Ulm-Rolla Student Exchange Program
For further questions contact M. Bohner, A. Adekpedjou, M. Sauter, or H. J. Zwiesler

The following students from Rolla attended University Ulm: Lauren Bengston and Jamie Calvert (Summer 2007), John Seiffert (Summer 2008). The following students from Ulm attended UMR / Missouri S&T: Kathrin Kötting (Fall 2001, MS Spring 2002) and Florian Rück (Fall 2001, MS Spring 2002, PhD 2005), Dirk Rohmeder (Fall 2002, MS Spring 2003), Patrik Czornik and Matthias Frank (Fall 2004, MS Spring 2005), Tim Jensen and Stefan Körner (Fall 2005, MS Spring 2006), Thomas Matthews and Christian Müttel (Fall 2006, MS Spring 2007, TM PhD Fall 2011), Julius Heim and Christian Keller (Fall 2007, MS Spring 2008, JH PhD Spring 2012), Karl Ulrich (Fall 2008, MS Spring 2009), Mathias Göggel (Fall 2009, MS Spring 2010), Matthias Noller (Fall 2010, MS Spring 2011), Sabrina Streipert (Fall 2011, MS Spring 2012, PhD Spring 2015), Mazen Ali (Fall 2013), Johannes Ruppert and Larissa Schoepf (Fall 2015, MS Spring 2016), Thomas Griebel (Fall 2016, MS Spring 2017), Tobias Merk and Marcel Trick (Fall 2017, MS Spring 2018), Louis Steinmeister (Fall 2018), Lioba Bovoleth (Fall 2019, MS Spring 2020), Karoline Siebürger and Frederik Bartelt (Fall 2023).


The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Missouri University of Science and Technology participates in the exchange program for "Wima"/Math students from Ulm. One or two students from Ulm per year will have the possibility to study at Missouri S&T subject to Ulm's general conditions ("Vordiplom" average B or better), S&T's general conditions (either 80 in TOEFL, 6.5 in IELTS, 58 in PTE, or 105 in Duolingo), and the Math Department's general conditions (GRE: 158 quantitative, 3 analytical writing, GPA 3.5 average in the last two years of undergraduate study, three recommendation letters).

Students will have the possibility to earn a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Applied Mathematics (emphasis in Mathematics or in Statistics). For this, coursework for 30 credits must be taken, and it is also possible to write a thesis. One class is usually 3 credits. Up to 9 credits of Ulm classes that were taken after the completion of the "Vordiplom" may be transferred. For details on exact requirements with or without thesis, please click here. comprehensive examination need to be taken, or, alternatively, 30 credits plus one thesis. One class usually is three credits. It is possible to transfer up to 9 credits from classes taken at University Ulm. Lists of courses offered in the department can be found here (for math) and here (for stat). For further questions please contact M. Bohner (mathematics) or A. Adekpedjou (statistics). It is also possible to obtain a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the department (Computational and Applied Mathematics emphsis, Mathematics emphasis, or Statistics emphasis).

In general, 6 credits could be taken in courses outside of the department. Missouri S&T's College of Engineering and Computing offers every possible class related to engineering, e.g., Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, and Computer Science. Other classes of interest for "Wimas" are offered in the Kummer College of Innovation, Entrepeneurship, and Economic Development, e.g., Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, Economics, and Business and Information Technology, and in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Education, e.g., Physics, Chemistry, and Biological Sciences. A course catalog for all courses offered at Missouri S&T can be found here.

Participating students from Ulm who are accepted for graduate study at Missouri S&T will be financially supported as they will be able to work as teaching assistants or graders in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Please check here on how to apply for this position. In order to be eligible for a GTA position (graduate teaching assistant) it is necessary to pass a one-week teaching course which has to be taken approximately two weeks before the beginning of the fall semester. With the training the students receive in Ulm (e.g., presenting talks in English during special seminars), it should not be a problem to pass this teaching course. However, if it is not passed, there is also a possibility for a grading position. Teaching assistants usually teach courses in College Algebra, Trigonometry, or Calculus with Analytic Geometry.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is located in the Historic Rolla Building. Missouri S&T is located in Rolla, a town of approximately 20,000. Compared to the other places participating in the exchange program, this location is one with a very low cost of living. Saint Louis is 100 miles away, but directly connected with Rolla via the Interstate 44, which is part of the Historic Route 66. Lambert St. Louis International Airport is the closest airport to Rolla, and it takes about 90 minutes to get there. As St. Louis is in the center of the United States, it does not take long to fly from there to any destination within the US. Other bigger cities, that are reached easily by car, are e.g., Chicago (about 5 hours), Memphis (about 4 hours), or Indianapolis (about 4 hours). Rolla itself is located in the middle of the state of Missouri, which is part of the so-called "Midwest" of the United States. Rolla was elected one of the Top 100 U.S. Small Towns, and the so-called Ozark Heritage Region offers a variety of recreational possibilities. Hermann, MO is a nice little town at the Missouri River, featuring wineries and an annual Oktoberfest, and it was founded by German Settlers in 1836. The capital of Missouri is Jefferson City, which is connected with Rolla via Highway 63, and by driving a little further, you will reach Columbia, site of the oldest university west of the Mississippi, the University of Missouri-Columbia. The other two campuses (besides S&T and Columbia) of the University of Missouri System are the University of Missouri-St. Louis and the University of Missouri-Kansas City. For more area information and tourism, see here. For the local newspaper, see the Phelps County Focus. Listen to KMNR, the university radio station.