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Academic preparation JADS (The Jheronimus Academy of Data Science)

This minor offers the pre-master for the master-program Data Science and Enterpreneurship of the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS) in 's Hertogenbosch.

The main benefit for you is that you can immediately start your Master program at the JADS after your Bachelor graduation at Fontys.


The pre-master is offered twice a year (starting in September and starting in February).
It contains five courses at JADS about the following subjects:

  • Programming
  • Data-structures and Algorithms
  • Introduction to Machine Learning
  • Foundations of Databases
  • Modelling

For full details, consult the JADS website.

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You are admitted to this minor when all these requirements are fulfilled:

  • you have completed either the Applied Data Science specialization or the Academic Preparation specialization
  • you have a letter of recommendation of your mentor
  • you must have excellent grades for the last 4 semesters (specifically: your grades must be (in any order) S-G-O-O, or G-G-G-O or better)
  • you have passed the calculus course 2DL00 at the Tue (note: the costs for this course is 100 euro)
  • the pre-master coordinator has given a positive advice

Besides the minor enrollment in the Fontys administrative systems (ProgressWWW), you have to be enrolled at JADS as well. Enrollment for JADS is executed by the pre-master coordinator, Joris Geurts ( Contact him in an early stage to ensure a smooth study plan (e.g. during your 3rd semester).

The course 2DL00 is typically done in the 2nd semester. Enrollment of 2DL00 is done by contacting the pre-master coordinator in week 18 of the Fall semester (note that 2DL00 is only taught in the Spring semester).

Enrolment deadline of this minor: Open till 1 July - Starts in September.