Please find the answers to the most common questions on this page. If you have any other questions, do not hesitate to contact us.
Both the Master's and pre-Master's programme start in September and February.
Classes and lectures are scheduled only on Fridays between 9:00 and 17:00.
The Master's programme takes 18 months. If you are required to take a pre-Master's, it will take a maximum of one semester (6 months).
Upon completing the programme, you will receive a Master of Science (MSc) degree from the University of Amsterdam. You may then use the title MSc.
The Executive Programme in Management Studies (MSc) is accredited by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO).
Amsterdam Business School is part of a select group with a 'Triple Crown', accredited by AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS. Worldwide, only 1% of all business schools/faculties with business programmes (approximately 14,000) have managed to achieve this prestigious status.
The University of Amsterdam is ranked 55 in the QS Ranking 2021. The highest ranked Dutch university in this ranking. The UvA is in the top 5% universities globally.
The study load is approximately 20 - 22 hours per week, including lectures appoximately 6 hours for two lectures on Fridays. Attendance at Friday lectures is mandatory.
In order to be admitted to the pre-Master’s or Master’s programme, you should have:
You can apply online.
The tuition fee is €17,950 for the Master’s programme (18 months).
A pre-Master's programme takes maximum a half a year and may cost €5,400 or less, depending on your prior education.
The Executive Programme in Management Studies is a non-funded programme. Regular tuition fees for Dutch and EU students or Non EU students do not apply.
You can pay the fees in monthly instalments.
Yes. The tuition fee and the course literature are still tax-deductible in 2021 up to a maximum of €15,000 when you pay taxes in the Netherlands. We can facilitate invoicing this amount in 2021.
From 2022 it will no longer be possible to deduct the tuition fee.
Yes. The Dutch government provides loans for students combining work and study: the lifelong learning credit (Levenlanglerenkrediet). This loan is applicable only to the Master’s programme, it is not applicable to the pre-Master's programme.