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Make companies smarter with data and maths

Are you interested in how to extract essential information from a mountain of data? Are you comfortable with maths, and keen to come up with creative solutions for all kinds of business issues?

Then the Business Analytics programme is just the thing for you. Check here whether you meet the admission requirements and find out how to apply below. Do you have specific questions about the Business Analytics course? Then take a look at the most frequently asked questions

Check whether you meet the admission requirements and apply

  • Admission requirements for non-Dutch previous education

    Applicants holding a non-Dutch pre-university diploma apply via the International Office. We check if your previous education meets a number of requirements*. If you do not yet meet the requirements but expect to do so in the future (such as obtaining your diploma), you can already apply. We will evaluate your application and inform you of our admission decision.

    Requirements that apply:

    1. A diploma equivalent to the Dutch pre-university VWO-diploma
    See the Diploma Requirement List for examples of accepted diplomas per country.
    Please note: this list is meant to give you an indication of admissibility; no rights can be derived from it.

    2. Proof of sufficient proficiency in English
    You can find all accepted tests and scores on our Language Requirements webpage. Although complete applications are preferred, you can begin your application before you have completed the test and then submit your passing score once you have been conditionally admitted.

    3. Proof of sufficient proficiency in Mathematics
    After you've applied for the programme and uploaded the required documents in your VU Dashboard, the International Office will determine whether your diploma is equivalent to the Dutch VWO-diploma and whether your mathematics level (VWO Mathematics B) is sufficient.

    These examples of diplomas demonstrate sufficient proficiency in the subject Mathematics:

    • International Baccalaureate: Mathematics HL, Analysis & Approaches HL
    • British GCE A-Levels: A-level in Mathematics. At least grade A, B or C
    • Germany: Zeugnis der allgemeinen Hochschulreife, including Mathematics on erhöhtem Anforderungsniveau (eA) or as Leistungsfach
    • European Baccalaureate: Mathematics; written or oral examination, at least 5 hours during the Orientation Cycle.

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    *Not directly eligible for admission?

    If your diploma is not considered to be at the right level and/or if your proficiency in mathematics is considered to be insufficient, you will be informed if it is possible to meet the requirements with an additional certificate.

    You can obtain your certificate to resolve these deficiencies at various institutions.

    When advised to sit an entry exam, the following certificate is deemed equivalent to Dutch VWO Mathematics B:

    Mathematics Exams in the Netherlands

    • Boswell-Bèta (English). Boswell-Bèta in Utrecht (the Netherlands) provides VWO Mathematics B with exams in December, May and July.
    • CCVX (Dutch and English). CCVX offers VWO Mathematics B for Dutch-speaking and English-speaking applicants.

    A positive result for the mathematics examination (minimum of 5,5/10 in the mathematics B exam) is compulsory for admission to the programme. 

    To ensure that your application is processed in time in order to study and register for the exams we ask applicants to apply for their bachelor's programme of choice before:

    Note that in addition to these tests all applicants will need to submit proof of sufficient proficiency in English. You can find all accepted tests and scores on our Language Requirements webpage.

  • Applying with non-Dutch previous education

    Note that for diplomas obtained outside of the Netherlands an application fee of €100 applies.
     Application fee payment options and possible exemptions

    Application documents:

    • Scan of your passport or national ID card (ID for EEA students only) valid at the start date of the programme
    • Bachelor Application File; please download the correct form here.
    • Proof of English language proficiency (if already obtained): upload your proof of English language proficiency or English language test results.
      VU English language requirements

    Application deadline:

    The final application deadline for non-EU/EEA students is 1 April  and for Dutch and EU students the final deadline is 1 May. Do you have a non-Dutch nationality? Then you may be eligible for housing via the International Office Accommodation Services. An early application is then strongly recommended.

    Ready to apply?
    Great! Click here for the application procedure.

  • Foundation year

    International students who do not meet the direct admission requirements for a Bachelor’s programme at VU Amsterdam have the option to apply for a so called Foundation Year. This Foundation Year is a bridge programme for international students that studied the highest level of secondary education in their home country, but are not directly eligible for an academic Bachelor’s programme in the Netherlands.

  • Admission requirements and applying with Dutch previous education

    VWO diploma

    • Natuur en Gezondheid, supplemented with Mathematics B
    • Natuur en Techniek
    • Economie en Maatschappij, supplemented with Mathematics B
    • Cultuur en Maatschappij, supplemented with Mathematics B

    Higher professional education (HBO) propaedeutic year
    The following certificates must be obtained additionally:

    • English at 6 VWO level
    • Mathematics B at 6 VWO level

    Higher professional education (HBO) completed programme
    The following certificates must be obtained additionally:

    • English at 6 VWO level
    • Mathematics B at 6 VWO level

    Aged 21 or over?  
    Do you not meet any of the above program requirements and are 21 years of age or older? Then there is the possibility of admission to the program based on the entrance examination. Please visit the "entrance examination" page for more information on the application deadline and fees.

    The following certificates must be obtained at 6 VWO level:

    • English
    • Mathematics B 

    Deficiencies at 6 VWO level
    You can obtain your certificates at various institutions

    Ready to apply?
    Great! You can apply via Studielink, please keep in mind the application deadlines. Complete immediately your application until 100% in your personal dashboard on VU.nl.

  • VU Study Choice Check

    Once you have made your choice of study programme, VU Study Choice Check offers you the opportunity to determine if the study programme corresponds to the image and expectations that you have and whether it suits you. VU Study Choice Check is part of the application procedure for all bachelor degree programmes.

    For this programme, the Study Choice Check consists of completing the required questionnaire in VUnet. After filling in the questionnaire you will receive personal advice about your choice of study. 

    General information and frequently asked questions about the VU Study Choice Check can be found here: VU Studiekeuzecheck [Dutch] or VU Study Choice Check [English]. If you have questions about the Study Choice Check for this programme, please contact the Coordinator Study Choice Check of the Faculty of Science: studiekeuzecheck.beta@vu.nl.

  • Student Self Check Tool

    Are you curious if you meet the admission requirements for the programme? Then you can fill out the online Student Self Check tool to find out more about your chances to be admitted to the Bachelor’s programme Business Analytics.

    In the tool you will be asked some questions about your previous education and background. Based on your answers you will receive a personal preliminary advice on your eligibility for admission and the next steps you can take to continue your application.

    Please note: no rights can be derived from the Self Check tool results. For a definite admission decision you will have to complete the official application procedure for this programme.

    Check your eligibility.

Want to know more?

General questions

Call us on +31 20 5985000 (on working days from 10.00 till 16.00)

Send an email to contact@vu.nl

Or send a Whatsapp message to +31682548367

Send an email to student assistant Thijmen van Es (t.j.van.es@student.vu.nl) for programme-specific questions

International diploma applicants

International diploma applicants are welcome to send an email to bachelors.fs@vu.nl to get in touch with the International Student Advisors of this programme.

Also, make sure to take a look at our FAQ page - you might already find your question answered there.

Contact

Daniël van Dijck