Frequently Asked Questions

I've got a degree in X: am I eligible?

No matter what kind of Bachelor's degree you already have (or you are going to gain), we need to look at all the required documents listed here to decide about your eligibility - the title of your degree programme is indeed not enough at all to make such a decision. All applications will be reviewed by our Scientific Committee at the end of January, not during the application process (October-January). Then, at around the mid of February a selection list will be published and you'll know whether you are eligible or not for our programme and if you've been awarded an Erasmus Mundus scholarship to join us.

As there are 5 universities, can I decide where to go?

A student cannot plan his/her own mobility scheme.

During the first year you will spend your first semester in L'Aquila (Italy) and the second one in Hamburg (Germany).

For the second year our scientific committee will decide who goes where. In any case, the mobility scheme will always involve two locations at least for each student over the whole programme. The committee will do its best to reach a compromise between the choices made by each student on their application and the need for allocating a balanced number of students to each partner university.

We're confident you understand that mobility paths can only be assigned at the beginning of the programme (in any case before the end of the first semester), when all the students from all over the world have actually turned up and been enrolled. It would be indeed useless to assign all the paths and try to match students' preferences during the pre-enrolment phase, when one or more students may still decide at any time to drop out and thus force us to allocate all the rest of the group all over again.

Is it assured that all courses will be in English in all the 5 universities?

Yes, it is. All our courses will be in English and not in the native language of the institution where you will be studying. However, you'll have the opportunity to join courses of local language and culture at each of our partners.

Is there any fee to participate in the admission process?

No, there isn't. We won't charge you any fee to participate in the admission process. If you're admitted as a self-funding student, you'll then be emailed information about our participation costs.

My passport has expired or I haven't got it yet. What should I do?

If your passport has expired and you won't receive the new one before the deadline, please upload a copy of your old passport and the receipt of your request for the new one.

If you do not even have an old passport, please temporarily upload a document which is considered equivalent in your country (e.g. national ID card) and the receipt of your request for a passport.

However, remember that if you are selected, you will have to provide a copy of your valid passport as soon as possible.

Do I have to make a separate application for a scholarship?

No, you don't. It is not necessary to make a separate application for a scholarship. We assume that all students applying for our Master before the deadline are also applying for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship.

Do I have to send any hard copies of my documents by post?

No, you don't. All documents have to be uploaded using your account in the online application form. We do not need any hard copies for the evaluation procedure. Only if you are admitted to the programme, you will be asked to send the original documents by post.

What if I haven't got an English certificate by the deadline?

You can still be admitted but you'll have to upload (as a temporary certificate) a letter from the Director/Coordinator of your Bachelor's Degree study programme (or an academic in that group or an English teacher) stating that you are so fluent in English that you can understand and discuss high level scientific topics. Then, if you are selected, you will have to send an official certificate no later than 15 August (see Requirements).

Can I upload a copy my TOEFL/IELTS score or do I have to send it through ETS?

Either solution is correct

The language of instruction in my school/university was English. Do I still have to submit an English certificate (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS...)?

Obviously you don't. However, you will have to provide evidence of that if your school/university does not lie in a country where English is spoken as first language.

Can I be admitted to this program if I already have a master's degree?

There's no problem at all with that

What exactly is meant by "electronic copy (.pdf)" and how to create it?

It simply means that the documents for your application have to be uploaded only as .pdf files, in order to avoid viruses and difficulties with opening some file formats.

When scanning your document, please remember that your file cannot be too large. So, before scanning, set an adequate dpi and/or output print size and format (e.g. document, not photo quality).

When scanning is completed, you have to save it as pdf file. If the software you are using doesn't allow saving documents as pdf, visit the following web-sites which provide free online conversion. You will have to upload your files (jpeg, tiff, doc...) and enter your email address. Then, you will receive the pdf version by email.

How can I upload a pdf document that has more than one page?

If you forgot to create one single pdf file while scanning the pages of your document (e.g. transcript of records), you'll now need a piece of software to do that. Most applications that manage pdf files can do that.

But if you haven't got any good software, just use this free online resource:

www.smallpdf.com

I applied last year. Do I have to apply again?

Can you renew my application automatically? No, we can't. You'll have to register and upload your documents again as some admission criteria have been changed.

When will I know about the selection list?

A preliminary list of students selected for Erasmus Mundus scholarships will be available before the end of February.

Please do not contact us before the evaluation process is completed. Thank you for understanding.

Click here for further information on the evaluation procedures.

I cannot access my account to submit my application. What should I do?

Try the following solutions:

1) Are you in the correct section of MathMods web-site? That is:
http://www.mathmods.eu/apply
You might probably be using the wrong login form (the one on the home page) which can only be used by enrolled students and academics.

2) Try using a different browser

Where can I submit my reference letters?

Reference letters cannot be simply scanned and uploaded through your profile. Instead, you'll have to use our online reference system, which will let you send an invitation to your designated referees.

Your referees will receive an invitation via email with the credentials, the link and the instructions on how to provide a reference for you through our online reference system. They will find some specific questions there on that webpage, and at the end they will be asked to write some additional comment. If they wish, they can even upload their own reference letter (saved as pdf) through that link.

More information is in your profile (available after successful registration). Just follow the link here to sign up.

Is there any age limit?

No, there is no age limit to apply.

What can I do after MathMods?

The typical professional areas for the graduated students from the MathMods master are innovation and advanced planning, especially concerning with the definition and validation of models and calculus procedures, referred to one or more technological fields. The mathematical engineers will be able to practise functions with high responsibility at research and development centres, both public and private, in advanced-technology fields of industry, computation laboratories and companies providing data management and development of numerical codes for industry.

For more info, read the introduction to our programme

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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)

Autonomous University of Barcelona, Catalonia - Spain (UAB)

Departament de Matemàtiques, Edifici Cc - Campus UAB 08193 Bellaterra – Catalonia

Gdansk University of Technology, Poland (GUT)

Department of Solid State Physics, G. Narutowicza 11/12, 80-952 Gdansk, Poland

University of Hamburg, Germany (UHH)

Department of Mathematics
Bundesstr. 55 20146 Hamburg - Germany

University of Nice - Sophia Antipolis, France (UNS)

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

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