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Part III (MMath/MASt)


Part III Mathematics International Scholarships

The Faculty is committed to maintaining the global reach of Part III Mathematics and in 2021/22 an exciting and substantial new international scholarship scheme for the Master of Advanced Study (MASt) in Mathematics was introduced.  This scheme aims to assist and encourage students from across the world who can benefit from our internationally leading masters programme.

Part III is a mathematically challenging and intensive course for well-qualified students with a high level of independence and self-motivation and is excellent preparation for mathematical research.  The minimum entry requirement is normally a UK first-class honours degree in mathematics, physics, engineering, or statistics, or a non-UK qualification of comparable standing. The University International Qualifications Directory offers guidance on international equivalents.

Applications for admission to Part III Mathematics are welcome from all students, regardless of nationality, who have the preparation and aptitude to benefit from the course. Over the last five years, students from 73 different countries have been admitted to Part III, choosing from an unparalleled number of lecture courses spanning all aspects of pure and applied mathematics, statistics and theoretical physics. More than 60% of students on the course achieved a Distinction or Merit (equivalent to a first class).

October 2024 Entry

We expect to offer a number of Part III Mathematics International Scholarships for entry in October 2024.

Value of awards

These scholarships are partial awards the value of which is equivalent to the difference between the Home and Overseas University fees for the course. The value of the scholarship offered may be adjusted to take into account any other awards held or taken up by a student for the same course. Students requiring full funding are advised to also apply for other funding opportunities.


All applicants to the MASt in Mathematics (course codes MASA, MASP, MASS, MASTH) who require funding and are liable for the Overseas fee are eligible to be considered for the scheme. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of an assessment of academic potential, as demonstrated by the applicant’s MASt application. Potential applicants from currently underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

Application and deadline

Applications to the MASt are made online via the University’s Applicant Portal. Details of the procedure and required supporting documentation are available from the University Postgraduate Admissions website.

Applicants wishing to be considered for the Part III Mathematics International Scholarships must submit their application, including supporting documents and references, by 23:59pm (midnight) UK time on 4 January 2024 and tick the box on the application form to indicate that they wish to be considered for funding.

Further information is available from our Part III webpages for prospective students, MASt admissions pages and via the Postgraduate Admissions Course Directory.