M.Sc. On Campus

Mathematical Sciences

Stellenbosch University

12 months
988 EUR/year
988 EUR/year
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Talented students from all over Africa are selected and provided with full bursaries for this intensive structured Mathematical Sciences Master's programme at the Stellenbosch University.


Key facts

AIMS is a Pan-African network of centres of excellence for postgraduate education and research in mathematical sciences. Its mission is to enable Africa's brightest students to flourish as independent thinkers, problem solvers and innovators capable of propelling Africa's future scientific, educational and economic self-sufficiency. The centre in Muizenberg was founded in 2003 as a partnership project of the Universities of Stellenbosch, Cambridge (UK), Oxford (UK), Paris-Sud XI (France), Cape Town and the Western Cape.

What we offer

It shares a research chair in Mathematical and Theoretical Physical Biosciences as part of the South African Research Chair Initiative (SARChI) with the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Stellenbosch University.

The Mathematical Sciences course at the Stellenbosch University provides both a broad overview of cutting-edge sciences and strong mathematical and computing research skills. The course is unique, offering students exposure to a range of topics, thereby allowing them to make an informed choice as to their future specialisation. The goal is to develop well-rounded scientists, with excellent problem-solving skills, capable of creative thinking and genuine innovation. There is a strong grounding in end-to-end skills, from problem formulation, estimation, prioritization, and generally applicable mathematical and computing methods, through to clear and concise scientific report writing. A number of modules which also make the course interesting and relevant to prospective mathematics and science teachers have been included.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Topics in the Mathematical Sciences
  • Research Project in the Mathematical Sciences

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • ​​Consult the department directly
  • Most postgraduate programme applications close on 30 September


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Your contract 
  • Student support form (Students with special needs)  
  • Qualification documents - Please ensure that you upload qualification documents for each tertiary qualification obtained and that the documents is official and certified. This implies that your original qualification documents (academic transcript and accompanying degree certificate) which you recieved upon graduation must be stamped and signed by the awarding institution. Qualifications shorter than 12 months in duration will not be considered
  • Proof of English Language proficiency

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    988 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 988 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • National

    988 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 988 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • R17 133

Living costs for Stellenbosch

7630 - 10640 ZAR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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