General university entrance qualification (Allgemeine Hochschulreife)
Enrollment period winter semester
Place of study
Start of the program
Standard length of the program
Part-time studies possible
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),
Empirical Sciences (Psychology, Sociology),
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.
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The program in detail
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:
Analysis I, Linear Algebra I, Introduction to Statistical Work and Programming
Analysis II, Linear Algebra II and Analytical Geometry
Integration Theory, Basic Concepts of Algebra, Numerics
Algebra with Elements of the Galois Theory, Differential Equations, Computational Science, Optimization
Applied Statistics, Stochastics, Theory of Functions, Discrete Mathematics
Seminar, Bachelor’s thesis, special lecture
Rankings and assessments
KU students and alumni have voted for their University to be Germany's most popular university in the 2021 ranking of the online portal StudyCheck. The ranking was based on over 40,000 evaluations for more than 500 higher education institutions and universities. 98 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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