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Joint BSc in Data Science

Learn to analyze the large amounts of data that today's society operates on.

What is Data Science?

  • In this English-taught program you learn to analyze the large amounts of data that today's society operates on. You learn to spot trends for businesses, government agencies or nonprofit organizations.

  • Data Science is a small-scale, interdisciplinary course of study on an international topic.

  • Besides the technical side of the program, you will be focusing on societal issues - legal, social, ethical, business, and entrepreneurial - relating to Data Science.

  • Typical courses are: Data Statistics, Programming, Data Mining, Data Science Ethics, Business Analytics, Law and Data Science, and Data Challenges.

  • Data Science is a joint bachelor’s program of Tilburg University and Eindhoven University of Technology. You will be taking courses at both universities.

What can you do after your Bachelor's in Data Science?

With your English-taught Bachelor’s in Data Science you could work as a data scientist in international jobs. You will find new markets and opportunities with data. You are someone who can translate questions within an organization to technical data issues and vice versa. You can also decide to work as a data entrepreneur, running your own data science company, or as a specialist within a larger company.

Because data science is important in many industries you can be employed in a wide range of companies and nonprofit/governmental institutions. Companies may want to know more about the purchasing behavior of their customers, for instance, the police use big data to detect crime, and health care shares global data in order to be able to do better research on rare diseases.

Why study Data Science in Tilburg and Eindhoven?

  • Learn about data science techniques, such as programming and trend analyses, Data challenges, Law and big data and ethical aspects of big data.

  • Become a first mover in interdisciplinary data science education.

  • You take a great interest in the interaction between people and technology.

  • Be taught by specialists in the field, from two renowned universities.

Olivier, student

"When talking to some friends about their universities, I discovered the Bachelor's of Data Science and fell in love with it. After that, it did not take me a long time to decide. Data Science is the future."

Dr. Tobias Klein, lecturer

"It is becoming increasingly important to base decisions on empirical evidence that is obtained in a systematic and scientifically sound way. Both the knowledge of techniques and the skill to find the right tool and use it in the right way are essential. Our program combines perspectives from two specialized universities to teach students exactly that."

Menno, data scientist

"I think the Data Science program has been brilliantly designed. If I could choose again, I would opt for a data-related Bachelor’s program to learn as much as I possibly could."

Tuition fees and monthly cost of living

  • Tuition fee for EU/EEA students: € 2,060 per year.
  • Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students: € 10,000 per year. One-time immigration fees: € 192.

Life in Tilburg is relatively inexpensive compared to other student cities in the Netherlands, such as Amsterdam, Rotterdam or Utrecht. The overview below gives an indication of your monthly cost of living (including rent, food and drink, books, and insurance), depending on your lifestyle of course.

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The tuition fees mentioned above are the tuition fees for 2018-2019. Please note that this is an indication:slight differences in the exact tuition fees are possible.

Quality assurance

  • The Joint Bachelor's program in Data Science has been formally accredited by the NVAO, the Accreditation Organization of the Netherlands and Flanders.
  • Tilburg University and Eindhoven University of Technology are both proud co-founders of JADS, the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science.
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View the admission and application procedure for Data Science. The regular deadline is May 1, 2018 but has been extended for EU/EEA students. For non-EU/EEA students who require a visa it is not possible to apply anymore.

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