Applied Mathematics

EPFL is a leading center for mathematical education and research. It includes three institutes and a research center devoted to the major areas of pure and applied mathematics.

The research program in mathematical sciences has a strong international reputation. Collaborations between research groups and other universities offer interesting interdisciplinary challenges.

Program’s objectives

This program concentrates on learning advanced mathematical methods and applications of mathematics. The core subjects are analysis, applied probability and stochastic processes, statistics and data analysis, optimization and operations research, numerical analysis and scientific computing, and financial mathematics. The students learn how to approach diverse modeling problems and gain hands-on experience in an industrial setting during an internship.

Graduates are prepared for an attractive, diverse and growing job market in fields such as banks, engineering companies, automobile industry, governmental offices, pharmaceutics, consulting companies and nutrition industry. The Master of Science in Applied Mathematics is also an excellent foundation for students planning to follow a PhD program.

Simplified study plan

Please note that the information regarding programs’ structure as well as the simplified study plans may be subject to change and that they are not legally binding. Only the official regulations and study plans are binding.

Admission criteria

EPFL Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, or from another institution with an excellent academic record.

A Bachelor’s degree in Physics or in a field close to mathematics with excellent academic records may also be accepted. Additional credits to fill any gaps may be required.

Further information about admission criteria

Teaching language

English, with a few optional courses in French.

Diploma and title obtained

Upon completion of their Master’s curricula, students obtain an EPFL Master of Science MSc in Applied Mathematics. The diploma also gives graduates the right to use the title of EPF qualified Engineer.

Online application


To learn more about this program, please use the following contacts:

[email protected]

0041 21 693 25 65

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