• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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This Econometrics and Operations Research programme at Maastricht University combines economics and computer science with management and statistical techniques to create an indispensable, in-demand skillset that companies around the world are seeking. This high demand is reinforced by the programme’s international orientation and its integrated semester abroad. Plus, you’ll be studying at one of the best business schools in the world, the ‘Triple-Crown’ accredited School of Business and Economics at Maastricht University. What more could you ask for?

Why this programme?

Econometricians use their mathematical and statistical expertise to sift through mountains of economic data in order to find trends. This ability has an enormous number of applications for business, government and research throughout the world, including:

  • making companies run smoothly
  • increasing profit sustainably
  • predicting financial trends
  • understanding how people’s behaviour affects the market
  • dealing with wider economic issues and crises 

All of these practical applications make Economics and Operations Research a booming field with huge prospects for graduates. The School of Business and Economics not only helps you become a well-trained econometrician, but we also immerse you in an interpersonal, intercultural and international setting that gives you an extra edge in an increasingly globalised world.

Career prospects

When you graduate, you can find work in:

  • finance, helping to make sound business decisions and analysing investment plans
  • government, forecasting the effects of economic policy
  • major commercial firms (e.g. in telecommunications or public transport), optimising efficiency
  • consultancy, lending expert advice to clients of all shapes and sizes
  • academia, where many of our graduates launch their careers

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      weekly: 8-16 hrs classes, 24-32 hrs group work/individual study

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Analysis 
  • Linear Algebra 
  • Quantitative Introduction to Business
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics 
  • Probability Theory 
  • Finance 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

The admission requirements for the bachelor’s programme Econometrics and Operations Research depend on your prior education.

Prospective students with a Dutch diploma

You are admissible if you have one of the following diploma’s:

  • VWO diploma ‘Natuur en Techniek’
  • VWO diploma  ‘Natuur en Gezondheid’ + wisB
  • VWO diploma  ‘Economie en Maatschappij’ + wisB
  • VWO diploma  ‘Cultuur en Maatschappij’ + wisB
  • HBO propedeuse + mathematics level VWO wisB
  • OU propedeuse + mathematics level VWO wisB

Prospective students with a non-Dutch diploma

If you have a non-Dutch diploma that is equivalent to the Dutch vwo diploma you are, in principle, admissible to this programme. 

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    8000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8000 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2083 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2083 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Maastricht

  • 700 - 1170 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


There are several funds that provide financial aid to UM students. You may be eligible for additional funding if you fall behind on your studies, if you are a top-level athlete, or if you are going to study abroad. There are also funds for student initiatives that tie in with the vision of UM.

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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