Information Sciences (Master Degree)

the Netherlands

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The award
Master Degree

How long you will study
1 Years

Domestic course fees
EUR 2143 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 16630 per year

All study options

About Information Sciences at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

How should we process information to create value for businesses, individuals and society? How can we help organisations in their digital transformation?

Can a company's IT be both profitable and environmentally friendly? What is the role of green IT in digital inclusion and a sustainable society?

The Master's in Information Sciences spans Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and its practical application in a society that is increasingly digital. To lead the way, society needs a new generation of IT professionals who know how to create socio-technical systems that support the needs of modern organisations, from enterprises, SMEs and NGOs, to online communities and the public at large. At the same time, modern society is concerned with its sustainability footprint in terms of environmental, social, technical and economic priorities. This requires IT professionals and organisations to become more digital while doing business responsibly.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMaster DegreeHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesEUR 2143 per yearInternational course feesEUR 16630 per year

Entry requirements

The Information Sciences programme is open to both Dutch and International Students. The Faculty's Admission Board will decide upon your admission after having evaluated your complete online application.

In order to gain admission to the Information Sciences Master's programme, you will need to have at least a Bachelor's degree from an accredited research university including at least three full years of academic study amounting to a minimum of 180 ECTS or equivalent. We do not require a GRE or GMAT test score. A Bachelor degree obtained at an applied university or higher vocational education (HBO in Dutch) in most cases does not grant direct access to the programme (only exceptionally high ranking students stand a chance of admission).

Specific requirements for the Information Sciences Master's programme

  • The Master's programme Information Sciences is open to students with an academic Bachelor's degree in Information Sciences or in related fields like Computer Science, Informatics, Business Analytics or Artificial Intelligence. If you have a Bachelor's degree in a related field, you may conditionally enrol for the Master's programme in Information Sciences. In general, we expect the following subjects to be part of your Bachelor's programme:
    • Information Sciences courses: Business Modelling and Requirements Engineering, Human-Computer Interaction, Information Sciences project.
    • Computer Sciences courses: base-level courses in Programming, Software Engineering, and Databases.
    • Courses from other disciplines (business/economics, social sciences, culture & communication studies).

    General English language proficiency requirements

    VU Amsterdam requires all applicants to take an English test. You can, however, begin your application without having the test results. Exceptions are made for students who have completed a bachelor or master in Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia.

    The minimum English language proficiency requirements for admission to this master programme are:

    • IELTS: 6.5 overall
    • TOEFL Internet-based test: 92 overall
    • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): A, B, C
    • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): A, B, C

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