Students with a Dutch university diploma - Master requirements

On this page you can find all the information about the admission and application requirements for the master programmes of Erasmus School of Economics for students with a Dutch university diploma and HBO+ students with a WO specialisation minor.

Admission requirements

Relevant bachelor diploma

To be admissible for one of our master programmes your degree has to be equivalent to the bachelor programmes offered by the Erasmus School of Economics. There are different target groups who might be admissible to our master programmes. Please consult our Dutch bachelor to ESE master admission matrices.


Applicants whose previous Dutch education does not indicate direct admission to the Master Economics and Business may be asked to make a GMAT test and submit the score report before the application deadline of 1 May 2018. The minimum required score is 650. Applications without a valid and sufficient GMAT score will not be considered for admission. Please consult our Dutch bachelor to ESE master admission matrices to see if you are required to submit a GMAT score. Click here for more information about the GMAT exam.

Application procedure

Register in Studielink

Every student who wants to apply for a programme at the Erasmus School of Economics has to register in Studielink. Click here for more information about how to register correctly in Studielink. Please make sure you have a registration in studielink before continuing with the rest of the application procedure.

Upload required application documents

After a successful registration in Studielink you will receive an email to the EUR Admissions Portal where you can upload the following required documents:

Click here for a more detailed explanation of these documents.

If the application was done successfully you will receive a copy of the submitted application in your personal mailbox. Later on in the application process, you may be asked to upload a certified copy of your diploma/graduation statement and your final grade list in the Certified Documents Portal. WO specialisation minor students from HBO may be asked to upload a certificate of obtaining their WO specialisation minor. Please click here for more information about certified documents.

Application for Data Science and Marketing Analytics

The specialisation Data Science and Marketing Analytics has a limited number of places. For the academic year 2018-2019 there are 10 places available for applicants with a Dutch university diploma.

Places are assigned on a first come, first serve basis. To be considered for this specialisation your application need to be complete; only applications that contain certified copies of all required documents are taken into consideration.

Each applicant needs to indicate a second preferred master specialisation in the EUR Admissions Portal, belonging to the master degree programme Economics and Business. If placement for the specialisation Data Science and Marketing Analytics is not possible, the Examination Board will review the application for the second preferred specialisation.

An application for Data Science and Marketing Analytics needs to meet the following application requirements:

  • Apply via the EUR Admissions Portal before 1 April 2018.
  • Application needs to be complete (meaning: all required documents need to be certified copies and need to meet the requirements for admission). This means the bachelor diploma must be obtained at the moment of application.
  • Applicants must indicate another preferred specialisation in the EUR Admissions Portal.
  • Places are assigned on a first come first serve basis. Dutch local time is applicable.

Tuition fees, scholarships and grants

More information on tuition fees, scholarships and grants can be found on our fees and scholarship page.

Extra information

  • Applicants need to check the spam folder in their e-mail inbox to ensure they do not miss out on any important messages from the university.
  • Applicants who use a email address are requested to use a different email address for their application and future communication with the university because of compatibility problems.


Please have a look on the frequently asked questions page before getting in touch.

Apply now!

Click on the 'Apply Now' button below to proceed with your application. Applications for the master programmes for the academic year 2018-2019 are from 1 January 2018 until 1 May 2018. (Final day to apply or to complete the application is 30 April 2018).