MathMods :: Joint MSc


Application is closed (deadline was April 30). Selection lists will be available by the end of May

Application for the 2020 intake

In this section you may find all the information concerning the application for the 2020 intake of the MathMods Joint Master Degree programme and eligibility for scholarships, including details on admission requirements, evaluation procedures and deadlines.

Note that the application and the submission of all the required documents has to be made exclusively on-line. No hard copies are required for the evaluation procedures. Then, only if your application has been selected for this programme, you will be asked to send some original documents by post.

Please make sure you've read all the pages below as well as the FAQs before filling in the application form.


Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Application is open to students from all around the world.

degreeAcademic Requirements

Applicants must have gained a recognised Bachelor's Degree (BS, BSc, SB, etc.) – or a degree at the same level of an academic Bachelor's Degree (e.g. its equivalent from a college, university, or technical school of high standing), or 180 ECTS credits in the European system – in one of the following (or equivalent) fields:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics with a good background in Physics
  • Physics with a good background in Mathematics
  • Engineering with a large background in Mathematics and Physics.

Students in the final year of their undergraduate study can be admitted on condition that their Bachelor's degree is awarded before the enrolment in the MathMods MSc, namely before 15 August 2020.

EnglishEnglish Language Requirements

All applicants whose native language is not English are required to prove a satisfactory level of spoken and written English, certified by any of the following:

  • TOEFL: minimum 550 for PBT / 213 for CBT / 80 for IBT. You may submit your TOEFL certificate as an electronic copy (.pdf) if you have one, or you may send it directly through ETS: our score recipient code is 3676, Institution: University of L'Aquila
  • IELTS: 6.0 points
  • FCE
  • or any other certificate equivalent to the above (B2 according to CEFR, upper-intermediate/advanced level).

The language certificate must have been obtained within the four years immediately preceding the requested semester of admission and be valid at the time of enrolment.

  What if I haven't got a language certificate before the deadline?

In this case we may also accept a temporary certificate from the Director/Coordinator of your Bachelor's Degree programme (or even another faculty member) stating that the applicant is so fluent in English that s/he can understand and discuss high level scientific topics. If possible, the letter should be signed either by a native English speaker academic full Professor or by a full Professor in English language (with full contacts included). Then, if you are selected, you will have to provide an official certificate (see the list above) no later than 15 August 2020.

no englishWho doesn't have to certify English proficiency?

  • Applicants having obtained a Bachelor's Degree in an institution in which English is the language of instruction (provided that they submit documentation of it).
  • Applicants having obtained their high school (secondary) diploma in an institution in which English is the language of instruction (provided that they submit documentation of it).

checklist-iconChecklist of mandatory documents to be submitted with application

All applicants will have to submit the following mandatory documents through the online application form before the deadlines:

  1. electronic copy (.pdf) of your passport (or ID card for European applicants). No passport yet? Read here;
  2. electronic copy (.pdf) of your CV (only use this template. Click here for instructions and examples or you can even create one online from here, then save it as a pdf file);
  3. electronic copy (.pdf) of your full academic transcript with records for each single attended course and with the list of courses still to be attended to gain your bachelor's degree;
  4. electronic copy (.pdf) of a file containing a description of the attended courses you consider relevant for your application, especially the courses related to Mathematics and Physics. Only use this template. As this is not a document usually issued by universities, applicants have to fill in that file by themselves as self-certification;
  5. electronic copy (.pdf) of an English certificate (click here for more info).
  6. two academic reference letters, to be submitted by two different referees only via our online Reference system (the link and the instructions can be found in the application form);
  7. for all the above documents, in case they are not written in English, please upload an official English translation, or a translation provided and signed by the Institution awarding the Bachelor's Degree and (if possible) by a native English speaker academic full Professor or by an academic full Professor in English language (with full contacts included);
  8. electronic copy (.pdf) of a letter of intent (also known as motivation letter), describing your interest in the subjects related to the proposed fields of study. The letter can be addressed to the MathMods Evaluation Committee. There is no particular template to follow, but you must not exceed one page - extra pages will not be evaluated.

Additional documents might be submitted only if closely related to the proposed field of study.

Read more about our selection criteria


Read more: Entry Requirements




For the 2020 cohort students may benefit from several funding opportunies available in our partner universities. Detailed information about how to apply and what such funding may cover, will be emailed to applicants when the selection is complete.

 To give an idea, you may find below details about the funding opportunities available to students of the 2019 cohort.

  • In Year1:
    • 40% of them have been awarded 8,500 EUR all through Year1 (850 EUR/month for 10 months)
    • 60% of them have been awarded:
      • an average of 2,000 EUR as yearly allowance
      • up to 1,500 EUR as rent reimbursement
      • 3,000 EUR as allowance for their mobilty abroad in Semester2
      • free access to UAQ canteens (corresponding to 1,500 EUR/year)
  • To support their Year2 they are applying for these funding opportunities:
    • Erasmus+ KA103
    • Special fund by the Italian Ministry of Education known as Fondo Giovani
    • Local grant by the Abruzzo Region
    which all together are expected to award them a contribution worth a minimum of 5,000 EUR all through Year2, as it was the case for all our 2018-cohort students.

Read more: Scholarships




Administrative fees and participation costs

The student will have to pay the MathMods Consortium:

1) Administrative fees:
  • EUR 2,000 to be paid in four installments:
    • EUR 500 (initial fee) deadline for payment will be communicated via email after the selection is completed;
    • EUR 500 due by February 2021;
    • EUR 500 due by August 2021;
    • EUR 500 due by February 2022.

2) Participation costs (not required for 2020-cohort students, see below)

  • EUR 4,000 per semester (i.e. 4 installments for a total of EUR 16,000), which include any compulsory administrative/operational cost related to the participation of the student in the MathMods Programme: tuition fees, library, laboratory, examinations, etc. Participation costs do not include accommodation costs, health/travel insurance, living costs, travelling costs, the cost of equipment or books or the sports centres.

Fee waiver for the 2020 cohort

Thanks to sponsoring organizations, students selected for the 2020 cohort will benefit from fee waiver for the participation costs. Therefore, they will only pay administrative fees, as detailed above.

Read more: Fees




Deadline for application is 30 April 2020


Read more: Deadlines




The Consortium will establish an Evaluation Committee, made up of four members, one for each Full Partner institution. Each member will evaluate each application firstly by themselves, through the MathMods online database, and then during one meeting (at least) along with all the other members of the Committee.

Selection Procedure

The Evaluation Committee will meet two times at least:

  • From 2 May 2020 the committee will evaluate the applications submitted by 30 April 2020. An absolute ranking list will be drawn up by the end of May 2020.
    Selected students will receive notification in order to let them apply for visas. Students will have to send confirmation of acceptance within 5 days from notification.
  • On 16 August 2020 the Committee will examine the (pre)enrolled students again only to remove from the list the students who will not have certified the accomplishment of their Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent).

Selection criteria

The selection is based on the following criteria:

  • CV, academic records and quality/recognition of the home institution having awarded the applicant's first-level degree: [60 points],
  • Level of English skills: [20 points],
  • Professional experience, awards of honour with regard to age: [5 points],
  • Motivation [10 points],
  • Recommendations [5 points].

The minimum pass score for eligibility is 66.

In case of equal score reached by two candidates, the Committee agrees to try and maintain gender balance.

Selection lists to be published here by the end of May


Read more: Selection


Application form

Application form

Click on the button below to access our online application form.

Before filing the form, make sure you have read all the pages in the apply section and the FAQs, as well.

Note that the application and the submission of all the required documents can be made exclusively on-line. No hard copies are required for the evaluation procedures. Then, only if your application has been selected for this programme, you will be asked to send some original documents by post (including 8 id-size photos).

Use the links below to submit your application.

MathMods Application Form


Upon submission you'll be emailed a receipt with a link to edit your responses, if needed, as well as an additional link that will allow you to request reference letters (2 required).


Legal notice

Information relating to individuals (personal data) is collected and used in accordance with the Regulation (EC) N° 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18.12.2000 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data (OJ L8 of 12.1.2001, p. 1).

By submitting our application form, you authorize us to store the data you are going to provide and process them only in connection with your application and enrollment in the MathMods/InterMaths programme. You may withdraw your consent at any time by emailing a request to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Read more: Application form



Connect with us

Our partners' addresses

University of L'Aquila, Italy (UAQ)

Department of Information Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics, via Vetoio (Coppito), 1 – 67100 L’Aquila (Italy)

University of Hamburg , Germany (UHH)

Department of Mathematics
Bundesstr. 55
20146 Hamburg - Germany

University of Côte d'Azur, Nice - France (UCA)

Laboratoire J.A.Dieudonné
Parc Valrose, France-06108 NICE Cedex 2

Vienna Univ. of Technology, Austria (TUW)

Technische Universität Wien
Institute of Analysis & Scientific Computing
Wiedner Hauptstr. 8, 1040 Vienna - Austria