Actuarial Science

Universiteit van Amsterdam

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Deze opleiding

In Actuarial Science, you will learn to make the complex considerations involved in risk management.


typeregulier, 180 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig Engels
opleidingsduur0 dagen voltijd
numerus fixusnee
honoursheeft honours track
Should a smoker pay more for health insurance than a non-smoker? Actuaries assess risks, a task that requires meticulous consideration. The relationship between chance and financial risks is the main focus. Thousands of factors that influence our lives are formulated into a hazard model that emulates reality as closely as possible. These models are constantly updated to ensure they accurately reflect interest rates, inflation and other rising costs, as well as demographic, ethical, legal and fiscal developments. How likely is it that a factory will burn down? What would be the financial damage if that were to unexpectedly happen? What is the likelihood of you living to 110 so that your pension fund has to pay out for 45 years? You analyse the data, make all the calculations, and then you reach a decision or issue your recommendation. Actuarial Science is therefore an exact degree programme, providing you with a unique insight into society and people's lives.

Waarom aan de Amsterdam UVA?

We are the only university in the Netherlands offering Actuarial Science as both a Bachelor's and Master's programme. We also offer a post-Master's programme (in Dutch) that is required in order to register with the Actuarial Association. The UvA is a world class centre of research and teaching, committed to original, critical scientific reasoning. We apply an interactive style of teaching that encourages you to think independently. You will benefit from the quality of your UvA degree for sure.


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opbouwThe first year of study in Actuarial Science provides a general introduction to the subjects of mathematics, information science, probability and statistics, and economics. It also enables students to familiarise themselves with the specialisations of Actuarial Science and Econometrics. The first two years of study are identical to those for the Bachelor's in Econometrics. The final choice for one of these programmes does not need to be made until the third year of study.
The Bachelor's programme in Actuarial Science is offered in English. The first semester of the first year is also offered in Dutch. In the second semester of the first year all lectures are in English but the tutorials, computer lab sessions etc. are also taught in Dutch.
Macroeconomics for A&E
6 EC
Mathematics 1: Calculus
6 EC
Microeconomics for A&E
6 EC
Probability Theory and Statistics 1
6 EC
Introduction Econometrics and Actuarial Science
6 EC
Finance for A&E
6 EC
Mathematics 2: Linear Algebra
6 EC
Probability Theory and Statistics 2
6 EC
Programming and Numerical Analysis
6 EC
Introduction Data Science: Data Preprocessing
6 EC


taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet60% zelfstudie
30% theorie
10% praktijk
case studies, computer opdrachten, groepsdiscussie, groepsopdracht, hoorcollege, individuele opdracht, literatuurstudie, onderzoek, onderzoeksproject, practicum, project, werkcollege, werkgroep, zelfstudie
studeren in het buitenland
Our international university participates in a large number of collaborative and exchange programmes. We actively encourage you to expand your horizon by studying a semester abroad.
bindend studieadvies
  • minimaal 48 EC in de eerste 12 maanden

The programme in Actuarial Science applies a binding advice regarding continuation of studies (BSA). This means that you must earn at least 48 of the 60 ECTS credits in the first year, including the Mathematics 1 course. Regular contact with your study advisers regarding your progress ensures that any problems can be quickly identified and resolved.

Toelating en kosten


1 september 2020

aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2020
collegegeld nog niet bekend

1 september 2021

aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2021
collegegeld nog niet bekend

Scholars with a VWO diploma including Mathematics B can register via Studielink. If Dutch VWO scholars prefer to immediately start in the English taught version of this Bachelor, they can indicate this in their request for registration in Studielink.

toelaatbare profielen
vwo N&Ttoelaatbaar
vwo N&Gwiskunde B
vwo E&Mwiskunde B
vwo C&Mwiskunde B
hbo-paangevuld met Wiskunde B op VWO niveau

aanvullende vakeisen
Mathematics B or equivalent

A telephone interview may be part of the selection procedure. A member of the admissions committee will ask you about your motivation and expectations.

math test
If the evaluation of your knowledge of Mathematics is not conclusive, you'll be invited to take a compulsory Mathematics entrance test.

A motivation letter may be part of the intake procedure.

Inschatting maandelijkse studiekosten

bron: Nibud
424kamerhuur in Amsterdamboven landelijk gemiddelde
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 1292totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

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Studenten en studentenleven


55 studenten volgen deze opleiding
49% daarvan is vrouw
26 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
46% daarvan is vrouw
32588 studenten aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam
55% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData



Actuariaat en Econometrie;, Vereniging Studenten Actuariaat en Econometrie.

Op kamers in Amsterdam

115129studenten studerend
47168studenten woonachtig   
€ 424gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête


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1/2 Amsterdam UVA
Actuarial Science
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
26 eerstejaars
46% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
2/2 Amsterdam UVA
Actuariële wetenschappen
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
26 eerstejaars
46% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
33% Nederlandstalig
67% Engelstalig
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Feiten en / studie in cijfers


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In 2017 hebben meer dan 280.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Actuarial Science aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam is beoordeeld door 16 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 3.8 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Upon completion of the Bachelor's programme, you are not yet an actuary. You must first complete the Master's programme in Actuarial Science & Mathematical Finance. In order to register with the Actuarial Association, you must then complete one more professional post-'doctoraal' programme. Once you've completed this, the world is your oyster!

Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

Actuaries have excellent prospects on the labour market. Actuaries are essential for conducting risk management at financial institutions, and the Actuarial Science programme constantly anticipates future developments and societal needs. For example, at the moment, there is a great deal of demand for financially and economically trained actuaries.
The function of actuary was ranked the number one job in de SEO and Elsevier's Study & Work Survey 2015. You not only earn an excellent salary (starting salary is approximately €3000,- gross per month), there's also a good chance you will be offered a permanent contract, an attractive benefits package, and you are qualified to commence work immediately after completing the programme. Actuaries also score high in job satis-faction ratings and can often set their own working hours.

Actuaries can work for:
  • insurance companies
  • pension funds
  • banks
  • consultancies
  • the Dutch Central Bank (the regulatory authority),
  • other financial institutions and organisations
  • government bodies

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Potentiële beroepen

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Central Student Service Desk
T: 31 (0)20 525 1401
Admissions Office E&b
T: +31 (0)20 525 43
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