The Science, Business and Innovation programme is open to both Dutch and International Students. The Faculty’s Admission Board will decide upon your admission after having evaluated your complete online application.
In order to gain admission to the Science, Business and Innovation Master’s programme, you will need to have at least a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited research university including at least three full years of academic study amounting to a minimum of 180 ECTS or equivalent. We do not require a GRE or GMAT test score.
Please check here which documents you need to submit for this programme.
Specific requirements Science, Business and Innovation Master’s programme
The requirements to enter the SBI Master's programme are formulated in terms of knowledge, acquired skills and academic level. The main criteria are:
- basic knowledge on Bachelor’s level of mathematics (at least 9 ECTS), statistics (at least 6 ECTS), computer skills (at least 6 ECTS)
- basic knowledge on business/innovation/social sciences of at least 24 ECTS.
In addition to these requirements, students entering the E&S variant need to have at least 45 ECTS obtained during their Bachelor’s degree on chemistry and/or physics courses (including thermodynamics). Students entering the L&H variant need at least 45 ECTS obtained during their Bachelor’s degree on chemistry and/or physics courses (including molecular and pharmaceutical sciences).
Please note: you will need to upload all required documents in one PDF file, using this template.
Please check here which documents you need to submit for this specific programme.
English language requirements
VU Amsterdam requires all applicants to take an English test. You can, however, begin your application without having the test results. Exceptions are made for students who have completed their education in Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia.
The minimum English language proficiency requirements for admission to this Master's programme are:
• IELTS: 6.5 overall
• TOEFL Internet-based test: 92 overall
• Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): A, B, C
• Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): A, B, C
Please note that students who need a study visa must submit their English test results before 1 June. All other students have to submit the test certificate before 31 August (preferably sooner).
TOEFL and IELTS tests must have been completed no more than two years before 1 September of the year in which your course starts. Note that TOEFL MyBestScore is not accepted. Our institution code is 7947.
Your English test results can be included in your application file or sent to the following email address (for non-Dutch degree holders): email@example.com
The general requirements regarding language proficiency are found here.