Students with an international diploma

In order to successfully apply for one of our master or pre-master programmes please read the admission and application requirements carefully.

Admission requirements

Relevant bachelor diploma's

Your degree has to be equivalent to the bachelor programmes offered by Erasmus School of Economics. Your degree in economics and/or business economics or econometrics needs to be equivalent in both level and content. Click here for more information about the curriculum of our bachelor's degree programmes.

The examination board decides whether your obtained bachelor's degree is sufficient for admission to a (pre-)master programme. In any case, the examination board carefully reviews each application. Should your previous education not be sufficient for admission to a master’s degree programme the examination board will always review your application for possible admittance for a pre-master programme instead. 

Due to the many factors involved in the admission decision-making process, the examination board does not elaborate on their motivations on the outcome of the decision.

All our programmes are taught from a strong quantitative approach. A solid background in mathematics and statistics is a necessity for every programme. Your background in mathematics and statistics has to show from your university transcript. Also, different master specialisations require a certain academic background additional to having a relevant bachelor degree click here for more information about the required subjects for specific master specialisations.

Note: If applicable, please read the specific information for students from Chinese Universities and Greek Technological Educational Institutes.

Additional requirements for Master and Pre-master Econometrics and Management Science

For the Master and Pre-master Econometrics and Management Science there are additional requirements in order to be admissible to this programme. Click here for more information.

Proficiency in the English language

All applicants must show proficiency in the English language and demonstrate this by means of an internet based TOEFL or Academic IELTS test score report, taken no longer than 2 years before application.

The TOEFL or IELTS score report needs to be uploaded with your application before the application deadline of 1 May 2018. A score report handed in after this date will not be taken into consideration. Please make your TOEFL scores available to us by filling out our institution code 5394 on your TOEFL registration form.

 Only the following minimum scores are accepted: 

 All subscoresTotal score
Internet-based TOEFL2291
Academic IELTS6.56.5

Note: Take the application deadline and the time it takes ETS to announce your scores into consideration when you schedule the appointment for your test-date. Click here for information about possible exemptions.

Application procedure

Registration in Studielink

Every student who wants to apply for a programme at Erasmus School of Economics has to register in Studielink. Click here for more information about how to register in Studielink. A registration in Studielink is necessary before you can continue with your application.

Upload required application documents

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

  1. Copy of diploma or graduation statement
  2. Copy of academic transcript
  3. Proof of sufficient mathematical background (Only applicable for applicants of the (pre-)Master Econometrics and Management Science)
  4. Copy of valid academic IELTS or iBT TOEFL test results
  5. Copy of personal pages passport
  6. Curriculum Vitae

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 grade list. Click here for more information about certified documents.

Payment of application fee

After successfully uploading all the required documents in the EUR Admissions Portal all (pre-)master applicants with an international diploma have to pay an application fee of €100. By paying this fee you commission the examination board to process your application. Click here for more information about the payment of the application fee.

Applications will not be processed if the application fee has not been paid. It is not possible to enquire about possible admittance, such enquiries will not be answered.

Note: The application fee will not be refunded no matter the outcome of the application decision nor will it be refunded when an applicant wishes to withdraw the application after payment.

Within 6 weeks of a complete application you will receive the outcome via email.

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 15 places available for applicants with an international 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 February 2018.
  • Application needs to be complete (meaning: all required documents need to be certified copies and need to meet the requirements for admission).
  • Applicants must indicate another preferred specialization 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.

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Applications for the master and pre-master programmes for the academic year 2018-2019 are from 1 November 2017 until 1 May 2018. (Final day to apply or to complete the application is 30 April 2018).