Selection of students to Big Data Analytics

Students who meet the eligibility requirements can apply to the degree programme. Admission to the master's degree programme in Big Data Analytics is offered through two separate selection tracks depending on the applicant's previous exposure to Big Data Analytics. Half of the study places will be offered based on the GRE test and half on previous studies within the field. If the study places in either of the tracks are not filled, places may be filled from the other track.

Track 1: GRE-test + motivation letter

Arcada's GRE code is 2523. Please use this code when requesting your score to be sent to Arcada.

Quantitative Reasoning: at least 150 points
Verbal Reasoning: at least 150 points
Analytical writing: minimum score 4

Please read here for more information on the GRE-test.

Track 2: Prior master-level studies within the field + motivation letter

Previous 30 ECTS programming studies in Big Data Analytics at an advanced (master) level.

Motivation letter for both tracks

In addition, applicants applying through either track should submit a motivational letter.

The letter of motivation should be 2.5 to 3 pages of text on the following topics:

•    A vision on future possibilities associated with big data analytics

•    A vision of own role and career as an expert in the transition towards analytics-driven intelligent services

•    A proposal for a programming or service creation challenge you would like to study as part of your master's thesis


The deadline for the research proposal and motivational letter is  7 days after application was submitted. Please read more about how to submit supporting documents.

Applicants may also be interviewed if needed.