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Master Business Economics

Information for students with an Indian Bachelor’s degree

There are some significant differences between the Dutch and Indian system of higher education, most importantly that the Netherlands has a difference between a University of Applied Sciences and a Research University. The University of Amsterdam is the latter.

Applicants with an international Bachelor’s degree must have a degree comparable to a Dutch Bachelor’s degree from a Research University in order to be eligible to apply to such a university. In order to meet the requirement the following is needed:

  • Honours Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science, finished with first class grades and obtained at a top ranking university (A or better NAAC ranking).

To check the NAAC ranking number of your university, go to the NAAC website

The following types of degree are comparable to a Bachelor’s degree from a University of Applied Sciences. If you hold such a Bachelor’s degree, you are not eligible to apply to any of the University of Amsterdam, Economics and Business programs:

  • General Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science.
  • General Bachelor of Commerce
  • Honours Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science obtained at a lower ranking university or with 2:1 grades or lower.
  • Honours Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Engineering