Department of Mathematical Sciences

Kaiserslautern Exchange Program

The Department of Mathematical Sciences, Clemson University, and the Department of Mathematics at the University of Kaiserslautern in Kaiserslautern, Germany, offer a  Graduate Exchange Program in Mathematical Sciences. This is an innovative exchange program enabling Clemson students to obtain two graduate degrees and a cross-cultural, educational experience from Germany.


For qualifying guidelines please refer to the agreement by clicking here.


This is at least a two-and-a-half-year program.  Individual schedules will be determined depending on the credentials of each student.

Financial Aid

There is no tuition charged for study at Kaiserslautern.  Assistantships covering living expenses are also offered.

Final Degrees

The student obtains a Master of Science degree in Mathematical Sciences from Clemson University and a Master of Science degree in Mathematics International from the University of Kaiserslautern.


The University of Kaiserslautern is located in the state of Rheinland-Pfalz, 70 miles from Frankfurt, a city with the biggest airport in Europe. It is a leading technical university in Germany with a student body of over 9,000 students. The Department of Mathematics at this university has been the first mathematics department in Germany to receive a German federal government grant for the program Mathematics International. Since 2003, the University of Kaiserslautern has been a top German University in Mathematics.


All lectures are held in English, which makes Kaiserslautern a unique place in Germany, and most likely in Europe, with this kind of program.

Curriculum in Germany

Students can choose to specialize in one of the following five areas:

  1. Algebra, Geometry and Computer Algebra

  2. Financial Mathematics and Statistics

  3. Applicable Analysis and Geomathematics

  4. Industrial Mathematics: Modeling and Scientific Computing

  5. Optimization

A single master's project will suffice for both degrees.

Application Deadline

The deadline for applications in Germany is April 30 (early bird: November 15).

Further Information

See the Mathematics International Program.

Clemson Contact: Dr. Margaret M. Wiecek, O-208 Martin Hall, tel: 864 656 5245,

Kaiserslautern Contact: Dr. Falk Triebsch, tel: +49 631 205 3927,

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Clemson University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools' Commission on Colleges to award the bachelor's, master's, education specialist, and doctoral degrees.  The University of Kaiserslautern is not accredited by the Commission on Colleges and the accreditation of Clemson University does not extend to or include the University of Kaiserslautern or its students.  Although Clemson University accepts certain course work in transfer toward a credential from The University of Kaiserslautern, or collaborates in other ways for generation of course credits or program credentials, other colleges and universities may or may not accept this work in transfer, even if it appears on a transcript from Clemson University.  The decision is made by the institution subsequently considering the possibility of accepting such credits.