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Actuarial Science

After graduation

The Bachelor’s programme in Actuarial Science is an excellent step towards a successful career. You can start your first job, or specialise with a Master's degree.

Specialise with a Master's degree

With your Bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science, you are guaranteed admission to the MSc programme in Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance at the UvA. This follow-on Master’s programme aligns seamlessly with your Bachelor’s programme in Actuarial Science. The specialised knowledge and experience gained in your Master’s are assets in the job market that help you climb the career ladder. If you want to become a fully qualified recognised actuary, you can also follow the advanced post-Master’s programme at the UvA which leads to professional accreditation by the Actuarial Society of the Netherlands.
Did you take a minor in a specific discipline during your Bachelor's? If so, you may be eligible for admission to the Master's programmes relating to that discipline. For some of these, certain admission requirements apply.

Masters you are unconditionally eligible to

Where do our graduates work?

As an actuary you can work for a variety of employers, including:

  • insurance companies
  • pension funds
  • banks
  • consultancies
  • the Dutch Central Bank (the regulatory authority),
  • other financial institutions and organisations
  • government bodies

Not only will you earn an excellent salary, there is also a good chance you will be offered a permanent contract and an attractive benefits package.

Starting salary (after obtaining MSc degree)

€5,250 gross

Time to find a job

Almost immediately after graduation

Job score


Source: UvA Economics and Business alumni survey

Career preparation and personal development during your Bachelor's

The Economics and Business Career Centre (EBCC) helps you develop individual skills, gain experience and build connections. The team of personal development assistants, career coaches and internship advisors assist you in increasing your employability and confidence when you take your next step after graduation. The skills and experiences you obtained through your studies, internships, and study-related secondary jobs are your currency in a rapidly evolving labour market. The EBCC offers workshops, personality tests and more to help you enhance and improve valuable skills.

Career events
The EBCC organises large career events, often together with study associations. Meet employers and learn about the latest developments in job searching and employment.

Think of the Career month junior, the Amsterdam career days, de FSA profession days, the International Finance Days, the Amsterdam Marketing event and the Amsterdam Recruitment event.