24 months
1454 EUR/year
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The master’s programme in Data Science at the University of Vienna aims at providing a practically oriented and scientifically sound education in the field of modern data science. Data science is an essential driving force in today’s digital world. In almost all areas of the economy, large amounts of data are collected and generated. 


The task of data science is to gain knowledge from ever bigger volumes of data, which represents added value for the respective area. This requires not only the development of efficient algorithms, but also a basic understanding of the interpretability and reliability of results. A diverse and interdisciplinary competence profile is required, which particularly includes the practical handling of large amounts of data, a solid mathematical and statistical foundation as well as knowledge in the respective area of application. 

In addition, the rapid developments in data science raise ethical and legal questions. The master’s programme in Data Science at the University of Vienna extensively reflects all these core competencies and puts an emphasis on the interdisciplinary and heterogeneous character of Data Science, which is ensured by means of a specialisation in individual areas.

After Graduation

  • Graduates receive a sound and broad education in core modules, including algorithmic, mathematical and statistical foundations, the handling of large amounts of data as well as explorative data analysis. Additionally, graduates are familiarised with ethical and legal aspects.
  • They gain in-depth knowledge in concrete fields of application, e.g. from humanities, language processing, finance, medicine, physics, or computational science.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mathematical & Statistical Foundations
  • Mining Massive Data
  • Optimisation
  • Visual & Exploratory Data Analysis
  • Ethics & Legal Issues

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Deadlines for EU/EEA students:

  • Winter - 30 November
  • Summer - 30 April 


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • List of degree programmes
  • Admission with a degree from the University of Vienna
  • Admission with a degree from another university
  • Degree programmes with an entrance exam procedure
  • Visiting Master

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1454 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 727 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • As an EU/EEA/CH citizen you only have to pay the Students' Union fee (20.20 Euro). 
  • Non-EU/EEA students pay the fee plus the Students' Union fee of 20.20 Euro

Living costs for Vienna

861 - 1331 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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