You can tailor your programme by selecting one of the following seven tracks:
You can also choose to do a Research project in History of Mathematics.
Choosing a track will allow you to pursue your Master's degree through either a theoretical or more applied focus.
You have the opportunity to combine the Mathematical Sciences Master's programme at Utrecht University with other Master's programmes within the Graduate School of Natural Sciences, such as Theoretical Physics. If you have an interest in geometry and plan to do a PhD in this field, you can apply for the selective honours programma of the Utrecht Geometry Centre.
Our Mathematical Sciences MSc degree programme will prepare you for a challenging career in academic research or as a professional mathematician.
The course list is made up of local courses as well as courses that are part of the national Mastermath Programme. Selected courses that are part of the Master Industrial and Applied Mathematics (IAM) programme of the Eindhoven University of Technology of Stochastics and Financial Mathematics (SFM) programmes offered by the University of Amsterdam (UvA), the Free University (VU), the University of Leiden (RUL), and the University of Utrecht.
Research project / Master's thesis
The research part of the Master’s programme in Mathematical Sciences consists of the thesis research project, which is 45 ECTS. At the end of this project you will write a Master's Thesis. This project can be carried out in the Mathematical Institute of Utrecht University or in a company in the Netherlands or abroad.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Take IELTS test
Minimum required score (Grade B):
The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.
Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.
Minimum required score:
The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
You are able to express yourself in proficient English, both orally and in written text, as evidenced by your motivation letter and/or writing sample, and the interview that is part of the selection procedure.
Further accepted proof of your proficiency in English: CPE - at least Grade C
For more information about tuition fees and exemptions have a look at the programme website.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Scholarships, fellowships, and grants offered by Utrecht University, the Dutch government, and other organisations can help fund your studies at the university. You can begin your search for funding by reviewing the list below, which contains some of the scholarships and loans available to international students:
StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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