Financing options


Students can pay the complete tuition fee of  €12.500 before the start of the retreat. Alternatively, accepted students can pay  €6.250 before the start of the retreat and balance €6.250 within the first two weeks of the retreat.


What is an Income Share Agreement?

An income share agreement (or ISA) is a financial structure in which an individual or organization provides something of value (often a fixed amount of money) to a recipient who, in exchange, agrees to pay back a percentage of their income for a fixed number of years.

Who can get it?

You need to have an EU passport, or to have completed your secondary education in Germany.

What do I need to do?

Get accepted onto DSR and sign the participant’s agreement, and pass an interview with Chancen eG, who provide the financing. If you live in Germany, the interview’s in Berlin, otherwise, it happens online.

How do I repay it?

Tuition repayment starts once you get a job earning more than €21.000 a year. You pay up to 12,5% of your income for five years, but your total repayment’s capped. Two examples for the repayment through the income share agreement is given below.

Note that Chancen eG is a partner of Data Science Retreat and has its own admissions process. They will ask you for:

1) CV

2) Motivational Letter covering the following questions:

  • Why do you want to study Data Science?
  • Why at DSR?
  • Why do you fit into our solidarity model?
  • Please describe a difficulty that you have overcome in your life.

3) References (e.g. high school diploma, transcripts of Bachelor/Master/PhD, potential work references)

4) Interview 

The entire process should last around two weeks, so please plan ahead. You cannot start your training at DSR until Chancen eG has accepted you.

Click here for more information on the ISA offered by Chancen eG.

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