M.Sc. Mathematics

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | Lausanne, Switzerland
EPFL is a leading center for mathematical education and research. It compromises three institutes and a research center devoted to the major areas of pure and applied Mathematics. The research program in mathematical sciences has a strong international reputation and collaborations between research groups and other universities offer interesting interdisciplinary challenges.

Description of Mathematics


Program's Objectives

The level and variety of subjects studied provide mathematicians with an excellent command of fundamental mathematical tools and abstract reasoning. The core subjects are analysis, algebra, geometry, topology and number theory. The Master of Science in Mathematics offers a high level of education, either in pure mathematics or in applied mathematics.

Being trained in the analysis, abstraction and reflection necessary to solve complex problems, graduates in mathematics are highly esteemed professionals. They will will be qualified for various careers in private
companies, governmental institutions or in academia.

This Master’s program also provides an excellent foundation for students planning to follow a PhD program in mathematics.

Entry Requirements

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics or an equivalent degree. Students from related backgrounds (physics, computer science, engineering, etc.) may also apply provided they are highly motivated and possess outstanding mathematical qualifications.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline January 15th & April 15th
Tuition fee
  • EUR 760 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 760 Year (EEA)
Start date September  2015
Credits (ECTS) 90 ECTS
Duration full-time 18 months
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Students can choose between 2 options:
  • Fundamental mathematics (algebra, analysis, number theory, probability, geometry and topology)
  • Applied mathematics (applied analysis, numerical analysis, probability, statistics, optimization)

Requirements for Mathematics

  • Anyone holding a Bachelor's degree from a recognized university can apply to the EPFL Masters Programmes. However, please be aware that admission is competitive. Only candidates with excellent academic records and references have good chances to be accepted.

Work Experience for Mathematics

No work experience is required.

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