The Admissions Office will evaluate your application for this programme based on 2 specific entry requirements:
You need to have an academic Bachelor's or Master’s degree in a field that ensures a high level of mathematical proficiency (e.g. Mathematics, Physics or Econometrics), particularly in the fields of calculus, linear algebra, statistics and probability.
Additionally, you need to be familiar with the following topics:
Please note that a Bachelor's degree from a University of applied sciences will not be taken into consideration.
Educational systems differ around the world. International degrees are evaluated based on the guidelines provided by the NUFFIC. Are you unsure whether your academic background is considered equivalent to a Dutch Bachelor's degree? Find a list of equivalent degrees here.
If your previous education does not fulfill this programme’s requirements:
Our Master’s programmes are in English. Good English skills are essential for successful class participation and understanding. To ensure this, we'll assess your English skills through specific proficiency tests listed below.
Did you obtain your previous education in the Netherlands, Australia, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, Malta, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of America? Or are your English proficiency test results older than 2 years and did you obtain an academic degree or exchange?
Meeting the entry requirements alone is not a guarantee for admission. Besides the entry requirements you need to meet the selection criteria. This means that your application will be compared with other applicants. The selection is based on your GPA, GRE (GMAT) score, and motivation letter.
We are looking for students who have shown academic potential to keep up with the high level and workload of the programme.
Therefore, one of the criteria on which your application will be assessed is the Grade Point Average (GPA). We do not require a specific minimum GPA for this programme, but we will compare and assess the performance on all selection criteria to make an informed decision regarding placement into the programme.
Good analytical writing and quantitative reasoning skills are crucial for starting in this Master’s programme. To ensure this, you need to provide a sufficient Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) General Test result. And in some cases, a Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score is accepted.
GRE: Minimum score: 155 and preferably 158 in the Quantitative Reasoning section.
Instead of a GRE, a GMAT test score may be accepted if you have already obtained a GMAT score, or it is difficult to take the GRE test on short notice in your country.
GMAT Focus Edition: Minimum score: 585 with 79 points in the Quantitative Reasoning section and preferably 595 with 82 points in the Quantitative Reasoning section
GMAT test (old edition): Minimum score: 620 with 45 points in the Quantitative Reasoning section and preferably 640 with 48 points in the Quantitative Reasoning section
Your test scores should be submitted before your application deadline. Please keep in mind that receiving these results can take up to two weeks.
Based on mutual agreements with certain universities, you might be exempted from taking a GMAT or GRE test. Check the list of universities to see whether this applies to you.
Your motivation letter (max. one A4) can contribute to your admission if your academic results are in the lower regions of the requested entry requirements and selection criteria. It allows you to explain why you would be a good fit for the Master’s programme.