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Math for Life, Short Course

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 41 days
The Math for Life programme at The American University of Paris is a General Education course designed for students majoring in subjects not requiring math skills, and those who dislike math. Projects are developed from a range of everyday situations: banking, the stock market, gambling, and even art.


Meeting alternately in the classroom and the computer lab to develop mathematical models, students will develop quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. MA1005 is not open to students who have taken MA1010 or above.

The Math for Life course is taught at The American University of Paris.

  • Spring 2017: January 16 - May 12
  • Summer 2017: June 7 - July 22

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 41 days
  • Credits
    4 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

For more information please visit the programme website.

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

A successful application to The American University of Paris requires several supporting documents and sometimes tests. Most can be uploaded directly in your online application. We cannot provide you with a decision until we receive all of your documents.

Online application form
AUP has one straight-forward online application for all of the following applicants:
  • College Students
  • Pre-College Grads
  • Adults and Professionals
  • French Language Enthusiasts (Beginner-Advanced)
Personal statement
In a maximum of 300 words, in English, please briefly describe your interest in spending your summer in Paris at AUP, including information about the course(s) you wish to take.
Official transcripts

If you are applying for credit, or are currently a student, AUP requires official transcripts from your last three years of schooling. Transcript(s) include your grades/marks and examination results (if applicable) through your most recently completed semester or grading period. Transcripts can be submitted in English or French, or be accompanied by a certified translation. When you apply you can submit unofficial transcripts online, but if you are admitted to AUP, you will need to submit official final transcripts and examination results before begin your classes.

If you are a professional wanting to audit a class and have completed a tertiary degree, you can upload a copy of your degree in the place of transcripts.
English language test
Almost all courses at The American University of Paris are taught in English, so entering students must demonstrate sufficient English fluency. If English is not your first language, we require that you submit one of the following tests and that the results are not more than two years old.To schedule a test in your area, please contact one of these language test organizations:
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). To have your results sent directly to The American University of Paris, use our institutional code 0866.
  • TOEIC (Test of English of International Communications). To have your results sent directly to The American University of Paris, use our institutional code 0866.
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System)—Academic Option
The English language test requirement is waived if you have been living in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the Unites States where you have recently studied in an all-English curriculum for at least two consecutive years. It is also waived if you are only taking the French Immersion program. It may also be waived if you have studied for at least four years in an all-English curriculum in any other country. We reserve the right to request English test results from any applicant.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    3544 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3544 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 41 days.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    3544 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3544 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 41 days.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Paris

  • 1195 - 1780 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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