Double MSc Degree
Mathematics for Real World Applications
Our specialisations include modern applications in material science or socio-economical sciences, as well as innovative methodologies in high performance computing and data analysis.
Double MSc Degrees in Mathematics for Real World Applications Awarded by the InterMaths Consortium
In the second year of the RealMaths Double Degree programme students will be working on their Master thesis, co-tutored by two researchers, one for each of the two institutions involved in their degree programme. Both thesis and defence will be conducted in English. The thesis defence will be conducted according to the teaching regulations of both the academic institutions involved.
Though candidates will receive a double degree, they will have to defend their thesis only once. This will take place in front of a board of examiners including one professor/researcher, at least, for each of the two institutions awarding the master's degree. It will be run starting from June (and no later than September) of your Year 2, but the candidate will have to have completed all their exams first.
Upon successfully completing all the activities of the RealMaths programme including successful defence of their thesis, students will be awarded a double degree issued by the two universities where the student has completed one academic year (having earned 60 credits minimum in each year).
Below you can find a list of the local Master's degrees awarded by the RealMaths consortium.
MSc Mathematical Engineering issued by the University of L’Aquila
MSc Mathematical Engineering issued by the Brno University of Technology
MSc in Nanotechnology issued by the Gdansk University of Technology;
MSc in Mathematics issued by the University of Karlstad
MSc in Mathematics issued by the University of Silesia in Katowice
MSc in Applied Mathematics issued by the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv
- 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.
- a beginner's (A1) course of Italian language during the first semester
- an elementary (A2) course of Italian language during the second semester.
Credit Transfer Policy
The InterMaths students are required to earn 120 ETCS credits (30 per semester, i.e. 60 per year) to graduate.
Student's performance is documented through the national grading system in force at each partner institution. The transfer and recognition of grades from one institution to another follows the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) and is based on the Bologna Process and the European Higher Education Area.
Below you can view a chart showing the different grading scales in use at each partner institution and the corresponding grades (A, B, C...) and GPA.
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.
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.
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.