Mathematics, M.Sc. | Radboud University | Nijmegen, Netherlands
24 months
17000 EUR/year
2314 EUR/year
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The Mathematics Master's programme at Radboud University is built around one central idea: modern mathematics is interactive. Indeed, much of the progress and development in modern mathematics is driven by exciting new interactions between different subfields of mathematics, or between mathematics and other scientific disciplines.

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Programme overview

The Master's programme in Mathematics focuses on exchanging ideas between different fields in mathematics, and across other disciplines. Students in this programme can take part in the Mastermath programme, a country-wide exchange programme allowing you to take any mathematics course at any Dutch university. Students in this programme can also enroll in the Gravity+ track, focused on the role of gravity in the universe. 

This programme is closely connected with the Institute for Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics, as well as the Institute for Computing Science.

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What will you learn?

  • Gain a theoretical understanding in mathematics in one of four tracks

  • Work across disciplines such as physics, computer science or biology

  • Gain real-world experience in designing, conducting and presenting your research projects and results

Career prospects

The skills learned during your Master’s will help you find jobs even in areas where your specialised mathematical knowledge may initially not seem very relevant. This makes your job opportunities very broad indeed and is why many graduates of a Master’s in Mathematics find work very quickly.

Possible careers for mathematicians include:

  • Researcher (at research centres or within corporations)
  • Teacher (at all levels from middle school to university)
  • Risk model validator
  • Consultant
  • ICT developer / software developer
  • Policy maker
  • Analyst

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Philosophy of Mathematics or Philosophy of Mathematical Practice
  • Professional preparation
  • Master Seminar 
  • Category Theory and Homological Algebra 
  • Calculus of Variations 
  • Differential Geometry
  • Lie Groups
  • Lie Algebras
  • Algebraic Topology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s diploma or equivalent
  • An official transcript of your Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Sworn translations of diploma and transcript
  • Course description for unfinished courses
  • Personal statement/motivation letter (depending on programme)
  • Reference letter(s)
  • Overview of education/experience
  • English language certificate

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2314 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2314 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Nijmegen

800 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

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


  • We have a number of scholarships available only for international Master’s students. You can find the full list, including details about eligibility requirements and how to apply, on the university's website.

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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