Current Students

Important dates
The academic year commences at the beginning of February. Lectures for Master’s modules are scheduled by the individual lecturers and are normally presented once a week. 

MSc degree study programmes

MSc: Applied Mathematics (programme code 02250172)  
MSc: Mathematics (programme code 02250185) 
MSc: Mathematics of Finance (programme code 02250186) 
MSc: Financial Engineering (programme code 02250188) 
MSc: Mathematics Education (programme code 02250187) 
MIT: Big Data Science (Our Department is partner to this interdisciplinary degree hosted by the Department Computer Science)

The Master’s study consists of mandatory, non-credit bearing course work modules and a dissertation (180 credits).

Find the Yearbook link for the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences here.

Admission Requirements

For admission requirements and additional information, click on the link of the relevant degree listed above.
Closing dates for Master’s applications are on the 30th of April of the admission year.
If you do not register for the year in which your application was accepted, you will need to reapply.

SAQA evaluation of qualifications is mandatory for international students. Peruse the info on the web page of the International Students Division (ISD) at

Application procedure
To  apply officially, go to and click Study at UP
Students who are currently registered at UP should apply on their UP portal.
General information on fees, loans, and bursaries can be found at

How to find a supervisor
For guidelines on how to find a supervisor for your MSc dissertation, please click here.


Postgraduate matters
Sarchi Chair 
Research Focus Areas

Contact persons for Master’s study programmes

Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics

Contact person in Department
Ms L Bizaaré (September)
Tel (012) 420-3550
e-mail: [email protected]
office: Mathematics room 1-24

Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

Contact person in Faculty
Ms Daleen Fouché
Tel (012) 420-4580
e-mail: [email protected]
office: Agricultural Sciences Building (Student Admin)

Academic enquiries:

MSc Mathematics and MSc Applied Mathematics
Prof Michael Chapwanya
(Postgraduate Coordinator)
e-mail: [email protected]
office: Mathematics room 1-46


MSc Mathematics of Finance and MSc Financial Engineering   
Dr AJ van Zyl
e-mail: [email protected]
office: Mathematics room 2-26

MSc Mathematics Education
Dr Bridgette Simelane
e-mail: [email protected]
office: Mathematics room 2-6




Copyright © University of Pretoria 2024. All rights reserved.

FAQ's Email Us Virtual Campus Share Cookie Preferences