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Double Bachelor BSc² Econometrics and Economics

Erasmus School of Economics
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
31 August 2020

Program description

Double Bachelor BSc Econometrics/Economics in the Netherlands

The BSc² Econometrics/Economics program covers both worldwide issues related to economics and business and the application of mathematical and statistical techniques to help answer economic questions.

This Double Bachelor program enables you to complete two entire three-year bachelor program in only four years. In a program with extra lectures and exams, you can earn two BSc degrees in two thirds of the original time.

With these extra lectures and exams, you acquire an average of 66 credits each year instead of the standard 60 credits. What’s more, after completion you can either proceed with one or with two master programs. The BSc² Econometrics/ Economics is a small scale program that facilitates personal attention and intensive guidance.

Admission requirements

Applicants must show proficiency in the English language as all communication within the program is in English. All applicants must demonstrate this by means of a certified Academic TOEFL or Academic IELTSTest Score Report, taken no longer than 2 years before the day of application to the Erasmus School of Economics.

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Program content

Year one: focus on econometrics

The Double Bachelor BSc² Econometrics/Economics programme covers both  theoretical issues related to economics and business, and the application of mathematical and statistical techniques to help answer economic questions. This is unique. You benefit both from the excellent perspective that this gives you, compressing the timeline by building knowledge in both subjects.

In your first year, you will focus primarily on Econometrics and Operations Research with various basic courses in mathematics and statistics. This introduction also includes computer programming, implementing mathematical models and solving optimisation problems. The courses Microeconomics and Macroeconomics complete the year.

Years two, three and four: from a solid foundation to a Double Bachelor

The following three years all consist of both economic and econometric subjects. In the second year of the double bachelor programme, you will lay the groundwork with mainly basic subjects. Years three and four are about deepening your knowledge and further developing your skills. You will take on your economic major in year three and your econometric major in year four.

In the final year, you have the opportunity to choose a minor (a combination of electives) at or outside Erasmus School of Economics. You can also opt to study abroad, or take an internship. With the completion of a thesis you conclude the Double Bachelor programme.

Tuition fees

Bachelor programmes

  • EU: EUR 2.060
  • Non-EU: 9.000

Studying in a foreign country can be very expensive. Fortunately, the Dutch government subsidizes higher education which leads to lower tuition fees for students with a nationality from a country belonging to the European Economic Area (EEA). In recent years, more and more students from outside the EEA have decided to study in the Netherlands, resulting in a growing demand for academic scholarships. Below you can find the few scholarships that might be applicable to you.

Erasmus Education Fund

Every academic year, the Erasmus Education Fund (EEF) supports several students with a scholarship of 3000 euro's per year. The EEF is only for excellent students who need provable financial support. Students may apply by following the application procedure for the EEF.

Erasmus School of Economics Student Waiver for excellent students from non-EEA countries

The Erasmus School of Economics has created a separate fund to support excellent students. The maximum award of the waiver consists of a tuition fee waiver for the year 2016-2017. Resulting in a tuition fee equal to the statutory fee. Current or prospective students who are awarded this waiver will therefore not themselves directly receive a sum of money.

Holland Scholarship Erasmus University

The Holland Scholarship is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences. The scholarship is meant for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their bachelor’s or master’s in Holland. The scholarship amounts to € 5,000. .


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Erasmus School of Economics

Erasmus School of Economics is one of the world’s leading academic institutions. The school has a long-standing tradition of high-quality education and research. The best Erasmus graduates have made outstanding contributions to science, government, and business. Based in Rotterdam, the...

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Erasmus School of Economics

Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 Rotterdam
The Netherlands

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