Berlin Mathematical School (BMS)

The Berlin Mathematical School provides the framework and environment for graduate education as well as for the development and support of early career researchers. As the joint graduate school of Berlin mathematics, the BMS offers


  • a uniform setting for graduate studies (from bachelor to PhD) in mathematics in Berlin,
  • a coordinated, highly diverse course program in English (Phase I, from bachelor to qualifying exams in two years),
  • access to all math research groups in Berlin for a PhD (Phase II), in particular, to the DFG Research Training Groups as well as the MATH+ research projects,
  • mentoring during the whole duration of studies, and
  • support in non-mathematical issues ranging from housing to visas and from child care to language courses.


Depending on the individual background, admission is to Phase I (typically with a bachelor) or directly to Phase II (for example, for students holding a master/diploma).

We invite excellent mathematics students from Berlin, Germany, Europe and all over the world to join BMS – and to make good use of the ample opportunities offered by the rich and diverse mathematics teaching and research environment.


Besides striving for excellence, BMS is actively pursuing the goals of internationality, gender equality and diversity: We set the explicit goal to have half of our students come from outside Germany, and to reach a 50 percent representation of female students. The BMS actively and explicitly welcomes and embraces diversity. The BMS offers an environment that is accepting, liberal, and supportive for its students, faculty and employees.


Go to the BMS website