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Quantitative Analyses for today and tomorrow

Advance yourself in a field that is constantly developing

Are you interested in taking your quantitative skills to the next level? Do you want to be part of a small but thriving (international) community? And do you want to get a head-start on the job market with one of our broad specializations to choose from?

Then Master’s in Econometrics and Operations and Research is the programme for you!

Admission Requirements for Econometrics tracks

  • I have a School of Business and Economics Degree

    We welcome motivated and ambitious students who are interested in advancing their knowledge in Econometrics  and related subjects, and are aware of their role in society. In order to be successful in this programme you will need a solid basis in mathematics, statistics and econometrics. In particular we expect that you have passed courses in mathematics (calculus, analysis), probability, mathematical statistics, and econometrics. A basic knowledge in computer programming is also required.

    Admission requirements

    Students with a Bachelor's degree in Econometrics and Operations Research, Economics and Business Economics or (International) Business Administration from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam School of Business and Economics, you are admissible to the track Econometrics of the Master Econometrics and Operations Research, and its specializations Climate Econometrics, Econometric Theory, Financial Econometrics, Empirical Marketing, and Quantitative Economics, provided that you successfully meet the requirements in this document.

    Services for international (EBE, EOR, IBA) students / Residence permit:

    If you are planning to continue your studies at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam after your SBE Bachelor, please contact the Central Admission’s Support Team of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam for further information and specific questions about the offered services for international students like extending your residence permit. You will need to apply for extension of your residence permit if you continue your studies at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

  • I have a Dutch university level (WO) bachelor’s degree (VU bachelor's degree, VU premaster or bachelor's degree at another university)

    We welcome motivated and ambitious students who are interested in advancing their knowledge in Econometrics and related subjects, and are aware of their role in society. In order to be successful in this programme you will need a solid basis in mathematics, statistics and econometrics. In particular we expect that you have passed courses in mathematics (calculus, analysis), probability, mathematical statistics, and econometrics. A basic knowledge in computer programming is also required.

    Admission requirements
    The track Econometrics of the Master programme Econometrics and Operations Research, with specializations Climate Econometrics, Econometric Theory, Financial Econometrics, Empirical Marketing, and Quantitative Economics, is open to students with a university Bachelor's degree that provides a thorough knowledge in mathematics (analysis, calculus), probability, (mathematical) statistics, econometrics and computer programming. You need to have successfully completed courses and studied literature related to the core of this programme, which is based on the following books.

    Mathematics:

    • Calculus Early Transcendentals, James Stewart, Cengage Learning, International Metric Edition - 7th Edition, 2011.
    • Linear Algebra and its Applications, David C. Lay, Steven R. Lay and Judi J. McDonald, Pearson Education, 5th Edition, 2016.

    Probability:

    • A First Course in Probability, Seldon M. Ross, Pearson Education, 9th Edition, 2013.
    • Fundamentals of Probability, with stochastic processes, Saeed Ghahramani, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, 3rd Edition, 2016.

    Mathematical Statistics:

    • Statistical Inference, George Casella and Roger L. Berger, Cengage Learning, 2008.

    Introductory Econometrics

    • Introduction to Econometrics, James H. Stock and Mark W. Watson, Pearson Education, 3rd Edition, 2014.
    • Introductory Econometrics: A Modern Approach, Jeffrey M. Wooldridge, Cengage Learning, 2013.  

    Intermediate Econometrics

    • A Guide To Modern Econometrics, Marco Verbeek, Wiley, 5th Edition, 2017.

    Basic skills in Computer Programming in Python, R, Matlab, Ox or Java.

    In most cases, approval is given to students who have completed:

    • a Bachelor's programme in Econometrics and Operations Research at a Dutch university
    • the VU SBE Minor programme Applied Econometrics: A Big Data Experience for All, 30 EC (5 x 6 EC courses) with a GPA of at least 7.5 — PLUS one VU SBE Bachelor third year courses in Econometrics
    • the VU SBE deficiency programme Econometrics

    With a Bachelor's degree in (International) Business Administration, Economics or Econometrics and Operations Research from Dutch Universities you can review this document. Any additional admission requirements can be found on the Curriculum page of this website.

    Please note: this information is only meant as an indication of your admissibility. No rights can be derived from this table. This document is based on the obligatory courses and does not take electives into account. Students are recommended to apply for the Master via Studielink (without obligation) to find out if additional courses need to be completed. Every application will be reviewed individually by the Admission Board. The final admission decision may differ from the indication in this table. If your programme is not listed but contains enough relevant courses, please feel free to apply.

  • I have a Dutch higher vocational education (HBO) bachelor’s degree (premaster)

    We welcome motivated and ambitious HBO students who have completed a quantitative HBO Bachelor study programme successfully and are interested in obtaining and advancing knowledge in Econometrics and related subjects, and are aware of their role in society. In order to be successful in the Master programme Econometrics, you will need a solid basis in mathematics, statistics and econometrics. In particular we expect that you have passed courses in mathematics (calculus, analysis, algebra), probability, statistics, and econometrics. A basic knowledge in computer programming is also highly recommended.

    If you have a Dutch higher vocational (HBO) degree you need to enroll in a transfer programme, which is specifically designed to bridge the gap between higher vocational education and university-level education. You may be required to submit scores from a recent GRE test prior to start and your admission may be conditional on achieving a set of minimal scores (information is available on request). The students who have completed the VU SBE Minor programme in Applied Econometrics: A Big Data Challenge for All, are exempted from this requirement.

    If you want to apply for the transfer programme you can send a transcript of your grades to toelating.sbe@vu.nl.

  • Application procedure with a Dutch degree

    Applying with a School of Business and Economics degree

    To enroll in the programme submit your enrolment application via Studielink. Please note: in Studielink you can apply for the Master in Econometrics and Operations Research and in VUnet you can select your specialization Econometrics.

    Step 1:

    Apply for the programme MSc Econometrics and Operations Research via Studielink before 1 June. You can apply for the specialization in VUnet (see step 2)

    Step 2:

    Please complete your application in VUnet by answering additional questions, affirming  your choice for the specialization Econometrics and uploading the following document:

    •    a formal transcript of your bachelor grades. Your transcript must include an average score (GPA).

    Please note: we can only process your application when your choice of specialization is clear and you uploaded your transcript.

    More information regarding registration WO-bachelors, see the VU website.

    Applying with a Dutch university level (WO) bachelor’s degree (VU bachelor's degree, VU premaster or bachelor's degree at another university)

    To enroll in the programme submit your enrolment application via Studielink.

    Please note: in Studielink you can apply for the Master in Econometrics and Operations Research and in VUnet you can select the specialization Econometrics.

    Step 1:

    Apply for the programme MSc Econometrics and Operations Research via Studielink before 1 June. You can register for the specialization Econometrics in VUnet (see step 2) 

    Step 2:

    After application in studielink you will receive a VUnet-ID and password. Please complete your application in VUnet by answering additional questions, affirming  your choice for the specialization Econometrics and uploading the following document:

    • a formal transcript of your bachelor grades. Your transcript must include an average score (GPA).

    Please note: we can only process your application when your choice of specialization is clear and you uploaded your transcript. 
     
    Step 3:
    The admission committee will assess if you meet the admission criteria and will inform you about the decision via email.

    For the full description of the registration procedure see the VU website (in Dutch).

  • I have an international degree

    Admission requirements

    We welcome motivated and ambitious students who are interested in advancing their knowledge in Econometrics and related subjects, and are aware of their role in society. In order to be successful in this programme you will need a solid basis in mathematics, statistics and econometrics. In particular we expect that you have passed courses in mathematics (calculus, analysis), probability, mathematical statistics, and econometrics. A basic knowledge in computer programming is also required.

    The track Econometrics of the Master's programme Econometrics and Operations Research, with specializations Climate Econometrics, Econometric Theory, Financial Econometrics, Empirical Marketing, and Quantitative Economics, is open to students with a university Bachelor's degree that provides a thorough knowledge in mathematics (analysis, calculus), probability, (mathematical) statistics, econometrics and computer programming. You need to have successfully completed courses and studied literature related to the core of this programme, which is based on the following books.

    Mathematics - Calculus Early Transcendentals, James Stewart, Cengage Learning, International Metric Edition - 7th Edition, 2011
    and Linear Algebra and its Applications, David C. Lay, Steven R. Lay and Judi J. McDonald, Pearson Education, 5th Edition, 2016.

    Probability - A First Course in Probability, Seldon M. Ross, Pearson Education, 9th Edition, 2013
    and Fundamentals of Probability, with stochastic processes, Saeed Ghahramani, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, 3rd Edition, 2016.

    Mathematical Statistics - Statistical Inference, George Casella and Roger L. Berger, Cengage Learning, 2008.

    Introductory Econometrics - Introduction to Econometrics, James H. Stock and Mark W. Watson, Pearson Education, 3rd Edition, 2014
    and Introductory Econometrics: A Modern Approach, Jeffrey M. Wooldridge, Cengage Learning, 2013.

    Intermediate Econometrics - A Guide To Modern Econometrics, Marco Verbeek, Wiley, 5th Edition, 2017
    and Basic skills in Computer Programming in Python, R, Matlab, Ox or Java.

    If you can show certified exam results for courses that are related to the subjects and are of a comparable level (each course with a workload of 6 EC or close to it), this is satisfactory. The equivalence will be evaluated by the Examination Board and its approval determines the admission.

    English language requirements

    The admission board wants to stress the intensity of the programme: reading scientific articles and writing papers will be a key part, all in a very high pace. Your English language skills, both oral and written, are extremely important in this programme. As you will have to communicate frequently with your fellow students and you will be working with and for international companies.

    VU Amsterdam requires all applicants to take an English test. You can, however, begin your application without having the test results. Exceptions are made for students who have completed a bachelor or master in Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia.

    The minimum English language proficiency requirements for admission to this Master's programme are:

    IELTS (academic): 6.5 overall
    - Minimum score speaking 6.5 
    - Minimum score listening 6.5 
    - Minimum score writing 6.0
    - Minimum score reading 6.0 
    TOEFL Internet-based test: 92 overall
    Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): A, B, C
    Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): A, B, C

    Please note that students who need a study visa must submit their English test results before 1 June. All other students have to submit the test certificate before 31 August (preferably sooner).

    TOEFL and IELTS tests must have been completed no more than two years before 1 September of the year in which your course starts. Note that TOEFL MyBestScore is not accepted. Our institution code is 7947.

    A PDF copy of your English test result can be sent to the following email (for non-Dutch degree holders): masters.sbe@vu.nl
    The general requirements regarding language proficiency are found here.

  • Application procedure with an international degree

    Applying with an international degree

    If you have read the admission criteria and feel you are eligible for admission, please take the following steps to submit your application. Note that the initial application procedure is fully online and that scans of your original documents are required.

    Step 1: Review the admission criteria

    Step 2: Prepare your documents and apply online  
    Please prepare the following documents. You can find an explanation of each document on the application page. All documents should be provided in English.

    • Copy of your valid passport or ID (only for EU citizens)
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Motivation letter
    • Transcript of records
    • A description of the courses you have taken during your previous higher education, that are relevant with respect to the ‘admission requirements (with an international degree)’. Don’t forget to mention the main literature used for the courses you took and the number of credits/class hours. Please use this format.
    • Thesis (or another sample of academic writing). If your thesis was not written in English, please submit the original with an added summary of about 3 pages in English.

    Step 3: Await the decision on admission
    The admission board will review your application as soon as it is complete. Normally this takes about four weeks, but it might take longer in busy periods so be sure to apply as soon as possible. If you are admitted to theprogramme, you will receive a letter of conditional admission by email. 

    Step 4: Finalise your registration!
    Make sure to finalise your registration as a student before the start of the programme. Here you will find an explanation on what to do after you are admitted. When all of the conditions are met, you will be ready to start your programme at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam! 

    Application fee & deadlines

    All students seeking admission to an international Bachelor’s or Master’s programme with an international degree are required to pay a non-refundable €100 application fee. Only after you have paid this fee will we be able to start the evaluation of your application file. If you are applying for more than one programme, you will only need to pay the application fee once. Your application fee payment is valid for two years.

    Information on how to apply with an international university degree and deadlines can be found here.
    For more information, international students may also contact the International Student Advisor: masters.sbe@vu.nl.

    Student ambassadors

    Our International Student Ambassadors are happy to tell you all about their experiences with studying at VU and living in Amsterdam. Our student ambassadors come from all over the world and are currently attending various Bachelor's and Master's programmes. The student ambassadors are listed here. Reach out to them and hear their stories about being a VU Amsterdam student!

    Grants and scholarships

    International students can apply to several scholarships. For all VU scholarships, please see www.vu.nl/scholarships. Any available external grant or scholarship can be found through www.grantfinder.nl.

Admission Requirements for Operations Research Tracks

  • I have a School of Business and Economics degree

    We welcome any student with a great interest in solving optimization problems in the field of Supply Chain Management, Financial Engineering, Data Science, or any other field where mathematical optimization plays a key role in making decisions. Besides being extremely motivated, students should satisfy the admission requirements listed here.

    Admission requirements

    With a Bachelor's degree in Econometrics and Operations Research, Economics and Business Economics or (International) Business Administration from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam you are admissible provided you successfully meet the requirements in this document.

    Services for international (EBE, EOR, IBA) students / Residence permit:

    If you are planning to continue your studies at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam after your SBE Bachelor, please contact the Central Admission’s Support Team of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam for further information and specific questions about the offered services for international students like extending your residence permit. You will need to apply for extension of your residence permit if you continue your studies at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

  • I have a Dutch university level (WO) bachelor’s degree (VU bachelor's degree, VU premaster or bachelor's degree at another university)

    We welcome any student with a great interest in solving optimization problems in the field of Supply Chain Management, Financial Engineering, Data Science, or any other field where mathematical optimization plays a key role in making decisions. Besides being extremely motivated, students should satisfy the admission requirements listed here.

    Admission requirements
    The master programme  Econometrics and Operations Research, track Operations Research, is open to students with a university Bachelor's degree that provides a thorough knowledge in mathematics. Additionally, you need to have successfully completed courses and studied literature related to the core of this program, consisting of (or equivalents of):

    •   Stochastic modelling
        - S.M. Ross, Introduction to Probability Models , Academic Press, 2009

    •  Operations research and deterministic optimization
        - H.A. Taha, Operations Research: An Introduction , Prentice Hall, 2010, Chapter 1-12 or
        - F.S. Hillier and G.J. Lieberman, Introduction to Operations Research , McGraw-Hill, 2005 (8-th ed.).
          Chapters 1-12

    Besides these core courses, the requirements of admission are that the applicant has followed courses in Linear Algebra, Probability Theory, Analysis and Statistics at the level of our Bachelor EOR. The levels of these courses are indicated by the following books:

    •  Linear Algebra:
        - D.C. Lay, Linear Algebra and Its Applications, Addison-Wesley, 2013
    •  Probability Theory:
        - S.M. Ross, A First Course in Probability, Pearson, 2013
    •  Analysis:
        - J.M. Howie, Real Analysis, Springer, 2001
    •  Statistics:
        - J.A. Rice, Mathematical Statistics and Data Analysis, Duxbury Press, 2006  or G. Casella and R.L. Berger, Statistical Inference, Cengage Learning, 2008

    Furthermore, it is important that students have experience with optimization and numerical programming in, for example, Python, R, Matlab, Java or C/C++. If you can show certified exam results for courses in operations research and mathematics as listed above you are admissible for the master. The equivalence will be evaluated by the Admission Board.

    For more informatin about these course requirements contact Dr. R.A. Sitters: r.a.sitters@vu.nl.

    With a Bachelor's degree in (International) Business Administration, Economics or Econometrics and Operations Research from Dutch Universities you can review this document. Any additional admission requirements can be found on the Curriculum page of this website.

    Please note: this information is only meant as an indication of your admissibility. No rights can be derived from this table. Every application will be reviewed individually by the Admission Board. The final admission decision may differ from the indication in this table. If your programme is not listed but contains enough relevant courses, please feel free to apply.

    Approval is in most cases given to students who:

    • Hold a Bachelor’s degree in Econometrics and Operations Research.
    • Hold a Bachelor's degree that provides a thorough knowledge in mathematics and statistics (such as Mathematics, Econometrics, Operations Research, Business Analytics, Management Science,  Computer Science, Physics, Industrial Engineering) and who completed courses in Operations Research as listed above.
  • I have a Dutch higher vocational education (HBO) bachelor’s degree (premaster)

    We welcome any student with a great interest in solving optimization problems in the field of Supply Chain Management, Financial Engineering, Data Science, or any other field where mathematical optimization plays a key role in making decisions. Besides being extremely motivated, students should satisfy the admission requirements listed here.

    If you have a Dutch higher vocational (HBO) degree you need to enroll in a transfer programme, which is specifically designed to bridge the gap between higher vocational education and university-level education. The transfer programme consists of courses in the fields of: 

    •    Linear Algebra

    •    Probability Theory

    •    Mathematical Analysis

    •    Statistics.

    •    Programming

    Additionally, the transfer programme contains courses in:

    •    Stochastic Operations Research and

    •    Deterministc Operations research

    If you already completed courses in these fields that are at the level of our EOR bachelor and that cover the required subjetcs, then it is possible to follow a reduced program. The equivalence will be evaluated by the Admission Board.

    If you want to apply for the transfer programme you can send a transcript of your grades to toelating.sbe@vu.nl

  • Application procedure with a Dutch degree

    Applying with a School of Business and Economics degree

    To enroll in the programme submit your enrolment application via Studielink. Please note: in Studielink you can apply for the Master in Econometrics and Operations Research and in VUnet you can select your specialization Operations Research.

    Step 1:

    Apply for the programme MSc Econometrics and Operations Research via Studielink before 1 June. You can apply for the specialization in VUnet (see step 2)

    Step 2:

    Please complete your application in VUnet by answering additional questions, affirming  your choice for the specialization Operations Research and uploading the following document:

    •    a formal transcript of your bachelor grades. Your transcript must include an average score (GPA).

    Please note: we can only process your application when your choice of specialization is clear and you uploaded your transcript.

    More information regarding registration WO-bachelors, see the VU website (in Dutch).

    Applying with a Dutch university level (WO) bachelor’s degree (VU bachelor's degree, VU premaster or bachelor's degree at another university)

    To enroll in the programme submit your enrolment application via Studielink. Please note: in Studielink you can apply for the Master in Econometrics and Operations Research and in VUnet you can select the specialization Operations Research.

    Step 1:

    Apply for the programme MSc Econometrics and Operations Research via Studielink before 1 June. You can register for the specialization Operations Research in VUnet (see step 2) 

    Step 2:

    After application in studielink you will receive a VUnet-ID and password. Please complete your application in VUnet by answering additional questions, affirming  your choice for the specialization Operations Research and uploading the following document:

    •    a formal transcript of your bachelor grades. Your transcript must include an average score (GPA).

    Please note: we can only process your application when your choice of specialization is clear and you uploaded your transcript. 

     

    Step 3:

    The admission committee will assess if you meet the admission criteria and will inform you about the decision via email.

    For the full description of the registration procedure see the VU website (in Dutch).

  • I have an international degree

    Admission requirements

    We welcome any student with a great interest in solving optimization problems in the field of Supply Chain Management, Financial Engineering, Data Science, or any other field where mathematical optimization plays a key role in making decisions. Besides being extremely motivated, students should satisfy the admission requirements listed here.


    The Master's programme  Econometrics and Operations Research, track Operations Research,  is open to students with a university Bachelor's degree that provides a thorough knowledge in mathematics. Additionally, you need to have successfully completed courses and studied literature related to the core of this program, consisting of (or equivalents of):

    • Stochastic modelling - S.M. Ross, Introduction to Probability Models , Academic Press, 2009
    • Operations research and deterministic optimization - H.A. Taha, Operations Research: An Introduction , Prentice Hall, 2010, Chapter 1-12
      or F.S. Hillier and G.J. Lieberman, Introduction to Operations Research , McGraw-Hill, 2005 (8-th ed.). Chapters 1-12

    Besides these core courses, the requirements of admission are that the applicant has followed courses in Linear Algebra, Probability Theory, Analysis and Statistics at the level of our Bachelor EOR. The levels of these courses are indicated by the following books:

    • Linear Algebra - D.C. Lay, Linear Algebra and Its Applications, Addison-Wesley, 2013
    • Probability Theory - S.M. Ross, A First Course in Probability, Pearson, 2013
    • Analysis - J.M. Howie, Real Analysis, Springer, 2001
    • Statistics - J.A. Rice, Mathematical Statistics and Data Analysis, Duxbury Press, 2006  or G. Casella and R.L. Berger, Statistical Inference, Cengage Learning, 2008

    Furthermore, it is important that students have experience with optimization and numerical programming in, for example, Python, R, Matlab, Java or C/C++. If you can show certified exam results for courses in operations research and mathematics as listed above you are admissible for the master. The equivalence will be evaluated by the Admission Board.

    For more information about these course requirements contact Dr. R.A. Sitters: r.a.sitters@vu.nl.

    English language requirements

    The admission board wants to stress the intensity of the programme: reading scientific articles and writing papers will be a key part, all in a very high pace. Your English language skills, both oral and written, are extremely important in this programme. As you will have to communicate frequently with your fellow students and you will be working with and for international companies.

    VU Amsterdam requires all applicants to take an English test. You can, however, begin your application without having the test results. Exceptions are made for students who have completed a bachelor or master in Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia.

    The minimum English language proficiency requirements for admission to this Master's programme are:

    IELTS (academic): 6.5 overall
    - Minimum score speaking 6.5 
    - Minimum score listening 6.5 
    - Minimum score writing 6.0
    - Minimum score reading 6.0 
    TOEFL Internet-based test: 92 overall
    Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): A, B, C
    Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): A, B, C

    Please note that students who need a study visa must submit their English test results before 1 June. All other students have to submit the test certificate before 31 August (preferably sooner).

    TOEFL and IELTS tests must have been completed no more than two years before 1 September of the year in which your course starts. Note that TOEFL MyBestScore is not accepted. Our institution code is 7947.

    A PDF copy of your English test result can be sent to the following email (for non-Dutch degree holders): masters.sbe@vu.nl
    The general requirements regarding language proficiency are found here.

  • Application procedure with an international degree

    Applying with an international degree

    If you have read the admission criteria and feel you are eligible for admission, please take the following steps to submit your application. Note that the initial application procedure is fully online and that scans of your original documents are required.

    Step 1: Review the admission criteria

    Step 2: Prepare your documents and apply online  
    Please prepare the following documents. You can find an explanation of each document on the application page. All documents should be provided in English.

    • Copy of your valid passport or ID (only for EU citizens)
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Motivation letter
    • Transcript of records
    • A description of the courses you have taken during your previous higher education, that are relevant with respect to the ‘admission requirements (with an international degree)’. Don’t forget to mention the main literature used for the courses you took and the number of credits/class hours. Please use this format.
    • Thesis (or another sample of academic writing). If your thesis was not written in English, please submit the original with an added summary of about 3 pages in English.

    Step 3: Await the decision on admission
    The admission board will review your application as soon as it is complete. Normally this takes about four weeks, but it might take longer in busy periods so be sure to apply as soon as possible. If you are admitted to theprogramme, you will receive a letter of conditional admission by email. 

    Step 4: Finalise your registration!
    Make sure to finalise your registration as a student before the start of the programme. Here you will find an explanation on what to do after you are admitted. When all of the conditions are met, you will be ready to start your programme at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam! 

    Application fee & deadlines

    All students seeking admission to an international Bachelor’s or Master’s programme with an international degree are required to pay a non-refundable €100 application fee. Only after you have paid this fee will we be able to start the evaluation of your application file. If you are applying for more than one programme, you will only need to pay the application fee once. Your application fee payment is valid for two years.

    Information on how to apply with an international university degree and deadlines can be found here.
    For more information, international students may also contact the International Student Advisor: masters.sbe@vu.nl.

    Student ambassadors

    Our International Student Ambassadors are happy to tell you all about their experiences with studying at VU and living in Amsterdam. Our student ambassadors come from all over the world and are currently attending various Bachelor's and Master's programmes. The student ambassadors are listed here. Reach out to them and hear their stories about being a VU Amsterdam student!

    Grants and scholarships

    International students can apply to several scholarships. For all VU scholarships, please see www.vu.nl/scholarships. Any available external grant or scholarship can be found through www.grantfinder.nl.

Want to know more?

Don't hesitate to contact us!

Are you a Dutch student? Please send your admission questions to toelating.sbe@vu.nl / admissions.sbe@vu.nl. For practical questions (about the tuition fee, Studielink, Vunet) please contact studentdesk@vu.nl.
For general information about VU Amsterdam, you can send an e-mail to study@vu.nl.

Are you applying with a non-Dutch diploma? You can contact the International Student Advisors of the School of Business and Economics - Leanne Schrijver, Amu Shrestha, Paul Steeman and Marita Visser: masters.sbe@vu.nl. We aim to respond to your email within two working days (around application deadlines it could take longer).

Dutch students can call on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 15:00h and 16:00h :  Tel. 020 5985873.

Do you have any other questions?

For general questions, please send an email to contact@vu.nl. For questions about the programme content of the Econometrics tracks, please contact coordination.eor.sbe@vu.nl. For questions about the programme content of the Operations Research tracks, please contact r.a.sitters@vu.nl.

Call us on +31 20 5985000 (on working days from 10.00 till 16.00)

Or send a Whatsapp message to +31682548367