UFS Mathematics and Applied Mathematics
Welcome to the UFS Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics! We offer a range of modules for students planning to major in pure and/or applied mathematics. You can find us on two UFS campuses, namely Bloemfontein and Qwaqwa. We also present service modules to Biology, Agriculture, Education, and Quantity Surveying and Construction Management students as mathematical proficiency is increasingly required from anyone working in the fields of science and technology. Mathematics training develops a logical and disciplined way of thinking - a true asset for any career or field of study.

Postgraduate programs are also offered linking to active research in the department on Algebra, Computational Finance, Graph Theory, Numerical Methods for Linear and Nonlinear PDE's, Spectral Methods, Dynamical Systems, Differential Geometry, Constructing Tests of General Relativity, Signal Processing and more.

Undergraduate Studies

BSc majoring in Mathematics

This degree combines Mathematics as a first major with one of Chemistry, Physics, Mathematical Statistics, Finance or Applied Mathematics as a second major.

Admission Requirements:
  • Admission Point: 32
  • Tuition language: 50%
  • Mathematics: 70%
  • BSc Mathematics and Chemistry: Physical Science 50%
  • BSc Mathematics and Physics: Physical Science 50%
  • BSc Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics: Physical Science 50%
  • BSc Mathematics and Applied Mathematics: Physical Science 50%

For more information, consult the Faculty Undergraduate Booklet 2022 and  Faculty Rulebook 2022 (All campusses).

Apply Online: Online Application

Postgraduate Studies

On postgraduate level, the honours and master’s degrees are both structured with specialised modules presented in both. Modules that are regularly presented are Algebra, Topology, Graph Theory, Digital Image Processing, Financial Mathematics, Functional Analysis, Ring Theory, Coding Theory and Fluid Dynamics. The department also offers PhD degrees in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics.

Contact the department to determine if you would qualify to enroll for one of the postgraduate programs.

For more information, consult the 2022 Faculty Postgraduate Brochure, 2022 UFS Postgraduate Prospectus and Faculty Rulebook 2022 (All campusses).

Apply Online: Online Application

Bloemfontein campus

Head of Department
Dr Christiaan Venter
E: VenterC@ufs.ac.za 
T: +27 51 401 2320

Programme Director (Academic Enquiries)
Dr Edgard Ngounda
E: Ngounda@ufs.ac.za
T: +27 51 401 2329

General Enquiries
Timothy Jansen
E: JansenT@ufs.ac.za
+27 51 401 2903

Qwaqwa campus

Head of Department and Programme Director
Dr Ur Koumba
E: KoumbaUA@ufs.ac.za
T: +27 58 718 5303


Elfrieda van den Berg (Marketing Manager)
T: +27 51 401 2531


Dilahlwane Mohono (Faculty Officer)
T: +27 58 718 5284

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