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BSc Applied Mathematics

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Suzhou Shi, Jiangsu Sheng, China
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
4 years
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 73,920
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 84,480

Entry Requirements

Entry into Year 1

  • Consideration is given to the complete high school record, with emphasis on grades obtained in courses most relevant to the intended programme of study. Students will normally be expected to have the equivalent of a high standing high school or equivalent school in their country, and a B in Mathematics for Science subjects and a C in non-science subjects.
  • Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan applicants may also apply with completion of the following:
    • Joint Entrance Examination to Chinese Universities for Overseas Chinese Students and Students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan with a minimum grade of 400; Or
    • General Scholastic Ability Test (GSAT) ranking at least top 25% for Taiwanese students who have completed high school in Taiwan, or at least top 50% for Taiwanese students who have completed high school in mainland China.
    • Note: Taiwan students applying to XJTLU through the GSAT, cannot apply to other universities in China at the same time (Chinese government regulation).    

Entry into Year 2

  • Students who have completed A-levels or equivalent with predicted and final grades of BBB or above (in relevant subjects) will be considered for entry into Year 2.
  • Students who have completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma or equivalent with a minimum of 30 points or above will be considered into Year 2

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS: 5.5 for year 1 entry, or 6.5 for year 2 entry. Or
  • TOEFL: 75 (iBT) for year 1 entry, or 88 (iBT) for year 2 entry


Year 2 

  • Linear algebra 
  • Introduction to programming in Java 
  • Mathematical modelling of population dynamics
  • Foundations of financial computing 
  • Complex functions 
  • Introduction to statistics 
  • Introduction to the methods of applied mathematics 
  • Real analysis
  • Discrete mathematics

Year 3

  • Fluid mechanics and vector field theory 
  • Iteration and Fourier series
  • Statistical distribution theory 
  • Operational research: probabilistic models 
  • Numerical analysis and solution of linear equations 
  • Classical mechanics 
  • Partial differential equations 
  • Ordinary differential equations and control

Year 4

  • Research project
  • Risk management 
  • Quantum mechanics 
  • Population dynamics 
  • Applied probability 
  • Cartesian tensors and mathematical models of solids and viscous fluids 
  • Relativity
  • Functional analysis

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