ALGANT in Paris-Sud , Orsay

An Erasmus Mundus Master in Algebra, Geometry and Number theory.

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 University 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 highly recommended
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 M2 Analyse Arithmétique et Géométrie Program.

For general information regarding the ALGANT Program, go to ALGANT.
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
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 , address:

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 (B√Ętiment 450) Amphi G4
There are three days of "pre-rentree", 3-5 september 2014. M2 students are also welcome!
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 the 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 the '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 group. 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 pm.
Students who are not fluent in french are REQUESTED to participate in these courses (the regular first semester courses can be credited with 3 ECTS)