University of Queensland Master Data Science Fees, Eligibility, Admission & Deadlines

    Brisbane, QueenslandLocation
    UniversitySchool type
    Estd 1909established year

    Master (Data Science)

    18 months
    full time
    On Campus
    Course Based


    $31,132 /Yr

    The University of Queensland offers a Master of Data Science for a duration of 18 months preparing students to tackle complex data challenges. It is one of the most comprehensive data science courses in Australia. 

    For those aspiring to get into MS Data Science with UQ, having a prior relevant bachelor’s degree (at least 60% score), language proficiency test scores, along an updated CV are the relevant application requirements. Your IELTS score must be at least 6.5, TOEFL-iBT score must be at least 87. The advantage of pursuing MS data science at the University of Queensland is that the students also need to complete projects relevant to the industry in their final year preparing them for careers in the relevant sector and with dream employers.

    Placements/Job opportunities after the Master of Data Science are Data Engineer, Data Manager, Computer Systems Analyst, Software Developer, etc. The average salary goes up to 82,100 USD after completing this program.

    Important Dates

    Event End Date
    Semester1 Nov 30, 2021
    Semester2 Mar 31, 2021

    Fees & Funding

    Tution & Application Fees

    YearYear 1Year 2
    Tuition Fees$31132$31132
    Total Fees$31132$31132

    Eligibility & Entry Requirement

    Academic Eligibility:

    • Students must complete a degree equivalent to an Australian bachelor's degree in Mathematics or Statistics or Computing or related discipline from a recognized university.
    • The related disciplines include Information Technology, Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Actuarial Studies.
    • GPA of at least 5.0 on a 7 point scale is required to be eligible for this program.

    Indian Student Eligibility:

    Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet the following eligibility criteria:

    • Completed a 4-year bachelor's degree from a recognized institution.
    • Students must hold a GPA of 4 (60%) on a 7 point scale.

    Submission of GRE scores is required for this program, the recommended GRE score is 300+ for a better chance of admission.

    Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.

    Scores Required

    87 / 120

    Avg. Score in


    6.5 / 9

    Avg. Score in


    64 / 90

    Avg. Score in


    304 / 340

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    Required Document List

    Following are the required documents:

    • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements or awards, publications, relevant work, or volunteer experience.
    • UQ Online Applications: Students have to fill online application to take admission.
    • Academic Transcripts: Students have to provide full academic transcripts that contain student’s unit results.
    • Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE): It is an official document issued to international students by universities in Australia. It confirms that students have accepted a place in a course, and have paid tuition fees and Overseas Student Health Cover premium (OSHC).
    • Employment confirmation: A signed official letter or statement on company letterhead from student employer or organization confirming the dates and type of student employment.
    • Personal Statement: It should include a brief overview of student’s strengths and any work experience and/or education that they have.
    • Supplementary documents: Students may be required to provide additional information with the application, depending on which Curtin University course they choose.
    • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL other recognized English test results.

    Living Costs

    HeadAvg Cost Per Year
    Housing (On-Campus)$21360
    Housing (Off-Campus)$14568

    VISA & Work Study


    An international student must obtain a Student Visa of Australia to study and work in Australia. Students can apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500) after receiving a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) from UQ.  Visa applications can be submitted online through the Department of Home Affairs. There are different types of visa such as:

    • Student Visa: The student visa is a temporary visa that allows students to come to Australia for a specified period to study at an Australian educational institution. Generally, if students are studying for more than 3 months, they will need a Student Visa. 
    • Visitor Visa: If students are studying for 3 months or less, there are Visitor Visa options. Students may need to apply for a Visitor (Tourist) Visa then they may be able to get a Working Holiday Visa which allows studying for 4 months.
    • Working Holiday Visa: It gives young people between the ages of 18 and 30 (and in some cases between the ages of 18 and 35) the opportunity to enjoy working holidays for up to 36 months.
    • Temporary Graduate Visa: The Temporary Graduate Visa allows graduates to work in Australia temporarily after completing the student’s studies.
    • Relative’s Visitor Visa: If student's relatives wish to attend the graduation ceremony and require a letter to assist with their Visitor Visa application, they can order an official Graduation letter.
    • Applying For permanent Residency: International students who wish to remain in Australia permanently need to apply for Permanent Residency (PR). 
    • If students are under 18 years of age, they must have approved accommodation and welfare arrangements in place before a visa can be issued.
    • To apply for Student Visa, students will need the following documentation:
      • A copy of the offer letter
      • Valid Passport
      • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
      • A copy of electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE)
      • The visa application payment specified on the Department of Home Affairs website.

    Work Study

    Australia is a great place to work as an international student. Students may choose to work while studying

    • Student Visa allows international students to work part-time while pursuing their full-time degree courses.
    • The student visa allows students to work up to 40 hours per fortnight (two-week period) during university semesters.
    • Student visa holders can work full-time hours during vacations.
    • Casual or part-time work is a great way to provide students with an income while they are studying. 
    • The wage depends on the type of work and the age of the students.

    Career and Placement after Course

    The job roles to acquire include Statistician, Data Scientist, Data Analyst, Data Engineer, Data Manager, Computer Systems Analyst, Software Developer, Database Administrator, and Computer Network Analyst. The entry-level salaries of data scientists in Australia are A$ 81K-118K/year. Data Engineers can make anywhere from A$ 80K-140K annually. The returns of Masters in Data Science from UQ are high as the investment on the course is A$ 45,120 a year. 

    Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

    Name AmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
    Australian Government Research Training ProgramVariableYesN/A
    Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program$150YesN/A
    BrokerFish International student scholarship$1000YesDec 21, 2020


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