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Freie Universität Berlin

Data Scienсе

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Mathematics, Computer Science, Data Science, Statistics
No. of places
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).

Minimum standard period of study: 6 semesters.
Required ECTS credits: 180.

The applicant must have a degree with a study share of at least 20 LP in mathematics modules and at least 10 LP in computer science modules.

These 20 LP in mathematics modules must contain at least 5 LP in the areas of linear algebra or analysis and at least 5 LP in the areas of probability theory or statistics. With regard to the required 10 LP in computer science modules, at least 5 LP must be in the area of algorithms and at least 5 LP in a module that imparted knowledge of a higher programming language, e.g. C/ C++, Java, or Pythοn.

Language Requirements

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

CEFR English
min B2
min 6
min B2 First (FCE)
Specification: Grade B.
min 543
min 71
min II
PTE Academic
min 59
Specification: Level B2.
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
The university also accepts the following certificates: a German Abitur in English (Abiturprüfung in the English language with at least 4 points) within a "fachgebundenes Abitur" or the "Allgemeine Hochschulreife", English in school for at least 8 years until the Abitur with at least 4 points in the Abiturzeugnis (for a German Abitur, it is sufficient to send proof about the Sekundarstufe 2), or a bachelor or master's degree that was fully taught in English.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Special Deadline Case:
Winter semester: Only for higher semesters: July 1st - August 15th.
Summer semester: Only for higher semesters: January 1st - February 15th.
In 32 days free webinar
How to apply via uni-assist

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
local admission restriction 
Admission Test/Interview:
No. of places available:
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.


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Further Information

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