ALGANT in Paris-Sud , Orsay
Established in 2004, the ALGANT consortium now consists of eight
universities on four continents, namely the universities of Bordeaux
(France), Chennai (India), Leiden (Netherlands), Milano (Italy),
Concordia (Montréal, Canada), Padova (Italy), Paris-Sud 11 (Orsay, France) and Stellenbosch (South Africa).
Very basic information
In the Department of
Mathematics of Orsay at the
Paris-Sud 11 , there are no specific courses for the Algant students.
Here the two years of the Master program are clearly separated and
quite different in their organization and in their levels.
Students should be aware that presently all courses at the M1
level, and most of the M2 courses are given in French. Some
French language courses are proposed to the students during the year, but
some prior basic level of understanding of (at least) mathematical french is
Students coming to Orsay for their first year of the program will be
registered in the M1
Mathématiques Fondamentales et Appliquées (MFA) Program.
Those coming to Orsay for their second year will be registered in the
Arithmétique et Géométrie Program.
For general information regarding the ALGANT Program, go to
For specific information regarding the scientific aspects of the
Orsay program , contact the local scientific coordinator Elisabeth
Bouscaren by mail elisabeth.bouscaren at the address math.u-psud.fr
For students who have already been accepted in the Algant
program, with one year in Orsay and who need specific information
regarding administrative formalities, visas.... contact Ms Taraneh
Guilandoust from International Relations (taraneh.guilandoust ,
PRACTICAL INFORMATION FOR NEXT YEAR (2014-2015)
For the M1 : this year regular courses will start on Monday 15 September
2014. There will be a meeting of presentation of the programme, Friday
12 september 2014 at 10:30 am (Bâtiment 450) Amphi G4
three days of "pre-rentree", 3-5 september 2014. M2 students are
For the M2: From 10 to 29 september 2014 : 3 short intensive
courses are offered.
Regular courses will start on 29 september 2012. Meeting of
presentation of the programme: Tuesday 16 september,
4:30pm. (to be confirmed). See
List of courses .
There is a one week intensive French course , specific for
students of the ERASMUS MUNDUS programs on the campus, from
2 september to 5 september 2014
Evaluation test and registration will be organized on Tuesday 2
september at 09:00 am , room 221 in
'Service des Langues' (on campus, Building 336, in the
right wing, the secretaries' office is on the 3rd floor).
According to your level, you will be assigned to a specific
The courses will begin Tuesday at 2:00 pm (2pm to 5 pm), and then 3-5
september every morning from 9:00
to 12:00 am.
Afterwards, beginning on 18 september, regular French classes will be
scheduled every thursday for the first semester , from 4:30pm to 6:30
Students who are not fluent in french are REQUESTED to participate in
these courses (the regular first semester courses can be credited with