The AIMS Masters in Mathematical Sciences Programme


How to Apply

Apply online via the AIMS Application Portal

Deadline: 31 March 2022
Funding: African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS)  |  Amount:  Not specified
Specific Conditions: Studies: Masters  |  Host countries: n/a  |  Specialization: Mathematical sciences Mathematics

About the The AIMS Masters in Mathematical Sciences Programme

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is an academic network that enables Africa’s brightest students to become innovators that advances scientific, educational and economic self-sufficiency.  Established in 2003, AIMS is Africa’s first network of centres of excellence in mathematical sciences. The institute aims to:

  • Invest in Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education to move Africa’s development forward.
  • Increase collaboration between the public and private sectors to prioritize STEM education and research in Africa.
  • Leverage implementable localized science policy to deliver on the continent’s science, technology, innovation agenda (STI). 
  • Increase the number of women in STEM fields.
  • Get Africa’s most talented students to pursue an education in mathematical sciences so that they may solve grand challenges.
  • Increase partnerships with industry and innovation hubs to up-skill and re-skill Africa’s young professionals to drive Africa’s industrialization.

Applications are now open for the Masters in Mathematical Science degree at AIMS. The AIMS Structured Master’s Program runs over three semesters. The requisite skills phase of the AIMS course builds a standard core set of problem-solving skills: estimation, computation, approximation, modelling, data analysis and statistics. The elective review phase allows students to apply these skills in some of the most exciting areas of science.

During the final phase of the AIMS course students do a research project and write a scientific report under the supervision of an expert researcher on a topic of their choice. Research initiated in these projects often develops into further postgraduate research work after AIMS.

Why Apply:

  1. Classes are taught by renowned African and international teachers and supported by a team of resident tutors.
  2. Students and teachers cohabit in a permanent learning environment.
  3. A highly interactive teaching environment where students are encouraged to learn together through questions and discoveries.
  4. An emphasis on computing with 24-hour access to computer rooms and the internet.
  5. A Pan-African student body made up of at least 30% women.
  6. AIMS graduates embark on outstanding graduate programs and professional careers in Africa and around the world.

Application Instructions:

Visit the link to apply for the AIMS Master’s Program.

Application Documents

  1. Applicants must hold or expect to obtain by the date of commencement of AIMS training a 4-year university degree in mathematics or any other science/engineering discipline with a significant mathematics component.
  2. Candidate records must demonstrate strong mathematics, leadership and community service skills.
  3. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application deadline

31 March 2022


No registration fees are required for the candidates selected for the Master’s degree. Full scholarships covering tuition, accommodation, meals and travel expenses are also awarded to successful applicants.