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M.Sc. Mathematics Münster

University of Münster

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The M.Sc. Mathematics Münster is a 2-year research-oriented programme which puts a strong focus on in-depth studies in a broad spectrum of pure & applied mathematical subjects. You can flexibly choose from a variety of courses in numerous mathematical fields. Small class sizes, direct contact with professors and student learning groups create a very relaxed teaching and learning atmosphere.  


The M.Sc. Mathematics Münster is a research-oriented programme offering courses in a broad spectrum of pure and applied mathematical subjects.

Our highly diverse range of courses provides a broad and well-founded training in all areas of mathematics, giving you a lot of flexibility and academic freedom. More than 35 professors offer a very comprehensive range of courses in the following major mathematical areas:

  • Algebra
  • Applied Analysis
  • Differential Geometry and Geometric Analysis
  • Logic
  • Numerics & Scientific Computing
  • Operator Algebras and Noncommutative Geometry
  • Probability Theory and its Applications
  • Topology

The University of Münster has a longstanding tradition in mathematical education and is a stronghold of mathematical research. Mathematics Münster is one of the biggest mathematics departments in Germany with around 35 professors covering numerous major mathematical fields. As a student in Münster you will benefit from broad and intensive mathematical training, internationally recognized experts – Münster's mathematicians have been awarded four Leibniz Prizes, an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship, two ERC Grants and a Max Planck Research Award and the Cluster of Excellence Mathematics Münster: Dynamics – Geometry – Structure. Our Cluster intensifies the exchange between traditionally specialised mathematical disciplines. As a Master’s student, you can experience our Cluster’s and Graduate School’s unique and vibrant research atmosphere and benefit from an international network of renowned researchers.

This excellent starting point is also reflected in international rankings: In the Shanghai Ranking 2019, our Mathematics Münster ranked 51-75 – which means that we are among the top 75 mathematics departments worldwide and among the top three in Germany!

Programme Structure

The M.Sc. Mathematics Münster consists of foundational and advanced modules you can choose flexibly from a broad variety of major mathematical fields. The huge variety of courses and the flexibility offered enable you to create a study plan according to your interests and career plans. The programme is completed with a Master’s thesis, which you will prepare and write under the guidance of a department member in the last semesters.

Our modules are divided into the following groups:

  • broadening courses,
  • specialisation modules,
  • modules for personal enrichment,
  • a supplementary module,
  • optional minor subject modules, and
  • the master's thesis

You can fill your study plan with exclusively mathematical courses. You may also substitute one specialisation with one of our minor subjects (taught in German).

You can find an example study plan on the programme’s webpage:  

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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Application periods:

  • Winter semester (October): May – 15 July,1st admission: June, 2nd admission round: 15 July
  • Summer semester (April): 2November – 15 January


120 ECTS


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General requirements

  •  A university entrance qualification valid in Germany (e.g., Abitur, high school diploma, etc.)
  • A three-year Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in mathematics, completed with a minimum of 180 ECTS points. (120 ECTS points must have been achieved in mathematical subjects. In exceptional cases the selection committee decides.). Your Bachelor’s final grade / GPA should at least be 3.0 according to the German grading system /  you should belong to the best 40% of your class.
  •  English language skills at level B2.

Applying with a preliminary Bachelor’s degree certificate or a transcript of records giving a preliminary grade is possible, given that you will complete your Bacherlor’s degree until the start of your studies.

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Living costs for Münster

680 - 1100 EUR /month
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The University of Münster offers the following scholarships:

  • WWU ProTalent – Scholarship: The scholarship programme "ProTalent" awards scholarships of 300€ per month to particularly outstanding and socially committed students. Enrolled and future WWU students can apply once a year, usually in June.
  •  Münster Mathematics also offers various funding possibilities for international students. For further funding possibilities, please check our website:

You may also check the German Academic Exchange Service's scholarship database for further scholarship possibilities: 

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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