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Certificate Programme in Applied Financial Mathematics

Postfach /P.O. Box 3049, D-67653 Kaiserslautern, Germany

+49 (0)631 205-5367

+49 (0)631 205 4940

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Type of course
Part-time (distance study)

Language of tuition

Length of course
2 semester (1 year)

Date of commencement

Application deadline
The registration deadline is 31th August

Cost / fees
At the moment, the tuition fees amount to EUR 1,990 per semester. In addition, there is a social contribution, which, starting in the winter semester of EUR 114 per semester. Further information can be found at

Admission requirements
Access with a first university degree: The application is open to persons with a first university degree of at least six semesters qualifying for a profession in any field and at least one year of relevant and qualified professional experience in the field of finance or insurance or in a mathematically oriented profession afterwards.

Programme Director
Prof. Dr. Jörn Saß

Contact details for application
Dr. Réka Vágvölgyi
Programme Management Applied Financial Mathematics

RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau
Distance and Independent Studies Center

Certificate Programme in Applied Financial Mathematics

Complex financial markets

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

Target group

The English-language certificate programme aims at graduates from mathematics or graduates of other programmes whose initial degree had a significant mathematics component and who aim at a more in-depth understanding of financial mathematics in a focused 1-year programme.

Objective and degree

The distance learning programme provides the participants with the fundamentals of modern Financial Mathematics. In addition they can choose from several specializations in Financial and Actuarial Mathematics, Financial Economics and Computational Methods which also allow to understand current research in the corresponding areas.

Graduates are awarded a diploma from the RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau and a certificate.

Programme content

The distance learning programme comprises 3 compulsory and 7 compulsory elective modules that focus on, for example
  • Financial mathematics,
  • Interest rate models,
  • Insurance mathematics,
  • Financial statistics,
  • Risk measures and rating systems,
  • Economics of banking,
  • Financial decision making,
  • Computational methods in finance.

Other Programmes offered by Distance and Independent Studies Center (DISC)

Distance and Independent Studies Center (DISC)
RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau

The Distance and Independent Studies Center is one of RPTU University of Kaiserslautern-Landau‘s key scientific institutions. Its tasks comprise the initiation and development of further qualifications for university graduates who have already obtained an initial professional qualification. The range of measures that are offered in collaboration with the University’s departments and subject areas comprise program, program sequences, and study programs of varying lengths. One of the Center’s key focal points is the provision of distance learning programs, which can be taken on a part-time basis while pursuing a career.

More than 4,100 students are currently enrolled in the distance learning programs of Adult Education, Human Resource Management, School Management, Social Sciences: Organization and Communication, Systemic Management, Organizational Development, Systemic Consulting, Management of Health and Social Institutions, Management of Cultural and Non-Profit Organizations, Economy and Management, Commercial Law for Business Practice, Tax Law for Business Operations, Sustainable Development Cooperation, Software Engineering for Embedded Systems, Medical Physics, Medical Physics and Technology, Structural Fire Protection/ Safety Engineering, Child Psychology: Learning and Learning Disabilities, Nanotechnology and Nanobiotechnology.

RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau

The University of Kaiserslautern-Landau is a future-oriented university. It is characterized by a lively inter-site cooperation.

At RPTU, more than 290 professors conduct research with their teams: By networking our research expertise, we address the complex and major challenges of our time such as climate change, digitalization and societal transformation. In our research profile, we have defined focal points and formulated common goals.

nnovative teaching, research practice in the course of studies and a range of courses that imparts competencies for the challenges of tomorrow - this is what distinguishes studies and teaching at RPTU. In more than 160 study programs, RPTU students develop into subject specialists, founders and excellent researchers.