M.Sc. Applied Mathematics

  • On Campus
  • 18 months
  • EUR1180 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English, French
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 Master of Mathematical Sciences is focused on applications of mathematics (operations research, applied probability and stochastic processes, statistics, numerical analysis and scientific computing). This degree positions ideally for a career in various fields such as financial mathematics, banking and insurance, data analysis, industrial modelling and computation. It can also be a springboard for research in applied mathematics.

The Master in Mathematical Sciences offers two orientations: Applied mathematics and Statistics and finance.

The aim of the orientation Applied Mathematics is a broad training in a variety of mathematical topics. The second orientation Statistics & Finance trains its graduates in the fields of mathematical finance and statistics.

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
  • English
  • French
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

The 120 ECTS Master programme in Mathematical Sciences offers two orientations:

  1. Applied mathematics (operations research, applied probability and stochastic processes, statistics, numerical analysis, scientific computing)
  2. Statistics and Finance (statistical theory, applied stochastic processes,mathematical finance.

Both orientations consist of :
- 2 semesters of courses (60 ECTS)
- 1 semester of engineering internship (30 ECTS)
- 1-semester Master's thesis (30 ECTS) in a research lab (EPFL or partner university)

Requirements for Applied 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.

The Master programme of Mathematical Sicences is taught in English and French (some courses in English, others in French). The EPFL recommends students entering the programme to have at least a B2 level of the teaching languages (defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for languages scale). A C1 level would allow candidates to follow the courses in good conditions.

Work Experience for Applied Mathematics

No work experience is required.

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