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.
For Non-EU/EEA students with an international degree who require a visa and/or housing through the UvA: final deadline is 1 May*
For EU/EEA students with an international degree who require housing through the UvA: recommended deadline is 1 May
For EU/EEA students with an international degree: final deadline is 1 June*.
The final deadline is: 1 May*.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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:
Your test scores must conform to the following guidelines:
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.
You may be exempted from an English proficiency test if you have or will have one of the following types of diplomas:
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:
You may be exempted from a mathematics proficiency test if you are a students with the following types of secondary school mathematics:
*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.
After registering in Studielink, you will receive your UvAnetID. You need this student number to apply via our online application system Embark. Do not forget to keep an eye on the deadlines!
Students with an international secondary school diploma and HBO-P can skip this step.
You will receive your (conditional) results within 4-6 weeks after you submitted a fully completed application form in Embark. The earlier your apply, the sooner you will know the outcome.
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.
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:
Interested? Please contact the UvA Matching office via this form.
Your tuition fee needs to be credited to the UvA’s bank account 1 day before your degree programme starts at the latest, so 31 August for a September start.
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.