Survey Statistics

University of Trier

24 months
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The Survey Statistics programme of University of Trier focuses on modern applied methods of statistics. Due to the Economic and Social Statistics Department’s main research priorities, a special emphasis is put on computational survey statistics. Thereby, the programme mainly caters to the ever evolving demands in the fields of institutional and official statistics.

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During the Survey Statistics programme of University of Trier students can get insights into actual statistical research through the Research Institute for Official and Survey Statistics (RIFOSS) located at Trier University.

As the need for evidence-based policies, and consequently for sound complex data analyses, rises, the need for well-trained applied statisticians increases as well. Through its structure, the master programme ensures that students are not only trained in statistics but also get insights into subject matters like economics, social sciences, etc., creating a multidisciplinary environment. Graduates are thus able to fine-tune their profile to their desired future line of work. This ability is further enhanced by a collaboration with the University of Bamberg and Freie Universität Berlin that ensures a broad spectrum of lectures from which students may choose. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Survey Sampling
  • Elements of statistics and econometrics
  • Statistical Programming and Computer-intensive Methods
  • Monte-Carlo simulation methods
  • Weighting and calibration
  • Variance Estimation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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IELTS or TOEFL needed


120 ECTS


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

Proof a Bachelor's degree (acquisition of 180 ECTS from a domestic or foreign university)

  • with a final grade of 2.0 or better in mathematics/statistics-oriented study of mathematics, business mathematics, statistics or quantitative methods
  • with a grade of 2.0 or better in business administration or sociology and 24 ECTS in the field of mathematics, statistics or quantitative methods with at least 24 ECTS
  • with a final grade of 2.0 or better in a similar program and at least 30 ECTS in the field of mathematics, statistics or quantitative methods

Grades between 2.0 and 2.5 a letter of motivation must be submitted as well

A good command of the English language and good R programming skills are required

Tuition Fee

No tuition fee


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