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Applied Mathematics MSc


Title of the programme: Applied Mathematics MSc


Degree: MSc

Duration of the course: 4 semesters

Language of tuition: English

 

Description of the programme:


This four-semester MSc degree programme offered by the Bolyai Institute of the University of Szeged provides a modern introduction into various areas of Applied Mathematics. The programme is open to students who hold a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics (or a close equivalent) from an accredited university.


In the first semester all students are required to complete introductory courses that lay the common mathematical foundations. Starting from the second semester students must choose one of the following three specializations: Applied Analysis, Industrial Mathematics, and Financial Mathematics. Applied Analysis is aimed at applications of analysis in problems that arise in natural sciences and industry. Industrial Mathematics is intended to provide the necessary tools for solving practical mathematical problems of engineering. Industrial Mathematics is more oriented towards industrial applications, while Applied Analysis yields a deeper theoretical background. The Financial Mathematics Specialization is designed to give the necessary mathematical knowledge to work in the areas of insurance, investments, and banking. In the last two semesters of the programme, students are required to write a Master’s thesis under the supervision of a faculty member, and at the end of the programme they must successfully pass an oral Final Examination held before a committee.


Graduates of the Applied Mathematics Master’s programme are much sought after in the labour market, and they have an opportunity to pursue a scientific career by entering a doctoral programme in Mathematics.


Exemption from English language exam certificate:

 

During the application to the programmes of the Faculty of Science and Informatics those applicants are not required to provide the English language exam certificates who are natives of one of the following countries and can officially demonstrate that their academic studies have been conducted in English.

 

Countries concerned:


  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Anguilla
  • Australia (also Christmas Island, Norfolk Island, Keeling Islands, Cocos Islands)
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Botswana
  • British Antarctic Territory (also British Antarctica, Antarctica British)
  • British Indian Ocean Territory (also Chagos Archipelago, Indian Ocean Territory (British))
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Channel Islands
  • Dominica
  • Falkland Islands
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Irish Republic
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Libya
  • Malta
  • Montserrat
  • Namibia
  • New Zealand (also Niue, Tokelau, Cokelau, Cook Islands)
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • St Kitts and St Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Tanzania
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Uganda
  • UK
  • USA
  • Zimbabwe

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      Application procedure:

      Application requirements: Mathematics BSc degree or close equivalent from an accredited university, minimum of B2-intermediate level knowledge in English language (TELC B2, ECL B2, TOEFL iBT test score of 72, or RPDT score 72; Cambridge First Certificate "B"; IELTS score of 5.5 at least, LanguageCert B2 level) plus see List of required documents below

      • Application procedure: decision of acceptance is based on the documents submitted and a Skype interview

      • At the Skype interview, applicants are required to be able to present the main notions, definitions and theorems of the following areas of mathematics:

      Mathematical analysis: differential and integral calculus in one and several variables
      Linear algebra: vector spaces, bases, linear transformations, matrices, eigenvalues
      Stochastics: random variables, conditional probability, expectation, the law of large numbers, the central limit theorem


      Application period for the fall semester of the academic year 2024-2025: 1 January -15 June 2024 in Dream Apply

       

      Application fee: 35 EUR (non-refundable; free for Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship owners/applicants)

      Skype interview fee: 100 EUR (only applicable if entrance examination is required; free for Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship owners/applicants)
      Tuition fee: 2700 EUR per semester (free for Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship owners/applicants)


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      List of required documents:


      The application is in the SZTE Dream Apply: https://apply.u-szeged.hu/


      1. Completed application form in the SZTE Dream Apply
      2. Curriculum Vitae in English
      3. Letter of interest in English
      4. The requested level of English proficiency is B2 (intermediate) according to the Common European Framework Reference (CEFR); the certificate must be an international language exam (TELC B2, ECL B2, TOEFL iBT test score of 72, or RPDT score 72; Cambridge First Certificate "B"; IELTS score of 5.5 at least, LanguageCert B2 level)
      5. School certificates:

      (a) Copy of Mathematics BSc degree or close equivalent from an accredited university

      (b) Official full transcripts of your higher education studies ( notarized English translation)

      6. Copy of the passport (relevant page(s) where passport number, name, photo and date of expiry are visible)
      7. Recent medical certificate of satisfactory general health status (not older than 1 month).
      8. An evidence of payment of 35 EUR non-refundable application fee

      For further information please contact:

      Dr. László Imre Szabó

      associate professor

      lszabo@math.u-szeged.hu


      Tuition fee refund policy:

      Those who are admitted to the Faculty must arrive within maximum 30 days after the official beginning of the study period and complete their enrolment to the university.

      The beginning of the study period can be found in the Academic Calendar uploaded to the Faculty website. If they fail to arrive until this deadline, they cannot enrol and cannot start their studies in that particular academic year.


      In this case, applicants are entitled for the 50% refund of their tuition fees after submitting a request for the refund until 15 October (in case of fall semester) or until 15 March (in case of spring semester). To this request, the applicants must attach official documentation that proves the reason why they cannot start their studies at the Faculty is visa denial. The proof may be an official letter concerning the rejection.

      Other reasons of no-show are not accepted. No refund is possible if requests are submitted after the deadlines above or the appropriate official document is missing.

      In case the tuition fee is not refunded, the applicants can start their studies in the semester when the programme is next launched.


      By submitting the application to the Faculty, the above mentioned rules are automatically accepted by the applicant, and are no subject to further negotiations.


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