The next IPSDS cohort starts in June, 2018.
Please, note that places are limited to maximum 20 participants in a cohort.

  • Early admission deadline: December 4, 2017
  • Final deadline: January 22, 2018

Participation in the program until February 2019 will be tuition-free.
Do not miss our online Q&A sessions, where you can learn more about the program, meet faculty and current students.

Below you can find detailed information about enrollment criteria and Q&A sessions.

Enrollment Criteria

Applicants must meet the following minimum admission criteria:

  • Academic degree (min. Bachelor’s degree)
  • At least 12 ECTS/6 credits in mathematical/applied statistics
  • At least one year of work experience in a position dealing with data generation, collection, or analysis.
  • English proficiency

How to apply

For complete application, you must

  1. fill out and submit the online application form
  2. send in all required application documents via e-mail to

Required Documents

Submit the following documents with your application:

  • CV
  • Copies of all academic degree certificates (e.g., bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral)
  • Official copy of transcript for all post-secondary work
  • Evidence of English proficiency (if available)
  • Proofs of additional relevant training (e.g., summer school certificates, further training certificates) (if available)
  • An essay describing applicant’s experience and interest in survey and data science
  • Letter(s) of recommendation (min 1; max 3)

Test studies

Please note that IPSDS is currently fully funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Therefore, there are special terms and conditions for the first two cohorts of the program. Before you send in your application, please check the Terms and Conditions page carefully.


If you have any questions concerning the admission process, please have a look at our FAQs or contact