M.Sc. Applied Mathematics

  • On Campus
  • 18 months
  • EUR1180 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English, French (Find a course)
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | Lausanne, Switzerland
EPFL is a leading centre for mathematical education and research. Our faculty members collaborate with the best academic and industrial research centres throughout the world. The strength of mathematics at EPFL stems from an internationally-visible core research program in a variety of subjects and fruitful interdisciplinary interactions both within and outside the EPFL.

Description of Applied Mathematics


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.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline January 15th & April 15th
Tuition fee
  • EUR 1180 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 1180 Year (EEA)
Start date September  2016
Credits (ECTS) 90 ECTS
Duration full-time 18 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Students must choose between the following two orientations:Fundamental mathematics
  • at least 30 credits in list A
  • at most 5 credits in list D
Applied mathematics
  • at least 30 credits in list B
  • at most 5 credits in list D
It is possible to choose an additional 30 ECTS Minor.Recommended minors:
  • Management, Technology and Entrepreneurship
  • Area and Cultural Studies

Requirements for Applied Mathematics

All documents and diplomas should be in English, French, German or Italian. Please join a legalized translation of all documents written in another language.

  • Your resumé (curriculum vitae)
  • Copy of your University degree(s) or Bachelor's degree. If you don't have your degree yet, you will bring it to the Registrar's Office upon registration at EPFL*.
  • Legalized transcripts from each university you have attended.
  • A statement of purpose. See hereunder for a more detailed explanation.
  • Three recommendations (except holders of any EPFL Bachelor's degree applying in another field than their original field and except for candidates from another Swiss university applying to a Master in the same field of study as their Bachelor).
  • During the electronic application process, you will have to give the details of three referees, who will then be requested to produce recommendation letters for you directly to EPFL. See hereunder for a more detailed explanation.
  • Your identity card or passport.
  • For foreigners who already live in Switzerland: your residence permit.

Extra documents such as TOEFL or GRE scores, research publications or other portfolios of your previous work, are welcome but not compulsory. We will only consider documents uploaded in your online application form. (No documents sent by postal mail).

Work Experience for Applied Mathematics

No work experience is required.

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