Mathematics at university

Mathematics is an indispensable tool in all technical as well as in most economic courses of study. This is because mathematical models serve both to describe and to justify numerous processes in science and technology.

The step from familiar school mathematics to university mathematics causes difficulties for many first-year students. This may be due to the greater precision, unfamiliar notation or a higher degree of abstraction. This makes it all the more important to have a secure knowledge of school mathematics in order to successfully manage the transition from school to university.

To support you in this transition, there are various offers at OTH Amberg-Weiden.

Our offers

Mathematics Bridge Course

The Mathematics Bridge Course is a twelve-day block course to repeat and consolidate the school material immediately before the start of studies.

Target Group:
First-year students of all technical Bachelor's degree programmes.

BeVorStudium - extra-occupational study preparation

The BeVorStudium programme offers working people in particular the opportunity to prepare for a course of study over a longer period of time and thus also close larger gaps in their knowledge.

Target Group:
Prospective students without Abitur or Fachhochschulreife or whose schooling dates back a long time.

Online Mathematics Bridge Course OMB+

With the Online Mathematik Brückenkurs OMB+ , you can prepare for your studies flexibly and in self-study.

Target Group:
People who do not have the opportunity to take part in one of the face-to-face courses or who want to close specific knowledge gaps in a very specific topic

For first-year students of the Faculty of Business Administration

who are either studying for a professional qualification or who had problems with mathematics at school up to the Abitur or whose mathematics school education dates back some time, we recommend the introductory course Mathematics - Analysis and Linear Algebra of the Virtual University of Bavaria (VHB). (

Which offer is right for me?

If you are aiming for a technical degree, you should check your mathematics skills on your own a few months in advance. For this purpose, we recommend the MINTFIT online test of the Hamburg universities.
This will give you an insight into what to expect when you start your studies and will also help you decide on a suitable preparation programme.