Application procedure Economics and Business

The application period for applicants with an international degree for the academic year 2020-2021 is open from 1 November 2019 until 1 May 2020. On this website you can find the application procedure. In order to successfully apply for one of our master or pre-master programmes please read the application requirements carefully prior to your application.

Registration in Studielink

Every student who wants to apply for a programme at Erasmus School of Economics has to register in Studielink. Studielink is the national enrolment system for all Dutch governmental higher education. More information about how to register in Studielink. A registration in Studielink is necessary before you can continue with your application. After successfully registering in Studielink you will receive an email with a link to the EUR Admissions Portal where you can continue your application.

Payment of application fee

All (pre-)master applicants with an international diploma have to pay an application fee of €100 before submitting an application. You will be able to pay the application fee via the EUR Admissions Portal. By paying this fee you commission the Examination Board to process your application.
The application fee is not refundable. Applications can only be submitted if the application fee has been paid. It is not possible to enquire about possible admittance, such enquiries cannot be answered.

More information about the payment of the application fee.

Upload required application documents

After successfully paying the application fee you can continue with your application in the EUR Admissions Portal where you need to upload the following required application documents:

  1. Copy of diploma or graduation statement
  2. Copy of academic transcript
  3. Copy of valid academic IELTS or iBT TOEFL test results
  4. Copy of personal pages passport
  5. Curriculum Vitae

Detailed explanation of these documents.

If the application was done successfully you will receive a copy of the submitted application in your personal mailbox. You will also receive our application newsletter the following workday that informs you about the application procedure and how your application will be processed.

If we have any questions or concerns regarding your application documents you will receive an email within 1 week after submitting your application.


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Admission decision

The Examination Board reviews each individual application and determines whether the level and content of the bachelor degree are equivalent to that of our bachelor’s degree Economics and Business Economics and whether all admission and application criteria as described on this website are met. 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.

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

Submit certified documents

Upon receiving a positive admission decision from the Examination Board, you will receive an email with a link to the Certified Documents Portal requesting you to upload a certified copy of your diploma or graduation statement and transcript if these certified documents were not already present in your application. Please read the information regarding certified documents.

After your certified documents are reviewed and processed you will receive an official admission offer via email accompanied with the terms and conditions and admitted students newsletter with important information to prepare for your arrival in The Netherlands.


Applications for the master and pre-master programmes for the academic year 2020-2021 will open on 1 November 2019.