The Mathematics programme from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam provides unparalleled possibilities for specialising in both pure and applied mathematics, and gives you a head start for a career in research, industry, education or consultancy.
Whether you’re driven by pure curiosity in mathematical structures or by modern applications of these, at Free University Amsterdam you will discover the beauty of mathematics. Mathematics is everywhere. You can learn for example about distribution of prime numbers and geometry of graphs, as well as applications of these in cryptography and big data.
The lecturers are world-leading researchers that use innovative teaching methods. Lectures are accompanied by tutorial classes, in which you receive personal feedback from your tutors. The study counsellors will make sure that you choose the study path that suits you best.The VU campus is located in one of the most dynamic and fast-growing business districts in the Netherlands and just a 10-minute train ride from the international airport Schiphol. The lively and multicultural city centre of Amsterdam, with the largest concentration of students in the Netherlands, is just a 15-minute bike ride from the campus.
Joblessness is rare among mathematicians: they find jobs in technology companies, banks, ministries, hospitals, consultancy, IT, scientific research and education. Your knowledge of fundamental and applied mathematics as a VU mathematician will suit you for a range of jobs, and most companies and institutions are highly interested in the general analytical and problem-solving skills you will develop. As a consequence, mathematicians end up in an enormous diversity of jobs.
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- Basic Concepts in Mathematics
- Linear Algebra
- Single Variable Calculus
- Discrete Mathematics
- Introduction to Mathematical Modelling, Latex and Mathematica
- Introduction to Programming
- Group Theory
- Mathematical Analysis
- Multivariable Calculus
- Probability Theory
- Mathematical Modelling of Dynamical Systems
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , EEA/EU
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
- Numerus Fixus: 15 January
- Non-EU/EEA students: 1 April
- National students, EU/EEA students and students who do not need a study visa/residence permit through VU Amsterdam: 1 May
DisciplinesMathematics Applied Mathematics Statistics View 6 other Masters in Statistics in Netherlands
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A diploma equivalent to the Dutch pre-university VWO diploma
- Proof of sufficient proficiency in English
- Proof of sufficient proficiency in Mathematics
International12510 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 12510 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
EU/EEA2168 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 2168 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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