Admission

Admission requirements

Application deadline Non-EER students 1 April, 2021
Application deadline EER students 1 July 2021
Application deadline Dutch students 1 August, 2021

Eligibility for the Master's program

The Master’s program Data Science and Entrepreneurship (jd) is a multi-disciplinary program to which a lot of students with different technical backgrounds can apply. All applications will be individually assessed by the admissions committee. As a prospective candidate of the Master Data Science and Entrepreneurship (jd.) you should be prepared to embark on a multi-disciplinary program, with students from multiple backgrounds, cultures and nationalities. On this page, you can find all the information you need about admission requirements.

Eligibility University

In order to be directly eligible to the Master Data Science and Entrepreneurship (jd) the curriculum of your Technical Bachelor program needs to meet the following criteria:

  • A minimum of 10 ECTS in Mathematics
  • A minimum of 10 ECTS in Statistics

Courses in:

  • (Introduction to) Computer Science / Data Science
  • Databases
  • Algorithms
  • Programming (at least one language, preferably Python)
  • Machine Learning / Data Mining

If the curriculum of your Bachelor program contains a minimum of 10 ECTS Mathematics and a minimum of 10 ECTS Statistics but you are missing one of the courses above, you might be eligible for the Premaster.

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Eligibility foreign students

Depending on the level on which your diploma is being evaluated, you will be processed either as a graduate from (i) research-oriented education or as (ii) a graduate of higher professional education. Please note that in some cases having a university diploma in your country, it might not be sufficient for having access to a university program in the Netherlands.  The curriculum of your Technical Bachelor program needs to meet the overall criteria for the Master’s program, as well as the language requirements.

Students are required to be proficient in spoken and written English. Applicants need to provide evidence of having achieved the required level by having one of the following qualifications: English language proficiency certificate

  1. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) test with a minimum score of 575 for the paper-based version, 232 for the computer version or 90 for the internet version and a minimum score of 22 for each section.
  2. IELTS (International English Language Testing System) test with an overall minimum score of 6.5 and no individual scores below 6.0 in the separate sections of the test.
  3. Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) with a minimum score A, B or C.
  4. Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE).
  5. Cambridge Certificate of English: Business Higher (BCE).

You are exempt from an English test:

  • If you are a native English speaker, i.e. if you are a citizen of one of the following countries: Australia, Canada (with exception of Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom and United States of America.
  • If you completed all your university education in English. This only applies to scholars from the following countries: Australia, Canada (with exception of Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom and United States of America.
  • If you completed a 3-years Academic Bachelor’s program (of at least 180 ECTS credits) fully in English in an accredited Research University in the Netherlands.
  • If you completed a 1 or 2-years Academic Master’s program (of at least 60 or 120 ECTS credits respectively) fully in English in an accredited Research University in the Netherlands.
  • If you have passed an examination in a pre-university education (VWO) program and you have taken English as part of this examination.
study program

Eligibility for higher education

Students from AVANS and FONTYS ICT

Excellent students studying at AVANS and FONTYS ICT can be offered the opportunity to follow a minor program during their studies. For more information about the minor, you can contact the study advisor of your program at AVANS or FONTYS ICT. Please note that application for the minor program goes directly through your hbo institution.

Students holding a degree in HBO ICT or equivalent

If your HBO ICT program contains at least 10 ECTS Mathematics and 10 ECTS Statistics, your English meets the language requirements and your average grade of the HBO ICT program is 7,5 or higher you are most likely to be eligible for a premaster at JADS.

 

How to apply

This Master’s program is a joint effort of Eindhoven University of Technology and Tilburg University. Students are free to choose at which university they want to apply: your application is registered by both universities and you will have access to the facilities of all three campuses in ’s-Hertogenbosch, Eindhoven and Tilburg.

Dutch students

International students

Please note: application and enrollment for the Pre-Master’s program is only possible via Tilburg University.

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