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Application for the Master degrees Statistics / Data Science for international students

  1. What are the requirements for the Master Statistics?

    - University Entrance Qualification (HZB). This will usually be your completed university degree or a   secondary education degree/school diploma. Please refer to this website for further information.

    - As almost all courses are taught in German, you will need a language certificate to prove your good knowledge of the German language. (See “language requirements”)

    - A “good” Bachelor’s degree (2.7 or better in the German grading system) that is equivalent to our Bachelor programme Statistics or Data Analysis and Management, respectively.

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  3. What are the requirements for the Master Data Science?

    - University Entrance Qualification (HZB). This will usually be your completed university degree or a   secondary education degree/school diploma. Please refer to this website for further information.

    - Proof of English language skills of at least „B2“ level. (See “language requirements”)

    - A “good” Bachelor’s degree (2.5 or better in the German grading system) which contains at least 15 ECTS in one of the fields of Mathematics, Statistics or Computer Science and at least 15 ECTS in both of the other fields combined.

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  5. What are the requirements for the Master Econometrics?

    - University Entrance Qualification (HZB). This will usually be your completed university degree or a   secondary education degree/school diploma. Please refer to this website for further information.

    - Proof of English language skills of at least „B2“ level. (See “language requirements”)

    - A “good” Bachelor’s degree (2.7 or better in the German grading system) which contains at least 15 ECTS in the field of Mathematics / Statistics and at least 15 ECTS in the field of economics.

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  7. Is my degree equivalent to a Bachelor in Statistics / do I fullfill the requirements for Master Data Science or Econometrics?

    Please compare your own Bachelor with the Bachelor of your programme of choice. You can find the course overview of our Bachelor programmes here (course overview only available in German). The courses should be comparable not only regarding the contents, but also regarding ECTS and type of exam. If you are uncertain after this comparison, you are welcome to send an e-mail to the Student Advisors who can give you their non-binding assessment of your chances. Please attach a transcript of records!

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  9. How do I apply for the master programme Statistics / Data Science / Econometrics at TU Dortmund University?

    All applications are handled by the International Office. You can obtain information about the application here (EU/EEA) and here (Non-EU/EEA).

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  11. What are the application deadlines?

    You can apply to start your master programme Statistics and Data Science both in winter and summer semesters. For the master programme Econometrics you can just apply for the winter semester. Currently, the application deadlines are as follows:
    Winter semesters:
    Non-EU/EEA: between March 15th and July 15th
    EU/EEA: between March 15th and the closing date for registration (see here)
    Summer semesters:
    Non-EU/EEA: between November 15th and January 15th
    EU/EEA: between November 15th and the closing date for registration (see here)

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  13. What is my application‘s status?

    Unfortunately, the student advisory service has no access to your application. If you have questions, please contact the International Office. However, the International Office will contact you as soon it has finished processing your application.

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  15. Which documents do I need in order to apply?

    You can obtain information about the requirements here (EU/EEA) and here (Non-EU/EEA). Please note the additional requirements for Master Data Science here and Master Econometrics here. Normaly, you need:

    - School Report/School Leaving Certificate (secondary education) in the original language and a translation in German or English

    - Transcript of records of your studies in the original language and a translation in German or English with an explanation regarding the grading system of your University

    - Graduation Degree in the original language and a translation in German or English

    - Language Certificates (English and German, depending on the chosen programme)

    - Higher Education Entrance Exam (Hochschulaufnahmeprüfung) in the original language and a translation in German or English

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  17. I have submitted my application. What now?

    After you have received a letter of acceptance, the next step is to enrol at TU Dortmund University. Your letter of acceptance contains an enrollment deadline and office hours during which you can enrol, see also the following questions.
    For information on how to prepare for your studies in Germany (visa, health insurance, accommodation etc.) please refer to this website.

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  19. How do I enrol for graduate studies?

    To enrol, you can either go to the International Office in person during the office hours (see here) or you can send all the necessary documents by post. Please confer to this website (non-EU/EEA) or this website (EU/EEA) for details and for a list of the required documents

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  21. What are the deadlines concerning enrollment?
    For the enrollment period and deadlines, please refer to your letter of acceptance or to the International Office’s website: EU/EEA or Non-EU/EEA.
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  23. Which documents do I need in order to enroll?

    All information on this topic can be found on the sites of our international office: EU/EEA bzw. Non-EU. Normally, you need:

    - Admission letter

    - Your signed matriculation registration form

    - Copy of your passport with a valid visa for studying purposes (including an electronic residence permit and supplementary sheet – if you have lived in Germany for a longer period of time)

    - Certified copies of your secondary school degree (including all grades) as well as the original of its translation in German or English

    - Certified copies German or English language certificate (depending on your chosen programme)

    - A certificate of a German statutory health insurance (we also require a certificate of a German statutory health insurance should you be privately insured)

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  25. My degree is not equivalent to the Bachelor in Statistics / I do not meet the prerequisites for Master Data Science / Econometrics. Is there anything else I can do?

    If your degree is not equivalent and you are not admitted to our Master programme, you may be able to start in the second year of our Bachelor programme (see “14. Is it possible to start in the second year of studies?”). After the completion of your Bachelor, you can apply for the Master programme once again (the requirements still apply).

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  27. I worked as a data analyst(or in other comparable jobs). Does this help when applying?

    No, the only relevant criterion is the equivalence content of your earlier study programme .