AIMS Structured Master's Applications August intake

Applications for the programme commencing in August 2018 at AIMS South Africa, AIMS Ghana, AIMS Cameroon, AIMS Rwanda, AIMS Senegal and AIMS Tanzania are now open.  Applicants are asked to indicate which centre they would like to attend in the application process.

Requirements for admission

The course is open to students of African nationality. A limited number of places (fee paying) are available for students from other parts of the world. Applicants should hold, or anticipate completing by the start date of the AIMS course, a 4-year university degree in mathematics, or any science or engineering subject with a significant mathematics component. An applicant's record should demonstrate strong aptitude in mathematics. We advise students with insufficient knowledge of English to follow an English course in their home country before coming to AIMS South Africa. Students applying to AIMS Senegal will require knowledge of French and English. The Course section provides further information on the courses and lecturers at AIMS South Africa for the current academic year.

Selection process

One of the goals of AIMS is to recruit a student body representative of Africa's diversity. Each applicant's dossier will be evaluated in the light of the prior educational opportunities available to her or him. The application process is highly competitive and potential applicants must be able to demonstrate both a high degree of motivation, and the preparation and ability required to complete the course successfully. Admission decisions will be made separately from bursary decisions, and without regard to whether or not an applicant has applied for financial aid.

Students are strongly advised to apply by 20 March 2018. Applicants who are accepted on to the programme will be notified in early April. Late applications received may be considered in exceptional cases and where places are still vacant. All applicants will know the outcome of their application by May 2018.

Financial assistance

There will be no course fee for African students. Applicants who are selected may apply for bursaries covering tuition and accommodation costs.  AIMS stongly encourages those selected to secure support for their airfare from their families, governments or from charitable institutions.

Application process

The application process has been centralised through the AIMS-Next Einstein Initiative's website, and is accessible here: 

Applicants will be required to provide the email addresses of two referees and to send scanned copies of transcripts. Please visit the above page to begin your applicaiton.