Courses for mathematically talented pupils

Every year Ulm University offers Courses for mathematically talented pupils in grade 11 at grammar schools.

The courses are offered by the Faculty of Mathematics an Economics, as well as the Faculty of Computer Sciences in association with Mrs. Böh, director of studies at "Scholl-Gymnasium" Ulm. The lessons take place once a month, each Friday 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. at Ulm University.

You can find the dates here.

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You can find further dates of fairs and other events in our Event Calender at any time.

Day of Mathematics

The next Day of Mathematics takes place in Spring 2018.

The "Day of Mathematics" promotes mathematically talented pupils. Competing with others they can measure their potential, learn how to work in groups, make new contacts and strengthen their pleasure of mathematics. The new atmosphere of a university, meeting lecturers and students and participating in a lecture, which is organized for that day, build a first bridge between school and university.

For further information about the programme and registration please click here.

Subject-specific info sessions

The next subject-specific info sessions will be held from April to June 2017.

Choosing the right study programme and career isn't easy. Many still haven't found the 'right' answer to this question even after finishing school, military/voluntary community service or a gap year working overseas as volunteer or au pair.

A lot of students are unhappy with their study choice and think about changing to a different programme or dropping out entirely. Decisions made out of necessity or uncertainty often lead to regret and revision. Sometimes sooner, sometimes later. Often, it is due to insufficient knowledge of contents, schedules and requirements of the particular degree programme.

A continuously growing range of study options and the many varying selection procedures make it all the more important for you to inform and orientate yourself.

The following offers are tailored to provide you the best possible assistance with your study choice. We highly recommend that you take the opportunity to familiarise yourself with Ulm University as well as the individual subjects and their contents, objectives and potential career paths.

For program and registration see German version.

Taster lectures during autumn break

The next taster lectures are scheduled for Monday 30 October - Friday 3 November 2017.

What does studying look like? How differ the teaching styles from school? What are the facilities at Ulm University like where students spend their days? Come to our taster lectures and see for yourself!

Don't worry, the purpose of a taster visit is not for you to grasp the entire content of the lecture. Even students who have been following this lecture all semester long sometimes struggle with that. The taster lectures are rather an opportunity for you to get a feeling for the differences to what you know from school, the different speed of teaching and the atmosphere in a lecture hall.

You have the opportunity to speak with students and discuss your impressions after the lectures with an academic advisor or ask questions.

You are free to visit as many taster lectures as you like.

Overview taster lectures 2016

Info Day at Ulm University

The next Info Day is on Wednesday 22 November 2017 - free of charge, no registration necessary!

The Info Day gives you an overview of study options and introduces you to the degree programmes. You will get to see the infrastructure and equipment of the University and gain insights into job and career prospects for university graduates. Come and experience science first hand, watch researchers at work and join guided tours through our laboratories and institutes!
There will be numerous info booths in the lobby of Uni Süd where you can grab flyers and talk to students and representatives of the various disciplines.
A comprehensive concomitant programme gives you information on application and selection procedures, financial aid, language courses offered at Ulm University and exchange programmes with partner universities overseas.

We are aware that this decision comes with many questions and uncertainties and are happy to assist you as best we can with our broad range of information and advisory services. Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss any issues or questions.

Programme Info Day Ulm University 2016

Two-day decision training on study and career choice (BEST)

The next seminar will be announced here in time.

For further dates and information please go to

What is a BEST seminar?

A BEST seminar is a two-day training around identification of objectives and decision making in regards to study and career choice for senior students at general and occupational grammar schools (Gymnasien). Teachers of senior grammar school classes and student advisors will be there to guide you.

The decision training will give you clarity about your skills and potentials as well as your life and career goals. You will know exactly in what areas you need further information and where to get it.

This training is designed to help you make a self-determined and well-founded study and career choice in line with your individual skills and interests.

Afterwards it will be much easier for you to choose a suitable field of study and career path. (Anmerkung der Übersetzerin: ist das mit dem vorigen Satz nicht doppelt-gemoppelt?)

We will be focusing on the following:

How do I perceive myself and what are my professionally relevant character traits? In a nutshell, what do I want? And what am I good at? These will be the main topics of day one.

How do I go about orientation? When do I seek what information and where? How to design my info management? How do I make the right decision and establish an action plan? While day two will focus mostly on these areas we will also look at and evaluate internet sources (at PCs of Ulm University).

Seminar structure

Day 1 - exercises around:

  • personal skills
  • distinct interests
  • individual goals and values

Interval phase with homework (ca. 1 week)

  • orientation examination (OT)
  • how do others perceive me
  • guided tour (online) on study orientation

Day 2 - focus on:

  • how to make the right decision
  • analysing the results from the orientation examination
  • individual info management
  • documentation of own decision making process

BEST seminars are organised and scheduled by the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts.

BOGY Internship

As part of the career orientation for senior students in grammar schools (BOGY), Ulm University offers interdisciplinary internships in the MINT subjects (Mathematics, Information Technology, Natural Sciences and Technology). BOGY is designed to help senior grammar school students to gain clarity about their professional preferences, talents and skills. It offers the opportunity to have a closer look at job profiles, vocational and higher education options, internships and selection procedures for higher education institutions.

Over the course of a week-long internship you will gain insights into the following areas of study: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Computational Science and Engineering, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. For further information on these fields of study please go to the websites of the individual degree programmes at Ulm University.

The programme includes visits to lectures, insights into research, project work and more. A contribution by the Zentrale Studienberatung (central student advisory services) will pick up questions around university studies, application and admission.

Interested senior grammar school students can email their application including a cover letter, CV and copy of their latest school certificate to Gerold Brackenhofer.

University for pupils

You are a talented pupil and already interested in study programmes?

We are looking forward to welcoming you!

We want you to be able to use your special talents for a study programme already during school. University for pupils shall give you a career orientation and help you to study faster.

Click here for further information.

Fairs for prospective students

You can find the current dates in our events calendar.

Throughout the year our advisors visit numerous info fairs where prospective students have the opportunity to speak with us. We travel from Munich to Stuttgart and all the way to Dortmund to bring information to you about our course offers and the contents of our degree programmes.

Computer Modeling Week CSE

The next Computer Modeling Week CSE is scheduled for Monday 12 June - Wednesday 14 June 2017.

The Computer Modeling Week CSE is an offer for interested, older pupils who would like to deal with a special topic of mathematical modeling and simulation in a three-day project.

For further information please click here.

How can I support my child in making the right study and career choice?

The next info session for parents is on June 7th 2017 at 7.30 p.m.

Parents and teachers play an important role in the process of study and career choice, more so since with the introduction of G8 grammar school students graduate at an even younger age. These 'decision making helpers' often have many questions of their own in regards to degree programmes, admission procedures and study conditions. The Zentrale Studienberatung (central student advisory services) of Ulm University offers informative evening sessions twice a year. This info evening is for parents of children who are in qualification phase 1 or 2 (year 12 or 13) as well as interested teachers

No registration necessary.

Info sessions are held on a regular basis in spring and autumn.

One-day workshop on study and career choice

The next workshop is on June 20th 2017.

Are you about to graduate from school or graduated already but are not sure where to go from here? This workshop, facilitated by the Zentrale Studienberatung (central student advisory services), can help you with this process.

You will:

  • learn about your personal strengths,
  • specify your career aspirations and goals,
  • receive information for further targeted research,
  • and work through the next steps in your decision process.

There will be a mix of individual and group work, plenary discussions and short information inputs.

Length: all day
Group size: 15 - 20

This training will help you make a self-determined and well-founded study and career choice in line with your individual skills and interests.

For registration see German version.