Why in Utrecht

This programme allows for the option to specialise in whichever area of Mathematics you prefer, ranging from pure analysis to much more applied mathematics.
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Utrecht University's Mathematical Institute  provides you with a stimulating research environment that offers opportunities for interaction between different fields, such as physics, biology, and technological applications. 

Our Mathematical Institute is the largest of its kind in the Netherlands and is known both nationally and internationally for the high quality of its staff, for teaching and scientific research. During your studies and as part of our global alumni network, you’ll benefit from our extensive national and international network of contacts. You’ll also have the opportunity to attend lectures by visiting mathematicians, and pursue your studies at other universities abroad.

The Institute’s research encompasses vital core areas in mathematics:

  • Algebraic Geometry and Number Theory
  • Applied Analysis
  • Differential Geometry and Topology
  • History of Mathematics
  • Logic
  • Probability, Statistics, and Stochastic Modelling
  • Pure Analysis
  • Scientific Computing

Best university in the Netherlands

The prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities from Shanghai Jiao Tong University ranks Utrecht University the best university in the Netherlands. The Shanghai ranking places Utrecht University 53rd in the world for overall excellence.

Excellent facilities

Utrecht University provides students with state-of-the-art facilities to make their studies more successful and their time in Utrecht more pleasant.  Learn more about the university's facilities and enhancing your studies in our city.

World-class University

Choosing Utrecht University means choosing one of the best universities in the country. Several renowned international rankings place Utrecht University among the 100 best universities in the world. The teaching environment at Utrecht University is international: half of the Utrecht Master's programmes are taught in English. The existing and former academic staff of Utrecht University include twelve Nobel Prize laureates.

City of Utrecht

The University is situated in Utrecht, aa lively student city located in the heart of the Netherlands, and an ideal gateway to Europe - only a few hours away from cities like Paris, Brussels or Berlin. An inspiring city which nurtures talent and creativity.