The Bachelor’s programme in Business Administration has an enrolment restriction (Numerus Fixus). This means that the number of students who can enroll is limited to 750. Applicants for this programme will therefore be subject to a selection procedure.
* Note that Studielink will only allow you to register for a maximum of two programmes with an enrolment restriction. If you apply to two programmes with an enrolment restriction and you are admitted to both, you may only accept one of the offers.
**The evaluation of whether you meet the programme’s entry requirements may not yet be fully complete before the selection test date occurs. Consequently, it is possible to complete the selection test, but to fail to meet the entry requirements. If that is the case, you will not be admitted.
The first step of your application for the Bachelor’s programme in Business Administration is to submit a registration request in Studielink. This must be done before 15 January 2020. After 15 January 2020, it is no longer possible to apply for this programme.
When registering in Studielink, ensure that you select the option: ‘Business Administration' (Numerus Fixus programme).
After registering in Studielink, the second step is to submit an application in our application system Embark. This step must also be completed by 15 January 2020.
After submitting a request in Studielink and a complete application in Embark, your eligibility for the Business Administration programme will be assessed by the Admissions Office.
If your application meets the criteria, you will be invited to participate in the selection procedure.
Applicants who reside in the Netherlands are obliged to complete the selection test at the University of Amsterdam. Applicants residing outside the Netherlands are responsible for arranging a supervisor for the selection test.
Your supervisor can be a teacher, professor or academic staff at a school, university or educational institution such as a library or tutoring center. A family member or a friend will not be accepted as a selection test supervisor.
The Admissions Office will provide the selection test supervisor with the necessary information to supervise the selection test.
An important component of the selection procedure is a selection test. This test will help the Admissions Committee assess your academic ability in the subjects Mathematics, Economics and Strategy & Organisation.
The study material for the selection test will be provided to all candidates approximately one week prior to the test date via the University of Amsterdam’s online learning environment Canvas. You are expected to dedicate approximately 20 to 25 hours of study to this material in preparation for the selection test.
Selection test dates
For applicants residing in the Netherlands:
For applicants residing outside the Netherlands:*
*Important: please see the subject selection test supervisor
All applicants are required to select a test date in the application form. Note that it is not possible to change test dates after the submission of your application. Therefore please ensure that you make any necessary preparations to allow your participation in the selection test. Applicants who do not complete the selection test will not be eligible for admission.
Once the selection test dates have passed, each applicant will receive a ranking number. The ranking number is ultimately what determines whether a candidate is offered a place in the Business Administration programme. The Admissions Committee has selected the following, equally-weighted criteria for the assignment of candidate ranking numbers:
Candidates will be informed of their ranking number on 15 April 2020. Based on the ranking number, the Admissions Office will inform candidates of one of three possibilities, namely that you: