Studying Math at the TUM

Solving interesting problems, uncovering hidden secrets, describing complicated processes with surprisingly simple formula: Mathematics is the right subject, for all those who like to get to the bottom of things and enjoy developing new ideas and finding solutions.

The Department of Mathematics at the Technical University of Munich is the top address in Germany for study and research in the field of applied mathematics. The TUM is also one of the leading universities in Europe and is linked to more than 160 partner universities worldwide.

Are you interested in what studying math is really like? Take a look at our Schools and pupils website to find out about courses for higher grade school pupils. 

What does a math degree program consist of?

Graphic about the course structure: After the online application, you can refresh your school knowledge, get a taste of university life and make first contacts in the preliminary mathematics course. In the 1st and 2nd semester you will acquire the basics for your studies in Linear Algebra and Discrete Structures and Analysis. In the 3rd and 4th semester you will acquire either a deeper knowledge of pure or applied mathematics. As a minor subject you choose from economics, computer science, physics, electrical engineering and more. In the 5th and 6th semester you specialize and deepen your knowledge in pure mathematics, financial mathematics, business mathematics, technomathematics or data analysis. In addition, you will complete courses of study such as seminars, interdisciplinary basics, practical experience or a stay abroad. At the end of the program, you will complete your Bachelor's thesis. From the 7th to 10th semester you can do your Master's degree in Mathematics, Mathematical Finance and Actuarial Science, Mathematics in Operations Research, Mathematics in Science and Engineering or Mathematics in Data Science. You can choose from the following specializations: Analysis and Partial Differential Equations, Algebra and Geometry, Probability Theory, Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing, Optimization, Biomathematics and Biostatistics. The elite study program TopMath offers you the opportunity to do a doctorate in 8 semesters after your bachelor's degree. After your mathematics degree, the paths in science or business are open to you.
Course structure and mathematics courses at the TUM. Click to enlarge.  

Department of Mathematics

You have questions regarding your math degree courses? Feel free to contact us:

Infopoint Department of Mathematics

Boltzmannstr. 3
85748 Garching

Room: MI 00.10.052
Tel: +49 (0)89 289 17577
infopoint (at)
Internal mail: SB-S-MA

Opening Hours 

only by appointment

Which mathematics study programs are available?

Highlights of the TUM Department of Mathematics

Our PreDoc-Program

Studierende auf dem Campus

Thinking about a PhD already? Particularly talented mathematics students at the TUM can start working on their PhD during their Master's course. The advantages:  early insights into research, financial support through a scholarship, intensive thematic support and advice through your own personal mentor. Find out more about being a PreDoc.

From school to university: math is great!

TUMMS: Schülerin liebt Mathe

Get to know the many facets of mathematics! Our school-university interface offers pupils, teachers, parents and interested individuals many opportunities to discover mathematics as an exciting field of research and study subject. Information can be found under schools and pupils

Career: get started!

Career-Service der Fakultät für Mathematik
Work placements, student jobs and trainee appointments are the key to career success and often open young academics the doors to major companies. The Department of Mathematics' Career Service helps you search for a job and can help to organise interesting industry-related themes for your Bachelor's and Master's Thesis. Start planning your future career!

We are international

International Day 2017

The internationalization in study and teaching is a core competence of our faculty. More than 60% of our students go abroad during their studies. In addition, we are attractive for international students and scientists - not least because the lessons in the Master take place with us in English.

Whether you are a TUM-Student looking to study or do a work placement abroad or an international student wanting to study at our department, we are here to inform and advise you! 

TopMath for young researchers

Students on the campus
Want to move straight on to PhD studies directly after completing your Bachelor Degree? This is possible as a TopMath-Student! In the elite study program TopMath students get to grips with new research themes in Mathematics. The young scientists have an individual study timetable and a personal mentor, who accompanies them throughout their studies. More information on TopMath.

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