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Double Bachelor BSc² Econometrics and Economics

Erasmus School of Economics
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

Program description

Econometricians examine the mathematical aspects of economic problems. Economists strive for a deep understanding of the nature of these problems. Are you interested in both? This programme provides you with a thorough understanding of how economics works and gives you access to the latest methods to analyse economic problems and calculate their solutions. 

Are you as ambitious as you are inquisitive? Erasmus School of Economics offers you a unique opportunity to acquire both profound economic insights and practical quantitative econometrical skills in only four years.

This study allows you to focus on conceptual matters like inflation, profit and turnover as well as quantitative issues like risk, forecasts, uncertainty, probability and scenario analysis. During the BSc² programme you will address questions such as:
•    How will interest rates and stock prices evolve?
•    How can we enhance the effectiveness of advertising by using Big Data?
•    How will changes in unemployment rates affect consumer spending?
•    What can be done to prevent a new ‘Eurozone crisis’?

Is this the right choice for you?

Do you have an above-average interest in economic developments, social issues and solving mathematical problems? Do you have the talent to learn how to solve economic issues using the most advanced techniques? Are original thoughts your forte? Are you self-motivated and eager to discover new things? Do you have what it takes to follow two programmes at once? Then BSc² is a good choice for you.

The following traits will stand you in good stead to be successful in this study:

  • You like solving mathematical puzzles and riddles
  • You are interested in both the practical and theoretical aspects of issues in economics and business .
  • Studying in English poses no serious problem for you.
  • An international setting appeals to you.
  • You are interested in working with computers, algorithms and artificial intelligence.

We advise you to take a close look at the admission requirements.

Why study for the Double bachelor BSc² in Econometrics and Economics in Rotterdam?

Rotterdam is a vibrant, multicultural city that is at the forefront of exciting developments in industry, logistics, science, culture and architecture. It is also the place where modern Econometrics was born at the acclaimed Econometric Institute, cofounded in 1956 by Nobel laureate Jan Tinbergen. With this solid background, the world within reach and every opportunity to kick-off a great career, where else would you want to study but Erasmus School of Economics?
Here you will have access to:
•    An exclusive double bachelor, internationally valued in both the public and private sector
•    A unique combination of insights and skills
•    Intensive individual academic support
•    Plenty of challenges for excellent students
•    A vast international business and academic network.

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.

Scholarships & funding

For students outside of the European Economic Area (EEA), we have a number of scholarships available such as the Erasmus University Holland Scholarship, Philip Hans Franses Scholarship, and Erasmus School of Economics waiver for excellent current ESE bachelor students from non-EEA countries. For more information please visit our website or contact us.

Tuition fees

Bachelor programmes

  • EU: EUR 2.143
  • Non-EU: 9.300

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 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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Why study at Erasmus School of Economics

Erasmus School of Economics welcomes over 7000 Dutch and international students every academic year and provides world-class education in economic disciplines and econometrics.

By pursuing its three main principles:

  • Quality first
  • Integration of top research with a top education
  • A prime economic focus on current and future real-world questions

Erasmus School of Economics will ensure that by 2023, the School will have secured its place as a leading academic brand in economics and econometrics in the world.


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The Double Degree Econometrics/Economics is a unique one of a kind program. Getting to combine the analytical skills of Econometrics with the underlying theory of Economics gives you an enormous amount of knowledge. The lessons you follow are from renounced professors that are well-known in the subjects and can answer all your questions. The fac...
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So far it has been an awesome experience. At the begging I was very uncertain and the decision was hard. With time, motivation and effort I fell in love with what I am studying and now I look forward to learn more things about both domains: Economics and Econometrics. I discovered many new things about such sciences but also I grew as a person. ...
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Erasmus School of Economics

Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 Rotterdam
The Netherlands

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