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Electives SBE

Last updated on 22 September 2021

The first semester of year three of Bachelor’s programme is the elective space. You get to plan your study for half a year (in other words thirty credits) at your own discretion. You can study in Barcelona (Exchange), do an internship at a multinational or delve into, for example, psychology, history or economics. On this page you will be instructed on how to fill your elective space with electives. These are the options:

Put together a package of electives yourself

  • Electives within the study programme
  • Elective courses within the faculty
  • Electives at another VU Amsterdam faculty
  • Electives at another university 

Always check the requirements for the elective space, and check whether you need permission from the Examination Board in advance. 

Electives SBE

  • Create a package of electives yourself

    You can create a package of electives within your own field of study, another field within VU Amsterdam, or at a different university at home or abroad


    Take into account the levels of the courses you select and make sure that there is no overlap between the courses you have already taken or are yet to take as well as the electives. If you put together a package yourself, you must always in advance request approval from the Examination Board. The level requirements in the elective space are as follows: maximum of 6 ECTS of level 100 and at least 12 ECTS of level 300.

  • Electives within SBE

    You can follow courses of other Bachelor’s degree programmes of the School of Business and Economics or extra electives within your own study programme. Check the study guide of the degree programme in which you are interested.

  • Electives at another faculty

    Do you want to take courses at another faculty within VU Amsterdam? Then look for an overview of possible courses and descriptions in the study guide and contact the faculty that offers the courses to ask how you can register for those courses and whether you are admissible to those courses. . 

  • Electives at another university

    Check with the relevant university whether you can participate in the elective course and ask that university how you can register for it. Request approval from the Examination Board to be allowed to use the course in your elective space and check the requirements for the elective space.

    Register at the other university as a subsidiary student (via Studielink). For this you need a Proof of Payment of Tuition Fee from VU Amsterdam.

    • When you have passed the course, submit your certified grade list via Submit externally obtained result. This assessment contains your name, the course code of the component, the assessment and the number of ECTS.
    • Also provide an English translation of the name of the course for the English diploma supplement. 


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