The Department of Statistics, UP hosted International Symposium in Statistics and Biostatistics – a first for South Africa -from 19-20 July on the Africa Campus.

The main objective of the symposium was to unify fundamental methodological research in statistics together with computational aspects of the modern era.  It also served as a platform to collaborate with international experts and pave the way for continued international future research collaboration; and included 15 speakers from around the globe. The symposium was preceded by a Graduate Learning Camp, held from 17-18 July.


The Department of Statistics is pleased to offer a new degree MSc eScience from 2018. Details can be found here.

Click here to view the postgraduate flyer! Postgrad Flyer


Students can apply from 2020 for BCom (Statistics and Data Science);

Students can apply from 2020 for BScHons - Statistics and Data Science;


The Department of Statistics is proud to announce the SAS certification of the undergraduate and honours training in statistics and mathematical statistics. SAS, a leading international statistical software developer, has approved the following SAS certificates based on the existing programmes:

  • Introduction to statistical learning and statistical learning, and

  • Introduction to big data analytics and big data analytics.

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