Actuarial training

As an actuary, you assess financial uncertainties using probability theory and statistics. As an expert, you are particularly in demand at pension institutions, banks, investment companies, building societies and consulting firms. The training to become an actuary of the German Actuarial Association (DAV) is part-time.

After graduation, I would like to start a job as a junior actuary with an insurance company and complete the actuarial training at the German Actuarial Association (DAV) on the side.

Anahita, student

Accreditation of prior learning

If you enrol on the FAR programme, you can have the following modules accredited as part of your actuarial training:

  • The module Applied Stochastics, if the elective module AS1 (Actuarial Methods in Non-Life Insurance) has been successfully completed.
  • The module Mathematical Finance and Risk Assessment if the elective module MF1 (Interest Rates, Interest Rate Structure and Interest Rate Derivatives) has been successfully completed.


If you have previously completed the Bachelor’s programme in Business Mathematics at HTW Berlin, you can also request the accreditation of the following: 

  • The Preliminary Examination in Stochastics
  • The module Actuarial Mathematics, if the two elective modules WM2 (Non-Life Insurance Mathematics) and WM14 (Pension and Health Insurance Mathematics) have been successfully completed.