Faculty of Economics and Business
Students that have obtained their Bachelor's degree at their home university can ask permission to enrol for Master's courses at the UvA.
Only students who have obtained their bachelor's degree can be admitted to master's courses. Please note that not all master's courses are open to exchange students! Please refer to the Course Catalogue for more information.
Create your exchange programme
Exchange students should compose their individual study programme of 30 ECTS in one semester. Master's courses amount 5 ECTS, 6 ECTS or 10 ECTS per course. Students can choose to enrol in the first or second semester or both. Please note that the number of courses offered is higher in the first semester.
One semester is composed of three blocks. Courses in the third block are not appropriate to exchange students as they are appointed to writing the thesis. Therefore (almost) all credits need to be obtained in the first two blocks *, for example:
First block: 12 ECTS
Second block: 18 ECTS
Third block: none
First block: 18 ECTS
Second block:12 ECTS
Third block: none
* Please note that accommodation needs to be paid for the full period of one semester.
Balance your study programme
As all courses need to be attended in a relative short period of time, students need to prevent the programme from becoming too intensive. The student should therefore make a good estimation of the course load. We therefore advise students to consult the course descriptions to make sure entry requirements for the courses are met. Course descriptions can be found in the digital course catalogue.
Avoid any overlap
It is the responsibility of the student to make sure lectures don't overlap. It will not be possible to change courses after arrival. Therefore, we advise students to check the course schedule (see timetables link below) to make sure lectures and exams do not overlap. Please note that if you take courses from one MSc programme, there will be no overlap. In the timetables website, you can select your course in the 'Course' section.
It is not possible to obtain a Master's degree in the ACEB programme. Students who would like to take Master's courses in order to obtain a degree are advised to apply for a place as a regular Master's student who will then have to pay tuition fees. Please refer to the website for information on the Master's programmes.