NGA-coursework

NGA-Coursework is an initiative funded by the South African National Graduate Academy for Mathematical and Statistical Sciences (NGA(MaSS)). The aim of NGA-Coursework is to provide a centralized platform for pooling the resources of all South African universities in offering a more consistent and wider range of masters level coursework in mathematics and statistical sciences. Such pooled-resource models have proven to be successful internationally.

NGA-Coursework will be presented online and is geared toward MSc and PhD students who are registered at South African Universities. Staff and postdocs are also welcome to participate. NGA-Coursework is free of charge for all participants. 

Quality assurance of all courses is the mandate of the NGA (MaSS). Participants wishing to negotiate credit recognition at their home university should discuss this with the steering committee and their home university administration ahead of time.

For more information see the FAQ

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NGA-Coursework, Semester 1, 2023

General Topology (Hons)

mid February 2023 --  June 2023 (12 weeks within this period)

Venue: online.

Prof David Holgate (University of Western Cape)

Course Content

Register here

Course information will be communicated to registered participants.


Banach spaces + Locally convex spaces (MSc)

March 2023 --  May 2023 (6 weeks within this period)

Venue: online.

Dr Eder Kikianty (University of Pretoria)

Dr Miek Messerschmidt (University of Pretoria)

Course Content

Register here

Course information will be communicated to registered participants.




Banach Algebras + Spectral Theory  (MSc) 

May 2023 -- June 2023 (6 weeks within this period)

Venue: online. 

Prof. Rudi Brits (University of Johannesburg)

Dr. Francois Schulz (University of Johannesburg)

Course Content

Register here

Course information will be communicated to registered participants.


Application to receive official credit for Semester 1, 2023 course(s)

The possibility may exist for transfer of official credit towards participants' degree (to appear on participants' transcripts) at their home university.

Do Note:

(1) Official credit transfer is not automatic requires a contingent on willingness of the home university to accept the credit transfer.

(2) Participants hoping to receive credit towards their degree are required to complete and submit all assessments before the stated deadlines as determined by the lecturer.

(3) Participants hoping to receive official credit, should contact their thesis supervisors, postgraduate coordinators and/or head of department at their home university to inquire about the possibility of official credit transfer and determine the relevant module codes to register for at their home university. Please complete and submit the application form below.

Application form 

Submit application form


SATACS Courses 2023 

The South African Theory and Computational School (SATACS), with funding from National Institute for Theoretical and Computational Sciences (NITheCS) will offer the following courses in 2023.



Please see the SATACS website for more information:

https://nithecs.ac.za/south-african-theory-and-computational-school/


Call for course proposals for Semester 2, 2023.

Deadline: 30 April 2023

Lecturers who would like to present a course in Semester 2 of 2023 may submit a short course description on the Course Proposals page. Do contact the NGA-Coursework steering committee for more information. Please see the current/past course offering for examples of course descriptions. The NGA-coursework steering committee will offer assistance in compiling and collating funding applications with the NGA(MaSS).