Admission requirements and regulations for exemptions
Master's programme in Computing Science
Please find the admission requirements for the Master’s in Computing Science below. Admission to the Master’s in Computing Science automatically means admission to the specialisations in:
- Cyber Security,
- Science in Society,
- Science, Management and Innovation,
- Software Science.
Other specialisations may have additional requirements. To find out more, please visit the specialisation web-pages for more detailed information:
- Data Science
- Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science
Admission requirements for students with a Dutch university Bachelor’s degree
In order to get admission to the Master's programme in Computing Science, you'll need a Bachelor’s degree in Computing Science or a related area, such as Artificial Intelligence and Mathematics. For the specialisation in Data Science, we also encourage students to apply who have a background in natural sciences, such as Chemistry, Biology, and Physics, with a keen interest in data analytics and proven mathematical and programming skills.
Admission requirements for students with a foreign Bachelor’s degree
- A completed Bachelor's degree in Computing Science or related area
In order to get admission to this Master’s you'll need a completed Bachelor’s degree in Computing Sciences or a related discipline, such as Artificial Intelligence and Mathematics. For the specialisation in Data Science, we also encourage students to apply who have a background in natural sciences, such as Chemistry, Biology, and Physics, with a keen interest in data analytics and proven mathematical and programming skills. In all cases, the Examination Board will consider whether or not you have met the requirements.
- A proficiency in English
In order to take part in the programme, you need to have fluency in English, both written and spoken. Non-native speakers of English* without a Dutch Bachelor's degree or VWO diploma need one of the following:
- TOEFL score of ≥575 (paper based) or ≥232 (computer based) or ≥90 (internet based)
- IELTS score of ≥6.5
- Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), with a mark of C or higher
For those who don’t meet the requirements
Radboud University can offer certain students who do not meet the requirements a customised pre-Master’s programme. This also applies to students with a relevant Bachelor’s diploma from a University of Applied Sciences (Dutch: HBO; German: Fachhochschule). The aim of the pre-Master's is to eliminate deficiencies and to develop skills that are needed at the start of the Master's programme. The content and duration of these pre-Master’s are determined and constructed per individual student.
If you have queries about whether your prior education will give admittance to this Master’s or customised pre-Master’s, you can contact Perry Groot. When emailing about this, please already include your resume and certificates.
* Applicants are considered to be a native speaker of English if they are from Australia, Canada (with exception of Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, UK, USA or South Africa.