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Actuarial Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

How likely is it that a factory will burn down? What would be the financial damage if that were to unexpectedly happen? What is the likelihood of you living to 110 so that your pension fund has to pay out for 45 years? As an actuary or risk manager you analyse data, make calculations and make a decision or recommendation.

The Bachelor’s programme in Actuarial Science offered at University of Amsterdam 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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Life and Non-Life Actuarial Science
  • Probability & Statistics
  • Investment Theory
  • Econometrics and Operations Research

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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General Requirements

  • Secondary School Diploma
  • English proficiency
  • Mathematics proficiency
  • UvA Matching

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    9285 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9285 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Amsterdam

  • 1000 - 1500 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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