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Bachelor's Business Analytics

Are you interested in this Bachelor’s and do you want to apply? Make sure to keep an eye on the deadlines. The application process depends on where you have completed your prior education. The application for the September 2021 intake is closed, the application for the September 2022 intake will open in October 2021.

  • 1. Review the deadlines

    Deadlines for the September 2021 intake

    All deadlines for the September 2021 intake have passed. The application for the September 2022 intake will open in October 2021.

    For Non-EU/EEA students with an international degree who require a visa and/or housing through the UvA: final deadline was 1 May 2021*

    For EU/EEA students with an international degree who require housing through the UvA: recommended deadline was 1 May 2021

    For EU/EEA students with an international degree: final deadline was 1 June 2021*.

    Deadline for all students with a British nationality

    The final deadline was: 1 May 2021*.

    Due to Brexit, the United Kingdom will no longer be part of the EU starting 1 January 2021. If you have a British nationality, please consider the UvA Brexit information pages for the latest developments and changing policies and how this might have consequences for you as a student.

    *Please note this extended deadline (1 May and 1 June) only applies to the Bachelor’s in Business Analytics.

  • 2. Entry requirements (from October)

    1. Secondary school diploma

    Your secondary school diploma should be equivalent to the level and content of a Dutch VWO secondary school diploma. This means that mathematics must be one of the subjects of your final examinations.

    Use the diploma calculator to check the international diploma requirements. If your prior education is not listed this does not mean that you cannot apply, just that we will have to assess your documents on an individual basis. Therefore, we advise you to apply and upload all the relevant documents. No rights may be derived from the diploma calculator for your future application.

    How to use the diploma calculator:

    1. Find your country or diploma
    2. Check the basic diploma requirements. These are the minimum diploma entry requirements for every student.
    3. Check the extra/alternative diploma requirements per Bachelor’s programme. These are the additional requirements regarding e.g. grades, entry exams or the level of your university .

    Check the diploma calculator

    Check the additional info for Chinese students

    Information for HBO propedeuse students

    If you have obtained or will obtain a Dutch HBO propedeuse diploma, you must have studied or be studying an HBO programme which is relevant to the Actuarial Science programme. You also need to possess the appropriate level of mathematics proficiency:

    In addition to the above diploma and mathematics requirements, non-EU students may also be required to submit an English proficiency test.

    Transfer from another university

    In general, it is not possible to transfer any coursework from another university to this Bachelor’s programme. All students must therefore apply and be accepted as a 1st-year student.

    For any further questions about exemptions within your study programme, you can contact the study advisers.

    2. English language proficiency

    In this Bachelor’s, you must be able to read textbooks, understand lectures, participate in classroom discussions and complete written assignments in English. Therefore, you have to verify your English proficiency in your application. You can do this by providing 1 of the following English proficiency test scores:

    • TOEFL IBT: 92 points overall and 22 points for each sub-score (TOEFL institution code: 9011).
    • IELTS (Academic test): 6.5 overall and 6.0 for each sub-score.
    • Cambridge Assessment English:
      • Certificate in Advanced English: 180 points overall and in each skill.
      • Certificate of Proficiency in English: 180 points overall and in each skill.

    Your test scores must conform to the following guidelines:

    • We must receive an official and sufficient English proficiency test score by the application deadline.
    • If you do not provide a sufficient English proficiency test score before the application deadline, you must have an English proficiency test scheduled for a date which is before the application deadline.
    • Your sufficient English proficiency test score may not be more than 2 years old with respect to the start date of your programme. For example, if you're applying for the September 2021 intake we do not accept English proficiency tests taken before September 2019.

    Be sure to plan your test on time. Test dates fill quickly and it can take several weeks for you to receive your results. Applications without a sufficient score or with a test date after the application deadline, will not be accepted.

    Exemptions from an English proficiency test

    You may be exempted from an English proficiency test if you have or will have one of the following types of diplomas:

    • Secondary school diploma from a school located in and accredited by the respective authorities in Australia, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, the UK, or the US.
    • International Baccalaureate diploma with English A HL or SL, or English B HL.
    • 3 GCE A-Levels and 5 GCSE O-Levels (GCE/IGCE and GCSE/IGCSE qualifications outside the UK are also accepted).
    • Dutch HBO propedeuse diploma (only for students with an EU diploma).
    • One of the diplomas named in our list of diplomas which grant English proficiency exemption, if English is included in your final examinations.

    3. Mathematics proficiency

    Our Bachelor’s programmes at UvA Economics and Business include mathematics courses which demand excellent mathematical and statistical skills. After submission of your complete application, the Admissions Office will evaluate whether your coursework in mathematics is sufficient for this Bachelor’s programme. As part of this process, you may be invited to complete a mandatory mathematics proficiency test on specific dates.

    Mathematics proficiency test
    The mathematics proficiency test is designed to assess proficiency in various areas of algebra and calculus, which are part of the Actuarial Science programme’s curriculum. If you are required to complete the test, we encourage you to prepare thoroughly using the following resources:

    Exemptions from a mathematics proficiency test

    You may be exempted from a mathematics proficiency test if you are a student with the following types of secondary school mathematics:

    • International Baccalaureate: Mathematics Higher Level or Analysis and Approaches Higher Level with a predicted grade of 4 or higher.
    • European Baccalaureate: 5-periods mathematics with predicted grade of 6 or higher.
    • Belgium: ASO with mathematics at least 4 hours per week in the final 2 years.
    • Germany: Leistungskurs Mathematik (Abiturfach) with a predicted result of 10 or higher.
    • Ireland: Mathematics Higher Level with a grade of H4 or higher (C or higher prior to 2017).
    • Suriname: wiskunde 1.
    • United Kingdom: A-level mathematics, already obtained with a grade A or higher*.
    • United States: AP Calculus BC, already obtained with a grade of 4 or higher*.

    *Predicted grades are not taken into consideration. If you already obtained your A-level or AP with a grade lower than what is required, you may still take the math test to show your mathematics proficiency.

    Students who do not meet the mathematics proficiency requirement will not be admitted. If you don't meet the mathematics proficiency requirement, check the mathematics certificate courses.

  • 6. UvA Matching (optional)

    What is UvA Matching? 

    UvA Matching is an online introduction to the Bachelor’s programme you applied for. It is designed to assess whether your chosen programme is a good fit for you and if you are making the right study choice. By participating in UvA Matching you get to know your study programme and you experience studying at the University of Amsterdam. Participation in UvA Matching for a start in September 2021 is not mandatory for this study programme. 

    How does UvA Matching work?  

    During UvA Matching  you will engage in several study activities that will give you an idea of what to expect from the Bachelor’s programme. This includes:  

    • Online introduction to the study programme 
    • Online mini lecture 
    • Reviewing course materials 
    • Two online tests with correction sheets    

    When will you participate? 

    Interested? Please contact the UvA Matching office via this form

After admission

Once you are admitted, follow the instructions provided by the department or programme staff about visa, housing, practical matters and further enrolment at the University.