• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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The Econometrics and Operations Research - Econometrics and Data Science programme from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, offers you an ideal combination of computer science methods and statistical data analysis, that allows you to tackle the most challenging problems in business, economics and finance.

After the bachelor’s programme, you will be able to choose from a number of master’s programmes. As an econometrics graduate, you will be highly desired on the job market. You stand out because of your quantitative expertise, combined with knowledge of economics and business. 

Why Econometrics And Data Science at VU Amsterdam?  

  • At VU Amsterdam we offer Econometrics and Data Science at the bachelor's level, which is a unique combination. 
  • VU Amsterdam offers an international education that focuses on the international labour market, with a lot of attention given to methodology and theory. Future employers can easily be found in the Zuidas business district, just a stone's throw away.
  • At VU Amsterdam you become familiar with multiple programming languages such as Hadoop, Python and R. This gives you an edge on the labour market.
  • VU Amsterdam is an easily accessible campus university where you will meet students from all disciplines.
  • The study association Kraket is not only active and fun, but it also helps you with questions about your studies. Within the programme, the lines are short and students and teachers can easily get in contact with one another.
  • Econometricians with a diploma are highly desired in the labour market. At VU Amsterdam, you will be actively assisted in finding the job that suits you best.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Analysis
  • Colloquium 
  • Introduction to Data Science
  • Introduction to Programming (Java)
  • Linear Algebra
  • Data Analysis 
  • Macroeconomics
  • Finance

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.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  •  A diploma equivalent to the Dutch pre-university VWO diploma
  • 2. Proof of sufficient proficiency in English
  • 3. Proof of sufficient proficiency in mathematics

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8796 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8796 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

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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Econometrics and Operations Research - Econometrics and Data Science
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