Introduction to the Program

The Master’s in Applied Statistics at ZUST is a two-year program taught in English for international students.

About ZUST

Zhejiang University of Science and Technology (ZUST) is a multi-disciplinary university with emphasis on engineering, incorporating disciplines in science, arts, economics, management, and education. Combining the technical know-how of German Applied Science Universities with its own experience, ZUST explores ways of cultivating international specialists with applied skills. For more info visit the page here.

About the Program

The master degree graduate students of applied statistics” project offer a solid foundation for theoretical statistics, providing extensive education in the field of applied statistics, and providing big data analysis and practical projects. Graduates are employed in the whole world, involving fields, including all sectors of society, economic and financial industry, government and business management, social investigation and analysis, and statistical analysis of all kinds of big data. The master of applied statistics is designed for those interested in business, industry, agriculture, forestry, fisheries, enterprise, government, or scientific research.

The master of applied statistics requires that students must be an undergraduate degree. The professional background is inclined to recruit students in the fields of statistics, mathematics, engineering, physics, economics, finance, management, computer science, and so on.

In the premise course, students should learn the following four courses: the minimum mathematics background, the two-semester calculus, a calculus course based on noncalculus, and a matrix algebra.

Enrollment Advantage

For this project, students have two options:

Option I is focused on the sample analysis and statistical analysis of the economic and financial industry, the enterprise and the government management.

Option II is the large data science and large data statistical analysis of various industries. Compared with Option I, this selection is more focused on computing science, such as a database, data storage, large data processing, and so on.

For students who have professional knowledge in statistics, applied mathematics, engineering or computing science, they can finish in 2 years. The major must start in autumn and end in spring.

For students who are not well prepared, Zhejiang University of Science and Technology can make up for the prerequisite courses of the major, which will increase the time required to complete the degree, increase one semester or two semesters, and start school in autumn or spring.

Start Date of the Program

The autumn semester begins at the beginning of September and the spring semester begins at the beginning of March.

Entry Requirements

1) 18 – 45 years old

2) With Bachelor Degree certificate

3) Good health

Application Deadline

Autumn Semester: Please apply before June 30th (Autumn Semester normally begins at the beginning of September).

Spring Semester: Please apply before January 30th (Spring Semester normally starts at the beginning of March).


Big Data Fundamentals, Mathematical Statistics, Applied Stochastic processes, Statistical Calculation, Practical Regression Analysis, Time Series Analysis, Data Mining and Simulation, Multivariate Statistical Analysis

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are RMB25000 per year. The total for the 2-year program is 50,000 RMB.


Zhejiang University of Science and Technology has 2 campuses. Xiaoxe Shan Campus (the main campus) and Xiangfu Qiao Campus. The price ranges between 600 and 1200 RMB per month. For further information on the accommodation visit the accommodation page here.

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