Business – Undergraduate Foundation Programme, Pre-Bachelor | University of Amsterdam | Amsterdam, Netherlands
9 months
18375 EUR/full
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At ONCAMPUS Amsterdam you will prepare yourself to progress to your chosen undergraduate degree at the University of Amsterdam. This one-year (3 term) Business – Undergraduate Foundation Programme from ONCAMPUS Amsterdam offers progression to the University of Amsterdam. 

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We realise that the situation around the world is changing all the time. If for whatever reason you cannot start your programme as planned, your place will be deferred to the next available start date. Provision will be made to continue and complete the programme online if required to ensure you will be able to compete your programme successfully and progress as planned to your university degree.

Who is this programme designed for?

This Business – Undergraduate Foundation Programme from ONCAMPUS Amsterdam  is designed to prepare international students, who have completed senior secondary education, for entry to undergraduate studies at the University of Amsterdam. The UFP is set at level 3, which is equivalent to A-level standard in the UK.

How long will I study for?

This programme lasts one academic year (nine months). The year is divided into three terms of seven to nine teaching weeks and one reading week. You will undertake up to 26 hours of classroom-based study per week.

What will I study?

This programme includes English and three academic subject modules. English will be integrated into the teaching of academic subjects, as well as being taught separately for those who need additional support to develop their English language ability.

There are two academic pathways to choose from and you will study the pathway most suited to your chosen progression degree. Academic skills relevant to the specific subject area will be taught to fully prepare you for university study.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed at regular intervals throughout the programme to ensure you are making the progress required to successfully complete the programme. Full assessment of the programme will take place in the final term. Assessment methodologies are aligned to those that will be experienced in the university environment, and include project work, essays, presentations and unseen examination.

Programme Structure


  • English
  • Economics & Finance
  • Maths for Economics and Finance or Advanced Maths
  • Business Behaviours

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 9 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Start in September face to face or online, to suit you. Join face to face at any point between September and December.


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

Students wishing to progress to BSc Business Administration

Progression to this degree is not guaranteed because there are a restricted number of places available. You’ll have the opportunity to apply to this degree as part of the university selection process.

  • September start: 5.0 IELTS or equivalent, with no more than one element at 4.5
  • January start: 5.5 IELTS or equivalent, with no more than one element at 5.0
  • Strong Maths grades at High School and 40% in the ONCAMPUS Amsterdam Mathematics Entry Test

Students wishing to progress to BSc Business Analytics, BSc Economics and Business Economics, BSc Econometrics and BSc Actuarial Science

  • September start: 5.0 IELTS or equivalent, with no more than one element at 4.5
  • January start: 5.5 IELTS or equivalent, with no more than one element at 5.0
  • Excellent Maths grades at High School and 60% in the ONCAMPUS Amsterdam Mathematics Entry Test

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18375 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18375 EUR for the full programme during 9 months.

Living costs for Amsterdam

1000 - 1500 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Business – Undergraduate Foundation Programme
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