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Applicants from another Dutch faculty or university

The 1st step of our application process for students from another Dutch faculty or university is checking the entry requirements of this Master’s. In your online application you will be asked to upload proof of all mentioned requirements.

Entry requirements

The Admissions Office will evaluate your eligibility on the basis of 3 criteria.

  • 1. Check the requirements of your academic Bachelor’s degree

    You are eligible to apply if you hold the following degrees and courses:

    • An academic Bachelor's degree in Business Economics, Economics or Business Administration with a specialisation in Finance, Real Estate Finance or other relevant field.
    • At least 15 ECTS of courses in Finance (should include: Investments, Corporate Finance, Risk Management and Derivates). It is required to upload a course description of this course in your online application.
    • Econometrics course (2nd- or 3rd-year course). It is required to upload a course description of this course in your online application.
    • If you are an applicants with a Bachelor's degree in another area, you must in addition have proven knowledge of microeconomics, macroeconomics, accounting, mathematics and statistics at foundation-year level.
    • Bachelor’s degrees of universities of applied science or Fachhochschule are not accepted.
    • These other Bachelor's degrees normally lead to direct admission.
  • 2. Calculate your Grade Point Average (GPA)

    If you apply to this programme and meet the entry requirements, you are selected on your GPA. Therefore, you are required to obtain an overall GPA of 7.0 with good grades on econometrics/quantitative research methods and finance-related courses (e.g., Corporate Finance, Investment, Derivatives) all on intermediate level. If your GPA is lower than 7.0, we will take your application into account, but you will need excellent grades on the above mentioned courses.

    Your GPA should be calculated over:

    • all Bachelor's degree results (year 1-3). Any additional Bachelor’s courses have to be included as well.
    • your Bachelor’s or Master’s, if you have a Bachelor’s as well as a Master’s degree. You need a GPA of at least 7.0 in the Bachelor’s or the Master’s.

    Send your GPA calculation along with your application, you do not have to update your GPA calculation after 1 June. The best students will be selected after submitting the application at most 2 weeks after the application deadline of 1 June.

  • 3. Upload a motivation letter and show personal initiative

    If you want to apply for this programme, we expect you to have the intrinsic motivation to test and build upon knowledge gained in the programme. Coursework is designed to keep with this expectation. It demands significant personal initiative and active contribution from you. In your application, you are asked to upload a motivation letter.