African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Co-operative Master’s Program 2018/2019 Scholarships (Fully Funded)


DEADLINE: 20 March, 2018

The co-operative version of the AIMS Structured Master’s program, offered only at AIMS Senegal, AIMS Cameroon and AIMS Rwanda builds on the core AIMS Master’s program and leads to the same AIMS Structured Master’s degree in mathematical sciences.

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is an academic network that enables Africa’s brightest students to become innovators that advances scientific, educational and economic self-sufficiency

The 18-month program takes a work-integrated learning approach by combining course work with practical industry experience. This allows students to apply their scientific knowledge to real world problems while gaining work experience in an industrial environment. The program enables students to develop the necessary professional skills to transition from academic studies to progressive careers in industry (defined as private or public businesses, government, non-governmental organisations, and civil society).

The Co-operative Master’s program includes two work placements of three and four months throughout the regular coursework. Successful completion of all coursework and both work placements is required for graduation.

The Co-operative Master’s program is designed specifically to prepare students for work in the areas of big data and IT security. Applicants are requested to choose their preferred area of focus.


  • Applicants should hold, or anticipate completing by the start date of the AIMS course, a 4-year university degree in mathematics, or any science or engineering subject with a significant mathematics component.


  • AIMS offers an intensive one-year postgraduate course leading to a Master’s degree in Mathematical Sciences.
  • The specific qualifications (and the awarding institution) will depend on which AIMS centre you are attending.
  • For more info, visit : AIMS South Africa, AIMS Senegal, AIMS Ghana, AIMS Cameroon and AIMS Tanzania.


  • Thanks to the generous support of our donors, all African students receive full scholarships which provide fully for travel, boarding and a small stipend.
  • There are no tuition fees at AIMS

Application Procedure:

  • Applicants will need to complete an online application form (which includes answers to questions about themselves), contact details for two referees (whom AIMS will contact) and provide copies of their academic transcripts.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Co-operative Master’s Program