Vacation courses at the Department of Mathematics

Our offer

Deepen your knowledge, review the material, clarify questions - the vacation courses are ideal for all those who want to prepare for exams during the semester break or need an introduction to software for mathematicians. Vacation courses are an additional offer that we finance from study grants. They are not mandatory.

There are one-day revision courses for some larger Bachelor lectures shortly before the respective exam. The courses repeat the material already taught and supplement your exam preparations. Depending on demand, we also offer 2- to 4-day courses before the respective review exams. With regard to the oral exam Mathematical Foundations, there is a 3-day preparatory course that familiarizes you with the exam procedure. In addition, we offer introductions to software such as LaTeX or tools in the field of optimization.


If you would like to register for one of the vacation courses below, please use our registration form.


General questions
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Organization questions
Dr. Frank Hofmaier

Questions about funding and tuition fees
Dr. René Brandenberg

Three-day course: Mathematical Foundations

For many students, the exam Mathematische Grundlagen (Mathematical Foundations, MA0007/MA2000) is a completely new situation since it is oral. The aim of this vacation course is to prepare you as well as possible for this challenge and to review the most important contents from calculus and linear algebra. This course in held in German. 

Für viele Studierende stellt die Grundlagenprüfung (MA0007/MA2000) eine völlig neue Situation dar, da sie mündlich stattfindet. Ziel dieses Kurses ist es, Sie auf diese Herausforderung so gut wie möglich vorzubereiten und die wichtigsten Inhalte aus der Analysis und der linearen Algebra zu wiederholen.

When and where?

This course is over three days and will take place online on 6, 8, and 10 September 2021.

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During the course of the vacation course, you will work in small groups of 2 to 3 students at some points. We can only create such groups online for a limited number of people. Therefore, we ask you to agree on a video chat platform with your group in advance and test the communication over it before the course (for example via LRZ-Jitsi or with computer hall login on BBB).

  • Monday, 6 September (9:00-10:30, 11:00-12:30, 13:30-15:00): We will discuss topics of calculus. We will place special emphasis on the overall context and interconnectedness with linear algebra, as required by the Fundamentals exam.
  • Wednesday, 8 September (9:00-10:30, 11:00-12:30, 13:30-15:00): Day 2 will be similar to the first day. We will discuss topics from Linear Algebra.
  • Friday, 10 September (9:00-10:30, 11:00-12:30): we practice. Two students each - examiner and examinee - will be given questions with which to act out an exam situation. Afterwards, there will be a question and answer session.

Registration for the course

Please use our registration form.

It only makes sense to participate if you have studied the material sufficiently beforehand. Please note: Participation in the course does not replace independent exam preparation.

Software courses

Implementation of Optimization Problems with PDEs

The Introduction in Implementation of Optimization Problems with PDEstakes place from 20 to 23 September.

Computer Course Linear Programming

This two-day course is scheduled for 14 and 15 October.

Man programming on notebook.