International Students

Studying mathematics

Living in Jena

The International Master of Science programs in Mathematics and Business Mathematics at the Friedrich-Schiller University (FSU) of Jena offer excellent learning conditions and provide exceptional prospects for their graduates.

We offer our students advanced courses in all modern fields of pure and applied mathematics including Algebra, Analysis, Geometry, Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing, Mathematical Optimization, Theoretical Computer Science, Stochastics and Financial Mathematics. We guarantee individual teaching plans, intensive supervision and an excellent students per professor ratio. Additionally, our Master of Science programs include courses of “German as a Foreign Language” to improve the employment prospects of our international graduates on the German and international job market.

The FSU Jena, founded in 1558, is one of the oldest and most traditional German universities. The School of Mathematics and Computer Science is ranked among the best in Germany and the rest of Europe (see e.g. the CHE ranking and the CWTS Leiden Ranking).

M.Sc. Mathematics

M.Sc. Business Mathematics

The city of Jena is known for its high number of young university students, who enjoy the “Jenaer Studentenparadies” (Jena’s paradise for students). Besides having an extraordinary university, Jena provides a vast variety of cultural events and many possibilities for relaxation and simply having a good time.

Jena has a long tradition as a science city: The foundations of modern optics were laid in Jena by Ernst Abbe, a former professor at the FSU, together with Otto Schott and Carl Zeiss. One of the most notable mathematicians working at the FSU was Friedrich Ludwig Gottlob Frege, whose outstanding work provided the basis of modern mathematical logic. Today scientific research in Jena is as important and strong as ever, with various research centers, including Max Planck, Leibniz, Fraunhofer, Helmholtz and Friedrich Loeffler Institutes.

Jena is home to influential stock companies, such as Jenoptik AG, Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, Intershop Communications AG, as well as to numerous biotech and E-commerce companies.

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