Kinga Tikosi

Country of origin: Romania

“The formula for success at the department consists of wide-ranging academic cooperation, an individual approach to students, diverse specialization paths and career orientation. The amazing student/faculty ratio means that we receive ample feedback throughout the academic year, while one-on-one consultations help us choose research directions that fit our academic interests and are relevant in the job market. Up-to-date information on the evolving subfields of mathematics is also available thanks to the interdepartmental cooperation with partner universities. As part of such a partnership I was involved in a collaboration with the Alfred Renyi Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, which provided invaluable expertise for my research topic. I am convinced that the opportunity to learn here from the greatest professionals helps us to be successful both in our future academic and professional life.”

In close collaboration with the Alfred Renyi Institute of Mathematics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the Central European University’s Department of Mathematics and its Applications enables students to expand their knowledge in mathematics and its applications through intensive course work, excellent research opportunities, and expert supervision with outstanding scholars and institutions. Programs are taught in cooperation with professors from Hungarian institutes as well as visiting professors from around the world.

Programs offered

  • Master of Science in Mathematics and its Applications / 1 year
  • Master of Science in Mathematics and its Applications / 2 years

Research areas

  • Algebraic geometry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Complexity theory
  • Discrete mathematics
  • Financial mathematics
  • Functional analysis
  • Geometric topology
  • Graph theory
  • Group theory
  • Logic and set theory
  • Number theory
  • Partial differential equations
  • Probability
  • Representation theory

Why CEU?

  • Students and faculty from 116 countries
  • Alumni on 6 continents in top positions
  • Accredited in the U.S. and Hungary
  • 8:1 student/faculty ratio
  • Based in Budapest, the heart of Europe

Generous scholarships available
CEU is committed to attracting talented students from around the world and provide generous scholarships and research grants based on merit. In 2015-2016, 85% of CEU students received financial aid.

How to apply
Apply before February 1, 2017 to study our degree programs with a scholarship! Find out more about CEU’s programs, admission requirements and available funding options via the button below.