Mathematics Münster Short Term Scholarships

for international Master's students
© MM

Application round for projects starting before March 2024 is closed.

Upcoming call for projects starting before July 2024 is expected to open in Autumn 2023 with deadline 15 November.

In this programme students will have the opportunity to prepare their master's thesis or a related research project under the mentorship of one of the several distinguished researchers in several different areas of mathematics, in a friendly and stimulating environment.

The Programme is aimed at master's students who have already completed at least one year in their home institution. In view of the international mobility goals of this initiative, applicants are only eligible if they have not spent more than twelve months within the last three years in Germany.

The scholarship funds research stays in preparation of the master's thesis, or a related research project for a period of two to six months.

Funds may cover: a monthly payment of up to €850, semester fees and travel allowance, depending on the country of origin and other potential sources of funding. The amount of each scholarship is decided by the Masters Scholarships Selection Committee. The executive board of Mathematics Münster takes the final funding decision.

The stay promotes international mobility, cooperation and networks as well as the intercultural competence of the student, i.e., the student has not lived or carried out her/his main activity in Germany for more than 12 months in the last three years prior to the application deadline. The applicant must be enrolled as a master student for the whole duration of the fellowship. A proficient knowledge of English (B2) is required.

Applications should contain:

  • a statement of purpose, containing a project description or study plan, including the desired starting date and duration of the stay,
  • your curriculum vitae (in English),
  • academic transcript of records and copies of degree certificates,
  • a description of advanced math classes already taken by the student (in English) and
  • a detailed plan of the necessary financial support.

Additional documents:

The two letters of recommendation should be sent as PDF files directly to

Upon return:

Send your complete application as one pdf to until 15 November 2023. Please include 'SHORT-TERM' in the email subject line.

This programme has two annual deadlines: 15 November and 15 May.

Note: This programme's deadlines have changed!

Applicants will be selected by the Masters Scholarships Selection Committee based on criteria of academic excellence, motivation, and adequacy of the research project to the M.Sc. Mathematics Münster programme at the University of Münster, and will be assigned a supervisor.

The University of Münster is committed to ensuring equitable access to mathematics opportunities and resources for people of any race, ethnicity, religious belief, gender identity, age, economic background, disability status, or any other social or physical component of their identity.