Quick fact

  • You can earn a double degree.
  • You will study in multiple countries

What will I learn?

The program MathBoX promotes academic cooperation between France and China in the domain of fundamental and applied mathematics.

Students from the University of Bordeaux and Xiamen University complete the first year of their Master at their home university and the second year at the partner university.

They choose one specialty topic from a choice of five proposed by UBx and four proposed by XMU.

Upon successful completion of their exams and the Master thesis, students are awarded a Master degree from both universities.

The MathBoX program prepares students for further studies and research within the framework of a PhD in various fields of mathematics. It also equips students with highly sought-after skills and expertise to help with finding a job within the industrial sector or public organizations.

Program structure

With the first year of the Master program, students choose one of the Master specialties at their home university. For the second year of the Master program, they move to the partner university and pursue their studies with a corresponding specialty.

The MathBoX curriculum features advanced courses and a research project that leads to a Master thesis.

Students must have successfully completed the first year of their Master program before starting their mobility period in the partner university.


  • A large range of courses in various mainstream fields in fundamental and applied mathematics, taught by academic experts.
  • Top level research and educational environment provided by both universities.
  • A mobility year which enables students to discover a different culture, meet fellow mathematicians from afar and collaborate on an international level.
  • Students are closely followed by the teaching and administrative staff.
  • The Master program is supported by the International Master program of the Bordeaux Initiative of Excellence Program.
  • UBx students may apply for a scholarship of up to 750€ per month for nine months. XMU students may apply for specific financial support from their university.

Study options

Full Time (2 years) - multiple study locations

Tuition fees
Tuition fees and library access for students coming from outside of the EU and the EEA - 3,770€, EU and the EEA student fee - 243€
Start date

January 2022


University of Bordeaux

351 cours de la Libération,


Ile de France,

33405, France

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Student must hold a Bachelor degree of Science or an equivalent degree. Other English language requirements: Students from English speaking countries must provide an official letter from the university confirming that English is the language of instruction. For TOEFL, a minimum of 550, 213 points respectively for paper-based, computer-based test is required.

For international students

Have successfully completed the first year of a Master degree in Mathematics at the University of Bordeaux or Xiamen University.

Language requirements English: certifiable equivalent of IELTS score of 6.0.