Mathematics (B.Sc.)

The most important facts at a glance:



Bachelor of Science (Single-subject Bachelor)

Standard period of studies:

6 semesters


winter and summer semester

Admission restrictions:

open admission


You find information on the application procedure for international students here.


Please keep in mind that you need a certification of recognition for all foreign certificates. The recognition process takes up to six weeks and the certificate must be included in your application.

Winter semester: June 1 - September 1

Summer semester: December 1 - March 1

If you combine a Two-subject Bachelor whose admission is open with one whose is restricted, the deadlines are:

Winter semester: June 1 - July 15

Summer semester: December 1 - January 15


Mathematics (M.Sc.)

Anthropology (M.Sc.)

Computational Sciences (M.Sc.)


Department of Mathematics


Faculty 08: Department of Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science


The accreditation of study programmes for Bachelor and Master Degrees constitutes as a precondition for the granting of state approval.

Subject Matter

Mathematics is not only a time-honored science, the history of which goes back more than 2500 years, but is now, more than ever, a lively and productive field of research. Mathematics is omnipresent in the modern information society. New computer chips are produced according to mathematical models. Without mathematics, complex processes in social systems and taxation systems are inconceivable. Mathematicians provide advice to companies on complex corporate decisions.

The main areas of mathematics are algebra, number theory, analysis, geometry, topology, mathematical logic, algorithms, stochastics, and numerical mathematics.

The mathematics course at Mainz University covers fields of pure and applied mathematics and distinguishes itself by an abundance of specialization possibilities, which guarantee a balanced mixture of practical and intellectual depth. Pure Mathematics deals with abstract structures and their relationships. Applied Mathematics makes such relationships usable in natural sciences, engineering, social sciences, and economics. Students of Mathematics can also take courses in Computer Science (see subject description) or the History of Mathematics and Natural sciences. The latter is a special feature at Mainz University, which is of particular interest to students on the teacher training course.


The International Office offers counselling for international students about the application process and general information.

The Student Counselling Office offers specific information on the subject (List available in German only).

The Student representatives give information from a student perspective (List available in German only).