First-year students

Welcome event

The first important date of the master program "Data Science" is the welcome event for first-year students. 

More information about the freshman event for the winter semester 2022/ 23 here.

If you are not yet enrolled in the Data Science program but would like to attend the freshman event, please send a short email to We look forward to welcoming you on this day.


Pre-course Programming

Programming is an important component of the master's degree Data Science. However, experience has shown that the corresponding prior knowledge varies depending on the previous field of study or professional experience. Therefore, a Pre-course Programming will be offered from September 12 - 14, 2022 (starting right after the Welcome Event). The course aims to provide basic knowledge of programming with Python, thus enabling all students of the Master's program to successfully start their studies. Detailed course information including a description of course contents is available here.

The Pre-course will take place on

Mon 12.09.2022 from 13 - 16 h in room C03-1.10
Tue 13.09.2022 from   9 - 15 h in room C03-1.02
Wed 14.09.2022 from  9 - 15 h in room C03-1.02

If would like to attend the Precourse Programming, please send a short email to Online participation is possible in well-justified cases, upon request


Credit points from first degree

If you have acquired only 180 credit points instead of 210 in your first degree, you can read here how to make up the missing 30 credit points. In order to check whether you have to fulfill any requirements in order to obtain your Master's degree, please provide your examination office with evidence of your achievements in your first degree program soon after your enrollment. If applicable, please agree with the head of the study program which achievements need to be made up for.