Statistics and Data Science, M.Sc. | KU Leuven | Leuven, Belgium
24 months
3900 EUR/year
980 EUR/year
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The world we live in is becoming increasingly suffused and defined by data and statistics. The Statistics and Data Science programme from KU Leuven also helps students develop a problem-solving attitude and teaches them how to apply statistical methodology and data science techniques to almost any field of inquiry.

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The Master of Statistics and Data Science programme from KU Leuven continues the tradition and attractiveness of the time-honored and high-quality statistics training offered at KU Leuven, enriched by a range of top-notch data science courses. As such, you will be able to tailor the program according to your needs and interests. The programme can either be followed fully on-campus or in a blended (online) format. You have to choose between one of these two formats.

To tailor the programme to your needs and interests, you choose courses from one of the following tracks:

  • Statistics and Data Science for Biometrics
  • Statistics and Data Science for Social, Behavioural and Educational Sciences
  • Statistics and Data Science for Business
  • Statistics and Data Science for Industry
  • Theoretical Statistics and Data Science
  • Interdisciplinary Statistics and Data Science
  • European Master of Official Statistics

Career perspectives

The applications of statistics and data science are very diverse, just like your professional options. As a highly skilled statistician and data science expert, 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:

  • Privacy and Big Data
  • Science Communication and Outreach
  • Science and Sustainability: a Socio-Ecological Approach
  • Statistical Software
  • Multivariate Statistics
  • Linear Models

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be eligible for this master’s programme, you must have obtained an academic bachelor’s degree with at least two courses in introductory statistics. Results of a GRE test should be submitted with your application.
  • You also have to provide evidence of your English proficiency.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3900 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    980 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 980 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Leuven

810 - 1280 EUR /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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