Prior education requirements
Applicants should hold a university level Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Economic Policy or equivalent. This degree should be of an academic nature, as opposed to a technical or professional degree. When starting the Master’s programme, students should have a thorough command of intermediate micro- and macro-economics and introductory econometrics. (Please note that students with a HBO degree or a Bachelor Handelswetenschappen are not eligible).
Students who are still completing their Bachelor’s degree are also encouraged to apply. They should submit an official letter in English from their university confirming that the student is expected to finalise their Bachelor’s studies at the end of the current academic year, and submit up-to-date authenticated transcripts with the results of the previous years.
The programme is taught in English. Candidates are therefore required to demonstrate their English language proficiency. All applicants are required to provide their results for one of the following language tests:
- TOEFL : minimum 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, 80 internet-based. See www.ets.org/toefl
- IELTS : a minimum 6.5, and on each part minimum 6.0. See www.ielts.org
An exemption is made for applicants with a prior university degree taught in English, provided that the transcripts confirm that the entire study was completed in English.
GMAT or GRE tests
In doubt, a GMAT or GRE can be requested.