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Our 1-year MSc in Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance offers you excellent career prospects. The actuarial and risk management profession is currently one of the highest valued professions on the labour market. In recent years, the specialist modelling skills of the actuary and risk manager are also demanded from companies outside the insurance world.

Our graduates can be found working as an actuary or a risk manager in a wide variety of organisations. A lot of our students find a job even before they graduate. And with good reason: our graduates are highly sought after following an excellent training in actuarial science and mathematical finance. We have a full research programme dedicated to the field. So you will gain insight in the latest theories and techniques, to bring with you to your 1st employer.

Average time to find a job

2 months

Average starting salary


Live and work in the Netherlands for 1 year

Orientation Year Permit

graduation MSc students Amsterdam School of Economics

Where do our graduates work?

Our graduates can be found working as an actuary or a risk manager in a wide variety of organisations, including:

  • insurance companies (ACHMEA, AEGON, NN)
  • pension funds (APG, PGGM)
  • large investment and retail banks (ABN AMRO, ING, Goldman Sachs)
  • consultancy firms (Deloitte, EY, KPMG, PwC)
  • regulatory authorities (AFM, DNB)
  • government institutions (ministries)

Career in research

How to get the Actuaris AG title (AAG)

Many actuaries in the Netherlands are members of the Royal Dutch Actuarial Society (Koninklijk Actuarieel Genootschap) and thus carry the title Actuaris AG, abbreviated as AAG. If you wish to become a member you are required to take the Postmaster Actuarial Practice Cycle. This postmaster teaches you the professional skills needed to function as an actuary. To be eligible, you must have completed the Bachelor's actuarial courses and a course on Insurance and Pension Law. Further courses in finance, mathematics, statistics, econometrics or actuarial science may also be required.

Alumni network

All graduates have access to our extensive alumni network, with more than 186.000 alumni worldwide. This network empowers graduates to connect with fellow alumni, students, staff, and corporate relations of UvA Economics and Business. They can explore their fields of interest and discover new opportunities.

Career preparation during your Master's

Our Career Centre is here to help you prepare for your professional career. This team of personal development assistants, career coaches, and internship advisors will assist you in increasing your employability and confidence after graduation. Benefit from:

  • career coaching
  • professional skills workshops
  • CV checks
  • networking events

Internship and exchange

If you have completed your curriculum, you can do an internship or go on an exchange abroad. For international students it is an excellent opportunity to experience the Dutch labour market.