Faculty of Mathematics and Computer ScienceMathematics – Bachelor 50%

Preliminary course at start of programme

New students of Mathematics and Computer Science are hereby cordially invited to participate in the preliminary mathematical course offered by the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science. The preliminary course will take place in the two weeks prior to the start of programme. In addition to relevant programme content, participants will also have the opportunity to meet their fellow students and learn about life in Heidelberg.
Preliminary course

Students of Mathematics acquire the skill of abstract thinking required to understand mathematical texts as well as the mathematical terminology that is necessary to ensure precise communication. On this basis, they further learn to independently acquire, apply and develop mathematical methods.

Facts & Formalities

DegreeBachelor of Science
Type of programmeUndergraduate
Start of programmeWinter semester only
Standard period of study6 semesters
Language(s) of instructionGerman
Fees and contributions171.75 € / Semester
Application procedureSubjects with no admission restrictions
Application deadlinesInformation about deadlines can be obtained after you have put together a degree program.
Teaching degree optionYes

Course Content

The aim of the Bachelor's degree programme in Mathematics is to convey a basic education in mathematics. Graduates of the Bachelor’s degree programme are able to understand and apply mathematical models in science and business. In addition to a subject-specific education, the academic programme also helps students improve their ability to analyse and solve problems, communicate and subsequently improves their resilience. Students who wish to transition into the job market after they graduate from the Bachelor’s programme can organise their academic programme in such a way that they learn about the fundamental mathematical aspects of the desired career.  

Students wishing to pursue teacher training to later teach in a German “Gymnasium”, must complete this programme in order to progress to the Master of Education.

Course Structure

In this degree programme, Mathematics is paired with another subject of equal importance. This approach paves the way for interdisciplinary education in which basic knowledge of mathematics may serve as a pillar for qualifications in a further area. If the second subject affords sufficient synergies and students submit their final thesis in Mathematics, students can also earn a Bachelor of Science with a strong focus on mathematical applications in this option. 

The academic programme in Mathematics consists in the following: 

  • Mathematics 
  • Interdisciplinary skills 
  • Bachelor's thesis 

The Mathematics component consists predominantly of compulsory modules which students must complete to gain the necessary fundamental knowledge of mathematics. There are very few elective modules.  

Students gain a proportion of credits for Interdisciplinary Skills via completion of the compulsory modules. Further credits are gained by the attendance of lectures and seminars in another subject area offered by the university, or via the completion of additional, selected modules in the field of Mathematics. 

Alternatively, students may select the “Teaching Degree option” as an interdisciplinary component. This enables students to continue on to teacher training and the completion of a Master of Education, with the aim of becoming a teacher in a German “Gymnasium”.