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Executive MSc in International Finance (MIF)

Application and admission

From application to enrolment it takes only 5 steps. The admission process for our Executive MSc in International Finance (MIF) programme has been designed to be fast and convenient.

Admission process 

You can apply for the MIF online. Before you start your application, please check whether you are eligible and/or join one of our information sessions.

You are expected to meet the following minimum requirements:

  • A degree from a recognised research university in a related field.
  • A minimum of 2 years' relevant post-graduate full-time work experience.
  • A proof of analytical skills, e.g. GMAT, GRE or Executive Assessment.

5-step admission process

  • Step 1: Check your eligibility

    Before applying, we would like to ask you to please read our admission requirements carefully. If you are not sure whether you meet the criteria, please take the first step in the application process by completing the CV Quick Scan. The admissions team will respond to your CV Quick Scan within 3 working days and inform you about your eligibility and further instructions on how to apply.

  • Step 2: Online application

    In order to complete your online application, prepare the following documents:

    • Passport copy
    • 1-page CV
    • Motivation statement. In the application form we ask you to answer 4 short questions about your motivation and decision for applying to the programme.
    • Copies of transcripts and related diplomas from your highest completed degree. All transcripts not in Dutch or English must be accompanied by a certified English translation.
    • Analytical test results: GMAT/GRE/Executive Assessment (if applicable)
    • English proficiency test results: TOEFL/IELTS (if applicable)

    Additionally, we require 2 professional references from a current or former manager, supervisor, client or senior colleague. In the online form, you will be asked to provide their names and contact details, and they will receive access to submit their forms separately.

  • Step 3: The ABS Assessment

    After submitting your application, you will be directed to the ABS Assessment step - a pre-interview. We ask you here to share your opinion or experience related to professional matters. This step consists of 3 short video questions and 1 (short) written question. You will have 2 minutes per video to record your answer and 5 minutes to formulate your written answer. Completing this step takes about 30 minutes.

  • Step 4: Admission interview

    After receiving your responses from the ABS Assessment and positive outcome from reviewing your full application file, the following step is the admission interview. Interviews are scheduled via video calls. Interviews take 30-40 minutes and are conducted by an admissions board member who has reviewed your application files. The interview will focus on your skill set, motivation and professional goals.

  • Step 5: Final decision

    Within 10 working days after the interview, the admissions board decides on your admission to the Executive MSc in International Finance (MIF) programme.

    We are looking forward to reviewing your application and hopefully inviting you to join the class starting in September.

Application deadlines

We admit students on a rolling basis. The latest you can submit an application to the MIF programme which starts in September 2022 is 30 June 2022. However, we recommend submitting your documents early as the number of places per year is limited. 

30 June 2022 - final deadline for full-time and part-time, September 2022 intake. Candidates from countries outside the EU should apply two months before the deadline as they require an entry visa (MVV) and residence permit for the Netherlands.

Candidates with HBO degree: 1 December 2022- final deadline for enrolment to class starting in September 2023. After successful (conditional) admission to the MIF, you will be asked to register for the Pre-Master MIF programme starting in February 2023. 

Fees and funding

The tuition fee for the Executive MSc in International Finance programme starting in September 2022 is €26,900. There are several options for the payment and funding of your studies.

Scholarships and waivers

We offer attractive options for financial aid through our GMAT-score incentive, the Dutch Orange Tulip scholarship and your own government.


Do you have any questions about the Executive MSc in International Finance? Please contact:

Madeleine Wolters
Recruitment and Admissions Manager
E: admissions-mif@uva.nl
T: +31 (0) 20 525 4056
M/WhatsApp: +31 (0) 6 1165 2044