Applying for RealMaths - Double MSc Degree Programme in Mathematics for Real World Applications

Deadline for RealMaths Double MSc Degree:1 pm 2 March2022

Our 2-year Double MSc Degree programme "RealMaths" - Mathematics for Real World Applications begins every September. If you are interested to join the forthcoming intake, all you have to do is read the information below and submit your application via our online tool (note that applications submitted via email or post won't be taken into account).

Your application has to be accompanied by some required documents, which are listed below for your convenience.

Funding opportunities and reduction on administrative/tuition fees are also available, as you can read in the dedicated sections that follow.

Entry requirements

Are you eligible?

Application is open to students of any nationality. But before deciding about your eligibility, we need to look through all the required documents. So, if you want to be taken into consideration for our next intake, first check if you meet the minimum academic requirements, then fill in our on-line application form to submit all the required documents. Within a month after the deadline, your application will be evaluated along with all the others received, and a selection list will be published on this page - see below for detail.

Academic Requirements

Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Engineering or other similar field with a very strong mathematical background (BS, BSc, SB, etc. or a degree at the same level of an academic Bachelor's Degree, e.g. its equivalent from a college, university, or technical school of high standing, or 180 ECTS credits in the European system)

Language requirements

All applicants are required to prove an advanced level of English (CEFR B2/C1 level), certified by any of the following tests:

  • IELTS Academic: overall band score of 6.0 or above;
  • TOEFL iBT: overall score of 80 or above;
  • PTE Academic: 56 or above overall;
  • C1 Advanced (formerly known as Cambridge Advanced English): overall score of 169 or above;
  • or equivalent to the above.

Certificates cannot be older than 4 years.
Applicants who have conducted their undergraduate degree or secondary school studies in an English-speaking institution may just provide evidence that English is the medium of instrucion in such institutions (even via a self-declaration form).

Documents required

ID-size photograph: around 300x400 pixel, taken in front of a plain white or off-white background and directly facing the camera, with a neutral facial expression and both eyes open
Other additional documents might be submitted only if closely related to the proposed field of study.

For all the above documents, in case they are not written in English, please upload an official English translation, or a translation provided and signed by the Institution awarding your previous degree.

Important Dates


Online application form opens

Deadline for Scholarships by the University of L'Aquila

Deadline for referees

Candidates receive notification of results

Deadline for application without eligibility for a scholarship

If you are submitting your application after March 2, 2022, we recommend you do it at your earliest convenience in order to avoid delays with pre-departure practicalities. The Consortium will not accept applications submitted after September 30, 2022. Reference letters for candidates submitting their application after March 2, 2022, will be accepted only if they are submitted by the referees within 15 days after the candidate has submitted their application.



Scholarships by the University of L'Aquila

By submitting your appication before March 2, 2022 (1 pm Italy time), you will automatically be considered for scholarships provided by the University of L'Aquila worth EUR 8,500 to finance your Year 1 on "RealMaths Double MSc Degree". 

The number of scholarships allocated to our programme has not been defined yet. However, you may consider that for the 2021 intake 3 scholarships have been provided to our Double MSc Degree students.

Erasmus+ scholarships

All "RealMaths Double MSc Degree" students can benefit from Erasmus+ scholarships (augmented by a special fund by the Italian Ministry of Education known as Fondo Giovani) managed by the University of L'Aquila, to finance up to 12 months spent on a mobility abroad. This means that such a scholarship will fully cover your Year 2 in our partner universities.

Detailed information about how to apply and what such funding may cover, will be provided during the first year of studies.

All in all such scholarships (Erasmus+ and Fondo Giovani) are expected to award our students up to EUR 800 per month for 12 months at most.

Other funding opportunities and benefits

For the 2022 intake students may also benefit from several funding opportunies and benefits. Detailed information about how to apply and what such funding may cover, will be emailed to applicants when the selection is completed.

To give an idea, you may find below details about the funding opportunities available to students of the 2020 cohort.

In their Year1 & Year2 they have all been receiving by the Abruzzo Region:

  • An average of 2,000 EUR per year as allowance
  • Up to 1,500 EUR per year as rent reimbursement
  • Free meals at UAQ canteens.

Additionally, some of our partner universities have offered accommodation at reduced fares to our students.


Participation costs

EUR 2,250 per semester (i.e. 4 installments for a total of EUR 9,000), which include the tuition fees, and any other mandatory costs related to student participation in the programme. Participation costs do not include insurance, accommodation costs, living costs, travelling costs, the cost of equipment or books or the sports centres.

Partial fee waiver

For the 2022 intake the InterMaths Consortium will grant the students partial waiver of the participations costs. Based on that, the student will only have to pay the InterMaths Consortium:

- a total of 1,400 EUR, to be paid in four installments (350 EUR/semester) at the beginning of each term.

With regard to the first semester, a 200-EUR non-refundable deposit will be required within 30 days after notification of selection, whereas the remainder is to be cleared before Semester 1 begins.

Selection procedure

Please note that you won't be charged any fee to take part in the whole application and selection process.

In the period 3 March – 14 April 2022 the Evaluation Committee will evaluate all the applications successfully submitted by 1 pm 2 March 2022, and will draw up an Absolute Ranking List. Please note that this is the only ranking list that will be used for the awarding scholarships provided by the University of L'Aquila.

Selected students will receive notification and will have to send confirmation of acceptance within 3 days from notification.

After the publication of the Absolute Ranking List, the Evaluation Committee will periodically evaluate all the applications submitted after 1 pm 2 March 2022, and will periodically publish lists of candidates eligible for admission to the Programme.

The Evaluation Committee will then meet again in mid-August to finalize the pre-enrollments and to remove from the list the students who will not have certified the accomplishment of their bachelor's degree (or equivalent).

Selection criteria


CV, academic records and recognition of the institution awarding the bachelor's degree


Level of English skills



Professional experience

Professional experience, awards of honour with regard to age

The minimum pass score for eligibility is 50.
In case of equal score reached by two candidates, the Committee agrees to try and maintain gender balance firstly, geographical balance secondly.
Selection list for the 2021 intake of the InterMaths programme will be available in this page (see the deadlines above).

Application procedure



Register at to get your username and password.



Fill in your application

Go to and log in using the username and password previously created. Then fill in your application form and upload the required documents.


Review your data

When you're 100% sure you've completed your application, review your data by clicking on the Verify button.



Sign and Submit

Click on the Sign and submit button to get a receipt of your submitted data. Note, you won't be enabled to make any more changes at this stage! Once signed, you'll have to upload the signed document back via the online tool to finally SUBMIT your application to us.


Get 2 reference letters

Appoint 2 referees and send them an invitation link from our application tool:
Reference system.



What happens next

Our selection is a comparative one. So, we need to wait until the deadline has passed to start the selection process of all the submitted applications. Within around a month you'll find the selection list on this page

Applications will only be considered for scholarships if they are submitted by 1 pm Italy time 2 March 2022, complete with all required documents - reference letters might be submitted even later on, instead, as explained above.

So, make sure you complete the Sign and Submit process before such deadlines. Your application won't be taken into account unless you generate a PDF receipt, sign it and upload it back using the "Sign and Submit" function. 

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