Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

Master degree
24 months
Application deadlines: 1 February
Intakes: September
International tuition: €15,400
Domestic tuition: €2,083

Program overview

Modern AI often involves self-learning systems that are trained on massive amounts of data ('Big Data'), and/or interacting intelligent agents that perform distributed reasoning and computation. AI connects sensors with algorithms and human-computer interfaces, and extends itself into large networks of devices. AI has found numerous applications in industry, government and society, and is one of the driving forces of today's economy.

Study options

This program can be done
On campus


Admission to the Master’s Programme in Artificial Intelligence is possible for students with one of the following qualifications: 1. Prior education Students with a Dutch Bachelor's degree in Artificial Intelligence or Computer Science may be admitted to the programme. Students with a Bèta-Gamma or Future Planet Studies bachelor degree from the University of Amsterdam with a major in AI may also be admitted. Other students, who hold at least a Bachelor's degree in an area closely related to AI, may also apply, complemented by the following requirements: Basic knowledge of Computer Science (at least 12 EC) Basic programming skills (at least 12 EC) Basic university level Calculus (at least 6 EC) Basic university level Linear Algebra (at least 6 EC) Basic university level Probability and Statistics (at least 6 EC) A motivation which matches the content of the Master’s programme. Proficiency in English 2. Grade point average and additional requirements In addition to the admission requirements referred to above, the student has to comply with the following requirements: 1. You have an overall grade point average (GPA) equivalent to at least: 3.0 (American system) 2.1 (a second class upper/division one degree in the British system) C (ECTS-system) The GPA is the average of the Bachelor’s course grades weighed by course/study load. 2. The student has obtained the Bachelor’s degree within at most 3 year more than the nominal duration of the programme. Maximum programme capacity From the academic year 2019-2020 on, the Master’s programme Artificial Intelligence has a maximum capacity of 120 students who can be admitted to the programme. To be selected, the candidates at least have to meet the requirements as stated above. Subsequently all students eligible for admission to the programme will be ranked by the following ranking criteria as follows: GPA score Duration of completing the Bachelor’s programme Publications Relevant AI projects (completed) Programming skills Knowledge of logic Motivation for contents Master’s programme Relevant AI courses at level of Master’s programme No Pre-Master Artificial Intelligence From the academic year 2018-2019 on, the Master programme Artificial Intelligence will no longer offer a pre-master programme due to an enormous increase in interest and students in the programme. 3. English language proficiency Your ability to write and speak in English must be at an academic level. To prove your level of English please provide us with your scores of one of the following tests: the TOEFL Test, the test of the International English Language Testing Service (Academic IELTS) a Cambridge Examination Score.

Career opportunities

A Master of Science degree in Artificial Intelligence gives students a strong foundation for working in key positions, in knowledge-intensive research centres or business: cosultant software/ web developer PhD position Programmer