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Exchange Programme
Economics and Business

Requirements

Applicants from partner universities

Erasmus+, Global exchange and QTEM students from partner universities are selected and nominated by their home university. Students can contact the international office at their home university for information on the local application procedure.

General entry requirements

  • For bachelor’s students: at least two years of study completed in the field of business, economics and/or quantitative economics or another relevant field of study (including mathematics and statistics) at an academic educational institute in their home country
  • For master’s students: A bachelor’s degree in the field of business, economics and/or quantitative economics or another relevant field of study (including mathematics and statistics) at an academic educational institute in their home country, enrolment in an master’s programme at an academic educational institute in their home country (please see specific  entry requirements per MSc programme in the course catalogue)
  • Sufficient proficiency in the English language (at least level B2 of the CEFRL). Students have to be able to read textbooks, understand lectures, write papers and other assignments in English, and take part in class discussions. If, on arrival in Amsterdam, a student's English proves not to be sufficient to participate actively in the courses, students can be excluded from courses. Please note that free mover applicants need to submit proof of their English proficiency (see below).

Important information for free mover applicants

  • Applicants who are students of a university of applied sciences are not admissible
  • Free mover applicants of partner universities of the UvA might not be eligible for the UvA EB exchange programme

Additional entry requirements for free mover applicants

  • Grade point average of at least 3.0 (US system), or similar
  • Non-native English speakers will need to demonstrate their English proficiency in order to be eligible for the UvA EB exchange programme. They are required to submit a valid English test score.
Test centres Minimum test score
IELTS 6.5 (subscores: 6)
TOEFL 92 (subscores: 22)
Cambridge 170, CAE C, CPE C

Exemptions

The following applicants are exempted from the English test:

  • Native English speakers: those who have obtained their diploma or bachelor’s degree in Australia, Canada (with the exception of Quebec), Ireland, Malta, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of America.
  • Applicants with one of the diplomas on this list
  • Applicants who have an International Baccalaureate Diploma with English A HL or SL, or English B HL
  • Applicants who have completed a European Baccalaureate with English as first or second language (minimum result: 6)
  • Applicants with a degree from an English-taught University – if the programme was completely taught in English
  • Applicants who have participated in an exchange programme of at least six months in an English-speaking country

These applicants need to submit a proof of the language of instruction. If the language of instruction is not mentioned on the transcript or diploma, the student will need to submit a letter from their higher education institute, stating that the curriculum is completely taught in English. Applicants should upload this letter in the translation of transcript section.