Master's programme in Mathematical Sciences

Interview with student on YouTubeIf you want to study at a master's programme in mathematical sciences that
  • has free tuition,
  • has all teaching in English
  • and is of very high quality,

then you have come to the right place.

Tuition-free (EES students)

The programme is completely free of any charges for anyone that is a citizen in a country that is a member of EU or any of the countries Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. 

Students from other countries pay SEK 65000 per semester. However, it's possible to apply for a study scholarship that will cover all or part of the tuition fee.
Teaching in English 

All teaching at the programme is in English by dedicated and skilled teachers. English is the second language in Sweden, and virtually anyone is able and willing to speak English. Hence, communicating in everyday life in Sweden is easy for all English speakers.

Very high quality

The programme got the highest possible grade "Very high quality" in the latest evaluation in 2013 by the Swedish Higher Education Authority. The result of the evaluation is available (in Swedish) for mathematics and mathematical statistics. The programme will make you well prepared for both further studies for a PhD, or a career as a mathematician or statistician in industry.


The program has five specializations: Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Financial Mathematics, Mathematical Statistics and Statistical Learning and AI. The two first lead to a master of science degree in mathematics, the last two to a master of science degree in mathematical statistics, whereas the financial mathematics specialization can lead to either. The following file gives an overview of the different specializations.

Master Programme Mathematical Sciences, Overview.pdfMaster Programme Mathematical Sciences, Overview.pdf

Entrance requirements

A bachelor degree (kandidatexamen) consisting of 180 higher education credits, containing at least 75 higher education credits in mathematics and mathematical statistics. For students whose education is not from Swedish universities, an individual assessment will be made of whether their education corresponds to the requirements specified above.


Students who have not completed the requirements above at the time of application, but plan to do so before the start of the master's programme, may also apply. 


There is also a requirement to prove proficiency in English, at what is called "level B" in the Swedish educational system. This corresponds to an IELTS score of 6.5 (with no part under 5.5), or a TOEFL score of 575 together with a TWE score of 4.5.

Application procedure
All students should apply via the central Swedish application system, which should be ready to accept applications from December 1. The deadline for applications from EU/EEA students is April 15, while the deadline for other students is January 15. The admission of students will be based on the material submitted to, no additional documents should be sent to our institution.
Contact and information
 For information about the program, contact program coordinator Hjalmar Rosengren, or the student adviser Damiano Ognissanti. For general questions concerning master studies at the Faculty of Science, for questions concerning visa problems or Swedish ID numbers, contact You may contact the University of Gothenburg admissions office at More information can be found at​

Published: Tue 16 Jun 2020.