters/180 ECTS-Credits) or an equivalent degree.

The bachelor's final grade must be GOOD or higher (2.5 German and US systems).

Knowledge of a higher programming language is recommended.

Language requirements Show content

This master's programme requires the following language proficiency:  

  • English language proficiency at level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
  • knowledge of at least one high-level programming language (a direct proof by certificate is not compulsory)
  • international applicants who do not already have knowledge of German of at least level A2.2 (CEFR) are required to study German during the programme.

Application documents

CV Show content

Your CV should have a tabular form, containing key information on your school record and academic career.

Motivation letter Show content

A motivation letter should not exceed the size of two DIN A4-pages and normally, it should contain information on your motivation for taking up this course of studies. You should  elaborate on the following essential questions:

  • Why do you desire taking up this specific course of studies?
  • What are - in your opinion - the main features that this course of studies excels in?
  • Which features of this course have inspired your application? 
  • Why Jena?


University entrance qualification certificate Show content

Please upload at the online application system your university entrance certificate/school leaving certificate. Usually, this means the school graduation diploma (German "Abitur"), i.e. the diploma that makes you eligible for studies at an University or other institution for higher education. Be mindful of the fact that here, we do not need any University diploma but a High School diploma! 

Previous university degrees earned Show content

All previous University degrees (Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, etc.) if available before the application deadline - if not, please make a note of the anticipated date of issue of your degree certificate. Please upload your University degree or the most actual, detailed transcript of records/ mark sheet of all semesters available to you, should you not hold your degree certificate at the time of application. The main document is the degree/ transcript based on which you apply for the master programme.

Corresponding transcripts Show content

Detailed transcript of records/ mark sheet of your first, subject-specific University degree, with which you apply for the master's programme (minimum requirement is the transcript/mark sheet up to the semester before the last). This trancript MUST contain an overall cumulative grade point average or average mark.

You need at least 140 credits (ECTS) by the time you apply.

Proof of relevant work experience Show content

Should you have obtained subject-specific work experience, you can upload corresponding certificates in order to support your application. 

Proof of subject-specific practical experience Show content

Should you have obtained subject-specific practical experience (e.g. by internships etc.), you can upload corresponding certificates in order to support your application. 

Proof of language proficiency Show content

You have to submit the following proofs of language proficiency:

  • proof of proficiency in English (Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)

You can prove your proficiency by one of the canonical certificates such as IELTS or Toefl IBT or by a confirmation of English language as medium of instruction during your undergraduate degree programme.

Additional application documents for international students

Translation of foreign/external application documents Show content

Every mandatory application document from foreign/external countries must also be available in either English OR German translation. Such a translation has to be conducted by officially acknowledged/ sworn translators or translation offices.

Proof of grading system Show content

External/foreign degree certificates/ transcripts of records must contain information on the grading system used at the respective University.

Certificate APS Show content

Applicants with degrees from Mongolia, Vietnam or China must submit the original APS-certificate issued by the German Embassy.

University entrance exam Show content

Applicants from the following countries must submit a certificate of their university entrance examination/college entrance examination:

  • Iran (College entrance examination certificate or certificate of pre-university course/year)
  • Republic of Korea/South Korea: SAT (Scholastic Ability Test)
  • People's Republic of China: College entrance examination certificate ("Gaokao")
Subject Advisor - Prof. Dr. Christian Richter
Room 3537
Ernst-Abbe-Platz 2
07743 Jena
+49 3641 9-46110
+49 3641 9-46102
Opening hours:
by arrangement
Master Service Centre
Fürstengraben 1
07743 Jena
+49 3641 9-411555
+49 3641 9-411552
Office hours:
Until further notice we do not offer personal consultation. Consultation hours via phone have been adjusted as well.

Consultation hours by PHONE:

Tuesday 9-11 AM
Wednesday 9-11 AM
Thursday 9-11 AM
Postal address:
Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Master Service Centre
07737 Jena
Examinations Office of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Room 3329
Ernst-Abbe-Platz 2
07743 Jena
+49 3641 9-46011
+49 3641 9-46002
Student Representatives Mathematics/ Business Mathematics
Ernst-Abbe-Platz 2
07743 Jena
+49 3641 9-46411
Central Academic Advisory Service
Fürstengraben 1
07743 Jena
+49 3641 9-31111
+49 3641 9-31122
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