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Data Science Course & Internship

Do this program in In Cape Town only.
No experience required.

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Data scientists see patterns in data where others see nothing.

Data Science is one of the most important and versatile fields in our data-driven world. Modern technology has given us access to huge amounts of data, and with this has come the ability to extract useful information and use it in ways that were previously impossible.

Data scientists find appropriate data to solve business questions, perform analyses, interpret results in a business context, and present these results to a broader audience using visual techniques and methods to make a compelling case.

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Brian li
Brian Li, iX Data Science 2016
Now working as a Data Scientist at Facebook
"The iX data science course offered thorough preparation for my internship. Through course engagement and consistent expert guidance, I feel I have mastered the programming skills, enabling me to analyze large datasets and further educational research in my internship placement."

iX Data Science alumni have gone on to work at

An integrated program to prepare you for the 21st century.

We combine enriching cultural education, high-intensity skills development, and real-world professional experience—an essential combination for an impactful career in the future.
Week 1:
Global Studies
All of our programs begin with an immersion into your chosen city. Take classes about the city's history, culture, and current events to understand your context. Explore your surroundings through iX-sponsored excursions.

Weeks 2-3:
Skills Bootcamp
Start building your skill set—quickly. Our collaborative, workshop-style courses, taught by industry experts, will push you to learn faster than you thought possible. Finish up with an impressive porfolio of class projects, and get ready for your internship.

Weeks 4-6:
Internship
Go beyond the classroom with a guaranteed internship. Work with a company abroad to apply your gained classroom knowledge in an professional environment. Finish up with a clear deliverable to show future employers.
Program structure bracket
Throughout the 6 weeks, there will be readings and reflection pieces that prompt you to connect your international experiences, skills training, and internship. The entire program will add up to 6 credits from the University of Virginia. By the end, you will have a deep understanding of your city in a global context, and a powerful set of skills and work experience to accelerate your career.
More about the credits from UVA.

An intense skills bootcamp with expert instruction and mentorship.

iX classes quickly prepare you to create real-world value. Small class sizes mean you build personal relationships with your teaching team.

Note: This course overview is for informational purposes only. The content and learning objectives are set by your teachers, and may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curriculum revisions, the actual pace of learning by students, and other factors.

  • Python

    Coding in Python or R

    Learn to code from the basics—no experience required. You’ll learn either Python or R, both popular coding languages for statistical analysis and data science.

  • Stats

    Data Science Fundamentals

    The pipeline from data to models in production, deep learning and the data scientist's skill set. Data cleaning, manipulation, visualisation, collaborative work and version control. Likelihood, probability distributions, hypothesis testing.

  • Analysis

    Critical Thinking

    Learn concepts relating to the field of Data Science, its uses and limitations. You’ll be exposed to ethical issues and debates in the Data Science field, enabling you to make ethically-informed judgements on these issues. Understand global issues, developments and their implications for the future, as well as ways data influences diversity in the workplace. You’ll learn soft skills necessary to excel in the workplace when working in an international culture.

Nehoray carmi
Nehoray Carmi
Researcher at OMiLAB
2019 Data Science Teacher

"More importantly than programming, basic machine learning, and the Data Science syllabus, I hope to teach my students how to acquire skills to teach themselves new things they will need in the future."

Download the Data Science Course Prospectus

Includes in-depth information about the industry, our curriculum, and internship options.

Apply your skills immediately.

Our internships are different from the usual. Instead of leaving you on your own, we provide you with daily support and occasional classes to cover additional material. That means you'll be able to create huge value in a short time—all of which you can add to your resume to show future employers.

More about internships at iX
DataProphet

Cape Town

A machine learning consulting firm focused using AI and vision systems to eliminate defects and scrap completely.

Travelstart

Cape Town

A pioneering travel booking website offering flights, hotel bookings, and more.

José de Mello

Lisbon

A multi-billion euro healthcare company that manages over a dozen public and private hospitals in Portugal.

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Let's talk options.

This course is only available in Cape Town.
Dates for Cape Town
Session 1:
May 25 - July 3

Applications open

Session 2:
July 6 - August 14

Applications open

Program fees for Cape Town

$9470

Our program fees include all costs except flights, transport to internships, and daily living. We provide need-based financial aid to better include students from all walks of life.
Included in every program
  • 6 credits of coursework
  • A guaranteed internship placement
  • Comfortable, secure housing
  • International insurance
  • Immersive cultural excursions and events
  • Airport pickup and dropoff
  • LinkedIn, resume, and career support
  • Lifetime access to the global iX Alumni Network
iX Financial Aid

iXperience offers direct need-based financial aid to all qualifying students. Your eligibility for financial aid is determined entirely by your demonstrated need, and you'll have the chance to apply along with your iX program application. Applying for financial aid will not impact your admissions decision in any way.

Thoughts
from our alumni.

Claire adair
Claire Adair
Princeton Class of 2019

Thanks to our professor, Andrew Collier, and TA, Arthur Wu, whose data science expertise was matched both by pedagogical ability and engagement, my classmates and I have not only strengthened our coding skills, but earned a contextual understanding of how big data analysis can inform the guidance of major systems and reveal otherwise overlooked patterns.

Veer parikh
Veer Parikh
Georgetown University Class of 2020

An unbelievable starting point and foundation with great resources and networks. iX allows you to learn and apply a new skill at a fast rate while having exposure to a new culture, giving you a real life experience.

Yash tekriwal
Yash Tekriwal
UVA Class of 2018

After completing the course I’m a couple of steps further in the search for meaning through data. If not, I’ve gained a family of amazing people. At the end of the day, that’s what data science is. A quest to find meaning where it didn’t exist before.

Sophia dong
Sophia Dong
Rutgers University Class of 2019

I've honestly learned more in four weeks than I have in three months of many of my college courses. It's been an honor and a privilege to work with someone as knowledgeable as our teacher, Andrew. I woke up every day interested in what we were learning next.

Gates cao
Gates Cao
Northwestern Class of 2018

Honestly, I can't believe the amount of knowledge and skills I've acquired and how much I felt empowered in such a short period of time. I worked hard on the exercises and projects not to get good grades, but because I was inspired and eager to dive into the materials. I'm confident that the data science skills I learned will open up lots of opportunities that I didn't think of before.

A streamlined application process.

Complete your application in an hour.
Early Action 1 application deadline: October 24, 11:59 pm PT.
STEP 1

Build your summer. (5 mins)

Use our application platform to choose the best city, course, and date combination for you. Not sure what combo to pick? Don't worry – you can change your selection after submitting your application. Our Admissions Team is always here to help you with your choice.
STEP 2

Choose between a written application or phone interview. (30-45 mins)

Our application focuses on your behaviors, motivations, and aspirations. You can write our short application essays, or choose to schedule a phone interview with one of our admissions consultants if the option is available. Our advice? Just be yourself!
STEP 3

Confirm your eligibility. (10 mins)

In order to receive your admissions decision, you'll need to confirm that you are in good academic standing with your home institution and that you are approved to study abroad. We'll send you a form to complete with your study abroad adviser to make this easy. We highly recommend meeting with your study abroad office and other advisors about your summer plans.
STEP 4

Get your admissions decision.

You'll hear back from our admissions team in two to four weeks, depending on when in the year you apply. Earlier applications receive quicker decisions and preferential admission. After receiving your decision, you'll have opportunities to ask more detailed questions about the program or even put your parents in touch.
STEP 5

Secure your spot.

As spots at iXperience are limited, we encourage our admitted applicants to secure their spot in the program by paying their deposit within two weeks.