The 1st step of our application process for students with international prior education is checking the entry requirements of this Master’s. In your online application you will be asked to upload proof of all mentioned requirements.
The Admissions Office will evaluate your eligibility based on 4 criteria.
If you want to apply for this Master’s programme, you need to hold an academic Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Economics or have taken economics as a major subject.
You are expected to have taken all courses at intermediate level in:
Additionally, you are expected to have a solid background in mathematics and statistics. Relevant course work will be evaluated after your online application has been submitted.
You are also eligible to apply if you have a Bachelor's or Master's degree in a quantitative field, such as Mathematics, Statistics and Physics but only if courses in microeconomics and macroeconomics at the intermediate level are included in the programme.
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?
If your previous education does not fulfill this programme’s requirements:
Please note that a Bachelor's degree from a University of applied sciences is not eligible for this programme.
To be eligible for this programme, you have to verify your English proficiency. You can do this by providing 1 of the following English proficiency test scores:
Test scores must also conform to the following guidelines:
Be sure to plan your test on time; test dates fill quickly and it can take several weeks for you to receive your results. Applications without a sufficient score or with a test date after the application deadline, will not be accepted.
You may be exempted from an English proficiency test if you have obtained your Bachelor's degree in one of the following countries: The Netherlands, Australia, Canada (except for Quebec), Ireland, Malta, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of America.
If you want to be considered for this Master’s programme, you need to provide a GRE score report as part of your application. This means that you need to take the test and receive your results before the deadline. Keep in mind that receiving these results can take up to two weeks. Test scores received after the application deadline will not be taken into consideration.
You are expected to score at least 158 on the Quantitative Reasoning section. If you do not achieve the expected score your application will still be considered. However, a minimum score of 155 on the Quantitative Reasoning section is required. Applicants who submit a GRE below this minimum score will not be accepted into this programme. Please note that completion of all sections of the exam is required.
For registration and more detailed information please refer to the GRE website. The institution code for GRE 7878 U Amsterdam School of Economics.
Based on mutual agreements with certain universities, students might be exempted from the GRE requirement. Check the list of universities to see whether this applies to you. If you are exempted to take the GMAT or GRE, you will be selected on your GPA. You are required to have an overall GPA of 7.0. If your GPA is lower than 7.0, we will take your application into account, but you will need excellent grades in microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics/ quantitative research methods, all on intermediate level.
Instead of a GRE, a GMAT test score may be accepted in the following cases:
You need to take the test and receive your results before the deadline. Keep in mind that receiving these results can take up to two weeks (please check the GMAT website for more detailed information). An overall score of 640 and 48 points in the Quantitative Reasoning section is expected if you apply for this programme. If you do not achieve the expected scores your application will still be considered. However, a minimum overall score of 620 with 45 points in the Quantitative Reasoning section is required. Applicants who submit a GMAT below this minimum score will not be accepted into this programme. Please note that completion of all sections of the exam is required.
For your GMAT registration, please refer to the GMAT website. The institution code for GMAT is 0500, Amsterdam Business School, MSc in Business Administration.
The motivation letter (max. one A4) allows you to explain why you would be a good fit for the Master’s programme and which experiences have led you to this application.