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Economics and Business Economics, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #61 (QS) Amsterdam, Netherlands
How do you build a prosperous economy? Should governments regulate the behaviour of banks? Why do poor people eat more fast-food? The sciences of Economics and Business Economics are broad, and infinitely fascinating. You will never tire of learning and studying when you choose the Bachelor’s programme in Economics and Business Economics from University of Amsterdam. 
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Studying at the University of Amsterdam means working together in small teams of fellow students, many of whom are from abroad, and receiving instruction from lecturers of an equally diverse background. You will be able to collaborate with people from all around the world and you’ll feel at ease in an international environment, something employers increasingly value. 

Choosing your studies isn’t something you do casually. The Economics and Business Economics from University of Amsterdam should of course appeal to you, but that alone doesn’t guarantee success. We’re here to provide you with a best-in-class curriculum; in return we ask for your motivation and your persistence. Do you have what it takes?

  • Do you find economics and the world of business fascinating? Would you like to know what role companies play in our economy and how they influence each other?
  • Can you see yourself working for an investment company, a consultancy, a government agency or a position in science and research?
  • Do you like analysing human behaviour?
  • Do you also have a head for numbers?
  • Do you like working in teams?
  • Can you read and discuss literature in English?
  • Can you voice your opinion? Do you have a curious, questioning mind?
  • Are you open minded, confident and reliable?
  • Are you ambitious, inquisitive and do you like to explore new knowledge?

Would you answer all the above with a ‘yes’? Then this programme may well be the next step to your career.


The UvA maintains strong ties with the international world of business, academia and government – ties from which you stand to benefit. Sit in on fascinating guest lectures from seasoned researchers, policy makers and professionals and have a go at authentic business cases. The up-to-date theoretic and academic skills you'll acquire during your studies will stay with you for your entire career.

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:
  • Accounting
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Finance 
  • Economics of Markets and Organisations.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Secondary School Diploma
  • English Proficiency
  • Mathematics Proficiency
  • UvA Matching for International students
  • Undergraduate Foundation Programme

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills

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.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

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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