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 3 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; you are eligible if your HBO programme is relevant to the Business Administration programme. In addition, you also need to have the appropriate level of mathematics proficiency. Applicants with an international secondary school diploma may already meet this requirement, check the shortlist below to see whether this applies to you.
If your diploma is not listed and you would like to know whether you meet the mathematics requirement, please check the Diploma calculator.
If you don't meet the mathematics proficiency requirement, check the mathematics certificate courses. Please note, you must register for the exam before the application deadline of 15 January and upload proof of registration in your application.
In addition to the above mentioned 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 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.
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 demand 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.
Mathematics should be included as a final examination of your secondary school diploma. In addition, some types of secondary school qualifications need an additional mathematics requirement. This can be checked in our diploma calculator.
If you don't meet the mathematics proficiency requirement, check the mathematics certificate courses.
Non-EU/EEA applicants that don't meet one of the entry requirements can consider enrolling in an undergraduate foundation programme.