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
Applicants with foreign certificates:Language of instruction: German
Required language certificate: DSH-2
Required course for the Assessment Test (Feststellungsprüfung):
T-/TI- or T-Course.
To find out if you are required to take the Assessment Test, check your Certificate of Recognition.

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


Anthropology (M.Sc.)

Computational Sciences (M.Sc.)

Computer Science in the Natural Sciences (M.Sc.)

Mathematics (M.Sc.)


Institute of Mathematics

Studying 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 long-standing discipline with a history of over 2,500 years, but is now, more than ever, a living and productive field of research. In modern information society, mathematics is ubiquitous. New computer chips are designed according to mathematical models. Complex social processes and tax processes would be unthinkable without the help of mathematicians. Companies make complex decisions on the basis of advice provided by mathematicians.

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

The degree course in mathematics at the Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU) covers areas of pure and applied mathematics and is characterized by its abundance of specialist areas, enabling students to achieve a well-balanced combination of practical experience and intellectual depth. Pure mathematics deals with abstract structures and relationships. Applied mathematics takes these relationships and transfers them to natural, engineering, social and economic sciences. Students of mathematics can also focus on computer science (see corresponding information) or on the history of mathematics and the natural sciences which is yet another special aspect.


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

The Academic Advisory 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).