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University of Kaiserslautern

Together with the Department of Mathematics in Kaiserslautern, Germany, the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences offers a graduate exchange program in mathematical sciences.  This program was established in 1996 and enables exchange students to receive the M.S. degree from their home university and the host university. This is an innovative exchange program enabling Clemson students to obtain two graduate degrees and a cross-cultural, educational experience from Germany.


For current qualifying guidelines please refer to the agreement on the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences web site.


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

Students from Clemson University participating in the exchange program will be offered graduate assistantships at the University of Kaiserslautern equivalent to those that are offered to master’s level graduate students in the University of Kaiserslautern, Department of Mathematics.

Final Degrees

The intent of the program is for a student to earn two graduate degrees: one from the home university and one from the host university.  Participating students must meet all applicable academic requirements of each university in order to earn that university’s degree.


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. Participants of the program are German and foreign students in approximately equal numbers.


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

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

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

      • Algebraic Geometry and Computer Algebra
      • Financial Mathematics
      • Applicable Analysis and Probability
      • Industrial Mathematics: Modeling and Scientific Computing
      • Optimization and Statistics

For further information contact: Dr. Margaret M. Wiecek, O-208 Martin Hall; phone 864-656-5245, or email