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A completed Bachelor's degree in Computing Science or related area
In order to get admission to the Master’s in Computing Science, you'll need a completed Bachelor’s degree in Computing Science or a related discipline, such as Artificial Intelligence and Mathematics. The Examination Board will consider whether or not you have met the requirements.
A proficiency in English
In order to take part in the programme, you need to have fluency in English, both written and spoken. Non-native speakers of English* without a Dutch Bachelor's degree or VWO diploma need one of the following:
- TOEFL score of ≥575 (paper based) or ≥90 (internet based)
- IELTS score of ≥6.5
- Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), with a mark of C or higher
* Applicants are considered to be a native speaker of English if they are from Australia, Canada (with exception of Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, UK, USA or South Africa.
Months of entry
The Master’s specialisation in Software Science goes far beyond basic code writing. It helps students develop the skills and master the tools required to programme and develop software and analyse and test code in order to improve and simplify it. This programme focuses on embedded software and function programme, but also covers topics such as domain specific languages, model learning, model-based testing, task oriented and function programming, model checking and cyber physical systems. Graduates will learn to develop well-structured software that is attuned to an organisation’s needs and future plans can be cost effective, improve efficiency, offer better services and be innovative.
What will you learn?
- Learn advanced programming and design techniques
- Gain a background in the philosophical and ethical implications in computer science
- Develop skills to better analyse and test software
- Get valuable experience designing, conducting and presenting your own research
Graduates from this programme can follow a variety of career tracks in a wide range of companies or organisations:
- PhD or other research positions
Science and society
Studens can choose to follow the Master's specialisation in Software Science as a whole (2 years), or combine the first year of the research track with an additional year of a social Master’s track, including:
*This is a specialisation of the Master's in Computing Science
To apply for this course, please contact us by e-mail.
Learn more via the Radboud University contact form.
Fees and funding
There are various scholarships available for studying at Radboud University. Some of the opportunities are described below. A full list, including detailed information, can be found on our scholarships and grants page at our website.
Radboud Scholarship Programme
Open to a select number of excellent international students. Instead of the institutional tuition fees, non-EEA students pay the legal tuition fees (€2,143). Visa and residence permit costs, liability insurance and health insurance are also covered.
Orange Tulip Scholarship
Open to students from Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Indonesia, South-Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, and China. Instead of the institutional tuition fees, non-EEA students pay the legal tuition fees (€2,143). Visa and residence permit costs, liability insurance and health insurance are also covered.
Open to excellent American students. The grant will be paid in 12 monthly instalments of 1,050 euros. International travel and the cost of the residence permit will be covered, and an extra allowance of €1150 will be paid on arrival.
Sino-Dutch Bilateral Exchange Scholarship
Open to excellent students from China. Consists of a contribution of € 16,113 towards the total costs of one year of study or research in the Netherlands.
Aimed at lecturers at higher education institutions in Indonesia who wish to pursue a PhD or Master's at a university in the Netherlands. A DIKTI scholarship includes allowances for living expenses, insurance, travel costs, tuition fees and more.
Indonesian Education Scholarship (LPDP)
Open to excellent Indonesian students under the age of 35. Involves a full scholarship.
Holland Scholarship Programme
Open to excellent students from Canada, America, India and Turkey. Scholarship consists of 5,000 euros payed at the start of study.
Dutch Student Finance
EU/EEA students and Swiss students under 30 years of age are eligible if they are working at least 56 hours per month in the Netherlands, or have been living in the Netherlands for five years or more. Dutch student finance consists of four components: a basic grant, a supplementary grant (depending on the parental income), a student travel product, and a loan.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- MSc by research
- full time24 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Study Information