Preparatory & Vacation Courses

The Department of Mathematics offers preparatory courses for those starting to study again after achieving vocational qualifications, and for all other new students. And also as an already enrolled student, you have the possibility to prepare yourself for the next semester - with the introductory seminar L&L, vacation courses or the vacation seminar of the Hurwitz Society.

Make a good start in your maths studies. Mathematics preparatory courses ease your start in our degree courses. Alongside the important thematic contents, the courses also give you the opportunity to get to know future fellow students and find your way around the TUM Campus. In our holiday courses and the holiday seminar of the Hurwitz Society, students also have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge during lecture-free periods. 

As the teaching language in the course and in the bachelor's program is German, the content of these pages is not available in English. We ask for your understanding.

Preparatory courses for vocationally qualified students

Those starting maths degree after vocational qualifications (apprenticeships etc) must take a test on their math knowledge, in order to receive subject-related eligibility for university admission. As preparation for the test, the Department of Mathematics offers a preparatory course once a year.

Here you can find information on the current preparatory course.

The course takes place on the TUM Garching Campus: Location and directions

Pre-courses for new students

TUM offers first-year students preliminary courses for various fields of study such as mathematics, physics, informatics, electrical engineering and information technology, engineering, aerospace and management. The courses are a perfect introduction to successful studies and therefore highly recommended by all departments. 

The pre-courses are not compulsory and not a prerequisite: The lectures of your study program are based on the general Abitur knowledge.

Preparatory courses for the winter semester 2022/23

Courses held in German have German titles.

Information about dates, venues and contact details can be found on the respective course page.

L & L - getting started with your studies

The perfect start for your studies! The course Lehr- und Lernformen (L&L - Teaching & Learning) is conceived for all those starting their first semester at the Department of Mathematics and takes place within the Semester Introductory Days (SET: Semester-Einführungstage). Within the SET Introductory Days, you can get to know the TUM and our Garching Campus and make first contacts with your future fellow students. The practice lecture, exercise classes and group work within L&L help make your first weeks as a math student that little easier. Click here to participate: Teaching & Learning (L&L).

Here you can find information on the Student Council's Program within the Study Introductory Days.

Vacation courses

Deepen your knowledge, repeat tricky topics and have your questions answered - vacation courses are ideal for those who want to prepare themselves for exams or need an introduction to software for mathematicians. The courses are a supplementary offer of our department, financed via study subsidies

You are not required to attend. Also, we do not provide you any new teaching material you need to pass your exam. There are a number of one-day or several-day vacation courses on offer. Further information and the program can be found under vacation courses.


General questions

Questions on organization
Dr. Frank Hofmaier

Questions about funding and tuition fees
Dr. René Brandenberg

Vacation seminar of the Hurwitz-Society

A seminar in a relaxed atmosphere: the Hurwitz-Society for the Promotion of Mathematics at the TUM offers a vacation seminar for all students of the 4th semester and higher in autumn each year. The seminar gives students the opportunity to hear lectures and talks, to exchange mathematical ideas, and to get to know the tutors better. The vacation seminar can be credited towards your bachelor studies, as a regular seminar. 

Find out more about the alumni organization of the Department of Mathematics here: Hurwitz-Society.

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