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M.Sc. On Campus

Mathematical Sciences

Utrecht University

24 months
20715 EUR/year
2168 EUR/year
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Choose From An Exceptional List Of Courses

The Mathematical Sciences  programme at Utrecht University  is part of the national Mastermath Programme, a collaboration of Dutch Mathematics Departments who joined efforts to enhance their Master's programmes. 

Due to this collaboration you can benefit from an exceptional list of mathematical courses, offered either by Utrecht University or another Dutch University.

We combine our course offerings with personal and small-scale teaching, including:

  • a lively colloquium with distinguished international speakers;
  • research training in small group projects in pure-, applied- and industrial mathematics;
  • a unique special training in using historical sources;
  • student seminars in which you practice your own scientific presentation skills; 
  • collective learning of very advanced topics in pure or applied mathematics.

Personalize Your Master's: Choose Your Track

Within this Master's you can choose from 6 different tracks, allowing you to tailor the programme to your own personal interest. 

  • Algebraic Geometry and Number Theory
  • Differential Geometry, Topology and Lie Theory
  • Logic
  • Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems
  • Applied Mathematics, Complex Systems and Scientific Computing
  • Probability and Statistics

You can also choose to do a Research project in History of Mathematics.

Career Prospects

Graduates generally have no problem finding employment because mathematics plays an important role in many aspects of society. You can pursue a career in science by enrolling in a PhD research programme or by working for a research laboratory. The professional workplace also offers a wide range of job opportunities. 

A few examples of jobs held by recent graduates from Mathematical Sciences include:

  • PhD student
  • Researcher for Statistics Netherlands (CBS)
  • Researcher in industry
  • Business consultant
  • Data analyst


Accredited by the NVAO - Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Algebraic Number Theory
  • Algebraic Geometry
  • Commutative Algebra
  • Semidefinite Optimization
  • Probabilistic and Extremal Combinatorics
  • Modular Forms

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

This is a selective master. You will be considered for admission to the Master's programme Mathematical Siences if you hold a University bachelor degree and can demonstrate a high level of knowledge and command of methods & skills in the relevant field.

Additionally we consider:

  • Motivation and talent (also on the basis of average grade and past studies progress);
  • General high level of professional and intellectual ability;
  • Command of the English language

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20715 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20715 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2168 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Utrecht

900 - 1450 EUR /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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