• Multi-cultural City

    The world’s most multi-cultural city with a population of 750,000 and 180 different nationalities, even more than New York City.

  • The home of international business

    A major financial centre and birthplace of the world's first stock exchange

  • with over 2,500 international students and researchers from over 100 countries

  • A world top 100 university, ranked in the top 30 universities in Europe.

  • The Dutch education system is student centred and focused on teamwork, making it easy to meet other international students


Progression Degrees

When you successfully complete the ONCAMPUS Amsterdam programme you have the opportunity to progress to a choice of four English-taught undergraduate degrees at the University of Amsterdam.

Undergraduate degrees:

BSc Business Administration

The University of Amsterdam offers guaranteed progression* to ONCAMPUS Amsterdam students. The BSc Business Administration is a three-year full-time degree, completely taught in English.

  • For students who see themselves working for a multinational corporation, a start-up company, a consultancy or a business-facing government agency.
  • Covers functional elements of businesses and organisations, from finance, marketing, accounting and strategy to international management, business ethics, and innovation management.
  • There are opportunities to spend one semester at one of 100 foreign partner universities, such as the University of New York, the University of Melbourne or Copenhagen Business School.

You will study:

Year 1
All students master the academic undergraduate basics of business needed for solving business problems. Students acquire writing, presentation and research skills from studying the four main disciplines of Organisation, People, Economics and Methods.

Year 2 and 3
Students choose to study deeper into business functions. Students are encouraged to complete an international exchange period and study at one of the many high-level partner universities of the College of Economics and Business worldwide.

Courses include: 
- Management Accounting
- Marketing
- Innovation Management
- International Management
- Information and Data Management
- Business Ethics
 

*For guaranteed progression to BSc Business Administration you will need to achieve:

  • 6.5 IELTS or equivalent, with no single element below 6.0
  • 60% average across your academic subjects
  • At least 40% in all academic subjects

BSc Economics and Business Economics

The University of Amsterdam offers guaranteed progression* to ONCAMPUS Amsterdam students. The BSc Economics and Business Economics is a three-year full-time degree, completely taught in English.

  • For students with a keen interest in the complexity of the global economy.
  • You can choose to specialise in Economics or Business Economics.
  • In tutorials you will discuss certain aspects from the lectures and literature in groups of about 35–40 students.
  • In practicals you will do assignments, write papers and give presentations in groups of about 25–30 students.
  • There are opportunities to spend one semester at one of 100 foreign partner universities, such as the University of New York, the University of Melbourne or Copenhagen Business School.

You will study:

Year 1
All students cover, among other things, the academic undergraduate basics of economics and business economics. Students acquire writing, presentation and research skills.

Year 2 and 3
Students choose to specialise in Economics or Business Economics. Students are encouraged to complete an international exchange period and study at one of the many high-level partner universities of the College of Economics and Business worldwide.

Economics
Specialising in Economics gives students broad knowledge as well as analytical insight into the field of economics. The focus is on the functioning of markets and the relationship between the market and government.
Topics include:
- Game theory
- Micro-economics
- Mathematics and Macroeconomics

Business Economics
Students take an interdisciplinary approach to understand the complex issues facing businesses today.
Topics covered include:
- Corporate Law
- Strategy
- Financial Accounting and Finance

 

*For guaranteed progression to BSc Economics and Business Economics you will need to achieve:

  • 6.5 IELTS or equivalent, with no single element below 6.0
  • 60% average across three academic subjects (students must achieve 60% in Maths Module 2).
  • At least 40% in all academic subjects

BSc PPLE (Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics)

The University of Amsterdam welcomes applications from ONCAMPUS Amsterdam students that have successfully completed their Undergraduate Foundation Programme. The BSc PPLE is a three-year interdisciplinary full-time degree, completely taught in English, and includes a talent development programme and support and advice from a personal tutor.

  • A unique combination of four classic socio-economic disciplines to address complex problems in today’s society in an international environment.
  • You can choose to specialise in Politics, Psychology, Law or Economics.
  • A unique programme in the Netherlands offered by the University of Amsterdam.
  • A limited number of highly motivated and talented students are selected each year.
  • A small-scale and intensive study programme.
  • A learning community with a dynamic international group of young people interested in solving social challenges.
  • An inclusive talent development programme.
  • Support and advice from a personal tutor.

You will study:

Year 1
All students cover, among other things, the academic core courses of the undergraduate degree. Interdisciplinary courses such as ‘Law, justice and morality', ‘Beyond hierarchy’ and ‘Decision making’ help you foster a broad mindset and provide a good foundation in the disciplines. This will give you the required knowledge for the courses in the second and third years. In the methodological courses (‘Doing research’), you will learn about the main qualitative and quantitative research methods and techniques. At the end of each semester, in the integrated seminars, students conduct a project based on social challenges and themes, such as security, solidarity and global justice.

Year 2 and 3
Students choose to specialise in politics, psychology, law or economics. The majors have been specially and carefully designed by teams of leading scholars from all across the University of Amsterdam. Before receiving the Bachelor of Science degree, students will write an extensive Bachelor’s thesis during the third year.

For progression to BSc PPLE you will need to achieve:

  • AAB across three academic subjects with an average of 70% (at least 60% in all subjects.)
  • IELTS 7.0 or equivalent, with no single element below 7.0
  • Essay assessment and interview
  • Motivation letter and CV

Due to a restricted number of places on this programme, applicants are subject to selection by the Admissions Committee of PPLE College.

BSc Econometrics and Operations Research

The University of Amsterdam welcomes applications from ONCAMPUS Amsterdam students that have successfully completed their Undergraduate Foundation Programme. The BSc Econometrics and Operations Research is a three-year interdisciplinary full-time degree, completely taught in English, and includes a talent development programme and support and advice from a personal tutor.

  • For students with a strong interest and skills in quantitative, mathematical and statistical matters.
  • You will analyse economic reality using mathematical models, translating the results into economic policy. The labour market is crying out for Econometrists and operations research and management specialists.
  • Small class sizes create a strong sense of community. Mentoring and group study supports your development throughout the programme.
  • There is an honours programme available for excellent students, who are able to achieve an honours diploma in addition to the undergraduate degree.

You will study:

Year 1

The first year is all about your basic knowledge of mathematics, statistics and economics. You will orientate yourself towards the quantitative economics programmes of Econometrics & Operations Research. You will learn to work with Microsoft Excel, as well as more advanced mathematical and statistical software such as Matlab and Eviews.

Year 2 and 3

You will take mandatory courses such as Mathematical Economics, Econometrics, Time Series Analysis and Deterministic & Stochastic Operations Research. In this third year, you will also take electives. You will specialise in either Econometrics or ORM. The Econometrics degree programme will be concluded with a thesis, in which you can research a subject that you find particularly interesting. In ORM, your thesis is based on a practical assignment.

*For guaranteed progression to BSc Econometrics and Operations Research you will need to achieve:

  • 6.5 IELTS or equivalent, with no single element below 6.0
  • 60% average across three academic subjects (at least 40% in all academic subjects)
  • You must achieve 60% in Maths Module 2
  • You may be required to do an extra Maths entrance test

BSc Actuarial Science

The University of Amsterdam welcomes applications from ONCAMPUS Amsterdam students that have successfully completed their Undergraduate Foundation Programme. The BSc Actuarial Science is a three-year interdisciplinary full-time degree, completely taught in English.

  • For students with a strong interest and skills in quantitative, mathematical and statistical matters.
  • You will learn to make complex considerations involved in risk management. Actuaries use theory to study uncertain future events such as interest rates, inflation and demographics alongside ethical and legal impacts.
  • The study programme is aligned to today’s needs and demands. UvA is the only university offering both BSc and MSc in Actuarial Science.
  • You will benefit from the quality of your UvA degree and education, with promising career prospects.
  • There is an honours programme available for excellent students, who are able to achieve an honours diploma in addition to the undergraduate degree.

You will study:

Year 1

The first year is all about your basic knowledge of mathematics, statistics and economics. You will orientate yourself towards the quantitative economics programmes of Actuarial Science and Econometrics & Operations Research. You will learn to work with advanced mathematical and statistical software such as Matlab, R and Eviews. The first two years of the programme will be spent together with students of the Bachelor’s programme in Econometrics and Operations Research. Therefore, after the second year, you can also choose to switch to this Bachelor’s programme.

Year 2 and 3

You will take courses such as Probability & Statistics, Mathematics and Finance. You will also take introductory actuarial courses relating to life insurance, general insurance and pensions. You will become familiar with the mathematical translation and clarification of financial and economic problems encountered by insurers, pension funds and other financial institutions and government bodies. You will also take a number of electives. The programme is concluded with a thesis, following which you will be awarded the title Bachelor of Science (BSc).

*For guaranteed progression to BSc Actuarial Science you will need to achieve:

  • 6.5 IELTS or equivalent, with no single element below 6.0
  • 60% average across three academic subjects (at least 40% in all academic subjects)
  • You must achieve 60% in Maths Module 2
  • You may be required to do an extra Maths entrance test