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Data Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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The Data Science program, offered at Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS), is taught in Eindhoven and Tilburg so traveling is required.

What is Data Science?

Data Science is a new engineering discipline and the main innovation driver in the years to come. Like Computer Science that emerged as a new field of research when computers became widely available, Data Science has emerged in answer to the vast volume of complex and unstructured data that has become available. Data scientists are the engineers of the future as they learn to harness even more complex ideas to acquire useful predictions and insights leading to data-driven innovations.

​Modern technology enables data collection any place, any time about anything. The ultimate goal of Data Science is not to collect more data, but to turn volume into real-world value. In fact, visualization of data can help discover patterns that were never noticed before and provide answers to questions that have never before been asked.

What is the Joint Bachelor Data Science program?

Data Science aims to answer questions, such as: 'What happened?', 'Why did it happen', 'What will happen?' and 'What is the best that can happen?'.

Raw data and additional computing power are not the only two things required to be able to provide answers to such questions. The value of our BSc Data Science is enhanced by our multi-disciplinary approach that helps you acquire insights into how to transform complex data into real value for people and organizations.

This BSc is a joint program by Tilburg University and Eindhoven University of Technology that combines the best of each university’s relevant expertise. The BCs Data Science is characterized by a varied, interdisciplinary curriculum, with courses such as: Data Mining, Data Science Ethics, Law and Data Science, Human Technology Interaction, Data Statistics and Business Analytics.

Students learn to identify trends and potential opportunities that can be applied in business, medical research, public policy and much more, whilst also considering social and ethical issues related to data science.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Calculus
  • Perspectives on Data Science
  • Programming
  • Applied Physics or Understanding the Information Society 
  • Foundations of Computing
  • Data Statistics
  • Data Analytics for Engineers
  • Creative Thinking
  • Data Mining

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.

General Requirements

  • 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. 
  • 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

    8700 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8700 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
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  • Tilburg, Netherlands

    700 - 1100 EUR/month
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  • 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

    780 - 1160 EUR/month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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