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The award
BSc

How long you will study
36 months

Domestic course fees
EUR 2060

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 10900

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About Applied mathematics at University of Groningen

How does a satellite calculates its orbit? Why are some aircrafts more affected by drag than others? How do you determine the optimum dose of a drug?

Applied Mathematics is oriented to technology and practical applications. Applied Mathematics teaches you to construct mathematical models to solve mathematical problems and to analyse the results. It is a multifaceted subject and focuses on using mathematics to model and simulate practical situations. If you are interested in calculations that are placed in a technical context, this is the degree programme for you.
Whereas the Mathematics degree is concerned with abstract matters,the emphasis in the Applied Mathematics programme is on the mathematics behind practical applications. One example is computing the flows of water, air or blood. Other examples are operating systems for robots, aeroplanes and satellites. The ability to think in an abstract way is of course important in both programmes- when you study Applied Mathematics, you also learn how to structure your reasoning and draw conclusions.
The University of Groningen is one of the few universities which offers degree programmes in both Mathematics and AppliedMathematics. You will have the opportunity to explore AppliedMathematics and Mathematics in the first year, before you make your final choice.

Applied Mathematics is oriented to technology and practical applications. Applied Mathematics teaches you to construct mathematical models to solve mathematical problems and to analyse the results.

Mathematics is a multifaceted subject. Applied Mathematics focuses on using mathematics to model and simulate practical practical situations. If you are interested in calculations that are placed in a technical context, this is the degree programme for you.
Whereas the Mathematics degree is concerned with abstract matters, the emphasis in the Applied Mathematics programme is on the mathematics behind practical applications. One example is computing the flows of water, air or blood. Other examples are operating systems for robots, aeroplanes and satellites. The ability to think in an abstract way is still important - when you study Applied Mathematics, you also learn how to structure your reasoning and draw conclusions.
The University of Groningen offers degree programmes inMathematics as well as Applied Mathematics. Year 1 is largely the same for both Bachelor's programmes. You gradually work towards your specialisation.

After your studies

Job prospects

Applied Mathematics consists of a broad Bachelor's programme,after which you can specialise with a Master's degree programme.You can then continue in the academic world or opt for a career in the business world either in the Netherlands or abroad! Research,advising or teaching... there are many fields open to you!

== Business ==
After you finished your study in Applied Mathematics you have many opportunities to start a career in the business sector. For example at an insurance company, or at a consultancy bureau. Multinationals like Shell, Philips and ABN Amro are welcoming AppliedMathematicians enthusiastically. But smaller and middle-sized enterprises are also increasingly hiring AppliedMathematicians.
== Research ==
When you have your Master's degree you can carry out PhD research at a university. Your Master's degree will also qualify you for positions with research institutes such as TNO (NetherlandsOrganization for Applied Scientific Research) and the KNMI (RoyalNetherlands Meteorological Institute).

== Teacher ==
There has been a great demand for mathematicians to work as teachers in secondary education for a long time. After the bachelorApplied Mathematics, you can follow the master's degree programmeMathematicsand Science Education & Communication.

Applied Mathematics consists of a broad Bachelor's programme,after which you can specialise with a Master's degree programme.You can then continue in the academic world or opt for a career in the business world either in the Netherlands or abroad! Research,advising or teaching... there are many fields open to you!

== Business ==
After you finished your study in Applied Mathematics you have many opportunities to start a career in the business sector. For example at an insurance company, or at a consultancy bureau. Multinationals like Shell, Philips and ABN Amro are welcoming AppliedMathematicians enthusiastically. But smaller and middle-sized enterprises are also increasingly hiring AppliedMathematicians.
== Research ==
When you have your Master's degree you can carry out PhD research at a university. Your Master's degree will also qualify you for positions with research institutes such as TNO (NetherlandsOrganization for Applied Scientific Research) and the KNMI (RoyalNetherlands Meteorological Institute).

== Teacher ==
There has been a great demand for mathematicians to work as teachers in secondary education for a long time. After the bachelor mathematics, you can follow the master's degree programme Mathematics and Science Education & Communication.

Job examples

  • Researcher
  • Analyst
  • Positions in the financial world
  • Teacher
  • Consultant
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Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study36 months
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesEUR 2060International course feesEUR 10900

Notes about fees for this course

EU/EEA

€ 2060

Non-EU/EEA

€ 10900

Entry requirements

Admissible Dutch diploma profiles

  • CM

    wiskunde B

  • EM

    wiskunde B

  • NG

    wiskunde B

  • NT

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
additional subject

Mathematics.

This is merely an indication of required background knowledge.The admissions board determines whether the specific contents of this/these course(s) meet the admission requirements of the bachelor programme for which you applied.

language test

Proof of English proficiency is required: TOEFL IBT score of 92,a TOEFL CBT score of 237, a TOEFL PBT score of 580, an IELTS score of 6.5, a CAE or CPE certificate.

MAKE SURE TO VISIT http://www.rug.nl/(...)issions/bsc/languagefor all the necessary information about required language tests.

previous education

Secondary education equivalent to Dutch pre-university education is required.

This is merely an indication of the required general level of applicants' previous education.

FOR MORE INFORMATION please visit the 'BSc ApplicationProcedure' pages at: http://www.rug.nl/(...)lor-degree-programme

other admission requirements

BEFORE YOU APPLY!

Make sure to visit 'BSc Application Procedure' at: http://www.rug.nl/(...)amme/admissions/bsc/for all the necessary information about the procedure and admission requirements.

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
language test

Een voldoende op je vwo-Engels is aan te bevelen omdat deopleiding Engelstalig is.

other admission requirements

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https://www.rug.nl/(...)lating-inschrijving/

Registration procedure

The Admissions Board will decide whether you can be admitted to the Bachelor's degree programme. Applications are evaluated on a continuous basis. You do not have to wait until the application deadline to apply.

Choice of degree programme check

The degree programme will organize a matching procedure. Attendance is compulsory. The advice is not binding.

  • There is an online assessment.
  • The degree programme may invite the prospective student for an additional interview.

What students think about University of Groningen

    If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    Ana Quintana, Mexico, Strategic Innovation Management

    I gained a Bachelor's degree in Management & Marketing in Mexico City before I came to the Netherlands to undertake my Master's programme. During my Bachelor's studies, I spent a semester in Canada and I wanted to expand my international (study) experiences before starting work. I was keen to focus on innovation which is not usually offered in Mexico hence the combination of Innovation and Strategy in one programme directed me to Groningen.

    My Master's thesis dealt with Innovation in family businesses and I now benefit from the intense research modules offered during the programme. Now I am working as a Promotion Manager in charge of the several customer loyalty programs offered by one of Mexico's biggest hotel chains. Although the Master's program was rather theoretical, I feel that it prepared me very well for my current job. 

    There was nothing about Groningen that I did not like: the city is just beautiful. I especially enjoyed going everywhere by bike, the variety of offers for students and, of course, the Queensday (now Kings Day) celebrations. Groningen has everything to make (foreign) students feel at home.

    Looking back a year after my return to Mexico, I feel that I especially enjoyed getting to know Dutch culture. In addition, the courses offered and the beauty of the city made my stay in Groningen an unforgettable experience. If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law

    Lejla Terzimehic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Global Criminal Law

    Thanks to the European Commission Scholarship and the Talent Grant from the University of Groningen, I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law that I am most passionate about, at one of the oldest and most prestigious European universities.

    Being very intellectually challenging, the master programme truly met my expectations. Sharing knowledge with my colleagues, all coming from different legal traditions, and learning from inspiring professors enriched me with the skills I hadn't attained during my previous education.

    What I found to be the most beneficial is that the Dutch education system which, taught us to develop a critical opinion on law-related issues. Moreover, this master programme had a unique approach in tackling controversial contemporary legal issues. Due to its strong comparative emphasis, it encouraged us to keep at constant track with our national law, which is of a huge significance.

    Both the master and a 6-month long internship at the International Criminal Tribunal for The Former Yugoslavia strengthened my belief in Justice. Furthermore, besides this academic benefit, I believe that studying abroad unequivocally broadens our horizons and tests prejudices we even are not aware of.

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