The 1st step of our application process for students with international prior education is checking the entry requirements of this Bachelor’s.
The Admissions Office will evaluate your eligibility based on 4 criteria.
Your secondary school diploma should be equivalent to the level and content of a Dutch VWO secondary school diploma. In addition, mathematics must be one of the subjects of your final examinations.
To check if your diploma is equivalent to a Dutch VWO diploma, we provide a diploma calculator to check the international requirements. If your education is not listed, you can still apply. We assess your documents on an individual basis.
How to check the diploma requirements:
No rights may be derived from the diploma calculator for your future application.
If you have obtained or will obtain a Dutch HBO-p certificate relevant to the Econometrics programme, you can apply for this programme. You also need to have the appropriate level of mathematics proficiency:
In addition to the above diploma and mathematics requirements, non-EU students are 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 follow the application steps to get accepted as a 1st-year student.
For any further questions about exemptions within your study programme, you can contact the study advisers.
During 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 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR): level C1) in your application.
Proof of sufficient English language proficiency
The requirement for sufficient English language proficiency can be met in one of the following ways:
If your diploma is not mentioned above, please consult the diploma calculator to see if your prior education exempts you from taking the English language proficiency test.
Approved tests and minimum scores:
Test scores must also 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.
Our Bachelor’s programmes at UvA Economics and Business include mathematics courses that demands excellent mathematical and statistical skills. After submitting your complete application, the Admissions Office will evaluate whether your coursework in mathematics is sufficient for this Bachelor’s programme.
If you don't meet the mathematics proficiency requirement, check the mathematics certificate courses.
University of Amsterdam Mathematics test
Some applicants might be invited to complete an additional mandatory mathematics proficiency test on specific dates, provided by the University of Amsterdam.
The mathematics proficiency test is designed to assess proficiency in various areas of algebra and calculus, which are part of the Econometrics 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 student with the following types of secondary school mathematics:
*Predicted grades are not taken into consideration. If you already obtained your GCE 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.
UvA Matching is mandatory for all UvA Economics and Business Bachelor’s programmes. It is designed to help you determine whether your chosen Bachelor’s programme matches your interests and capabilities and whether you have the motivation and study skills to start the programme. Once you have completed UvA Matching, you will receive personal advice regarding your study choice.
Non-EU/EEA applicants that don't meet one of the entry requirements may consider enrolling in an undergraduate foundation programme.