Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics

Master education

General information

The Korteweg-de Vries Institute of the University of Amsterdam offers three distinct master's programmes in mathematical sciences:

  • Mathematics (tracks ranging from algebraic geometry to numerical analysis)
  • Mathematical Physics (for those with serious interest and talent in both mathematics as well as theoretical physics)
  • Stochastics and Financial Mathematics (tracks ranging from financial mathematics to mathematical statistics and applied probability. A special track on applied mathematical finance is supplemented by courses offered by the Faculty of Economics and Business)

Master's programmes in mathematical sciences are part of the  Graduate School of Sciences and are given in collaboration with the VU University Amsterdam (VU).

Together with the Faculty of Economics and Business a double master's programme is offered that combines the MSc Stochastics and Financial Mathematics or the MSc Mathematics with the MSc Econometrics. 

National Master Courses

For each of those three programs there are substantial possibilities to attend courses from the  Dutch Master Programme in Mathematics

These are special courses, given at central locations in the Netherlands, for students of all mathematical master's programmes offered in the Netherlands.

Research project

To get an overview of the research projects carried out by our master's students, please visit the  page with finished master theses.

Student assistantships

For students in our three mathematical master's programmes there are usually some teaching assistantships available. Requirements include a good knowledge of mathematics as taught in bachelor's courses, and fluency in Dutch or English. Please contact  Dr. Chris Zaal for more information. 

Published by  Korteweg de Vries Institute

7 March 2017