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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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Notes about fees for this course

EU/EEA

€ 2060

Non-EU/EEA

€ 10900

Entry requirements

Admissible Dutch diploma profiles

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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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.

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