Masters in Mathematical Sciences Application – August Intake

Applications Open

Requirements for admission

The course is open to students of African nationality. A limited number of places (fee paying) are available for students from other parts of the world. Applicants should hold, or anticipate completing by the start date of the AIMS course, a 4-year university degree in mathematics, or any science or engineering subject with a significant mathematics component. An applicant’s record should demonstrate strong aptitude in mathematics. We advise students with insufficient knowledge of English to follow an English course in their home country before coming to AIMS South Africa. Students applying to AIMS Senegal will require knowledge of French and English. The Course section provides further information on the courses and lecturers at AIMS South Africa for the current academic year. Applicants need to click on the applications link above and create an account to access the application portal.

Please note the application process for the AI for Science Master’s stream is different from the standard AIMS Master’s. If you are interested in participating in this stream for the August 2023 intake you need to complete the relevant application form which can be accessed here.

Selection process

One of the goals of AIMS is to recruit a student body representative of Africa’s diversity. Each applicant’s dossier will be evaluated in the light of the prior educational opportunities available to her or him. The application process is highly competitive and potential applicants must be able to demonstrate both a high degree of motivation, and the preparation and ability required to complete the course successfully. Admission decisions will be made separately from bursary decisions, and without regard to whether or not an applicant has applied for financial aid.

Students are strongly advised to apply by 31 March. Applicants who are accepted on to the programme will be notified in early April. Late applications received may be considered in exceptional cases and where places are still vacant. All applicants will know the outcome of their application by the end of May.

Financial assistance

There will be no course fee for African students. Applicants who are selected may apply for bursaries covering tuition and accommodation costs.  AIMS stongly encourages those selected to secure support for their airfare from their families, governments or from charitable institutions.

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