Study Programmes Master in Data Science


To apply for a programme at the University of Luxembourg, candidates must comply with the general eligibility criteria for the chosen programme type and be selected by the study programme based on the quality of their application.

The Programme at a glance – 120 ECTS

  • Duration:
    2 years / 4 sem
  • Teaching Languages:
  • Admissions:
    EU: 1 Feb 2023 – 28 Jul 2023
    Non-EU: 1 Feb 2023 – 30 Apr 2023
  • Fees:
    200€/ sem. (semester 1,2,3,4)
  • Format:
    Full-time programme (Part-time student status allowed)

Specific information for this programme

  • Required Degree

    Candidates for admission to the Master of Data Science are required to hold a Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, with at least 180 ECTS in either mathematics, physics, engineering, or economics, or including sufficient mathematics training.

    In the selection process, emphasis is placed on the number of courses in mathematics taken during the Bachelor’s degree, and the grades obtained. Good basic knowledge of analysis and linear algebra is required to be able to follow MADS courses.

  • Language Skills

    English: B2
    If the Bachelor’s was taught through English, a document from the previous University/Institution attesting completion of the programme is needed.

  • Documents

    A detailed CV that outlines the candidate’s academic background, including the universities, schools, or institutes from which they earned their Bachelor’s (and Master’s, if applicable) degrees, along with the corresponding years of graduation. It should also include any relevant professional experience, if applicable. 

    — Comprehensive grade transcripts that provide detailed information on the number of courses taken, with a particular focus on mathematics, along with the corresponding grades obtained in each course.

    — A cover letter that outlines the candidate’s expectations and how they align with the training offered. 

  • Procedure

    The applications will be examined by a jury once they meet the eligibility requirements of the University of Luxembourg.

  • Decisive elements

    Only candidates whose academic level has been deemed sufficient will be admitted to the Master of Data Science. The selection process places strong emphasis on the number of mathematics courses taken during the Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, as well as the corresponding grades obtained. A strong proficiency in linear algebra and analysis is necessary to be able to follow the courses of the programme. The list of these notions are detailed in the following document: Prerequisite.pdf (236.49 kB)

    Selection of candidates who have demonstrated strong aptitude in mathematics will be accelerated.

    The list of these notions are detailed in the following document:
    Prerequisite.pdf (236.49 kB)

  • Apply to the Master of Data Science

    EU students: February – July
    Non-EU students: February – April