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MSc Smart Mobility Data Science and Analytics

EIT Urban Mobility Master School
Program overview
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates
Fall 2023

Fall 2023

Fall 2023

Fall 2023
EIT Urban Mobility Master School

About this program

MSc Smart Mobility Data Science and Analytics

Data is central to our future and technological advancement. As we continue to urbanize and gather more data about our mobility patterns and urban systems, the challenge is not simply the amount of data, but how we manage them, critically understand their quality, and utilize findings to address our cities’ most pressing challenges. Today, there is an expanding need to forge a new generation of data scientists, capable of exploring our ever-increasing urban data and extracting meaningful insights. Such work is critical to supporting cities’ strategic decisions and pushing us towards a more sustainable future, centred on efficient resource use, a clean environment, equitable citizen engagement, and a healthy, low-carbon society. The Smart Mobility Data Science and Analytics program is designed in an interdisciplinary fashion and emphasizes new and emerging transportation technologies and services for citizens, goods, and logistics. Furthermore, as an EIT Urban Mobility Master School program, it integrates entrepreneurship & innovation throughout the coursework and was launched to train future elite data scientists in urban mobility and innovation.

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Admission requirements

The program welcomes candidates who have a solid foundation in analytical problem solving with an eye to details, as demonstrated by a bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Information Science, Computer Science, Statistics or Geoinformation Technology. The Urban Analytics & Smart Mobility program also encourages applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Geography, Economics, Business Analytics or other relevant disciplines, provided they have verifiable experience in programming, calculus, linear algebra, and mathematical statistics.

Admissions Criteria

Applicants must have completed a Bachelor’s degree encompassing a minimum of 180 ECTS credits or equivalent academic qualifications from an internationally recognized university.

Proof of English Language Proficiency

All our programs are taught in English. All applicants must provide proof of their English language proficiency. This is generally verified through an internationally recognized test such as TOEFL or IELTS. We advise all applicants considering submitting an application to take either a TOEFL or an IELTS test as they are accepted by all partner universities. 

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute website.

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Program content

All programmes at the EIT Urban Mobility Master School follow the same scheme:

  • Students study one year each at two different universities–the “entry” university and the “exit” university. All options are located at a leading university in Europe in the field of urban mobility.
  • During the first-year studies, students will be introduced Innovation and Entrepreneurship and participate in an extended Challenge Project. During the same year, students will acquire essential technical skills for working with urban mobility challenges.
  • Between the first and second year, students will participate in a Summer School applying new skills to two different cities within Europe.
  • In the second year, students will choose from several more specialised courses in both technical content and innovation and entrepreneurship. Students will also participate in a shorter challenge project that includes an internship at a company or organisation working to meet urban mobility challenges. To complete their degree, in the second year, students will carry out an independent master thesis, combining and demonstrating their full set of technical and entrepreneurial skills.
  • You will have a wide range of career opportunities within the public and private sectors, as well as the business know-how to start your own business or conduct rigorous research.

Scholarships & funding

EIT Urban Mobility offers generous scholarships to attract top talents worldwide. Our scholarships are merit-based and cover your study duration of two years. They include partial participation fee waivers and monthly allowances. Please visit the institute's website for more information.

Program delivery

Application Periods:

Period 1: November 15, 2022 - February 1, 2023 17:00 CET.

Period 2: February 15, 2023 - April 14, 2023 17:00 CET.

The available universities for the Smart Mobility Data Science and Analytics programme are:

  • Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Ghent University, Belgium 
  • University of Tartu, Estonia
  • UPC Barcelona Tech, Spain
  • Politecnico di Milano, Italy

(pease note not all combinations may be possible)

Info for applicants to POLIMI

If you choose POLIMI as one of your preferences and you have a non-Italian degree (or you are completing your bachelor’s outside Italy), you need to submit an additional application on POLIMI’s Online Services for the Master of Science in “Mobility Engineering”, in parallel with your EIT Urban Mobility application.

In period 2 the local POLIMI portal for non-EU international applicants closes on March 2, before the EIT Urban Mobility deadline. If you are a non-EU applicant in period 2, consider the local deadline on March 2, 2023 for your POLIMI application. For more detailed instructions for POLIMI application, please refer to the dedicated website.

Info for applicants to Ghent University 

If you choose Ghent University as one of your preferences, you need to submit a separate application on Ghent University's Online Application Platform for the 'Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Main Subject: Sustainable Mobility Analytics’, in parallel with your EIT Urban Mobility Application. Please note that the parallel application to Ghent University must also be submitted by February 1, 2023 (17:00 CET) for Period 1; and April 14, 2023 (17:00 CET) for Period 2. 

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  • Non-EU applicants fee: €16000 per academic year
  • EU applicants fee: €4000 per academic year

Participation fees are payable per semester (8000 Euro for non-EU citizens and 2000 Euro for EU citizens per semester) and are due before the start of each semester. Only payments by bank transfer are accepted.


Credit points - 120 ECTS

Graduating students will be awarded two officially recognised Master of Science degrees, from each of the two universities. Moreover, the program is designed so that students may attain the qualifications for a certificate awarded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology.

Career paths

With our program, you will not just gain a degree as a data scientist in transportation and mobility. You will graduate with training in entrepreneurship & innovation, practical experience in the industry, and a strong network throughout the EU, unlocking incredible opportunities for your career in the world of Big Mobility Data.

The skills acquired during the program are highly demanded in all the sectors related to mobility and transport and at every level in the industry - private companies in logistics and transport management, ride-sharing startups, the automotive sector, and cities and public institutions

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About this institute

EIT Urban Mobility Master School

Our Master School offers unique double degree programmes in cooperation with leading European universities, industry and cities. The programmes will not only give you the education urgently needed by industry and cities, but also a valuable network and a truly...

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EIT Urban Mobility Master School

KTH Admissions Att: EIT Urban Mobility Master School Office
Brinelllvägen 8
SE-100 44 Stockholm

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