Mathematics - Master of Science (MSc)


Applications for this study programme are paperless. Please upload the required application documents with your personal upload assistant. You will receive a link once you have completed the online application.

We will no longer accept paper documents.

Latest update

The admission office (Abt. II-1 Zulassung) has been closed for visitors until further notice.

All counselling is done by email.

Please send your application documents by mail or fax.

Please do not use staples, paper clips, plastic sleeves or similar for your application documents.


Application period 

winter semester:     01.06. - 15.07.
summer semester:  01.12. - 15.01.

This is how you apply:

Step 1: Online application
You apply online.

Step 2: You submit your documents
Upload the required application documents using the upload assistant. You will receive a link to your personal upload assistant once you have completed your online application.

You must upload all documents by the last day of the application period.


Further information

  • Entrance requirements

    • The certificate of a bachelor's degree with examination results in Mathematics or an area with largely equivalent contents obtained at a German or foreign higher education institution, or a qualification which is recognised as equivalent at the level of at least three years of study
    • A bachelor's degree with an overall grade of 2.5 or better
      or a bachelor’s thesis with a grade of at least 2.0.


    For legally binding information please see the MSc Mathematics admissions statutes.

  • Application documents

    Upon completing the online application you need to submit the following documents using your personal upload assistant within the application deadline. You will receive a link to your personal upload assistant once you have completed your online application.

    • data view (protocol of the online application)
    • bachelor's degree certificate and bachelor’s certificate stating the final grade as well as a transcript of records with credit points
    • no degree obtained yet: transcript of records including overall average grade and total credit points (ECTS-points) earned to date
    • form requesting subject-specific additional information
    • if bachelor's degree was not in German: proof of required German language proficiency
    • for applicants with a degree from China or Vietnam: APS certificate or APS confirmation
    • for applicants with a foreign degree: grading system of the higher education institution indicating the minimum grade required for passing the bachelor's degree as well as the highest grade possible. If this information is not shown in the transcript of records or the degree certificate, it must be provided separately in an official document or letter
    • certified translations of documents that were not issued in German/English
    • for claims of hardship or in case of being tied to a study location (“Ortsbindung”) for reasons of public interest: letter of explanation and proof of exceptional case
    • change of name: documentary proof

    Please note:

    • Proof does not need authentication
    • Applications with missing details or documents will be rejected
    • We do not accept applications and supporting documents sent on paper, fax or e-mail.
    • Candidates who reapply must resubmit the complete documentation
    • If you are unable to apply to Ulm University and carry out the application procedure yourself, it is possible to give someone the power of attorney to apply and provide information.
      Valid forms of authorisation:
      - notarised letter of authority
      - power of attorney
      - letter of authority - download template in PDF format


  • Application portal



    Upon completing the online application you will receive a confirmation email with your access details for the application portal, where you can find details on the status of your application and other notifications.

    Forgot your password?

  • Selection procedure

    Admission will be granted when the following prerequisites are fulfilled:

    • Compliance with the form and deadline of your application
    • Fulfilment of entrance requirements
    • Proof of equivalence regarding the subject-matter of your study qualification (decision of the admissions committee)
  • Information on the master's programme Mathematics

    Further information about the master's programme in Mathematics.

  • Bachelor's degree graduates of Ulm University

    If you hold a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Management, or a Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Biometry from Ulm University, an application is not required. You can go to the Studiensekretariat (student administration and examinations office) instead and fill out an 'application for change of programme' (Antrag auf Studiengangwechsel) as soon as you graduate, given that your grades meet the requirements as stated in the admission statute  (final grade at least 2.5 or grade of the bachelor's thesis at least 2.0). 

    Application for change of programme