One year Ms Program

The CEU Mathematics Department offers a One-year Master of Science (MS) program in Mathematics and its Applications, accredited in the US, in cooperation with the Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, home of Abel Prize laureate Endre Szemerédi. In order to broaden the perspectives for students, the department collaborates closely also with the Departments of Cognitive Science and Economics, the Center for Network Science and other universities in Budapest.


For students performing on high level, the One-year Master of Science (MS) program serves as an initial year for a PhD program at CEU or at a University in the US, UK, Switzerland, Canada (outside the Bologna process). In suits very well both students eventually aiming at some doctoral program related to math, and students already  accepted at a PhD program somewhere and interested in learning combinatorics, algebraic geometry, low dimensional  topology, number theory, financial mathematics, probability with professors at the Renyi Institute in the starting year.


As a community of students, faculty and staff, the Department of Mathematics and its Applications is committed to academic freedom, equal access to education and collegial self-governance. Our ultimate aim is to enable our diverse student body to become successful and influential professional scientists in the future social and academic life of their home countries and abroad.

Our One-Year MS program is unique since:

  • It is an international graduate program in English in Central Europe.
  • It is very flexible with course offerings both in high level mathematics  and in applications like financial mathematics, network science, cognitive science
  • The program can benefit from the opportunities offered by the rich local academic environment, including the Alfréd Rényi Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS), the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), the Computer and Automation Research Institute of the HAS, and the Eötvös Lorand University (ELTE).