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Statistical Science (specialisation) (MSc)

Admission requirements

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

Diploma requirements

If you have a bachelor’s degree from a research university in the Netherlands, you are eligible to apply under the condition that you have

  • basic knowledge of calculus (equivalent to the Dutch: vwo Wiskunde B) and
  • accumulated at least 20 EC (or the equivalence thereof) in courses/projects in statistics/ methodology and/or (higher) mathematics.

The aforementioned courses/projects must have been concluded with an average mark of at least 7.5/10 (or GPA ≥ 3.4).

If you have a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, psychology, computer science or econometrics from a research university in the Netherlands, you will typically fulfil the requirements with respect to statistics/methodology and/or mathematics.

The Board of Admissions will assess whether your degree and background are sufficient for admission.

For more information, please contact the Student Information Centre.

If you have a degree in Dutch higher vocational education (hbo) in a Statistical Science-related field of science, you are eligible to apply.

The Board of Admissions will assess whether your degree and background are sufficiently related to the level and content of the requirements set out for students with the Dutch university BSc degree.

For more information, please contact the Student Information Centre.​​​​​​​

If you have a bachelor’s degree in Statistical Science or in a Statistical 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

  • basic knowledge of calculus (equivalent to the Dutch: vwo Wiskunde B) and
  • accumulated at least 20 EC (or the equivalence thereof) in courses/projects in statistics/ methodology and/or (higher) mathematics.

The aforementioned courses/projects must have been concluded with an average mark of at least 7.5/10 (or GPA ≥ 3.4).

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

For more information, please contact the Student Information Centre.​​​​​​​

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
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE), minimum grade C

*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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