Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics (Honours) (R/461/6/0031 ● MQA/FA9536)


Medium of Instruction: English

Intakes: February, April, September

Duration: 3 years


The Mathematics and Applied Mathematics programme at Xiamen University (XMU), offered by the School of Mathematical Sciences (SMS), was introduced in 1922, among the first batch of programmes at XMU. The world famous mathematician, Chen Jingrun, once studied in this programme from 1949 until 1953. In the “2018 Best Universities for Mathematics” published by US News and World Report, XMU was ranked 81st globally, and 10th among the universities in China. The discipline of mathematics at XMU has been ranked among the top 1% globally in Essential Science Indicators (ESI) since 2014, and the ranking has been improving every year. Currently SMS has 89 full-time faculty members and 14 distinguished visiting professors, among whom 97% are PhD holders. From 2013 to 2017, SMS has secured a total of 117 research grants from the National Natural Science Foundation, amounting to RMB 47.24 million. 551 SCI journal papers were published by the School faculty from 2013 to 2016. SMS also publishes the Journal of Mathematical Study, and jointly publishes the SCIE journal, East Asian Journal of Applied Mathematics, with Global Science Press. Benefiting from the cooperation with various universities around the world, it hosts more than 100 mathematicians to XMU annually.    

The Mathematics and Applied Mathematics programme at Xiamen University Malaysia (XMUM) draws on and benefits from the excellent educational resources of SMS. We provide high quality education in the area of mathematics and applied mathematics for those who wish to pursue or further advance their careers in areas which requires advanced knowledge and skills of mathematical sciences. With a balance between theories and applications, we are dedicated to equipping students with analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills which enable them to adapt to the ever-changing world. Besides the solid foundation laid by the core subjects, students can choose from a wide range of sub-disciplines to focus on in order to prepare themselves for various career paths.

Programme Highlights

  • A unique programme with Chinese elements meeting international standards.

  • Access to excellent educational resources of XMU.

  • A strong curriculum which emphasizes both theories and real-life applications.

  • A stepping stone to pursue a career that requires sophisticated logical thinking and analytical skills.

Main Courses Offered


Graduates can pursue a wide range of careers, including

  • Mathematician

  • Lecturer or teacher

  • Statistician

  • Data Scientist

  • Logistician

  • Actuary

  • Financial Analyst

  • Computer Scientist

  • Bank Manager

Entry Requirements


at least grade B-(GP 2.7)in 2 subjects including Mathematics

A Level

at least grade B in 2 subjects including Mathematics


at least grade B in 5 subjects including Advanced Mathematics


a TER 70 and at least grade B in Mathematics


an average of 70% in 6 relevant subjects including Mathematics


at least CGPA 2.0 and grade B in Mathematics


at least CGPA 2.5 and grade B in Mathematics


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