Mathematics Deficiency Exam

 

Mathematics Deficiency Exam in short

Prospective students of Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) can be required to supply proof of their mathematical knowledge level. If you are unable to supply this proof by means of diplomas or certificates, you can participate in EUR's Mathematics Deficiency Exam (MDE) to demonstrate that you do possess the required level of knowledge. The test can be completed in levels 1, 2, or 3.

As long as you do not supply proof of your knowledge level in Mathematics while applying for a study programme at EUR, you are deemed "Mathematics deficient". Your application will be dismissed because of this. To find out which mathematics level is required for each of our study programmes, refer to our 'Admission' webpage that contains links to said admission requirements.
Passing the MDE allows you to demonstrate you do possess the required Mathematical knowledge level for a study programme. You can also participate in a state examination via DUO (state examination webpage in Dutch).

On this page you can find more information about the MDE, as well as a button on the bottom of this page that allows you to register for it.

Keep in mind that some study programmes must adhere to admissions quota due to high demand. An example of this is our bachelor programme International Business Administration. If you want to apply for this type of study programme, you're required to register for this programme with the Dutch national student registration system Studielink months earlier than for other study programmes. Refer to this webpage of the organisation behind Studielink and this Dutch governmental webpage for more information. 

 


Procedure

Participation

To be allowed to participate in the MDE, register with the University via Studielink. Once you complete this registration you'll receive an ERNA student number, a number that must be entered into the MDE's application form.
You are charged a one-time €80 fee per study programme for which you want to participate in the MDE. Refunds are not allowed, even if you decide to not participate after your registration and before the actual test takes place. To start your application for the MDE, use the button at the bottom of this page.  

After you've completed your payment and are registered for the MDE, you'll receive a registration confirmation via e-mail. Check your e-mail account's spam or junk folder if you cannot find the confirmation. This e-mail serves as your proof of registration.

Location, date and time

The MDE's are held on the ground floor of the Van der Goot Building (former M-Building). Scroll down further to find the dates and times on which the tests take place.

Results

You will be notified of the results by e-mail within four weeks after taking the exam. The examinations are prepared and checked by external lecturers. It is not possible to correspond with these lecturers. Your work and calculations will remain available for inspection for a maximum of four weeks after you have received the result.

Passing MDE's

To pass the MDE for all study programmes you must achieve a result of 5,5 or higher, except when applying for study programmes at the faculty Erasmus School of Economics (ESE). For study programmes at ESE, a 7,5 or higher is required to pass the MDE.

Your results remain valid for two years.

Resits and failure

You are entitled to sit the MDE you apply for twice per calendar year; once during the first round and once during the second round. If you achieve unsatisfactory results for the Mathematics tests during the first round, you'll be registered for the second rounds of the same tests automatically. If you fail the resit as well, you'll have to reapply for (and repay) the MDE in the subsequent year.

What happens when I pass the exams?

When you pass the MDE for a study programme of your choice, you are not registered for this study programme automatically. However, after passing the MDE you should register for the study programme(s) of your choice as soon as possible. Make sure to communicate the fact you passed the programme's MDE in your registration to prevent any confusion on the matter.

Keep in mind that some study programmes must adhere to admissions quota due to high demand. An example of this is our bachelor programme International Business Administration. If you want to apply for this type of study programme, you're required to register for this programme with the Dutch national student registration system Studielink months earlier than for other study programmes. Refer to this webpage of the organisation behind Studielink and this Dutch governmental webpage for more information.

 

Overview of the subjects to be tested per study programme

Mathematics level 1
  • Institute of Health Policy Management, BMG
  • Pedagogical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Public Administration
  • Criminology
  • Philosophy
Mathematics level 1
(English version required)
  • International Bachelor Communication & Media (IBCOM)
Mathematics level 2 RSM
  • Business Administration/Bedrijfskunde

Mathematics level 2 ESE

(for study programmes at ESE a minimum grade of 7,5 is required)


  • International Bachelor Economics and Business Economics
  • Fiscal Economics
Mathematics level 2 
IBA 
(English version required)
  • International Business Administration
Mathematics level 3 (for study programmes at ESE a minimum grade of 7,5 is required)
  • Internationals Bachelor Econometrics and Operations Research

 

Required Mathematical knowledge levels per study programme

Mathematics level 1
  • Institute of Health Policy Management, BMG
  • Pedagogical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
Mathematics level 1
(English version required)
  • International Bachelor Communication & Media (IBCOM)
Mathematics level 2 RSM
  • Business Administration/Bedrijfskunde

Mathematics level 2 ESE

(for study programmes at ESE a minimum grade of 7,5 is required)


  • International Bachelor Economics and Business Economics
  • Fiscal Economics
Mathematics level 2 
IBA 
(English version required)
  • International Business Administration
Mathematics level 3 (for study programmes at ESE a minimum grade of 7,5 is required)
  • Internationals Bachelor Econometrics and Operations Research

 

 

Overview of the required Mathematical knowledge per MDE-level

Mathematics, level 1

Please note that formula reference cards and graphical-, or programmable calculators are not allowed at the Exam. Also note the other remarks on the list of examination topics.

Mathematics, level 2 (IBA/IBEB)

Please note that formula reference cards and graphical-, or programmable calculators are not allowed at the Exam. Also note the other remarks on the list of examination topics.

Mathematics, level 3

Students wishing to study Econometrics and Operational Research who sat final exams in Mathematics A 1,2 at their VWO-level secondary school, but not Mathematics B1, will be required to take a Mathematics B1 entrance test, whose material is outlined in the Maths for Econometrists Test Document (ISBN 90-430-1156-8).

 

Please note that formula reference cards and regular-, graphical-, or programmable calculators are not allowed at the Exam. Also note the other remarks on the list of examination topics.

 

Remedial teaching in Mathematics

If you wish to receive extra help in your preparations for the MDE at EUR, you can apply for the 'Studyboost Deficiencies in Mathematics' at our Language and Training Centre. During this Studyboost one of our teachers will assist you in your preparations during a number of classes.
Apart of the above-stated classes, you'll also gain access to an online self study course containing many exercises. With this program you can also train yourself, if you so desire.

The sessions take place at the campus of Erasmus University Rotterdam, 4 to 6 weeks before the start of the entrance examination. Thus, keep in mind that the registrations for the Studyboost end more early than the registrations of the actual entrance examinations.

More information:

Apply for the Studyboost Deficiencies in Mathematics

 

 

Deadlines inschrijvingen en andere belangrijke data
Registration deadlines and other important dates


Aanmelden voor de toetsen in maart 2017 kan van maandag 13 februari t/m vrijdag 10 maart 2017.
Registrations for the exams in March 2017 are open between Monday 13 February and Friday 10 March, 2017.

Table: entrance exams March 2017
Date Time Toets: Subject:
20 March  13.30 - 16.00          Wiskunde 1 (IBCom), Wiskunde 2 en 3 Mathematics 1 (IBCoM), Mathematics 2 and 3
20 March 13.30 - 14.45 Wiskunde 1 (overige opleidingen) Mathematics 1 (other study programmes)

 

Aanmelden voor de toetsen in mei 2017 kan van maandag 10 april t/m vrijdag 05 mei 2017.
Registrations for the exams in May 2017 are open between Monday 10 April and Friday 05 May, 2017. 

Table: entrance exams May 2017
Date Time Toets: Subject:
15 May 13.30 - 16.00      Wiskunde 1 (IBCoM), Wiskunde 2 en 3 Mathematics 1 (IBCoM), Mathematics 2 and 3
15 May   13.30 - 14.45 Wiskunde 1 (overige opleidingen) Mathematics 1 (other study programmes)

 


Special facilities for students with a functional limitation

Students with a temporary or structural functional limitation may make use of certain facilities (within reasonable limits) for the duration of their functional limitation. These facilities include modified examination facilities and are intended to ensure an equal chance of study success for all students. Participants who wish to make use of these special facilities must successfully apply for this privilege first.     

Obtaining permission

Student who wish to make use of said special facilities should submit a written request in which they present the nature of their situation to the examining board of their relevant faculty. If you are enrolled at two different faculties, you should submit a separate request to the examination board of each faculty. Refer to the table below to find the contact information of the various examination boards at EUR.

The examining board will decide whether you are eligible on the basis of your impairment to sit written examinations in the above rooms, and the period of time to be covered by this consent. Once you have received permission and are allowed to make use of the special facilities, apply for these in the next subsection.

Application

The documents in which your examination board gives her consent to make use of special facilities for students with a temporary or structural functional limitation can be sent to cd-deficientietoets@remove-this.oos.eur.nl by e-mail. The documents must be received within a minimum of seven days before the actual test. Afterwards your examination administration will make sure that you are able to make use of special facilities while doing your Entrance Examination.

Location and times

Participants with functional limitations that have permission are allowed to do the Exam in two small lecture halls on the first floor of the Van der Goot Building (previously the M Building). The room numbers are M1-5 and M1-6. Both these rooms can accommodate up to 20 participants at a time. Participants sitting examinations in these rooms start their exams half an hour earlier than the other students; at 09.00, 13.00 and 18.00 respectively. Thus, the examinations will finish at the same time as is the case for any other participant. 

 

EUR Examinations Boards - contact

Examination Board Erasmus School of Economics (ESE)

Contact form

Examination Board Erasmus School of Law (ESL)

Contact form

Examination Board Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB)

E-mail: essb-excie@essb.eur.nl

Examination Board Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)

Contact form

Examination Board Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC)

E-mail: examencie@eshcc.eur.nl

 

Examination Board Faculteit der Wijsbegeerte (FW)

E-mail: examencommissie@fwb.eur.nl

Examination Board Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management (ESHPM)

Contact form

 

 

 More information on and regulations for sitting exams at EUR

Refer to this page for more information, including a handy 'do not forget' section, on participating in examinations at EUR. The same regulations as regular written examinations are applicable on the Mathematics Deficiency Exam.

 

 Questions?

You can direct any questions about the entrance examinations you might have at:

 

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