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Study start

A very practical tool is the digital study companion. In addition to the mobile representation, the study companion is also available as a classic desktop application. Both applications can be accessed via and are selected according to the device used.

The h_da has compiled a lot of useful information - not only for first-year students - under the title Studies from A-Z. Answers to frequently asked questions about the start of your studies can be found here.

Find out which courses you should take and whether you need to register for them under Timetables. Registration deadlines can be found on the Semester Deadlines page.

Information about courses can be found in the department's Moodle course. Also under Moodle is a page that summarizes various information about the Applied Mathematics program. Please note: You can only access the Moodle courses if you are already enrolled.

Especially for first semester students there are first semester brochures which summarize all important information for the beginning of your studies:

Our Bachelor's and Master's degree programs in Applied Mathematics can be started in either the winter or summer semester. The study programs Photonics and Machine Vision as well as the Master's program Data Science can only be started in the winter semester. All information about the application procedure can be found here.

You are changing your course of study or come from another university and would like to have already completed examinations recognized? Then these are your contacts if you want to study aApplied Mathematics or Photonics and Machine Vision:


Christine Bach

Christine Bach


Torsten-Karl Strempel

Torsten-Karl Strempel

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Stephan Neser

Stephan Neser

If you want to have achievements in mathematics or physics recognized for another degree program, you will find the contact persons on the page Responsible for the Recognition of Achievements.

1st block:

08.30 am to 10.00 am

2nd block:

10.15 a.m. to 11.45 a.m.

3rd block:

1-3 FS: 12.00 p.m. to 13.30 p.m. (4 FS & Master) 12.30 p.m. to 14.00 p.m.

4th block:

14.15 h to 15.45 h

5th block:

16.00 h to 17.30 h

6th block:

17.45 h to 19.15 h

The Master's program in Data Science is offered jointly with the Department of Computer Science, which has developed a grid to avoid scheduling conflicts and to optimize lab utilization. Explanations of this grid can be found here.

SuK timetables and annotated course catalog
You can take any SuK subject from the general offer in my.h-da! Please note the deadlines and regulations of the registration for the SuK courses! FAQ: SuK - how does it work?

Students are allowed to take English courses that match their language level. Level can be determined by taking the placement test. Students must register for the placement test. After that, students can select an appropriate course in my.h-da and register. Admission runs on a first-come, first-served basis. More information about taking language courses can be found here.

Special features of the Data Science Master's program

Course enrollment is different for mathematics and computer science:

  • For Computer Science, you will also receive access data for the Online Belegsystem (OBS), there is also a tutorial on how to use it) with your enrollment.
  • For the mathematics courses, no voucher is generally required (exceptions are seminars and projects). Information on enrollment in associated moodle courses will be communicated by the respective lecturers.
  • Please note the deadlines for enrollment in computer science courses.

If you have to take both synchronization modules as a requirement, you should still take "Data Protection and Ethical Aspects" in the first semester and at most additionally "Exploratory Data Analysis". It is not recommended to take additional courses due to the CP/workload, also because they are based on the previous knowledge of the synchronization modules. Note: often the requirement of both synchronization modules extends the duration of study by one semester.

Applications for the dual study program variant should be sent directly to the desired partner companies. After a successful application process, a student contract is concluded between the future student and the company. Subsequently, enrollment at the university is applied for. Further information can be found at