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Bachelor Degree in Mathematics


The Bachelor Degree programme in Mathematics is generally completed within 6 semesters, in which students receive a well-rounded training in mathematics. Due to several alternatives students can choose their focus within the areas of applied as well as pure mathematics according to the research areas of the Department of Mathematics. Besides the major subject of mathematics students are required to take a second subject, a minor. At the end of the first semester there is a preliminary examination called the GOP (Grundlagen- und Orientierungsprüfung). Within the Bachelor programme 180 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) points have to be collected, 150 points for the major and 30 points for the minor subject. This is accomplished by passing the exams of the individual courses. A Bachelor thesis is also required and counts towards the final result. Each course can be repeated any number of times except the GOP.
During summer break the Department of Mathematics offers a bridging course for new students, which is meant to facilitate the transition from school mathematics to academic mathematics studies.


The student should have strong interest in mathematics. Structural thinking and working is essential for successful studies. In contrast to school mathematics mathematical studies require a high ability of abstraction. An understanding of the logical structures of mathematics is also necessary, especially proof techniques.
In order to find out whether you are suited for studying Mathematics, please use the following test (in German only).

Pre-Registration Procedure

The Bachelor programme in Mathematics only starts in winter semester. You are required to send in a written application stating who you are and why you would like to study mathematics (no more than a page).
Please send your written application together with the application form to the following address by 15th July of each year:

Mathematisches Institut der Universität München
Kontaktstelle für Studierende der Mathematik
Voranmeldung Bachelor Mathematik
Theresienstraße 39
80333 München

You can also use the online application form (in German only).

Shortly after the 15th July you will receive an enrolment letter. This is needed for registering in the degree programme. Please note that non-German speakers will have to fulfill additional requirements. For questions and details concerning the enrolment please refer to the International Office of LMU Munich.

Additional Information

If you have any study-related questions regarding this degree programme (pre-registration, accreditation, enrolment letter etc.) please contact the Kontaktstelle Mathematik.

For content-related questions regarding this degree programme please contact Student Counselling.