Admission Requirements

To apply for our Master’s programme you need:

  1. …to have successfully completed a mathematical Bachelor’s degree programme (or comparable) at a German or foreign university with a proportion of studies of 120 ECTS points in mathematics,
  2. …with an average grade of 3,0 or better,
  3. …and B2 English language skills,
  4. ...a university entrance qualification valid in Germany (If you haven't finished your school education in Germany, but have finished the highest school type in your country and graduated from a 3- or 4-year's Bachelor's programme in mathematics, you most likely fulfill this requirement. If you have questions concerning this point, please contact our International Office / International Applicants' Advisory Service). 

You can apply with a provisional Bacherlor’s certificate or a transcript of grades as long as you have your Bachelor’s diploma at hand by the time of enrolement.
If you have any further questions regarding our admission requirements, please contact our Mathematics Master Office: mm.msc AT wwu.de

Application periods


Winter semester entry (October):

  • application period: May – 15 July , 1st admission round: May 15th, 2nd admission round: July 15th; due to the corona pandemic the application period has been extended to August 20, 2020
Summer semester entry (April):
  • application period: November – 15 January

It is recommended to apply as early as possible. Further information on the University of Münster application deadlines can be found here.

Application Process

Necessary documents

You will need the following documents for your application:

  • Proof of general or a relevant subject-related higher education entrance qualification
  • Proof of the existence of a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Mathematics (relevant degree with a standard period of study of at least six semesters, e.g. Bachelor's, Diplom, Staatsexamen with an average grade of 3.0 according to the German grading system). If you have not yet finished your Bachelor’s at the time of application, you can apply with a provisional certificate / transcript of records with an average grade of 3.3 or better. However, you need your Bachelor’s certificate by the time of enrolment! Your degree must comprise 120 ECTS points in mathematics.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Proof of academic and examination achievements (e.g. Transcript of Records)
  • the completed questionnaire for admission to the MSc in Mathematics
  • proof of English language skills at B2-level: Proof is possible by TOEFL test results (ibT, 72 points or higher), IELTS test results (overall band score of 6.0 or higher), by an English language Bachelor's degree. We also accept a German Abiturzeugnis as a proof of sufficient English language skills.

Application Process

You can find a detailed description of the application process here.

Please apply via the University's official application portal and follow the instructions given therein.