Universiteit van Amsterdam

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Deze opleiding

Econometrics is about making the economy efficient. Econometrists predict the health of economic policy, analyze big data, or focus on optimizing logistic and operational processes.


typeregulier, 180 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig Engels
opleidingsduur0 dagen voltijd
numerus fixusnee
honoursheeft honours track
How many people leave their car at home more often when fuel excise duty increases? What is the effect of interest-rate changes by the central bank on growth and inflation? Is it possible to predict whether a customer is likely to purchase an item, based on their website click behaviour? Those are the issues that econometrists and data scientists deal with. You capture econometric realities in mathematical models. In Econometrics and data science you will learn how to make the economy function more efficiently. You're not one to take economic laws on faith. You learn to think critically and innovatively.

Waarom aan de Amsterdam UVA?

The University of Amsterdam 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 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 three specialisations: Econometrics, Data Science (of the BSc in Econometrics) and Actuarial Science (BSc in Actuarial Science). The first two years of study are identical to those of BSc's in Actuarial Science. Students must opt for one of the two programmes before the start of the third year.
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
onderwijsopzet50% zelfstudie
30% theorie
20% praktijk
case studies, computer opdrachten, groepsdiscussie, groepsopdracht, hoorcollege, individuele opdracht, literatuurstudie, onderzoeksproject, project, werkcollege, 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. Visit our website for more information on studying abroad:
bindend studieadvies
  • minimaal 48 EC in de eerste 12 maanden

UvA Economics and Business 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. 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

Dutch students with a VWO diploma, including Mathematics B, can apply via Studielink. Dutch students can choose if they want to start with complete English education from the first or second year. Their preference can be indicated in Studielink. For international students, you can check how to apply via -> Econometrics -> Application and Admission.
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.

TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge English: check the website for more info.

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

studie kosten
bron: Universiteit van Amsterdam
bedrag kostenpost
€ 650studiematerialenper jaar

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


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32588 studenten aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam
55% daarvan is vrouw
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Op kamers in Amsterdam

115129studenten studerend
47168studenten woonachtig   
€ 424gemiddelde kamerprijs
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21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
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1/2 Amsterdam UVA
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
215 eerstejaars
14% vrouw
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100% Engelstalig
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33% Nederlandstalig
67% Engelstalig
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Na de studie

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With your Bachelor's degree in Econometrics, you can gain automatic entry to a certain number of Master's programmes in which you will further specialise in a particular discipline. You can take a Master's programme at the UvA's Amsterdam School of Economics, or if you wish, you can also study at another university. Whichever Master's track you choose, it will add necessary depth to your knowledge.

Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

Financial en economic decisions play an important role in our society. Econometricians and data scientists are therefore highly demanded on the labour market. Increasing levels of competition mean that businesses have an ever-greater need for efficiency, which requires the analytical skills of econometricians.
Increasing levels of competition mean that businesses have an ever-greater need for efficiency, which requires the analytical skills of econometrists and data scientists.

You can work for (amongst others):
  • multinationals, banks, pension funds and insurance companies
  • government ministries
  • the Dutch Central Bank (De Nederlandsche Bank)
  • CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis and Statistics Netherlands
  • consultancy firms
  • FMCG
  • academia

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