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

  1. What is the numerus clausus for undergraduate studies in Statistics / Data Science?

    There is no numerus clausus (this means that you only need sufficient language skills and a German University Entrance Qualification (HZB), but no special mark in your HZB, see also ”2. Which formal requirements do the Bachelor degrees Statistics / Data Analysis have?”).


  3. Which formal requirements do the Bachelor degrees Statistics / Data Science have?

    - University Entrance Qualification (HZB). This will usually be your secondary education degree/school diploma or a completed university degree. 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 also “language requiremnets”)


  5. When can I start my undergraduate (Bachelor’s) studies?

    You can start every winter semester (starting in October). A start in the sommer semester (starting in April) is not possible.


  7. Where do I apply to study Statistics / Data Science at TU Dortmund University?

    All applications are handled by the International Office. EU/EEA-citizens or applicants with university entrance qualification (HZB) obtained at member states of the EU/EEA need a (paper) application form. All other foreign applicants apply online via uni-assist.


  9. What are the deadlines for my application?

    Our Bachelor programmes start in each winter semester. The application periods are currently as follows:
    - Non-EU/EEA: From March 15th to July 15th
    - EU/EEA: From March 15th to the Friday before courses start

  10. 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.

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

    You can obtain information about the requirements here (EU/EEA) and here (Non-EU/EEA).
    - School report/school leaving certificate (secondary education) in the original language and a translation in German or English
    - Language certificate (Please confer “Which language certificate do I need?”)


  14. 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.


  16. How do I enrol for undergraduate 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.


  18. 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. In general, the enrollment period start roughly 1 month before the semester starts and lasts 4 weeks.

  20. What are the prerequisites for studying Statistics / Data Science?

    You should bring basic knowledge in mathematics (school level) and enthusiasm for statistics and mathematics as our degree programmes are maths-based. In addition, analysing data with the help of computers play a central role. For that reason, learning a programming language (R) is vital and you should bring a certain passion for that. Soft skills like the ability to work in a team and good command of English are also useful.


  22. Computer Science was not one of my subjects in school and I can’t write code. Can I study Statistics / Data Science nonetheless?

    Yes. In Bachelor Statistic, starting from the first semester, you will get taught in the statistical programming language R. The respective classes („Programmieren mit R“ for Statistics) will start with the basics. In Data Science, you start with the object oriented language Java ("Datanstrukturen, Algorithmen und Programmieren I"), R is tought in the second semester ("R for Data Scientists"). Prior knowledge of programming is not required in both cases.


  24. I have studied a different subject elsewhere and would like to switch to the Bachelor programme Statistics/Data Sciene. What do I need to do?

    It is possible that credits you received for courses in your earlier studies may be recognised in our Bachelor programme. Please enclose suitable certificates and documents in your application. (See also “14. Is it possible to start in the second year of studies?”)


  26. Is it possible to start in the second year of studies?

    In case you already completed some courses in a related study programme, you can apply to start in a higher semester. Please compare your completed courses with the courses of our Bachelor programmes. The courses should be comparable not only regarding the contents, but also regarding ECTS and type of exam. You can enclose certificates and supporting documents in your application. These will be checked by the appropriate examination board.


  28. I have been admitted for an earlier semester. Can I start my studies beginning with the following semester?

    Unfortunately no. You will have to apply for admission again. Every admission is only valid for a specific semester. However you can include your admission letter (in addition to the other certificates) when re-applying. This may make processing of your application easier. Usually, applicants who were admitted earlier will be admitted again.