Since its launch in 2005, the ALGANT Master Programme admitted more than 200 students, from over 30 countries as diverse as Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Ethiopia, France, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Montenegro, Nepal, Netherlands, Nigeria, Peru, Russia, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, Syria, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United States of America, Venezuela, Vietnam.
The ALGANT - International Integrated Master course in Algebra, Geometry and Number Theory at University of Padova is built on wider Master programs in mathematics and our course allows for the choice of optional courses in other areas of mathematics, physics, computer science, and the history and philosophy of science. Still the main focus is on Algebra, Geometry and Number Theory because:
The students having successfully completed the requirements of the ALGANT program will be well armed to pursue a career in research by preparing a Ph.D. or by directly applying for a job in the many companies that are looking for the know-how we teach. They will be awarded a double degree composed of two nationally recognized degrees issued by the two hosting institutions, completed by a diploma supplement.
The degree obtained is aimed at getting research skills founded on a firm theoretical basis, and the communicative skills necessary to function on the international scene and in teaching. The successful student will be able to apply to high-level Ph.D. programs, but he can also envisage a career as a mathematical researcher outside universities. In particular, an appropriate choice of courses will allow the students to contribute to the applications in fields using technology based on cryptography and coding theory (network security, electronic chips, multimedia and mobile communication industry, etc.). More generally the competencies and learning outcomes acquired with this Master Course are:
ALGANT consists mainly of advanced courses in the field and of a research project or internship (leading to a master thesis). More precisely courses are offered in: algebra, algebraic geometry, algebraic and geometric topology, algebraic and analytic number theory, coding theory, combinatorics, complex function theory, cryptology, elliptic curves, manifolds. Students are encouraged to participate actively in seminars.
The partner departments offer a compatible basic preparation in the first year (level 1), which then leads to a complementary offer for the more specialized courses in the second year (level 2).
Overall the specialized courses cover a very wide spectrum of subjects.
For more information visit the programme website.
You can apply until:
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
All students with a bachelor in Mathematics or an equivalent academic study of at least 3 years with a special focus on Algebra, Geometry and Number Theory are eligible to apply for a scholarship. The selection of scholarship students is based on academic merit. Moreover, students that need help covering the tuition fees can apply for the ALExS programme (see hereunder).
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