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Mathematics

Degree
Bachelor of Science
Requirements
General university entrance qualification (Allgemeine Hochschulreife)
Language requirements
DSH 1
Admission restriction
No
Selection procedure
No
Application period winter
Until Jul 15
Place of study
Eichstätt
Start of the program
Winter semester
Standard length of the program
6 Semester
Semester fee
56,00 Euro
Part-time studies possible
Yes

The Bachelor's degree program in Mathematics at the KU qualifies you both for a career start and for subsequent Master's studies at the KU or any other European university. The contents of the degree program are both theoretical and application-oriented: While you will receive a broad mathematical education at the KU, you will also gain a profound insight into the many applications of mathematics – whether through lectures such as numerics, scientific computing, or in the chosen orientation subject.

In order to ideally prepare you for your career start, the Bachelor's program in Mathematics at the KU is rounded off by allowing students to choose one of the following specializations (minor subjects):

  • Business Mathematics (Mathematics, Economics and Computer Science),
  • Geography,
  • Empirical Sciences (Psychology, Sociology),
  • Philosophy

The choice of your orientation is thus very flexible. Due to our very transparent and easily comprehensible Bachelor’s examination regulations, it is easy for our students to integrate contents of other courses than the one they chose into their studies. For example, basic modules in Geography or Psychology can be also taken in the specialization Business Mathematics. It is also possible to include subject-specific Computer Science modules such as Geoinformatics, Business Informatics or computer-oriented modules of Applied Mathematics in the course of studies.

The flexible choice of study contents refers not only to the specialization, but to the entire study program. This allows students to choose part of their lectures from fields that are different from pure and applied mathematics. This overall concept allows you to design your own individual study program in an attractive and self-determined way.

The program in detail

Contents

In short, the study program usually proceeds as follows: In the first two semesters, the program mainly consists of required lectures that lay the foundation in analysis and linear algebra. In addition, you will receive an introduction to programming techniques and statistical work. Building on this, lectures are chosen from a wide range of required electives in the second year. In the third year, you will choose a field of specialization in which you will later write your Bachelor's thesis. Parallel to the mathematics lectures, you will attend courses from your chosen field of specialization.

Due to the above-mentioned flexible design options of the study program, the study courses of our students typically differ considerably from each other. However, a possible program structure could for example look like the following:

Structure

Semester 1

Analysis I, Linear Algebra I, Introduction to Statistical Work and Programming

Semester 2

Analysis II, Linear Algebra II and Analytical Geometry

Semester 3

Integration Theory, Basic Concepts of Algebra, Numerics

Semester 4

Algebra with Elements of the Galois Theory, Differential Equations, Computational Science, Optimization

Semester 5

Applied Statistics, Stochastics, Theory of Functions, Discrete Mathematics

Semester 6

Seminar, Bachelor’s thesis, special lecture

Module plan

Studienplan
(available in German)

Rankings and assessments

The KU is the most popular university in 2022

KU students and alumni have voted for their University to be Germany's most popular university in the 2022 ranking of the online portal StudyCheck. This is the second time in a row, as KU was also voted the most popular university in 2021. The ranking was based on over 70,000 evaluations for more than 500 higher education institutions and universities. 97 percent of students questioned for the ranking would recommend studying at the KU to others.

"There is no better praise for a university than almost 100 percent of students and alumni agreeing: I can only recommend studying at the KU! That is why we are very pleased with the ranking’s outcome, because it expresses the high level of satisfaction of our students," says KU President Prof. Dr. Gabriele Gien.

More ranking results

Studying abroad

The KU maintains a partnership network with around 300 universities worldwide. The KU International Office supports students in the planning phase and provides information on different financing possibilities for stays abroad.

Practical connection

There is no required internship in this program. However, students have the possibility to complete an internship in a private or public institution in order to be able to build a contact network for possible later professional fields at an early stage. Students also have the possibility to complete their internship abroad; for individual advice and support in finding an internship and financing possibilities, the KU Career Service and the International Internship Service are happy to help.

Career possibilities and professional fields

Career prospects

Furthermore, the Bachelor’s degree program in Mathematics enables students to pursue subsequent Master’s studies in Mathematics or in the chosen orientation at a university of their choice. In addition, graduates have a wide range of career options, e.g. at insurance companies, banks, IT service providers and management consulting firms. The employment opportunities are excellent, in particular with an additional Master’s degree.

The KU

Sommerresidenz Luftbild

Campus

Short distances on campus at the KU save time and avoid stress. The KU is a campus University with modern facilities. The buildings on campus are located close to the Eichstätt old town. Although the University and its campus has grown, it is still characterized by short distances: In Eichstätt, everything can be reached within ten minutes’ walking distance. On campus, green spaces such as the Hofgarten are the perfect places to relax. The garden of the Kapuzinerkloster is also used by different student initiatives for their projects. The canteen is located at the heart of the Eichstätt campus and has a sun deck and cafeteria that leave nothing to be desired.

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What sets the KU apart

Studying at the KU is more than just acquiring specialist knowledge. We broaden our horizons together and take on responsibility in and beyond the individual degree programs. The KU has a particular focus on topics such as personal development, sustainability, social skills and social commitment.

It offers its students the possibility to study and work in a welcoming atmosphere and benefit from outstanding support and comprehensive service offers, a well-stocked library, a broad range of sports and leisure activities and a large global network of approx. 300 partner universities. Our team at the International Office helps you to plan your semester abroad and the KU Career Service provides comprehensive advice and support for embarking on your professional career.

Do I have to be Catholic in order to study at the KU? Do I have to deal with Catholic contents during my studies?

No, the KU is open to students of all faiths and beliefs.

At the KU, just as at all state universities, there is freedom of research and teaching. This means that our degree programs focus on the subjects for which you have enrolled – free from external influences.

As a student at our University, you will notice what our understanding of being a Catholic University means for us in one thing in particular: The University’s focus is on the individual person. The talents and potential of all those who teach, study, work and carry out research at the KU form our most important foundation – regardless of their religion or beliefs, nationality, ethical, cultural or social background, disabilities, gender, sexual orientation or age.

This is why we promote your best possible academic education through personal support and an ideal staff-to-student ratio. At the same time, the KU is more than just a place for earning your degree: We attach particular importance to imparting social skills and advancing our students’ sense and value orientation in addition to providing them with a high level of academic and methodical qualification.

Our aspiration for our University is to build bridges between science and society and to make knowledge available for society as well as to integrate impulses from outside the University into our research and teaching practice. We aim to make a valuable contribution to social coexistence, to the free democratic basic order and to preserving creation. 

Isn’t Eichstätt quite small for a university town?

With a population of around 15,000, it is probably the smallest university town in Europe. For our students, this means living and learning in a friendly and informal atmosphere. Whether it is on the way to a lecture in the morning, at the canteen for lunch or in the pub in the evening, you will often come across people you know. It is easy to meet people in Eichstätt! By the way, the KU’s “living room” is the Theke, a bar run by students for students. Here, people meet for parties, jam sessions, karaoke evenings or a cozy round of table football.

A small town also means short distances: The library, the swimming pool, the cinema or the supermarket – everything can be reached in a few minutes on foot or by bike. The town is located right in the heart of the Altmühltal natural park – a real paradise for climbers, canoeists, hikers and cyclists just around the corner.

Should you still reach a point when you feel too cooped in, you can breathe big city air easily near Eichstätt. Ingolstadt with its 135,000 inhabitants is only a few kilometers away and offers a variety of shopping and nightlife options.

The location

Ortsschild Eichstätt
University town of Eichstätt
Willibaldsburg
Willibaldsburg
Bootsfahrer auf der Altmühl
Canoeing on the Altmühl river
[Translate to Englisch:] Biergarten
Relaxing and celebrating in beer gardens

Eichstätt and the surrounding Altmühltal natural park are not only a popular destination for culture enthusiasts and nature lovers, but also for cyclists, climbers, canoeists and fossil collectors. Located between Munich and Nuremberg, the city impresses with its Baroque setting and southern flair combined with modern and prizewinning architecture as well as a broad variety of cultural offerings and leisure activities. 

The Baroque park at the heart of the campus and the nearby banks of the Altmühltal river are the KU’s “green living room”. Another big advantage: all University facilities are just a short walk away from each other.

More on the study location Eichstätt

Advisory Service

Some offers and study conditions are different for international students – our International Office is happy to provide help and support. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our team. We are happy to accompany you on your way to the KU and hope that we can welcome you in person soon!

David Guevara
David Guevara
Coordinator Welcome Services and International Campus
Building Domplatz 8  |  Room: DP8-203 | Campus Eichstätt

Application

The application process for international applicants is now completely digital. You can register online in our application portal and carry out and submit your application. After you have carried out the application and uploaded your documents, you do not need to send your documents to us again by post. You do have to submit certified true copies only if you are admitted at the time of enrollment.

Depending on the course of study, you may be asked for information on internships, professional experience, etc. Please upload the relevant documents in the upload area for all the information you provide, even if these are not mandatory fields!

Before you start the application process, please read the additional information on this page, in particular the information on the respective (German) language requirements and university entrance qualifications.