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Financial Engineering

Degree awarded
Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Rheinland-Pfälzische Technische Universität Kaiserslautern-Landau, Distance and Independent Studies Center (DISC), Postfach 3049, D-67653 Kaiserslautern, Germany

+49 631 205 5367

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Type of course
Part-time (distance study)

Language of tuition

Length of course
6 semesters (3 years)

Date of commencement
Winter semester (October)

Application deadline
The distance learning programme starts in the winter semester (October) of every year. The application phase usually opens in mid-May of the respective year. If you consider to access without a university degree, please be aware that we offer an aptitude test that will take place prior to the application phase. For information on the admission requirements and the application process please visit our website.

Cost / fees
At the moment, the tuition fees amount to EUR 1,990 per semester. In addition, a social contribution of currently EUR 124 is due each semester. As of now the one-time fee for the Master's thesis amounts to EUR 720. Not included are travel and accommodation expenses or meal allowances during the on-campus phases.

Contact details for application
Dr. Réka Vágvölgyi
Programme Management Financial Engineering
E-mail: fernstudium-fe(at)
Telephone: +49 631 205 5367

University of Kaiserslautern-Landau (RPTU)

Financial Engineering, M.Sc.

Objective and Target Group

In-depth knowledge of and expertise in modern financial mathematics and actuarial science, and the ability to apply these statistically and numerically, are becoming increasingly important in the financial and insurance sectors.

The distance learning programme is aimed at graduates of mathematics or other subjects with significant proportions of mathematics who wish to acquire a detailed understanding of financial mathematics.

For interested mathematicians with professional experience who wish to acquire a deeper understanding of financial mathematics in a focused 1-year programme without obtaining a (further) Master's degree, we offer the distance learning programme “Applied Financial Mathematics”.


The teaching-learning-format consists of comprehensive, scientifically sound and practice-oriented self-study materials that have been developed by experts especially for distance learning, an online campus as an interactive learning platform and on-campus phases to consolidate the knowledge that is acquired through self-study in theory and practice. Mandatory on-campus phases take place once per semester over a (long) weekend in Kaiserslautern.

Other Programmes offered by University of Kaiserslautern-Landau (RPTU)

About University of Kaiserslautern-Landau (RPTU)

The University of Kaiserslautern-Landau offers attendance as well as distance learning programmes. The part-time continuing education distance learning programmes in the fields of social sciences, economics, law, natural sciences, and engineering include Master‘s programmes and Certificate programmes and courses in German and English.