B.Sc. On Campus

Fiscal Economics

Maastricht University

36 months
9200 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Are you curious about how taxes affect households and businesses? Ever wondered how the government can regulate oil prices or alcohol consumption through taxation? Are you interested in perspectives on taxation both from economics and from law? Fiscal Economics program at Maastricht University covers all of these things.


In this programme, you’ll use economics, accountancy, management and law to analyse the effects of taxes on national and international economies. Working in small groups, you’ll examine up-to-date, real-life problems and come up with practical solutions.

The programme will give you all the preparation you need to pursue a master’s degree in Fiscal Economics, Financial Economics, International Business (specialisation Accountancy or Controlling) and related fields. But you could also launch your career and make your mark on the workforce. Your independence, confidence and critical thinking skills will be a great asset in a career as a tax advisor, tax consultant or tax inspector. And with the ongoing shortage in fiscal economists, your career perspectives will be excellent.

Your future

After you’ve obtained your bachelor’s degree in Fiscal Economics at Maastricht University, you’ll have some exciting decisions to make. Do you want to keep on studying, and further develop your profile and prospects? Or are you keen to launch your career, and start making your mark on the workforce?  

Master’s programmes

When you graduate, you'll be well prepared for the following master's programmes:

  •  Fiscal Economics    
  •  Fiscaal Recht 
  •  International and European Tax Law
  •  Learning and Development in Organisations 

Depending on the electives chosen during your bachelor's, the following additional options will be available to you:

  •  Economics
  •  Financial Economics
  •  International Business: Accountancy
  •  International Business: Controlling

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Economics
  • Law
  • Finance 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

Prospective students with a Dutch diploma

You are admissible if you have one of the diplomas stated below:

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

Dutch B2 or higher level is required.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    9200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9200 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 36 months.

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.


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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