Data ScienceTech Institute (DSTI) is a private higher education institution, with dual status as a vocational training institution (registered with DIRECCTE 93.06.08153.06, the French Ministry of Work) and private higher education (registered with the Rectorats de Nice under The UAI 062136P and of Paris under the UAI 0755832G).
The School opened its doors in 2015. Data ScienceTech Institute’s ambition is to provide data processing specialists to the industry: data scientists, data analysts, data engineers. These profiles are severely lacking in the labor market and are therefore highly sought after. The School responds to the growing demand for high-tech scientific and technological skills.
Once your studies and professional experience are completed, your achievements will be assessed by our Graduation Committee. If successful, you will be able to obtain the degree “Expert en Sciences des Données” (Expert in Data Science). DSTI is proud of its Applied MSc in Data Analytics, Applied MSc in Data Science & AI and Applied MSc in Data Engineering for AI, to have been fully accredited atMaster’s level by the French Government via the RNCPmechanism. The RNCP “Répertoire National des Certifications Professionnelles” is a government recognition mechanism dedicated to scrutinising programmes’ suitability for the work market. A RNCP title rewards specific needs in terms of skills and knowledge transfer for immediate employability, which is the heart of DSTI philosophy.
Our students who successfully complete our programmes will also receive a degree from DSTI, certifying the completion of the academic curriculum and granting 60 ECTS credits at Master level, providing they’ve earned a bachelor’s degree beforehand.
Data ScienceTech Institute regularly organises open days. We invite you to attend a full day class so you can put yourself in the shoes of a DSTI student. We also organise conferences, breakfasts and other professional events around Data Science. Check out our events page.
They are virtually limitless since all organisations need expertise in the Data Science field. Also, in spite of the youth of the School, all our students have found industrial placements very easily.
Indeed, the intensive aspect of our programmes allows the students of DSTI to be trained on a wide spectrum of skills necessary for the different professions in data science. This allows each student to naturally specialise according to his or her skills and abilities in particular fields.
Our various partner companies are all active in the life of the institute and contribute to it in many ways. Generally, companies provide us with hardware resources (computing power, servers), software (licenses) or human resources (professional lecturers).
As the courses are taught entirely in English, a good level of English (written and oral) is necessary in order to become a student at DSTI. Moreover, as all of the students are international, the social life of the institute is also in English.
Admission interviews are conducted in English in two parts, one focuses on your personal profile and the other on your technical skills. They can take place on one of the two campuses (Sophia-Antipolis or Paris), or via Skype if you can’t be present. Thanks to our distance tools.
For the on-campus and online modes, tuition fees are payed in three installments in a period of four months. For the SPOC mode, tuition fees are payed in three installments in a period of eleven months. Students can pay by wire transfer or through our online payment system.
Several ways can help you finance your DSTI training. Many banks offer student loans in advance of your training. Also if you are registered unemployed, job-seeker, your unemployment office can also help you with tuition fees. In addition, a 6-month internship is integrated into the training, during which our students are offered internship remuneration generally well beyond the legal minimum, which allows you to absorb some of the tuition fees. In some cases, you may also receive support (total or partial) from your employer, particularly in the context of retraining.
DSTI’s Applied MSc Programmes are built around four main areas: computer science, applied mathematics, business applications and ethics/law. The intensive programmes (400 hours per quarter) include plenty of practical work. You will also be prepared to take two professional certification exams per programme.
Yes, the flexibility at DSTI allows students to change campuses whenever they want. You can, for example, spend the first 3 months on the Paris campus, then the next 3 months on the Sophia-Antipolis campus. You can also visit your colleagues from another campus for a week.
The modalities of evaluation depend on the modules, the teachers and the nature of the content taught. The more scientific modules (Mathematics and Statistics) require a classical knowledge test (examinations). However, the majority of the modules are evaluated via the submission of the different projects during the course.
It should be noted that the modules preparing for compulsory professional certifications do not have further evaluations. The certification exam is the only assessment.
As the evaluation procedures are under continuous assessment, any catch-ups are at the discretion of the school’s teachers and management.
A full-time job on the basis of 35h per week represents 1,587h per year. It would be unreasonable to add 400 hours of high-level higher education plus personal work in a space of 3 to 9 months. However, we do have a part-time online course over 18 months that might suit you better if you wish to continue working as well as study. Please see the SPOC page.
Yes, the DSTI has a Learning Management System (LMS) with the Moodle platform. The structure of the teaching is replicated on this platform and students have access to all the teaching materials (PDF version of the digital tables, data sets and course materials, course recordings, etc.), but also to the schedules, assignments and a communication system between students and teachers.
Yes, all the classes are recorded and are made available to students to review or catch up with a class. We need to point out that the recordings are available for teaching support but under no circumstances are to be used to follow a programme in the form of MOOC.
*Unless you are following the 18 month part-time SPOC programme, in which case the recordings allow you to follow the course and work at the same time.
Yes. Please note that the geographical location of your internship does not matter. The internship agreement is in French and needs to be signed by DSTI. Therefore, French laws apply to employers: any placement of more than two months must be remunerated.
The internship must last 6 months. In line with its founding philosophy, DSTI respects the industry requirements of the employer for the evaluation of the internship and does not impose a report in a given format. The school may also sign confidentiality agreements review of the work produced requires it.
This programme is for students who live outside metropolitan France and cannot come to study in France.
It is also accessible to students living in France and Monaco who cannot visit one of our two campuses. It should be noted that in this case, the on-campus tuition fee rate applies. You will be considered as an on-campus student and will benefit from our support in finding industrial placement and you will also have the opportunity to attend classes in one of the campuses at any time.
Due to time difference with the Americas, DSTI may consider a request to follow the programme in deferred mode. However, this modality is strongly discouraged for all the reasons described above, but also for the lack of interaction with the rest of the cohort. Again, if this is your case, the SPOC mode facilitates access for students of the American continent as it is based on part-time learning meaning you can watch the class recordings off-line.
Yes this is possible, tuition fees are simply adjusted one way or the other at the time of change. However, an off-campus student who decides to come to France would have to spend at least 50% of his schooling on-campus in order to benefit from the support for industrial placement.