Learners75000+
1 Year On-Campus in Germany1 Year Online
Start DateComing Soon
in Degree Cost Save upto 20 Lakhs
Eligible to apply for 18 months PSW Visa PSW Visa
Program FeeYear 1 (online)
- INR 3,50,000 (incl. taxes)
Learning Hours12-15 Hours/Week

    About the Programme

    Blended Program - Study year 1 online and year 2 on-campus at IU, Germany

    Customizable Curriculum

    Customizable Curriculum

    13 Electives at IU Germany

    Student Support

    Student Support

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    End-to-end Counseling and Visa Support

    upGrad team will help you with application to IU Germany, securing confirmed offer letter & support with German visa application.

    Programme Overview

    Key Highlights

    Eligible for 18 Months post Study Work Visa Application
    Eligible for 18 Months post Study Work Visa Application
    94% of IU Graduates receive confirmed Job Offers within 6 Months of Graduation
    94% of IU Graduates receive confirmed Job Offers within 6 Months of Graduation
    No IELTS required to study in Germany for upGrad learners
    No IELTS required to study in Germany for upGrad learners
    Online Sessions + Live Lectures
    Online Sessions + Live Lectures
    World Class Faculty Members & Industry Experts
    World Class Faculty Members & Industry Experts
     Alumni status by IU Germany and London South Bank University
    Alumni status by IU Germany and London South Bank University
    Timely Doubt Resolution
    Timely Doubt Resolution
     Study in Europe's most Resilient Economy
    Study in Europe's most Resilient Economy
    13 Electives
    13 Electives
    Get an option of Dual Degree from London South Bank University (QS Ranking 800 -1000)*
    Get an option of Dual Degree from London South Bank University (QS Ranking 800 -1000)*
    WES Recognised
    WES Recognised

    “Our aim is simple: We strive to create high-impact, hands-on experiences that prepare students for meaningful and productive careers.”

    - Ronnie Screwvala, Co-Founder, upGrad

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    Syllabus

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    Top Subjects You Will Learn
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    Minimum Eligibility
    You need to have a graduation degree from any govt. recogniview more
    Master in Data Science degree (LSBU Certificate)
    You'll graduate from IU with both a German degree and a British degree: a major advantage for international career prospects!
    Master in Data Science degree (LSBU Certificate)
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    Syllabus

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    Semester 1

    30 ECTS
    • Data Science
    • Advanced Mathematics
    • Seminar: Data Science and Society
    • Advanced Statistics
    • Use Case and Evaluation
    • Project: Data Science Use Case

    Semester 2

    30 ECTS
    • Programming with Python
    • Machine Learning
    • Deep Learning
    • Big Data Technologies
    • Electives A

    Semester 3

    30 ECTS
    • Cyber Security and Data Protection
    • Case Study: Model Engineering
    • Software Engineering for Data Intensive Sciences
    • Electives B 10 ECTS
    • Seminar: Current Topics in Data Science

    Semester 4

    30 ECTS
    • Master Thesis & Colloquium

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    The upGrad Advantage

    Strong hand-holding with dedicated support to help you Master in Data Science
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      Expert Feedback and Learning
      TA sessions
        Regular live sessions by experts to clarify concept related doubt
          Receive unparalleled guidance from industry mentors, teaching assistants and graders
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            Q&A Forum

            Q&A Forum
            Peer-to-peer discussion forum where you can post your queries and your peers/faculty/teaching assistants answer your queries within a day. Regular Q&A sessions with faculty to get clarification on conceptual doubts.

              Admission Process

              There are 3 simple steps in the Admission Process which is detailed below:

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              Frequently Asked Questions

              About the Program

              What is the Master in Data Science with upGrad?

              The Master in Data Science is an engaging, yet rigorous 24-month online/offline program designed specifically for professionals to develop practical knowledge and skills related to Data science. The degree is awarded by IU Germany.

              What type of learning experience should I expect?

              The content will be a mix of interactive lectures from industry leaders as well as world-renowned faculty. Additionally, the program comprises live lectures or hangout sessions dedicated to solving your academic queries and reinforcing learning. Once you reach Germany, you will be part of a class of 30 students and get face to face learning from Professors. Also, in the final semester of the course, you will be writing a Thesis and participate in Colloquium.

              What is the weekly time commitment expected from me?

              The online program schedule is designed to ensure that you can successfully study alongside your job. Devoting 12-15 hours every week should be enough to graduate from the program. However, the more time you devote, the greater will be your learning from the program. The program in Germany will be full time and you can work part-time up to 20 hours per week. The minimum wage in Germany is ~10 Euros per hour.

              Is any certification granted at the end of the program?

              Post successful completion of the course, you will get a Master in Data Science Degree from IU, Germany.

              Admissions

              Is there a minimum qualification for this program?

              You need to have a graduation degree from any govt. recognized institution with a minimum of 50% marks, 1 year of work experience after the completion of your graduation and graduation medium of instruction should be in English.

              Can I still apply for the program if I have scored less than 50% in my undergraduate degree?

              Candidates who scored lower than 50% marks in the UG degree are not eligible to apply.

              Can I apply for the program if I am in my last year of an undergraduate degree?

              Yes, you can apply for the program but you will join the batch which is just after completion of your bachelor's degree.

              What is the admission process?

              The admissions process is completely online. Following are the key steps in the application process:
               Step 1 - Application and Document Submission

              Step 2 - Shortlisted candidates will receive a provisional admission offer

              Step 3 - Block your seat

              Will I be required to submit any documents for admission?

              Yes. You will be required to submit the following documents to upGrad prior to the program start date, a self-attested copy of your undergraduate transcript/degree clearly mentioning your GPA/Grades, Curriculum vitae, Proof of English proficiency.

              Please note, you will only receive the final admissions offer upon submitting these documents.

              Will I get a conditional offer letter from IU Germany?

              Once you provide us with all required documents, we will apply in IU Germany on your behalf and get you offer letter to join the course.

              Germany

              What are the job opportunities in Germany?

              Germany has the lowest unemployment rate across Europe of 5%. As per German industry bodies, there are more than 1 Lakh vacancies for IT jobs in Germany. As the average age of Germany is 44.5, they are looking for skilled immigrants to take up jobs in Germany.

              What are the part-time working rules in Germany?

              As a student, you can work 20 hours per week or 120 full days part-time during the year. Typical wage in Germany is around 10 Euros per hour.

              What are the living costs per year in Germany?

              To prove you have sufficient financial resources to support yourself in Germany, you have to deposit 10332 Euro in a blocked German bank account before you apply for Visa. This amount can be withdrawn once you reach Germany to support your monthly expenses. Your actual expenses may vary depending on your lifestyle in Germany.

              What are the post-study work visa rules in Germany?

              Germany allows for the application of up to 18 months of a post-study work visa after completing a degree from Germany.

              About IU

              Can you give more details on IU Germany?

              IU Germany was established in 1998 and is a university of applied sciences. They have 17 campuses in Germany with 40 examination centres. International students can opt for either the Berlin campus or the Bad Honnef campus.

              Why should I study in IU Germany?

              IU Germany prides itself on small class sizes. The typical class size at IU Germany is 30 students. IU also has a well-established career centre that helps students in getting jobs. 94% of IU graduates receive a job offers within 6 months of completion of the course.

              When can I start studying?

              Online:
              We guarantee IU online students maximum flexibility, so you can choose your own starting date in your application. On that day, we will send you the access data you need to begin.
              On-Campus: 
              We have two intakes i.e April and October per year. However, our on-campus programmes have fixed starting times. See the course pages for more.

              Course Curriculum

              Which topics are going to be covered as part of the program?

              The program will be delivered on a new technology platform to create a superior learning experience for participants. With this program, IU, Germany seeks to develop the next generation of leaders. The topics that are going to be covered Data Science, Advanced Mathematics, Seminar: Data Science and Society, Advanced Statistics, Use Case and Evaluation, Project: Data Science Use Case, Programming with Python, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Big Data Technologies, Cyber Security and Data Protection, Case Study: Model Engineering, Software Engineering for Data Intensive Sciences, Master Thesis & Colloquium.

              Is any certification granted at the end of the program?

              Post successful completion of the program, a Master in Data Science degree would be granted from IU, Germany.

              Assessment Structure

              What is the assessment structure at IU, Germany?

              Typical assessments for an online component will be quizzes and proctored exams. Students are expected to give quizzes after every chapter they have studied from course books and live lectures. Students are allowed unlimited attempts for quizzes. On completion of all the unit quizzes students will have to attempt a proctored exam which can be scheduled as early as 2 hours from the time of booking. These proctored exams are a mix of multiple-choice questions, short answers and long answers. To successfully get credit for a course, students will have to score overall 50% marks in a proctored exam. Learners will get 2 more attempts for a proctored exam if they do not complete it successfully in the first attempt. 

               

              • Which is described in the study and examination regulations of the study course. They cannot be offset by achievements in other subjects. The total credit points of the study course are determined by the curriculum overview.
              • A credit point corresponds to a credit point in accordance with the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) and is associated with a workload of 30 hours.

               

              Time Commitment

              What is the time commitment expected for the program?

              At least 12-15 hours per week of time commitment is expected to be able to graduate from the online program. The on-campus program in Germany is full time and will have an appropriate workload.

              How will my doubts/questions be addressed in an online program?

              Peer-to-peer discussion forum where you can post your queries and your peers/faculty/teaching assistants answer your queries within a day. Regular Q&A sessions with faculty to get clarification on conceptual doubts.

              Refund policy/Financials

              Is there any deferral or refund policy for this programme?

              Refund Policy: 

              • You can claim a refund for the amount paid towards the Program at any time, before the Program Start Date, by visiting www.upgrad.com and submitting your refund form via the "My Application" section under your profile. A processing fee of INR 10,000/- will be levied. If less than INR 10,000/- have been paid in total, the student shall not be eligible for any refund in such a case.
              • Students shall not be eligible for any refund under any circumstances if any such refund requests are raised post Program Start Date and the student will continue to pay the EMI for the loan (if applicable) and such loan cannot be cancelled. This is also applicable for those students who could not complete their payment and could not be enrolled in the Program opted for. However, the student can raise a request for Pre-Program deferral as per the policy defined below for the same.
              • In case of a refund, students will be solely responsible for any cancellation of the loan, including but not limited to applicable loan cancellation charges levied on the total cancelled loan amount.
              • Students must pay the full fee within 7 days of payment of Caution Money or Program Start Date, whichever is earlier, otherwise, the admission letter will be rescinded.
              • Request for refund must be sent via e-mail in the prescribed refund request form. The refund will be processed within 30 working days of commencement of the Program after being duly approved by the Academic Committee.

               

              Deferral Policy: (Pre- Signing of IU contract) 

              • If a student, due to unavoidable circumstances is unable to commence with the cohort and requests for a deferral before signing the IU contract, we provide the opportunity for the student to defer to another batch.
              • However, the student will be required to pay 50% of the total course fee amount (inclusive of taxes) before the deferral can be approved. Till this is completed, the student will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort.
              • A student can request for deferral only once and to either of the scheduled cohorts to start in the next 1 year from the batch start date of the initial batch the student enrolled for.
              • The student has time till the current cohort launch date to make the payment of the 50% program fee, post which the deferral request will expire. Once the deferral window expires and the student now asks for a refund, The above-mentioned applicable refund policy will apply.
              • The fee applicable to the deferred student will be as per the prevailing fee for the batch student has opted to defer to (No additional deferral fee is required to be paid).

               

              Deferral Policy: (Post Signing of IU contract) 

              • Deferral is not allowed post-signing of IU contract.
              • Further, post program commencement, you shall not be eligible to change the program and/or pause the Program.

              Which banks allow using 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?

              No cost EMI is available on credit cards from all major banks (American Express, Bank of Baroda, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, RBL Bank, Standard Chartered, Axis Bank, Yes Bank).

              Will I have to pay any extra amount for the EMI transaction?

              If you are availing 0% credit card EMI, upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions. Your bank may levy GST or other taxes on the interest component of the EMI.

              Are there any fees or down payment?

              Certain banks charge nominal processing fees between INR 99 - 500 on 0% Credit Card EMI transactions. If charged will be billed in the first repayment instalment.

              Can I use my International credit card for 0% credit EMI or Credit Card EMI?

              Only the Indian bank Credit cards can be used. But you can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions, this will be purely between you and your bank.

              How can I opt for Credit card EMI if my bank is not listed in the 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?

              You can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot/part payments and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions.

              Why is the entire amount blocked on my credit card?

              Initially, your bank will block the entire amount from your available purchase limit and from your next billing cycle, you will be charged the EMI amount. As you start paying your EMI, your credit limit will be released accordingly. For example, if you have made a payment of ₹100000 on 6-months EMI and your credit limit is ₹200,000 then initially your bank will block your credit limit by ₹100000. After payment of your first month EMI of Rs.15000, the blocked amount will come down to ₹85000.

              Why is interest getting charged on No Cost EMI?

              Your bank will charge you interest. However, this interest charge has been provided to you as an upfront discount at the time of your payment, effectively giving you the benefit of a No cost EMI. The total amount paid during the entire EMI tenure to the bank will be equal to the amount to be paid to upGrad. 

              Eg. Amount payable to upGrad: INR 405000 

              Let's say the Amount deducted at the time of the transaction: INR 379850 (Principal amount) 

              Bank charges interest of 12-15% per annum on INR 379850 

              [Note: Interest factor is reducing the rate and not Flat rate] EMI AMOUNT = INR ​33750 x 12 = INR 405000 effectively, you have taken loan on 379,850 instead of 405,000.