Current Students

General Information

Timetable 2nd SEMESTER 2020  
Exam Timetable NOVEMBER 2020  

Honours projects
Students for the WTW795 project must identify a suitable supervisor and agree on a research project. See Honours topics available for​ WTW 795 (Project 795) here; Honours topics for WTW 792 will be communicated to relevant students. Candidates are advised to start on the project as soon as possible.

Important dates

  • January: First meeting. The academic year commences a week before the undegraduate academic timetable.  Lectures are presented weekly.
  • April: Deadline to choose a supervisor for a project.
  • May: Last day of lectures for 1st Semester. 2nd Semester follows the undergraduate timetable.
  • 14 - 17 July: Writing Skills Workshop
  • 20 - 21 July: Python Workshop
  • Essay oral presentation: during the last week of November or first week of December.

Computer Facilities

Funding Oppertunities

HCI Foundation Funding and FAQs

Study Programmes

BSc Honours: Mathematics  (programme code: 02240182) 
BSc Honours: Applied Mathematics (programme code: 02240172)
BSc Honours: Mathematics of Finance (programme code: 02240276)
BSc Honours: Financial Engineering  (programme code: 02240277)
BSc Honours: Mathematics and Mathematics Education (programme code: 02240183, 02240184 and 02240185)

The Honours study consists of a number of course work modules and a mandatory project.

Admission Requirements

An appropriate Bachelors degree with a minimum of 60% for each Mathematics/Applied Mathematics module on third-year level. For admission requirements and additional information, click on the link of the relevant degree listed above.

Closing date for Honours applications is 31 October  

SAQA evaluation of qualifications is mandatory for international students. Peruse the info on the web page of the International Students Division (ISD) at https://www.up.ac.za/international-cooperation-division/article/2849660/students.

Application procedure

To  apply officially, go to www.up.ac.za and click Study at UP.  Students who are currently registered at UP should apply on their UP portal. Please note that diplomas and BTech degrees are not accepted. General information on fees, loans, and bursaries can be found at http://www.up.ac.za/fees-and-funding


Postgraduate matters
Sarchi Chair 
Research Focus Areas

Contact persons for Honours study programmes

Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics

Contact person in Department  
Ms LC 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  
Mr Jacob Mphse
Tel (012) 420-4579
e-mail: [email protected]
office: Agricultural Sciences Building (Student Admin) 

Academic enquiries:


BSc Honours: Mathematics
Dr MD Mabula
e-mail: [email protected]
office: Botany room 2-5

Dr Tung Le
e-mail: [email protected]
office: Botany room 2-14

BSc Honours: Applied Mathematics        
Prof Michael Chapwanya
e-mail: [email protected]
office: Mathematics room 1-39.3

Dr Rachid Ouifki
e-mail: [email protected]
office: Mathematics room 2-23      

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

BSc Honours: Mathematics and Mathematics Education                  
Dr Harry Wiggins
e-mail: [email protected]
office: Botany room 2-8


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