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Prospective Students

Are you interested in studying Data Science at Freie Universität Berlin?

We invite students from all over the world to apply to our Master program in Data Science. Please check here for information about the application deadline. However, before you apply please check whether you fulfill our entrance requirements (defined in the Admission Regulations, see below). During the application process a score is assigned to your application (more information here) and it is ranked among all applicants. Please note that only the top ranked applicants will be offered a spot in the program.

Please enclose the completed self-disclosure form with your application.

You can find the official Admission Regulations here.

UNOFFICIAL SUMMARY of the Admission Regulations in English

First Degree

You need to have an university degree (bachelor or equivalent), either from Germany or an equivalent foreign degree, in a higher education program comprising at least six semesters that qualifies to practice a profession.


Either you (1) did earn your university degree at an education institution where English is the language of instruction or (2) you are required to prove English language skills at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).


You need at least 20 credits in mathematical modules. Out of these, at least 5 credits need to be in the area of linear algebra or analysis and at least 5 credits in the area of probability theory or statistics.

Computer Science & Programming Skills

You need at least 10 credits in computer science modules. Out of these, at least 5 credits need to be in the area of algorithms and at least 5 credits in a module in which you acquired knowledge in a higher programming language, such as C/C++, Java or Python.

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