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Fiscal Economics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #121 (WUR) Maastricht, Netherlands
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? The Fiscal Economics programme at Maastricht University covers all of these things. 
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The Fiscal Economics programme at Maastricht University has a highly interdisciplinary curriculum, drawing on general and business economics, as well as fiscal and private law. 

Throughout the three years of the programme, you'll take courses on topics ranging from accounting and financial markets to public economics and corporate taxation. 

Crucially, the programme places a strong emphasis on parallel skills training, such as quantitative methods and presentation skills. What’s more, you'll benefit from a fascinating array of electives: you could try your hand at banking, economic model building, computer simulation and much more.


After you’ve obtained your bachelor’s degree in Fiscal Economics, 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?

On average, Fiscal Economics graduates find jobs faster than their peers in other programmes. They send out an average of 16 applications; that’s four applications less than the national average. 

They also earn more than the average university graduate. On average, Fiscal Economics graduates earn 17.80 euros an hour, which is more than the national average of 16.70 euros an hour.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fiscal Economics
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Accounting and Financial Reporting
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Finance

English Language Requirements

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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.

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

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2168 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.


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