“The formula for success at the department consists of wide-ranging academic cooperation, an individual approach to students, diverse specialization paths and career orientation. We receive ample feedback throughout the academic year, while one-on-one consultations help us choose research directions that fit our academic interests and the job market. Up-to-date information on the evolving subfields of mathematics is also available thanks to the cooperation with partner universities.”

In close collaboration with the Alfred Renyi Institute of Mathematics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the Department of Mathematics and its Applications at Central European University (CEU) 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.

Program offered

  • Master of Science in Mathematics and its Applications / 1 year / 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 115 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 

Scholarships available
CEU is committed to attracting talented students and scholars from around the world, and provides generous scholarships available to accepted students from any country. In 2016-2017, 84% of CEU students received financial aid, ranging from tuition fee awards to scholarships with stipends and housing.

Apply by: 

  • February 1, 2018 for master’s studies with financial aid
  • June 1, 2018 for self-financing master’s studies 

Find out more about CEU programs, admissions requirements and available funding options here.