Such professionals help industry and business with their decision-making processes based on real, actionable data or become innovative entrepreneurs in the data science ecosystem. 

The PDEng program Data Science from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) combines techniques from statistics, computer science, mathematics, and design theory with the business acumen to explore data sets, gather insights, visualize results, and communicate meaningful findings, whilst taking account of underlying ethical and legal constraints. 

Its graduates make sense of data and have the ability to articulate their discoveries and recommendations regarding industrial and business design and decision processes to those not schooled in the world of data. 


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

Programme Structure

  • The PDEng program Data Science offers an interdisciplinary learning environment devoted to professional training in knowledge, skills, and competencies that are required of a data scientist at doctorate level. 
  • The program aims to broaden and specialize the professional profile of students in a personalized way. 
  • By means of nine independent educational modules, the program integrates the fundamental elements of the data science process: preparation, exploration, analytics, visualization, mining, and business intelligence, from a design perspective.

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.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):


    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.


Various scholarships are open to students wishing to follow a Master's program at Eindhoven University of Technology. A requirement of most scholarships is that you have been admitted to a Master's program before you may apply to the scholarship.

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