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Actuarial Science

Career prospects

The Bachelor’s programme in Actuarial Science is an excellent step towards a successful career. With your Bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science, you will gain access to the MSc programme in Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance at the UvA. If you want to become a fully qualified recognised actuary, you can also follow the advanced post-Master’s programme at the UvA.

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

You not only earn an excellent salary, there’s also a good chance you will be offered a permanent contract and an attractive benefits package.

Average starting salary: €3,100 gross
Average salary after 5 years: €5,000 gross
Average time to find a job: Almost immediately after graduation
Average job score: 7.9/10

Source: SEO and Elsevier Study and Work Survey 2018, UvA Economics and Business alumni survey.

Career preparation during your Bachelor's

The Economics and Business Career Centre (EBCC) helps you develop individual skills, gain experience and build connections. The team of career assistants, career coaches and internship advisors help you focus on your individual career journey.

Career events
Often together with study associations, the Career Centre also organises large career events. Meet employers and learn about the latest developments in job searching and employment.

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