Freie Universität Berlin

Data Science

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Mathematics, Computer Science
English only
Winter semester:  31 May
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in the subject of mathematics, computer science, physics, bioinformatics, psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or sociology comprising at least 15 credits in modules related to mathematics – especially linear algebra, analysis, probability theory, and/or statistics – and at least 5 credits in modules related to computer science in which the applicant gained knowledge and skills in a higher programming language such as C/C++, Java, Python, Matlab or R.

Minimum standard period of study: 6 semesters.

Language Requirements

The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

CERF English
min B2
min 5
min B2 First (FCE)
min 500
min 170
min 80
min II
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
English language proficiency can also be proven by six years of English instruction at school (if the language level is not shown on the school certificate). You are exempt to prove English language knowledge if you earn your university degree at an educational institution where English is the language of instruction.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester: April 15 (German)April 15 (EU)April 15 (Non EU)
Summer semester:

Special Deadline Case:
Winter semester: Only for higher semesters: July 1 - August 15 (for winter semester).
Summer semester: Only for higher semesters: January 1 - February 15 (for summer semester).

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
Admission test/interview:
Application Fee:
75 € for the first application, 30 € for each addtional

Application Documents

  1. Graduation certificate with a final grade (if you have completed your studies). If you are applying for a higher subject-specific semester, this document is stringently required.
  2. Official current transcript of records with a final grade.
  3. Official transcript of records for the master’s program and a current certificate of enrollment, only when applying for the higher subject-specific semesters.
  4. If applicable, a current certificate of enrollment, in case you are currently enrolled or have been enrolled at a German university/college after completing your first degree.
  5. Official translations of all certificates if issued in any language other than German or English, issued by sworn translators only or by an institution being entitled to translations for official purposes.
  6. Proof of English or German knowledge, if required for the chosen master’s program.
  7. Proof of other language knowledge, if required for the chosen master’s program.
  8. If applicable, additional study-related skills, if this is a selection criterion for the desired master’s program.

Please check carefully, if you have sent all the required documents with your applicant number via mail to uni-assist in due time. If this is not the case, your application is incomplete and will be excluded from the admission procedure.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website