BSc (Hons): Applied Mathematics (02240171)
Stream 1: Applied analysis
Stream 2: Differential equations and modelling
BSc (Hons): Mathematics (02240181)
BSc (Hons): Mathematics of Finance (02240272)
BSc (Hons): Financial Engineering (02240274)
MSc: Applied Mathematics (02250171)
MSc: Mathematics (02250181)
MSc: Mathematics of Finance (02250182)
MSc: Mathematics Education (02250183)
MSc: Financial Engineering (02250184)
PhD: Mathematical Sciences (02260761)
PhD: Mathematics and Science Education (02260753)
Sciences Special Postgraduate* (02280001)
*: Mainly for applicants who are not or will not be accepted for MSc Financial Engineering due to the non-availability of a supervisor. These applicants can apply to be admitted for some modules for non-degree purposes, i.e. WTW 831 and/or WTW 832 and/or WTW 833. Add a separate letter to the application in which the modules are specified. Please scroll down to point 11 below as well.
Please refer to the following documents as well as the links below:
The Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics may require the descriptions of the course content of honours modules from applicants who seek admission for master’s studies.
The Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics requires the following additional information / documents from applicants who seek admission for doctoral studies:
To apply officially for admission, go to the University web to “Information for Postgraduate Students” and then below that to “Apply at UP”.
The two primary channels for applying to study at UP are:
The online application system opens on 1 March each year for applications for the following academic year.
Guidelines for online applications:
Students who are currently registered at UP should go via the Portal Login to their “Student Services Centre” or visit the Client Service Centre (CSC) or Faculty Student Admin office.
International students: The University sets a closing date for applications of international students, normally 31 August. Applications received after that due date, will be considered, but there will be no guarantee that the processing will be done in time for the prospective student to receive his/her study permit on time for registration and attendance of honours or master’s classes which normally commence by the end of January/beginning of February. PhD applications more flexible (see below).
Due dates for honours applications:
For BSc (Hons) in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics:
For BSc (Hons) in Financial Engineering or Mathematics of Finance:
Due dates for master’s applications:
Due dates for applications for PhD study:
Closing dates are not applicable for PhD applications. You can apply any time. However, please try not to register after 31 August in a particular year, as the year of registration still counts as a full year’s study. Great emphasis is placed on the throughput rate, i.e. that PhD students should complete their studies within three to four years. Enquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org
The acquirement of a supervisor is not compulsory for application, but it is a prerequisite for admission. Therefore, continue with your official application for admission for PhD or Master’s studies at UP.
Admission is subject to the approval of your application by the departmental postgraduate selection committee, regardless whether you have acquired a supervisor or not. For guidelines on how to find a supervisor for your MSc dissertation or PhD thesis, please click here.
Students who have been officially admitted and accepted the offer online (go via the Portal Login to the “Student Services Centre”), can submit the contract and register online in the beginning of the academic year as soon as the blocks (“holds”) have been lifted. Please consult the UP web or contact the CSC or the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences for queries.
New honours students should follow all the steps prior to the actual online registration but only register online after the first official information meeting, normally at the end of January/beginning of February, the exact date of which will be made available here in September.
New master’s students should register online only after the supervisor has confirmed the choice of modules with the student.
All honours students have an official first information meeting, normally at the end of January/beginning of February. The exact date for 2015 will be made available here in November. The honours timetables are finalised during that meeting. The master’s students do not have a general first meeting. They are informed of the exact dates and times of the lectures by e-mail. The lectures normally commence early in February. Enquiries at email@example.com
Go to the University webpage to “Information for Postgraduate Students” and then to “Fees and Funding”, where extensive information on fees, loans, bursaries, the UP Postgraduate Scholarship, NRF scholarships and grants, etc can be found. Also see “External bursaries”.
No applications are required for the UP Postgraduate Scholarship, as all eligible candidates come into automatic consideration by the Faculty Research Committee.
Applications for Postgraduate Research Support Bursary for PhD students close on 31 January and must be submitted by the supervisor.
The acquirement of a supervisor is not compulsory for application, but it is a prerequisite for admission. Unfortunately there is a limit in the new intake for each academic year, due to restricted availability of supervisors in this field.
When applying for admission for this degree, you are advised to indicate two study choices on the application: First choice: MSc: Financial Engineering (02250184)
Second choice: Sciences Special Postgraduate (02280001) It is easier to be accepted for the second choice, which enables you to register for the coursework only (i.e. the master's modules WTW 831, WTW 832 and WTW 833).
If you performed well, you can, say by October, apply for admission for the master's degree itself, for the year after, when the chances of you finding a supervisor (which is a prerequisite) should be better. If accepted, you will be credited for the modules that you passed and only the dissertation will be remaining.
Please note, that for choice 2 you need to add a separate page with your application documents explaining that you would like to apply for the coursework only (mention the master's modules WTW 831, WTW 832 and WTW 833).
For the prerequisites and other information about the programme, please consult the "Postgraduate brochure in PDF-format" and see pages 16 to 24.
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