15 January 2019





Mathematics in Industry and Commerce (MIC)

All PhD degrees at the University of Kaiserslautern are research-based, thus it is necessary that students have a very clear idea of their possible research interest. Besides, they should be able to work independently and already have experience in the field of research in Mathematics.

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The PhD programme “Mathematics in Industry and Commerce” has been initiated in a co-operation of the DAAD and the Department of Mathematics. It provides a unique chance for students from developing countries to profit from the academic and research resources of the University of Kaiserslautern. Every year, the DAAD sponsors the programme with 4-5 scholarships. In February, the DAAD and the University of Kaiserslautern choose the scholarship holders together.

The research focus of this specific programme is the application of modern mathematical theories (partial differential equations, stochastics, etc.) to model technological, economical and ecological problems. Computer-oriented numerical methods (FEM, optimization, statistics, computer algebra, etc.) are used to evaluate the models.

All research groups of the Department of Mathematics accept students of the MIC programme.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Mathematics.
  • Commerce.
  • Industry.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

3 years 

The completion of the PhD program takes three years. It starts in August with the Integration and Language Course.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Excellent Master’s degree in Mathematics or closely related scientific field.
  • Language proficiency in English.
  • Being a citizen of a developing country (according to the DAC list of the OECD).
  • Knowledge of the German language is not a requirement, but it is advantageous. Students from foreign countries have to pass a German language test after the first year to be allowed to continue their enrollment. German language courses are offered in the Language and Integration Course and continue during the semester.
  •  he/she must prove his/her English language proficiency by taking part in a TOEFL test (score of at least 550/213/80 points) or IELTS (band 6).

Opportunity Cost


  • The award including airfare tickets, monthly stipend, health insurance, and German short course fee.

How to Apply

First Step: Fill out all the fields through the Application form from here.

Second Step: Submit the information required for the application which are: Curriculum vitae, Evidence of sufficient knowledge of the English language, Certified copies of final certificates in German or English, Academic transcript,at least two letters of recommendation, Brief description of the contents of all mathematical lectures attended at university.

Applications for the PhD programme must be formally submitted through an application form together with the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae (description of the educational and perhaps professional history),
  • Evidence of sufficient knowledge of the English language: TOEFL of 550/213/80 points or IELTS (band 6), German high school diploma or evidence that the courses and lectures at the former university were given in English,
  • Certified copies of final certificates in German or English (Bachelor and Master’s degree or equivalent degree)*,
  • Academic transcript (list of all previous courses with results),
  • Brief description of the contents of all mathematical lectures attended at university,
  • at least two letters of recommendation,
  • Individual letter of motivation,

* If you do not receive your certificate before the deadline, please contact us.

Send the application to: TU Kaiserslautern, FB Mathematik, Graduate School, Postfach 30 49, 67653 Kaiserslautern, Germany

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