Applied Mathematics MSc


Applied Mathematics MSc


Applied Mathematician


Degree program






4 semesters (2 years)

ECTS credits


Minimum number of students


Maximum number of students



The program gives a comprehensive knowledge of several areas in applied mathematics. The advanced courses present state of the art issues of the given area, e.g. in statistical methods, financial mathematics, code theory, numerical methods etc.

The goal of this program is to  develop a student’s mathematical  skills to solve industrial and other real-life problems and development tasks in innovative ways.

This program enables students to acquire fundamental capabilities such as:

  • modelling and analytical skills,
  • knowledge of numerical methods,
  • skills in programming and simulation,
  • experience with real-life mathematical models such as in industry or economy,
  • ability to handle huge amounts of data by integrating mathematical, numerical and statistical methods.
Strength of program

One of the main features of the program is that it covers several areas of applied mathematics, thus our graduates will have a broad knowledge. Besides offering introduction and basic foundation in many topics, some of the subjects lead to up-to-date research results.

Our instructors all have scientific degrees and good research records, as well as international teaching experience. Of particular interest is the fact that many researchers in the internationally renowned Hungarian school of combinatorics have started their career at our university: for example, the Wolf Prize and Kyoto Prize winner Prof. László Lovász, and the recent Abel Prize winner Prof. Endre Szemerédi

Structure of all Master's programs of the Faculty of Science

Students enrolled in the program must obtain at least 120 credits in the following distribution:

  • at least 18 credits from so called basic courses (B)
  • at least 24 credits from so called core courses (C)
  • at least 40 credits from so called differentiated courses (D)

In the framework of Modelling activities the Modelling project works (6 credits) are compulsory, and the Modelling week can be chosen freely. On top of these, 6 credits can be chosen freely from the list of all subjects offered to MSc students in mathematics and applied mathematics. Furthermore, a thesis (worth 20 credits) must be written at the end of the studies.

You can also find a summary of the courses with a tentative scheduling of the subjects.

Career opportunities

Our graduates will be able to continue their career in industrial development and research,  such as high tech industries, telecommunication, software development, financial institutions or insurance companies. They may also apply for Ph.D. studies either at Eötvös Loránd University or anywhere in the world.  

Job examples
  • system analyst in a financial institution (bank, investment, insurance)
  • software development
  • telecommunication
  • high tech industry
  • research mathematician  
EU/EEA students
non-EU/EEA students
Tuition fee/semester

4190 EUR

4190 EUR

Application fee

160 EUR

160 EUR

non-EU/EEA students
Tuition fee/semester

4190 EUR

Application fee

160 EUR

Offered for the next academic year
Start program

02, Sep, 2024

Deadline for applications - September intake

31, May, 2024

Is there a February intake


Admission requirements

Entry requirements

BSc degree in Mathematics or in a related field (Physics, Computer Science, Engineering) in the latter case at least 65 credits in Mathematics is required.

Language requirements

An internationally accredited language examination is required with at least a B2 CEFR level or equivalent result.

Examples of minimum level accepted:
TOEFL iBT 72 pts

Alternatively, an official certificate issued by the applicant’s previous higher education institution can be accepted, stating that the applicant’s previous education (Bachelor’s degree) was completed entirely in English.

Please note that it is the applicant’s responsibility to make sure that he/she will be able to follow the lectures and fulfill the requirements.
Documents to submit with application
Online application form
Bachelor-level degree
Transcript of records
Motivation letter
Letter of recommendation
Copy of the main pages of the passport
Passport photo
Medical certificate
Copy of application fee transfer
Language certificate
Application procedure

The application starts in the online application system. Students need to register in the system, fill in the online application form, upload the required documents and follow the instructions during the application process.

Entrance examination and selection process

The applications are examined by the Admission Board in May/June 2019 and applicants are notified of the outcome of the selection in the online application system within two or three weeks. Admission letters are sent out in the online application system within two weeks after the decision.

Type of entrance examination: oral and written 
Place of entrance examination: Applicants can take the exam in their home country, however they must have internet connection during the time of the exam

Further details of the entrance exam: A written test will be sent (via e-mail) to the applicant, covering basic fields of mathematics. In a limited amount of time the applicant will have to send back the solutions. A Skype interview may follow.

Further details of selection and evaluation: The ranking is based on a total evaluation of the academic excellence (based on the submitted documents) and the results of the entrance exam.

Program leader

Prof. Tibor JORDÁN 
Vice Dean 

Program coordinator

Dr. István ÁGOSTON
Postal address: 1117 Budapest, Pázmány Péter sétány 1/C

Ms. Klaudia SZALAY
Administrator of the Mathematical Institute

Mr. Péter MOLNÁR
International coordinator
TEL: +36-1-372-2695

Faculty of Science

Faculty of Science