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General terms and conditions

If you are admitted to the pre-Master's programme, the following terms and conditions apply.

Validity of pre-Master’s courses and admission to the Master’s programme 

  • Master's Accountancy

    Students who begin the standard pre-Master’s programme on 1 September 2022, have guaranteed admission to the Master's programme until 1 September 2023, after they have completed their pre-Master’s package and any additional deficiency courses.   

    Students  may only participate once in the standard Accountancy and Control pre-Master’s programme. This means once-only participation in all lectures and consecutive exams and resits. 

    If you have not completed the programme after the first semester and still wish to pass the outstanding courses, you should register for these courses through Contract Education Economics & Business.

    It is explicitly stipulated that admission to the Master's programme will be granted only after students have passed all the assigned pre-Master’s and deficiency courses. This entry requirement is known as the 'Bachelor-before-Master' rule. No exceptions may be made to this entry requirement for the Master's programme, and no additional examination opportunities will be granted in the event that students have failed to pass one or more courses. 
     
    The validation of the followed courses are two years. After this you may not participate in the Master's programme for three years based on a pre-Master's programme in Accountancy in Control at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the UvA. Courses students have already passed will be declared invalid. 

    Requirements Post-Master Programmes

    Please note that the pre-Master’s programme and possible extra  deficiency courses only give access to the Master's programme. If you want to start a Post-Master’s programme to become a certified public accountant (Register Accountant) or follow the Executive Master of Finance & Control (Register Controller) after finishing the Master's programme, you will likely have additional deficiency courses for these programmes. You can request an overview of your deficiencies for the Post-Master Accountancy from the moment you are admissible to the Master's. For more information about the Post-Master Accountancy and the form to request an overview of your deficiencies, please refer to this page (in Dutch). For more information about the entry requirements (like for instance work experience)  for the Executive Master of Finance & Control, please visit this page (in Dutch).

  • Master's Business Administration

    In the letter about your conditional admission you find a personal overview of the specific courses that are part of your pre-Master’s programme. Students who start their pre-Master’s on 1 September 2022, and pass all courses in one semester, will be admitted to the Master’s Business Administration with starting date 1 February 2023 and 1 September 2023.  

    It is explicitly stipulated that admission to the Master's programme will be granted only after students have passed all the assigned pre-Master’s within 1 year. This entry requirement is known as the 'Bachelor-before-Master' rule. No exceptions may be made to this entry requirement for the Master's programme, and no additional examination opportunities will be granted in the event that students have failed to pass one or more courses. 

  • Master's Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance/Master's Econometrics/Master's Business Economics/Master's Economics/Master Fiscale Economie

    In the letter about your conditional admission you find a personal overview of the specific courses that are part of your pre-Master’s programme. Students who start their pre-Master's on 1 September 2022, and pass all courses in one semester, will be admitted to the Master’s programme with starting date 1 September 2023. 

    It is explicitly stipulated that admission to the Master's programme will be granted only after students have passed all the assigned pre-Master’s within 1 year. This entry requirement is known as the 'Bachelor-before-Master' rule. No exceptions may be made to this entry requirement for the Master's programme, and no additional examination opportunities will be granted in the event that students have failed to pass one or more courses. 

Tuition fees and enrolment at the University of Amsterdam  

If you have not yet registered in Studielink for the pre-Master’s programme, please do so as soon as possible. In Studielink click on Bachelor’s or other non-Master's programmes and select Economics and Business Economics/ The standard pre-Master's programme worth 20 ECTS credits costs €722.60* (in academic year 2023-2024) or €36.13 per ECTS credit.   

*This amount serves as a reference. The tuition fees to be paid are calculated by the Central Student Administration (CSA).   

Personal circumstances 

In some cases of personal circumstances, provided that they are communicated to the study advisers in time, you might be able to re-enrol in the pre-Master’s programme for a second time.