The academic year commences at the end of January/beginning of February. Doctoral students should aim to register preferably before the middle of March, but not later than end May.
Should a student start his/her doctoral studies in the second semester, registration will be counted as a full academic year
PhD: Mathematical Sciences (programme code 02260762)
PhD: Mathematics and Science Education (programme code 02260754)
Find the Yearbook link for the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences here.
For admission requirements and other information, click on the link of the relevant degree listed above.
An appropriate Master’s degree is required, the programme composition of which must include a heavy research component that led to a dissertation reflecting originality either in the content or in the presentation. (Please note that MTech degrees are not accepted.)
Closing dates for PhD 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 https://www.up.ac.za/
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.
All doctoral applicants should submit an electronic copy of their Master’s dissertation to the Department ([email protected]).
General information on fees, loans, and bursaries can be found at http://www.up.ac.za/fees-and-funding.
How to find a supervisor
For guidelines on how to find a supervisor for your PhD thesis, please click here.
Please note that it is not compulsory to have a supervisor when applying, but it is a prerequisite for admission.
Research Focus Areas
Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics
Contact person in Department
Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Contact person in Faculty
PhD in Mathematics and PhD in Applied Mathematics
PhD in Mathematics Education
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