Application procedure MSc Economics and Business

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 admission requirements carefully prior to your application.

Registration in Studielink

Every student who wants to apply for one of the following specialisations of the MSc in Economics and Business (Behavioural Economics; Data Science and Marketing Analytics; Economics of Markets and Organisations; Economics of Sustainability; Financial Economics; Health Economics; International Economics; Marketing; Policy Economics; Strategy Economics; Urban, Port & Transport Economics)  at Erasmus School of Economics has to register in Studielink for the master programme Economics and Business.

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. Overview of courses to be obtained
  4. Copy of the TOEFL iBT / TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition, Academic IELTS, Cambridge C1 Advanced or Cambridge C2 Proficiency Test Score Report
  5. Curriculum Vitae

Detailed explanation of these documents.

It is your own responsibility to make sure your documents meet the admission and application criteria before the application deadline. This means that if your documents do not meet the application and admission criteria and the application deadline has passed your application can be withdrawn.

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.


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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.

Health Economics

The MSc Economics and Business, Health Economics specialisation is a joint venture between Erasmus School of Economics and the Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management. 

In case you are not admissible to our MSc Economics and Business based on your previous education, please contact our partner faculty, the Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management: Health Economics at the ESHPM.

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.

Application closed

The deadline to apply for academic year 2024-2025 has passed. At this moment in time it is not possible to submit an application anymore in the EUR Admissions Portal. No exemptions are made on this deadline. Next possibility to apply will be for the academic year 2025-2026.

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