Students can start with the Computing Science Master’s programme twice a year, in September and in February. Enrolment in the programme in September is recommended for non-Utrecht University students. Check the admission deadlines for this programme.
There is no entrance exam but admission depends on the content of the Bachelor’s programme taken by the student. There is no set limit to the number of students accepted. Since the programme allows using up to 15 ECTS (2 courses) to remedy deficiencies (‘catch up’ courses), the absence of a small part of prerequisite knowledge should not be problematic.
The entrance requirements conform to the level and contents of the BSc in Computing Science as educated at Utrecht University. Students qualifying for entrance must:
- have a reasonable experience in the use of several programming languages (amongst which functional and object-oriented languages)
- have adequate knowledge of the workings of computer systems, networks and operating systems
- have a basic knowledge of algorithms and data structures, their design and analysis
- have a basic knowledge of modern software construction
- have a basic knowledge of computer science and logic
be able to reason formally, and
- be able to communicate facts and findings verbally and in writing, including using information and communication technology and audio-visual means.
BSc programmes that likely satisfy the entrance requirements include:
- a BSc in Mathematics (with a minor in informatics) or Artificial Intelligence,
- a HBO-bachelor in the `HBO-opleiding Informatica’,
- a HBO-bachelor in Informatics/Information Technology other than the `HBO-opleiding Informatica’,
More information for Dutch students with a HBO-degree.
For every case of application, the Master's Degree Admissions Committee Computer & Information Science will judge the level and applicability of the student’s curriculum knowledge to enter the Computing Science programme based on documents and additional information provided.
In all cases depending on the particular programme followed. In some situations a pre Master's programme will be proposed on an individual basis. You may need a half year to a year to complete this before enrollment in the Master's programme is possible.
A good knowledge of English is required. Check the precise requirements regarding proficiency in English for international students.