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The two-year master's programme Mathematics has two main specalisations: Applied Mathematics with topics such as dynamical systems, differential equations, probability theory and stochastics, statistics, percolation,  and mathematics in the life sciences, and Algebra, Geometry and Number Theory with topics such as algebraic number theory, algebraic geometry, algebraic topology and cryptology. The goal of each programme is to train the student as an independent researcher, and to develop the necessary skills and proficiency to advance your career. 


The staff participate in leading research projects and offer high-quality teaching. 

The Leiden Mathematical Institute aims at excellence both in research and in education. Many well-known Dutch mathematicians are included in the staff and you will be studying in a leading research group. 

The two-year programme is tailor-made, depending on your individual background and your personal ambitions. 


The Institute is partner in the Lorentz Center, an international research center for Astronomy, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics and Bio Sciences. In addition, the Institute has strong links with the Center for Mathematics and Computer Science in Amsterdam and with EURANDOM in Eindhoven. 




Master of Science


2 years

ECTS credits

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Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2023/2024

€ 2,314


Application requirements

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Language requirements

IELTS overall band
TOEFL internet based

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Tuition fees  
€ 2,314
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Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '23 15 May '23 1 Apr '23


You can check if you're eligible for scholarships that apply to this course.

Holland Scholarship

The Holland Scholarship is meant for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their bachelor’s or master’s in the Netherlands.


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