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Economics

Applicants from another Dutch faculty/university

Economics

Please read all requirements carefully. In the online application you will be asked to upload proof of all mentioned requirements.

1. Academic Bachelor's degree

If you are holding:

A completed Bachelor's or Master's degree in Economics or Econometrics from a Dutch university: you are eligible to apply for the Master's programme. Students are expected to have taken courses at intermediate level in:

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Econometrics/quantitative research methods

Additionally, applicants are expected to have a solid background in Mathematics and Statistics. Relevant course work will be evaluated after the online application has been submitted.

  • One of these other Bachelor's degrees: You will normally be directly admitted to the MSc in Economics. However, courses in Micro- and Macroeconomics and Econometrics at intermediate level are strict requirements.
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree from in a quantitative field such as Mathematics, Statistics and Physics: you are eligible to apply, provided that courses in Microeconomics and Macroeconomics are included in the programme.
  • Transition Minor certificate: you are unconditionally eligible to the programme.
  • In the event that your previous education does not fulfill this programme’s requirements, you may wish to consider applying for a Master-qualifying programme at the Cambridge Education Group

Students from other UvA faculties

  • BSc PPLE with the Major E&B
  • BSc Future Planet Studies with the Major Economics

  • Beta-gamma with the Major Economics

These students have direct admission to our MSc in Economics without any further conditions. Find all enrolment information on the 'Applicants from Economics and Business' page.

Pre-Master’s students from another Dutch Research University

Limited places are available for pre-Master’s students Economics from other Dutch Research Universities. Students are expected to have taken courses at intermediate level in:

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Econometrics/quantitative research methods

It is required to have a solid background in Mathematics and Statistics and a minimum GPA of 7.0 is required.

2. Grade Point Average 

Students applying to this program who meet the entry requirements are selected on their GPA. Therefore, all students applying are required to obtain an overall GPA of 7.0 with good grades on Econometrics/quantitative research methods, Micro- and Macroeconomics  all on intermediate level. If your GPA is lower than 7.0, we will take your application into account, but you will need excellent grades on the above mentioned courses.

Your GPA should be calculated over:

  • all Bachelor's degree results (year 1-3), any additional Bachelor’s courses have to be included as well.
  • If you have a Bachelor’s as well as a Master’s degree you need a GPA of 7.0 in the Bachelor’s or the Master’s.

Send your GPA calculation along with your application, you do not have to update your GPA calculation after 1 June. 

3. Motivation and initiative

Applicants are expected to have the intrinsic motivation to test and build upon this knowledge. Coursework is designed in keeping with this expectation and demands significant personal initiative and an active contribution on the part of the student. Applicants are asked to upload a motivation letter in their online application.