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Apply for the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Masters Scholarship by March 31st

Brief Description:

The co-operative version of the AIMS Structured Master’s program, offered only at AIMS Senegal, AIMS Cameroon and AIMS Rwanda builds on the core AIMS Master’s program and leads to the same AIMS Structured Master’s degree in mathematical sciences.

The 18-month program takes a work-integrated learning approach by combining course work with practical industry experience. This allows students to apply their scientific knowledge to real world problems while gaining work experience in an industrial environment. The program enables students to develop the necessary professional skills to transition from academic studies to progressive careers in industry (defined as private or public businesses, government, non-governmental organizations, and civil society). The Co-operative Master’s program includes two work placements of three and four months throughout the regular coursework. Successful completion of all coursework and both work placements is required for graduation.

The Co-operative Master’s program is designed specifically to prepare students for work in the areas of big data and IT security. Applicants are requested to choose their preferred area of focus.

Why should you apply to AIMS

Our courses are taught by outstanding African and international lecturers and supported by a team of resident tutors.AIMS graduates progress to top advanced degree programs and careers in Africa and all over the world.We have a climate of highly interactive teaching where students are encouraged to learn together through questioning and discovery. We place emphasis on computational methods and scientific computing with 24/7 access to computer labs and the internet. Both students and lecturers share a 24-hour learning environment. We have a Pan-African student body including a minimum of 30% women.


Applicants must have a conferred 4-year university degree in mathematics and science or engineering subject with a significant mathematics component or anticipate completing by the start date of the AIMS course. Applicants should demonstrate a strong aptitude in mathematics, leadership and community service. Women applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Selection Process

Potential applicants must demonstrate both a high degree of motivation and the ability to complete the course successfully. Late applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Master’s degrees are awarded in partnership with leading local academic institutions affiliated with AIMS centers. Benefits There are no course fees for successful applicants. Full bursaries covering tuition, accommodation, meals, and travel costs are also awarded to successful applicants.

Click here to apply for AIMS Master’s in Mathematical Sciences

Click here to apply for AIMS Co-operative Master’s in Mathematical Sciences

Application Deadline: 31 March 2019


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