M.Sc. On Campus

Computational Mathematics

University of Passau

24 months
168 EUR/year
168 EUR/year
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Computational Mathematics plays a fundamental role in the quantitative areas of practically all other academic disciplines, particularly in the natural sciences, engineering, business administration, economics, medicine and psychology. 


 Mathematical results permeate nearly all facets of life and are a necessary prerequisite for the vast majority of modern technologies – and as our IT systems become increasingly powerful, we are able to mathematically handle enormous amounts of data and solve ever more complex problems.

Special emphasis is placed on developing students' ability to formalise given problems in a way that facilitates algorithmic processing as well as enabling them to choose or develop, and subsequently apply, suitable algorithms to solve problems in an appropriate manner. 

The Computational Mathematics degree programme at University of Passau is theoretical in its orientation, with strongly application-oriented components. Studying this programme, you can gain advanced knowledge in the mathematical areas of Cryptography, Computer Algebra, Algorithmic Algebra and Geometry, Image and Signals Processing, Statistics and Stochastic Simulation, Dynamical Systems and Control Theory as well as expert knowledge in Computer Science fields such as Data Management, Machine Learning and Data Mining.


Mathematicians continue to have outstanding career prospects, as they are highly sought after wherever high-level analytical thinking skills are a requirement. Their potential occupational fields are therefore less limited than is the case with medical doctors or engineers, who specialise in a specific sub-field of their discipline.

Outside of academic and research organisations, mathematicians find employment in nearly all private- and public-sector organisations. Nowadays, mathematicians' work typically makes heavy use of computing technology.

Traditionally, mathematicians are employed in the pharmaceutical industry, in the financial industry, insurance companies, consulting and business intelligence, market research, logistics, information technology and in the research and development departments of high-tech companies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Algebra, Geometry and Cryptography
  • Mathematical Logic and Discrete Mathematics
  • Analysis, Numerics and Approximation Theory
  • Dynamical Systems and Optimisation
  • Stochastics, Statistics
  • Data Analysis and Data Management and Programming
  • Applications
  • Key Competencies and Language Training

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You are eligible for this degree programme if the following applies to you:

    • You have an undergraduate university degree in mathematics or a related discipline with a mathematics component of at least 110 ECTS credits.
      • If you completed a four-year non-ECTS degree, the 110 ECTS credit requirement is deemed to be met if approximately two-thirds of your credit points were earned in computer science-related modules/courses.

    This is further qualified as follows:

    • Your degree must have been earned over a course of study of a standard length of three years or more.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 84 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 84 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • The University of Passau does not charge tuition fees. However, you have to pay a contribution of per semester at matriculation and re-registration. 

Living costs for Passau

630 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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