• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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In the English-taught bachelor's program in Data Science offered by Tilburg University , 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. Besides the technical side of the program, you will be focusing on societal issues - legal, social, ethical, business, and entrepreneurial - relating to Data Science.

The first year is split fifty-fifty between the universities, but we will endeavor to make sure that the lecture and exam timetable does not require you to be in two locations on one day. After the first year, there are more opportunities to choose electives in the curriculum. Your choices therefore determine at which university you attend more lectures.

Through this special partnership, you are taught by specialists from not one, but two universities. We can offer you a unique, multidisciplinary program that focuses data science from a wide perspective of expertises. It is this multidisciplinary approach that will make you unique on the labor market and of great value to business and nonprofit organizations alike. There are very good job opportunities for data scientists.

Career prospects

With your English-taught Bachelor’s in Data Science, you could work as a data scientist in international jobs . 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 healthcare shares global data in order to be able to do better research on rare diseases.


  • 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Calculus
  • Perspectives on Data Science
  • Programming
  • Applied Physical Sciences / Understanding the Information Society
  • Foundations of Computing
  • Data Statistics
  • Data Engineering    
  • Creative Thinking
  • Data Mining
  • Data Science Ethics
  • Data Challenge
  • Statistical Computing

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

The admission requirements for this program for international students are, in short:

  • You have a secondary school diploma which is equivalent to the Dutch VWO diploma. Examples of diplomas which are accepted are the International Baccalaureate, European Baccalaureate and most European high school diplomas which allow direct access to a university in your own country. 
  • You need to demonstrate your English language proficiency. 
  • Mathematics plays a very large role in the Data Science program. This means that besides having a secondary school diploma which prepares you for a research university, you must be able to prove that you have a sufficient level of mathematics.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11000 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs

  • Eindhoven, Netherlands

    850 - 1350 EUR/month
    Living Costs
  • Tilburg, Netherlands

    700 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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