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Computer Science - Leiden University

Data Science: Computer Science (MSc)

Admission requirements

To be eligible for Data Science: Computer Science at Leiden University, you must meet the following admission requirements.

Master’s admissions: exceptional circumstances

The university is providing an option for third-year bachelor’s students who have encountered a study delay because of the corona measures and wish to begin a master’s programme in the 2020-2021 academic year. 

 

For this Master’s programme, this means that students are allowed to complete their Bachelor’s programme during the 2020-2021 academic year and will already be allowed to start  the  Master’s  programme on  1 September 2020. The following additional conditions apply:
 

  • students must have a minimum of 150 ECTS to be able to apply,
  • the missing 30 ECTS must include the final bachelor’s project. 
     

You will have to have completed your Bachelor’s programme by 31 August 2021 at the latest.

This option does not apply for students from applied universities or students who are following a pre-Master’s programme.

Enrol on and request admission to both programmes (Bachelor's and Master's):

  1. Fill out this form before 15 June
  2. Register for the Master’s programme in Studielink
  3. Request admission in uSis before 15 June 
  4. Re-enrol for the bachelor’s or pre-master’s programme before 1 September for a maximum of one month.

Your Master’s programme enrolment will be definitive as of 1 September 2020 on the condition that you have completed your Bachelor’s programme before 31 August 2021 at the latest; otherwise your Master’s programme enrolment will be cancelled. 

You pay only one tuition fee, so you only pay for your master’s programme. This is on the condition that you have completed your bachelor’s programme by 31 August 2021 at the latest and have de-registered for this programme. If your master’s enrolment is cancelled, you pay the tuition fee for continuing the bachelor’s programme. If you are following a bachelor’s programme at another institution, you can request proof of tuition fee payment (bewijs betaald collegegeld) via the contact form from Student Affairs Front Office, so that you will not have to pay the tuition fee. In the form choose the option tuition fee in the field *Category.

Questions

If you have any questions about admission and enrolment, please use the online contact form to contact the Student Affairs Front Office, using ‘Admission request’ as the subject.

Diploma requirements

You are eligible to apply if you have

  • a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science (Informatica) or Artificial Intelligence from any research university in the Netherlands.​​​​​
    OR
  • a bachelor’s degree in a Computer Science-related programme from a research university in the Netherlands, under the condition that you have accumulated at least 90 EC (or the equivalent thereof) in courses/projects in the domain of Computer Science. 

The Board of Admissions will assess whether your degree and background are sufficiently related to the BSc degrees in Computer Science or Artificial Intelligence.

If you have a bachelor’s degree that does not meet the requirements specified above, you may be eligible for an individual bridging programme tailored to your individual background. If you have successfully met the requirements of the imposed bridging programme, you will be admitted to the master’s programme.

For more information, please contact the Computer Science study advisor.

If you have a degree in Dutch higher vocational education (hbo) in a Computer Science or Bioinformatics-related field of science, you are eligible to apply under the condition that you have

  •  obtained the diploma within a maximum of five years and
  •  an average final grade of at least 7.5.

The Board of Admissions will assess whether your degree and background are sufficiently related to the level and content of the Dutch BSc degree in Computer Science and whether you meet the additional requirements.

You may be eligible for an individual bridging programme tailored to your individual background. Eventual deficiencies up to 30 EC can be removed upon discussion with the study advisor using a bridging programme. If you have successfully met the requirements of the imposed bridging programme, you will be admitted to the master’s programme.

For more information, please contact the Computer Science study advisor.

If you have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Artificial Intelligence, or in a Computer Science-related programme from a foreign research university with a level similar to Dutch universities, you are eligible to apply under the condition that you have accumulated at least 90 EC (or the equivalent thereof) in courses/projects in the domain of Computer Science.

The Board of Admissions will assess whether your degree and background are sufficiently related to the level and content of the Dutch BSc degree in Computer Science.

For more information, please contact the Computer Science study advisor.

Language requirements

In order to successfully participate in this programme, you must be proficient in English. The following requirements apply*:

  • IELTS: minimum 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 for each of the components Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking
  • TOEFL: internet based 90 (with a minimum component score of 20)
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE), minimum 180, with a minimum component score of 169 

*Please note: You do not have to submit proof of proficiency if you have

  • An International Baccalaureate diploma (or other with English A);
  • A diploma of secondary or higher education completed in the US, the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia or Canada (with the exception of French-taught education in Canada);
  • A diploma of an English-taught university degree programme completed at a Dutch research university;
  • A pre-university education (vwo) diploma;
  • A high school (or higher) diploma determined by SEA (Admissions Office) in an EER country, where English has been studied up to and including the final year of the programme, and where the level of English can be considered comparable to Dutch vwo (pre-university education).

 

For detailed information about which English qualifications are accepted, as well as the relevant exemption criteria, refer to English language proficiency.

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