MS Data Science 60 ECTS

MS Data Science 60 ECTS

Batch Start Date - 30th June 2023

Key Benefits of the Program

  • INR11 Lakhs

    Significant savings of upto INR 11 Lakhs compared to studying full degree in Germany

  • Upto18 Months

    Eligible for PGWP/Post Study Work/OPT visa application after graduation

  • INR48 Lakhs

    Average salary in Germany after completion of the course

Program Structure and Fees

MS Data Science 60 ECTS is a dual degree program wherein the first year, you will be studying online with IIIT Bangalore. The tuition fees of the course for the 1st Year is INR 4.25 Lakhs (inclusive of taxes). For the 2nd year, you will be transferring to Germany and studying on-campus at International University of Applied Science, Berlin, Germany. Tuition fees for the International University of Applied Sciences, Berlin, Germany is approximately 11,235 Euros. You will also have to incur approximately 11,208 Euros per annum as living cost in Germany.
  1. Country


    Course Name

    • Executive PG Program in Data Science


    • Applicants must score 50% and above marks in their Bachelors' degree as per Indian Standards and as per German standards, German GPA should be less than or equal to 3.50.
    • All bachelor's degrees are accepted except General BA (without specialization).

    Tuition Fees

    INR 4,25,000 (inclusive of taxes)

    Cost of Living


    Mode of Teaching



    1 year

  2. Country


    Course Name

    • MS Data Science 60 ECTS


    • The applicant must successfully complete the Executive PG Programme in Data Science from IIIT Bangalore with 2.4 or above CGPA.
    • An English Language Certificate for Visa appointment (TOEFL - Minimum 80 or IELTS score of minimum 6.0 bands)
    • 1 year of full time work experience related to Data Science/Technology/Engineering after the completion of graduation & at the time of enrolment for the online course.
    • For more details on eligibility refer to the brochure

    Tuition Fees

    ~ EUR 11,235

    Cost of Living

    ~ EUR 11208

    Mode of Teaching



    1 year

Other Benefits

  • Dual certification - IIIT Bangalore as well as International University of Applied Sciences, Berlin, Germany
  • It is the 1st European University member of UNESCO Global Education Coalition.
  • In-built IELTS prep to be provided by upGrad
  • 5 specialisations at IIIT Bangalore
  • 189 Industry focused Bachelor and Masters Programmes
  • 94% of IU students find a job within 3 months of graduation.
  • Eligible for 18 months Post Study Work Visa
  • Online Sessions + Live Lectures
  • World Class Faculty Members & Industry Experts
About IIIT Bangalore
About IU Germany
About Germany

Career Opportunities

Data Science

  • Python Engineer

    EUR 55,505 Annually

  • Data Scientist

    EUR 55,492 Annually

  • Data Engineer

    EUR 56,431 Annually

  • Data Analyst

    EUR 45,609 Annually


IIIT BangaloreExecutive PG Program in Data Science


IU GermanyMS Data Science 60 ECTS

  • 400+

    Content Hours Available

  • 60+

    Industry Projects

  • 57+

    Live Learning Sessions

  • 20+

    Expert Coaching Sessions

Frequently Asked Questions

About the Program

What is MS Data Science 60 ECTS with upGrad?

MS Data Science 60 ECTS 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 receieve face-to-face learning from IU faculty. Upon completion of the program, you will have the option to apply for PSW Visa in Germany as well as get support from IU, Germany for career services to build a career in Germany.

Is any certification granted at the end of the program?

Post the successful completion of the IIIT B coursework program, an Executive PG Program in Data Science Certificate would be awarded by IIIT Bangalore and upon completion of the on-campus program, an MS Data Science 60 ECTS degree will be awarded by IU, Germany.


Is there a minimum qualification for this program?

  • Applicants must score 50% and above marks in their Bachelors' degree as per Indian Standards and as per German standards, German GPA should be less than or equal to 3.50.
  • All bachelor's degrees are accepted except General BA (without specialization)

What is the admission process?

The admissions process is completely online. 
Following are the key steps in the application process:
Step 1 - Selection TestFill out an application and take a short 17-minute online test with 11 questions. 
Step 2 - Review and Shortlist CandidatesOur faculty will review all applications, considering the background and review the test scores where applicable. Following this, Offer Letters will be rolled out.
Step 3 - Enrolment for Access to Prep ContentMake a quick block payment of INR 25,000 to reserve your seat and receive immediate access to the prep content and begin your upGrad journey. Complete balance payment with assistance from our loan partners where required.

Will I get a conditional offer letter from the IU, Germany?

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

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.

Documents Required for IIITB Admission
  • Scanned copy of Marksheet and Under Graduation degree.
  • Scanned copy of Identity proof (PAN Card or Driving License or Passport). It should have your Full Name and Date of Birth clearly mentioned on it. This document will be referred to by the University for printing your name on the certificate. 
  • Scanned copy of passport size photographs 
Documents Required for Conditional offer letter from IU, Germany
  • Scanned copy of High School Diploma and transcript (For South Asian Applicants, SSC Marksheet is also required as well)
  • Scanned copy of bachelor’s degree transcript and certificate with minimum 60%
  • Scanned copy of bachelor’s degree transcript and certificate with minimum of 50% or above as per Indian Grading System and lower than or equal to 3.5 on German Grading System
  • Scanned copy of Passport. It should have your Full Name and Date of Birth clearly mentioned on it
  • Copy of Passport size Digital Photograph
  • Updated CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Statement of Purpose (Motivation Letter)
  • English Test Scores (TOEFL/IELTS)
 Documents Required for final offer letter from IU, Germany
  • Successful completion of Executive PG Program in Data Science from IIIT Bangalore with 2.4 or above CGPA (Transcript and Certificate to be submitted)
  • English Test scores (TOEFL/IELTS). If not submitted at the time of conditional offer letter


What are the part-time working rules in Germany?

As a student, you can work part time during both the courses. The time permitted in accordance with the immigration is 120 full days or 240 half days in a year. Typical wage in Germany is around 10 Euros per hour.

What are the living costs per year in Germany?

The indicative cost of living is 11,208 Euros.

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 centers. International students can opt for the Berlin 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 center that helps students in getting jobs. 94% of IU graduates receive job offers within 6 months of completion of the course.

When can I start studying on-campus?

On-Campus: We have two intakes per year i.e. April and October, you can apply at any time. However, our on-campus programmes have fixed starting times. See the course pages for more information.

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

Is there any deferral or refund policy for this program?

1. You can claim a refund for the amount paid towards the Program at any time, before the Program Start Date, by visiting and submitting your refund form via the "My Application" section under your profile. Processing fee of Rs. 20,000/- will be levied. If less than Rs. 20,000/- have been paid in total, the student shall not be eligible for any refund in such case.
2. Student 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.
3. 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.
4. Student 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.
5. 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)
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.


No cost CC EMI FAQ's

0% EMI with Finance partners /Credit card option availability will vary program wise.

1. 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, Indus Ind Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, RBL Bank, Standard Chartered, Axis Bank, Yes Bank, State Bank of India)

2. Is there any minimum transaction limit ?
Yes. 50000 is the minimum.

3. Standard Chartered Bank offers 18 or 24 months No Cost EMI ?
No. ONLY 12 months is available irrespective of the Program enrolled.

4. Will I have to pay any extra amount for 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.

5. Are there any fees or down payment?
Certain banks charge nominal processing fees between INR 99 - 500 on 0% Credit Card EMI transaction. If charged, will be billed in the first repayment installment.

6. 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.

7. Are there any charges in case I opt for cancellation/refund from the course after paying balance with no cost EMI ?
Yes, there will be additional charges to the extent of interest paid by the upGrad to the bank, you will be refunded only Principal amount, i.e. the amount actually deducted/blocked from your card. This deduction will be in addition to the amount mentioned in the refund policy shared with your offer letter.

8. Can I Pay Using Multiple Credit Cards ?
Multiple cards can be used to complete the payments using Part payment option make sure to inform the learner, minimum transaction is INR 50000 to opt for 0% CC EMI E.g. Amount to be paid: 150000. I can pay using 2 Credit cards. Yes, Example :
HDFC Card – Part payment – INR 100000
ICICI Card – Part payment – INR 50000

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. 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 Amount deducted at the time of transaction: INR 379850 (Principal amount) Bank charges interest of 12-15% per annum on INR 379850
[Note: Interest factor is reducing 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