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Computer Science - Leiden University

ICT in Business and the Public Sector (MSc)

Admission requirements

To be eligible for ICT in Business and the Public Sector at Leiden University, you must meet the following admission requirements.

Diploma Requirements

You are eligible to apply if you have

  • A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science (Informatica) from any research university in the Netherlands.
    OR
  • 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 equivalence thereof) in courses/projects belonging to 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.

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. A lack of (Python) programming and Software Engineering skills will need to be addressed in the bridging programme. If you have successfully met the requirements of the imposed, you will be admitted to the master’s programme.

For more information, please contact the ICT in Business and the Public Sector study advisor.

If you have a degree in Dutch higher vocational education (hbo) in a Computer Science- or Business Information Science-related programme, you are eligible to apply under the condition that you 

  • have obtained your diploma within a maximum of five years, and
  • have 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 BSc degrees in Computer Science and whether you meet the additional requirements.

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. A lack of (Python) programming and Software Engineering skills will need to be addressed in the bridging programme. If you have successfully met the requirements of the imposed, you will be admitted to the master’s programme.

For more information, please contact the ICT in Business and the Public Sector study advisor.

If you have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science 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 equivalence thereof) in courses/projects belonging to the domain of Computer Science.

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

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. A lack of (Python) programming and Software Engineering skills will need to be addressed in the bridging programme. If you have successfully met the requirements of the imposed, you will be admitted to the master’s programme.

For more information, please contact the ICT in Business and the Public Sector 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 Australia, Canada (with the exception of French-language programmes in Canada), Ireland, Malta, New Zealand, Singapore, the United Kingdom, the United States or South Africa;
  • A diploma of an English-taught university degree programme completed at a Dutch research university;
  • A pre-university education (vwo) diploma.

 

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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