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Actuarial Science


As an actuary you are able to predict the future. Not really, of course. But you do use mathematics and statistics to determine the likelihood of certain events occurring in the future. An economic crisis, for example, or a fire, or a bankruptcy. During the BSc Actuarial Science you learn how to estimate risks, calculate their financial impact, and mitigate them properly. UvA is the only Dutch university offering both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s programme in Actuarial Science.

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Why study Actuarial Science at the UvA?
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Financially and statistically trained actuaries are in high demand in the insurance industry as well as in a wide range of other profit and non-profit sectors
Profit from intensive coaching
During your 1st year you will receive intensive academic counselling. You can also count on individual support during the rest of your studies. Participate in career, academic and networking events, organised by our study association VSAE.
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Expect interesting guest lectures from leading institutions such as the Dutch Central Bank (DNB) or European Central Bank. Connect with these experts and get an impression of your future work environment.
Unconditional access to the follow-on Master’s at UvA
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UvA is the only Dutch university offering a Bachelor’s and Master’s programme in Actuarial Science.
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Is Actuarial Science for you?

  1. Mathematics is one of your favourite subjects. You study mathematics at the highest possible level and achieve good grades for it.
  2. You have an affinity for numbers as well as the societal reality behind them, you are a good abstract thinker and you have strong analytical skills.
  3. You achieve high marks in English.
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Degree programme
BSc Actuarial Science
180 ECTS, 36 months
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Roeterseiland campus