International Programmes 2021/2022

Advanced and Computational Mathematics – International Master's and PhD Programme Advanced and Computational Mathematics

Chemnitz University of Technology • Chemnitz

Master of Science in Mathematics
Teaching language
  • English

Courses are held in English (100%). Participants can choose to write their Master's theses in English or German.

The follow-up PhD programme can be completed 100% in English.

Chemnitz University of Technology offers German language courses for students from abroad. Upon successful completion of these courses, students are awarded a certificate.

Programme duration
4 semesters
Winter and summer semester
Application deadline

International applications are very welcome! The application deadlines are as follows:
15 July for the following winter semester
15 January for the following summer semester
All documents (see course website) have to be submitted by the deadline. Please start your application as early as possible.

Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Combined Master's degree / PhD programme
Joint degree / double degree programme

The aim of the four-semester Master's programme in "Advanced and Computational Mathematics" is to train highly qualified graduates in mathematics who are capable of successfully dealing with challenges encountered in academic and practical working fields. Based on a Bachelor's degree in mathematics, the programme deepens knowledge and skills in pure and applied mathematics. The following three main fields of specialisation are offered:

  • Advanced Theoretical Mathematics
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Data Sciences

The Master's programme in mathematics also covers basic education in one non-mathematical minor chosen by the student from subjects such as Computer Science or Economics and Business Administration. Upon completion of the Master's programme, particularly qualified students can enter directly into the PhD programme in mathematics.

The PhD study programme in mathematics deepens knowledge and skills, especially for independent scientific work. In addition to immersion in the field of specialisation, students have the option to attend lectures and seminars on the latest research in mathematics and to discuss current problems in research.

For more information, please visit the programme website.

Course organisation

Throughout the Master's phase of the programme, current topics in pure mathematics and applied mathematics are taught by internationally renowned scientists in comprehensive lecture series. All lecture topics are discussed in depth in tutorials.

In the first two semesters of the Master's programme, a solid foundation of the chosen specialisation is acquired by attending some of the following lectures and seminars:

  • Advanced Theoretical Mathematics: Distributions and Differential Operators, Hilbert Space Methods, Algebraic and Differential Geometry, Topology and Complex Geometry, Modern Approximation Theory, Nonlinear PDEs, Stochastic Analysis, Stochastic Processes, Discrete Optimisation, Computer Algebra
  • Computational Mathematics: Nonlinear Optimisation, Algorithms for Convex Optimisation, Numerical Methods of ODEs/PDEs, Numerical Linear Algebra, Modern Approximation Theory, Stochastic Analysis, Stochastic Processes, Discrete Optimisation, Computer Algebra
  • Data Science: Introduction to Data Science, Big Data Analytics, Statistics in Data Science, Matrix Methods in Data Science, Algebraic and Geometric Methods in Data Science

In the last two semesters of the Master's programme, the knowledge in the chosen specialisation is further developed by attending advanced lectures such as the following: Optimisation under Uncertainty, Singularity Theory, Methods of Algebraic Statistics, Fast Solvers for PDEs, etc.
Continuous feedback regarding academic performance is given to the students in the tutorials to the lectures and in three seminars, which have to be completed successfully. Two of these seminars have to be chosen from the field of specialisation. In the fourth semester of the Master's phase, students write the Master's thesis on a subject from their field of specialisation. The Master of Science (MSc) degree is awarded upon successful completion of the Master's thesis and four oral exams, one in pure mathematics, one in applied mathematics, one in the field of specialisation, and one in the minor. These oral exams can be taken at any time during the four semesters of the Master's phase, according to the study regulations.
Students with good to excellent results in the Master's degree programme qualify for the PhD phase of the programme. This phase emphasises independent research in mathematics carried out by the students. Doctoral students select a supervisor among the professors of the faculty of mathematics. Doctoral research is complemented by research lectures, colloquia, and research seminars.

Types of assessment

During the Master's phase of the programme: written and oral exams according to the study documents, Master's thesis
During the PhD phase of the programme: oral exams, PhD thesis

A Diploma supplement will be issued
International elements
  • International guest lecturers
Description of other international elements
  • Possibility to take part in the exchange programmes / scientific cooperation programmes of the faculty (maximum one semester)
  • International programmes like summer schools are embedded in the programme.
  • Heterogeneous groups of students
  • Embedded in the university's international networks and programmes
Course-specific, integrated German language courses
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Semester contribution

All students have to pay a semester contribution of approx. 270 EUR. This fee also covers the semester ticket, which permits you to use buses and trams in Chemnitz during the semester. International students will receive the bank account details after admission with which they can transfer the semester contribution. However, the fee can also be paid after arrival in Chemnitz (by German bank card or transfer).

Costs of living

Approx. 861 EUR per month to cover personal expenses

Funding opportunities within the university
Description of the above-mentioned funding opportunities within the university

Incoming students can apply for different funding opportunities via the International Office of Chemnitz University of Technology.

Academic admission requirements

For the Master's phase of the programme: BSc degree in Mathematics
For the PhD phase of the programme: MSc degree in Mathematics

Language requirements

Profound knowledge of the English language, both oral and written, is required.
Although not compulsory, basic knowledge of the German language is recommended at the beginning of the programme.

Application deadline

International applications are very welcome! The application deadlines are as follows:
15 July for the following winter semester
15 January for the following summer semester
All documents (see course website) have to be submitted by the deadline. Please start your application as early as possible.

Submit application to

Technische Universität Chemnitz
Fakultät für Mathematik
Dekanat, Zimmer 604
Reichenhainer Str. 39
09126 Chemnitz


The "Studentenwerk" Chemnitz-Zwickau runs several student residences. International students can apply for a single room in one of the residences. The prices depend on the size and furnishings of the room and vary between 170 EUR and 270 EUR.

Career advisory service

The Career Service of Chemnitz University of Technology supports students during their studies as well as graduates entering their professional life. The Career Service provides a platform for companies and institutions to present themselves.

Specific specialist or non-specialist support for international students and doctoral candidates
  • Buddy programme
Supervisor-student ratio
1:10 - 1:5

Chemnitz University of Technology

Come study in the European Capital of Culture 2025! Approximately 10,000 students from 90 countries study at Chemnitz University of Technology in eight faculties and at the Centre for Teacher Education.

Due to the reasonably priced dormitory rooms directly on campus, the distances between accommodation, lecture buildings, cafeteria and student clubs are short. So if you feel like studying at a cosmopolitan university, apply to study in Chemnitz.

Chemnitz University of Technology (CUT) offers outstanding education to its students, providing them with various and attractive career perspectives. Owing to an excellent professor-to-student ratio, CUT ranks among the top five universities in Germany with respect to the quality of teaching. This high staff-to-student ratio allows more individual attention to be given to students, better enabling them to meet specific academic needs and to enjoy shorter course completion times than in most other German universities. Millions of euros have been invested in CUT in recent years, both by the government and through research projects funded by industry, making it one of the most modern research-based universities in Germany. The computing resources are among the best in Germany, and the research equipment is continually being updated and expanded. In addition to this, the university has been recognised as having one of the best designed campuses. By embracing the spirit of globalisation enthusiastically, CUT has shown that it truly lives up to the tradition of innovation in the city of Chemnitz and in its educational institutions. The university has adapted to market demands by introducing international degree courses and has extended international student exchange programmes in order to satisfy the wishes of the growing international community. Every year, more than 700 foreign students from over 70 countries enrol at the university. They are supported by the International Office. Due to numerous exchange programmes, you can meet students from Chemnitz all over the world. CUT holds partnerships with more than 100 universities on all continents in order to support the internationalisation of university training.

University location

Chemnitz – European Capital of Culture in 2025, the third largest city in Saxony, looks back proudly on a history of innovation with which few other cities can hope to compete. With the advent of the Industrial Revolution, Chemnitz quickly developed into the leading centre of mechanical engineering in Germany. This great tradition has continued uninterrupted to the present day, even through the period in which the city was known as "Karl-Marx-Stadt". Today, Chemnitz (with a population of 245,000) is well on its way to becoming one of the most important high-tech locations in Germany. But Chemnitz has much more to offer than just science and technology. Amongst other things, there is the Opera House (built in 1909), the King Albert Museum with its excellent collection of German Expressionist paintings, the Natural History Museum and the German Board Games Museum, the only one of its kind in Germany. Additionally, in the Kassberg Quarter, you can see the largest intact area of Art Nouveau architecture in Germany.