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International Master and Ph.D. program


Throughout the program, current topics in applied mathematics and pure mathematics are taught by internationally renowned scientists in comprehensive lecture series. All lecture topics are discussed in depth in tutorials. According to personal interest, starting from the third semester students select a specialization such as optimization, numerics, stochastics or algorithmic mathematics. Continuous feedback regarding academic performance is given to the students in the tutorials to the lectures and three seminars which have to be completed successfully. Two of these seminars have to be chosen from the field of specialization. In the fourth semester students write their Master thesis about a subject from their field of specialization. The degree Master of Science (MSc) is awarded upon successful completion of the Master's thesis and four oral exams, one in pure mathematics, one in applied mathematics, one in the field of specialization, and one in the minor. These oral exams can be taken at any time during the four semesters of the program.

From Master to Ph.D.

Students with good to excellent results in their Master degree qualify for the Ph.D. program which emphasises independent research carried out by the students. Doctoral research is complemented by research lectures, colloquia, and research seminars.


No tuition fees are charged in the program!

TU Chemnitz applies enrolment fees are approx. 500 EUR per year. However, these fees include a prepaid semester ticket that entitles students to use freely all kind of public transportation in Chemnitz as well as regional trains in Saxonia. Meals and drinks at the university restaurants are available at reduced prices. Moreover, students of Chemnitz Technical University receive discounts for cultural events.

Formal regulations

This program is based on a more general Master and Ph.D. program in mathematics, which is formally regulated by the following two documents (available only in German):