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What will I learn?

In the English-taught bachelor's program in Data Science, 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.


Data Science, a joint bachelor’s program offered by Tilburg University and Eindhoven University of Technology, is a small-scale, interdisciplinary course of study on an international topic. You will be taking courses at both universities.

In the first year, you are introduced to the various Data Science core fields. You develop a mathematical base which you will build on during the rest of your studies. The courses taught include Calculus and Data Statistics. You also become familiar with the various perspectives on Data Science and you complete your first Data Challenge.

In the second year, you study the legal, economic, mathematical, and technical aspects of data research in more depth. You determine part of your program yourself by selecting elective modules, which allows you to set the focus of your program. You will apply all your acquired knowledge and skills in two Data Challenges.

Entrepreneurship plays a greater role in the third year, which features courses such as Start-ups and Business Insights. There is a more extensive choice of electives, so that you can make sure the courses you choose provide the best preparation for the Master’s program you are looking to take. You round off the Bachelor’s program with a Bachelor's thesis.

Career prospects

Because data science is important in many industries you can be employed in a wide range of companies and nonprofit/governmental institutions. Just some examples: Companies may want to know more about the purchasing behavior of their customers. The police use big data to detect crime. Health care organizations share global data on rare diseases for research purposes. And data science start-ups develop all kinds of personalized and intelligent apps. You can either choose to work as a data scientist within a company/organization, or decide to work as a data entrepreneur, running your own data science business.

Which department am I in?

Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
€11,200.00 (9,04,685) per year
Start date

Expected August 2022


Tilburg University

Warandelaan 2,



5037, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements: TOEFL test score with a minimum score of 550 for the paper-based version; Cambridge Proficiency Examination (CPE, score A, B or C) or Cambridge Advanced English (CAE, score A, B or C).

For international students

You have a secondary school diploma which is equivalent to the Dutch VWO diploma.

You need to demonstrate your English language proficiency. Tilburg University accepts Academic IELTS (6.5 overall, minimum of 6.0 on individual parts), TOEFL (minimum score of 90 internet based), and Cambridge English test results: C1 advanced (formerly CAE) or C2 proficiency (formerly CPE). For both C1 and C2, we accept a score of A, B or C.


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