The PDEng Data Science is a joint initiative of Eindhoven University of Technology, Tilburg University, and the Data Science Centre Eindhoven. Together they founded The Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS). The academy is a thriving data science community, in which postgraduate education, innovation, entrepreneurial activities, lifelong learning, and scientific research are integrated. 

The Data Science programme offered by Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is concerned with the problem of finding patterns and creating value from vast streams of data in the context of a data domain. The main themes of the program are:

  • Collect, explore, analyze, interpret, and present huge data sets
  • Approach data and domain problems from multiple perspective
  • Create value for organizations by designing novel data driven solutions

The program combines statistics, computer science, mathematics, and design theory with the business acumen to explore data sets, gather insights, visualize results, and communicate meaningful findings to stakeholders taking into consideration underlying ethical and legal aspects.


Leading companies, markets, and businesses in many fields are hiring big data infrastructure professionals at doctorate level to help them store, explore, process, access, visualize the terabytes of data that they collect daily. While the volume of data produced and stored grows exponentially, there is a severe shortage of talent to design, maintain, and optimize data infrastructure and data pipelines and to turn complex and unstructured data into valuable business insights. More than 90% of the foreign graduates from the PDEng program Data Science find a first job in The Netherlands.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • General data analytics and computing
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Data mining and process mining
  • Data exploration and visualization
  • Ethics and law


Candidates for the PDEng Data Science are creative problem solvers with excellent technical skills, team players with eagerness to learn and with attitude that shows the responsibility for quality and quantity of knowledge gained. They have a solid background in Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science, and strong affinity with Data Science.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • 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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • 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.

  • Minimum required score (Grade C):


    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

  • Candidates possess an academic master degree (MSc) in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, or in a relevant application field of Data Science such as Econometrics and Bio-informatics. The MSc-degree is from an accredited institution comparable to the Eindhoven University of Technology or Tilburg University. 
  • Candidates have an academic background that includes: Mathematics & Statistics, Computer Science and Data Science.
  • Candidates have an attitude that shows: Technical expertise, Curiosity, Creativity, Communication skills and Social skills.

Living costs for Eindhoven

  • 850 - 1350 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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