IME-USP

Admissions – Mathematics Graduate Program

General Instructions

Entries in the Post-Graduation Program in Mathematics at IME-USP occur two times a year: until April to start in August of the same year, or until September to start in March next year.

However, we encourage candidates to enroll preferably in March. The reason for this is that, in general, the most basic subjects of the MA/PhD are offered in the first semester.

All details and requisites to postulate appear at admission process (2018).

We give below a summary of the inscription process, recalling that the complete procedure is listed at the above address.

In general, the enrollment analysis will take into account:

1. If the Master’s candidate (respectively, PhD) attended subjects of Bachelor (respectively, MSc) in Mathematics in Brazilian institutions well reputed by CAPES or well-known foreign institutions;

2. If the candidate has taken summer courses in Brazilian (CAPES concept with 5, 6, 7) or renowned foreign institutions. In particular, the performance in the courses MAT5719-Calculus and Geometry in Rn-MAT4302 Topics in Linear Algebra, as well as the Summer Program at IME-USP, may also be considered for the classification for an institutional scholarship;

3. the candidate’s academic performance (eg, course notes, articles, preprints, articles in progress, work presentations). In particular, subjects without grading may not be taken into account;

4. If letters of recommendation were given by doctors in Mathematics with academic production (see Lattes, MathSciNet, Zentralblatt).

Finally, remember that IME-USP has several Postgraduate programs and we suggest the candidate to check which of them is better suited to their profile.

Edital GRE

Students selected through GRE by the process found at: GRE DI CODE 2348 

should follow the general rules of selection for the Phd program inMathematics as indicated in admission process (2018).

Master’s degree

Candidates selection notice for the Masters in Mathematics – March 2018

1. 25 vacancies are offered for Masters in Mathematics in March 2018, with no obligation of filling all vacancies.

2. Registration for the selection process of candidates for Masters in Mathematics from IME-USP, March 2018, will be depend on forwarding the following documents to the Committee Secretariat Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Mathematics ( MAT – CCP ) :

  • Completed application online form;
  • Copy of official graduation school history;
  • Letters of recommendation (at least two) issued by teachers who know the candidate;
  • Curriculum vitae (preferably Lattes curriculum).

3. The documents listed in item 2 shall be forwarded to the Commission Secretary Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Mathematics (MAT – CCP) in the period from August 15 to September 30, 2017, exclusively via electronic files (.pdf) through the secccpmat@ime.usp.br e-mail, with a copy to ccp.posmat@gmail.com (the CPG is not held responsible if the applicant does not submit the documentation to the 2 e-mails). Documents whose posting date is subsequent to the expiration of the period provided in this item will not be considered.

4. The selection process of candidates for Masters in Mathematics at IME-USP, March 2018, will be made by the Coordinating Commission of the Post-Graduation Program in Mathematics (MAT-CCP), through examination of the documentation submitted by the applicant and analysis of letters recommendation.

5 . The selection process consists of:

  • Analysis of data on the registration form;
  • Analysis of the graduation school history. In this analysis, the contents of the courses taken by the candidate, as well as their performance will be analyzed;
  • Analysis of the letters of recommendation. The qualifications of the recommender and the nature of his/her relationship with the applicant will be taken into account in the analysis;
  • Analysis of curriculum vitae (Lattes).

6. The official result of the selection process of candidates for Masters in Mathematics at IME-USP, March 2018, will be released until December 15, 2017. Approved candidates will be informed by e- mail.

7. The documentation of the candidate who has rejected his request for CCP -MAT will be destroyed two years after the publication of this announcement.

8. Other situations or issues will be decided upon by the CCP -MAT.

Doctorate

Candidates selection notice for the Ph.D. in Mathematics – March/2018

1. 25 vacancies are offered for PhD in Mathematics in March 2018, with no obligation of filling all vacancies.

2. Registration for the selection process of candidates for the Ph.D. in Mathematics from IME- USP, March 2018, will depend on forwarding the following documents to the Committee Secretariat Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Mathematics (MAT-CCP):

  • Completed application online form;
  • Recent copy of official graduation school history;
  • Recent copy of official Master’s school history, in case you have taken a Masters course;
  • Copy of Master’s thesis, or a draft version, or an extended abstract (at least four (4) pages), in case you have already taken or are taking a Master’s degree with thesis;
  • Letters of recommendation (at least two), one issued by the Master’s Tutor, in case you already have started a Masters course, and another letter, issued by a researcher or professor who knows you;
  • Curriculum vitae (preferably the Lattes curriculum).

3. The documents listed in item 2 shall be forwarded to the Commission Secretary Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Mathematics (MAT – CCP) in the period from August 15 to September 30, 2017, exclusively via electronic files (.pdf) through the secccpmat@ime.usp.br e-mail, with a copy to ccp.posmat@gmail.com (the CPG is not held responsible if the applicant does not submit the documentation to the 2 e-mails). Documents whose posting date is subsequent to the expiration of the period provided in this item will not be considered.

4. The selection process of candidates for Doctorate in Mathematics at IME-USP , March 2018, will be made by the Coordinating Commission of the Post-Graduation Program in Mathematics (MAT-CCP) , through examination of the documentation submitted by the applicant and analysis of letters recommendation.

5. The selection process consists of:

  • Analysis of data on the registration form;
  • Analysis of the Master’s school history, in case you already have started a Masters course, and the graduation history. In this analysis, both the contents of the subjects taken by the candidate, as well as their performance will be analyzed;
  • Analysis of the letters of recommendation. The qualifications of the recommender and the nature of his/her relationship with the applicant will be taken into account in the analysis;
  • Analysis of Master’s thesis, or a draft version, or an extended abstract (at least four (4) pages), in case you have already taken or are taking a Master’s degree with thesis;
  • Analysis of curriculum vitae (Lattes).

6. The official result of the selection process of candidates for the Doctorate in Mathematics from IME- USP, March 2018, will be released until December 15, 2017. The accepted candidates will be informed by e- mail.

7. The documentation of the candidate who has rejected his request for CCP -MAT will be destroyed two years after the publication of this announcement.

8. Other situations and issues will be decided upon by the CCP -MAT .