KU Leuven

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
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This Statistics programme at KU Leuven offers high-quality training in statistics for research or for professional life. The student can choose from various fields of specialisation, such as biometrics, social behavioural and educational statistics, business statistics, industrial statistics, mathematical statistics, official statistics, or an interdisciplinary statistics profile. 


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The Statistics programme at KU Leuven has teaching grounded in internationally recognised research. You will be trained intensively by experts in both the broad theoretical and the practical aspects of statistics. The programme will teach you how to apply statistical methodology. You will gain all the necessary experience and insight to be confident within any situation to quickly and efficiently complete any given problem. 


The applications of statistics are very diverse, just like your professional options. As a highly skilled statistician, you'll be recruited by industry, banks or government institutions. Many graduates go on to designing clinical trials and supporting the biomedical sector, coaching research for new medicines, setting up and analysing psychological tests and surveys, performing financial risk analyses, statistically managing R&D projects and quality controls, or developing statistical software.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Science Communication and Outreach
  • Science and Sustainability: a Socio-Ecological Approach
  • Fundamental Concepts of Statistics
  • Statistical Software
  • Multivariate Statistics
  • Regression Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

To apply for the Master of Science in Statistics, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Successful completion of an academic bachelor’s degree with ordinary at least two courses in introductory statistics. Here you find some useful references and sample web lectures of a few selected courses.
  • To strengthen their application, applicants may decide to take and provide results of a GRE/GMAT test.
  • Applicants should provide brief course descriptions of the statistical, mathematical and otherwise quantitative courses that they followed during their prior higher education.
  • As courses are taught in English, proven proficiency in English is required for non-native English speakers.
  • The admission committee may propose to discuss an application with an applicant via a brief skype interview.

Tuition Fee


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