Applied Mathematics MSc

Study programme

Applied Mathematics


Faculty of Natural Sciences

Further info

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MSc in Applied Mathematics

Short description of the study programme

The two-year MSc program in Applied Mathematics ( provides a profound knowledge of applied mathematics, competitive both in the academic and non-academic sectors. Possible specializations are Stochastics and Financial Mathematics. Theoretical courses are taught mainly by internationally recognized scientists of the university, while applied courses are given mainly by experts from industry and finance who are actual appliers of mathematics. Students of our MSc program may enter leading-edge research projects of the Department of Stochastics (a cutting edge research centre in stochastics, the host of our MSc studies), or at one of the cooperating companies. Both specializations focus strongly on probability theory and statistics, so having an interest in these fields is essential, and a background in them is advantageous. Foundational courses are provided to those who need them. The students who complete our program have excellent career opportunities in the research sector (by becoming PhD students at either our university or some cutting-edge universities in the US or Europe), as well as in the commercial sector (by getting well-paid jobs at leading banks, insurance and consulting companies, or in the industry).

Important features of our MSc program: On the one hand, we put emphasis on building closer personal relationship between our students and the teaching staff of the Department via providing personal tutors to all of our MSc students. On the other hand, besides giving a very profound knowledge in mathematics, we also prepare all of our students for successful collaboration with people from industry, finance and the insurance sector who apply mathematics in their work. In the past years, our students have found jobs at universities e.g. in Birmingham (Alabama), Bonn, Bristol, Budapest, Eindhoven, Toronto, Zürich, Warsaw, companies like Morgan Stanley and Google, as well as the National Bank of Hungary and institutions of the European Commission.

Duration of studies (semesters)


Minimum requirements

eligible BSc diploma; successful admission test; language skills proven by TOEFL (min 500 points), IELTS (min 5.0 points) or equivalent certificates

Required language level


Entrance Examination


Type of Entrance Examination (written/oral/both)


Place of Entrance Examination


Description of selection and entrance examination process

Admission procedure in general and general requirements: refer to admission regulations at

Minimum criteria: diploma of BSc in corresponding field, successful admission test;


– preevaluation of the submitted documents: quality of BSc diploma, quality of BSc transcript, obtained credits in Mathematics,

additional evaluated aspects: quality of motivation letter, recommendation letter (if available)

– Online admission test: analysis, linear algebra, probability;

electronic admission interview (given that written test is successful): technical knowledge, evaluation of language skills (the test is in English), motivation, attitude, technical preparedness in the selected field;


admission to MSc programme (min 70% admission result needed) /admission rejected

Availability of Preparatory Year


Contact (regarding non scholarship holders' administrative issues)

Mrs. Renáta Daru-Dudás

Department of International Academic Affairs

Contact (regarding Stipendium Hungaricum administrative issues)

Dr. Sarolta Kóbori

Department of International Academic Affairs

Contact (academic programme)

Dr. Imre Péter TÓTH