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    I was wondering, and I think this will be useful to many offer-holders on this forum beside me : how important is it to already have studied the mathematical content in your courses a bit ? Of course I mean stuff which isn't obvious, if I didn't know how to do x² equations I wouldn't have applied in the first place. But for example I've done matrixes, but not scalar whatevers (some of my friends have) nor differential equations. Does that mean I'll have pbs ? Or will they just walk us through new stuff, and we learn as we go along ? How do they manage to deal with the different levels of knowledge of students from all over the world ?

    My personal opinion:- the whole purpose of going to university is to learn new things and stretch yourself beyond your comfort zone. You don't need to be a maths guru before heading to uni, neither do you need further mathematics. What you need is passion for the subject, and an aptitude to do things right. Surely they will lead you through the learning process - probably not by hand-holding you, but by dangling a carrot in front of you and forcing you to push yourself forward.
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