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Entry requirements

To apply for the Master's degree programme in Applied Mathematics, you need a relevant Bachelor's degree:

When you finish a Bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Southern Denmark you have a legal claim for admission to the Master's degree programme if you apply within three years after obtaining your Bachelor's degree.

You can also apply if you hold one of the following Bachelor's degrees from SDU:

  • BSc in Mathematics
  • BSc in Mathematics-Economics

Additionally, you can apply if you hold a similar degree including at least 50 ECTS within mathematics, numerical analysis and statistics. Once you have applied, the study board will assess whether your degree is qualifying.

Notification of new admission criteria for February 2025
A minimum of 75 ECTS within the field of mathematics. The following subject areas must be covered:

  • Real and/or complex analysis (at least 10 ECTS)
  • Algebra (at least 10 ECTS)
  • Numerical analysis (at least 10 ECTS)
  • Differential equations (at least 10 ECTS)
  • Statistics and probability (at least 10 ECTS)
  • Programming (at least 10 ECTS)

English language requirements

The programme is taught in English. If your Bachelor’s degree is not from SDU, you are required to submit proof of your proficiency in English. See the English language requirements.

Selection criteria

There is a limited number of study places in the programme.

If there are more qualified applicants than study places, applicants without a legal claim are selected based on an interview.

The interview will be based on the applicant’s subject knowledge and relevant experience.

As a bachelor's student at SDU, you can apply for permission to follow up to 30 ECTS Master's level courses even though you have yet to complete your Bachelor's degree.

You can be granted permission if you have the necessary academic qualifications. The progression of your Bachelor’s programme is crucial to the outcome of your application.

Check to see whether you fulfil the conditions

By choosing your faculty below you can see which conditions you generally must fulfil to be permitted to take Master’s level courses. Please acquaint yourself with the rules before you apply for permission since you must indicate in your application whether you fulfil the conditions or not. Read more here.

If you have previously been admitted to the programme, or already are, then special rules may apply when you apply for admission.

Find the scenario that suits you and read more: Re-enrolment, transferring and change og programme

Have you completed a Master's programme?

If you've already obtained a Master's degree, you can only be admitted to a new programme if there are vacant study places in the programme.

Learn more about rule and the possibility to apply for exemption

Have you completed another type of study programme?

As long as you do not hold a Master's degree, you are free to apply for admission to a new programme.