Double Bachelor Econometrics and Philosophy

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

Start dates
September 2023

September 2024

September 2025

About this program

Why study Bachelor Double bachelor in Econometrics and Philosophy of Econometrics

Are you interested in issues relating to econometrics, but do you also aim to develop a broader academic horizon? Together, Erasmus School of Economics and Erasmus School of Philosophy offer a Double bachelor in Econometrics and Philosophyof Econometricsto enable you to complete two entire bachelor programmes in just four years. Our students obtain a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Econometricsand Operations Researchand a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Philosophyof a Specific Discipline.

On the one hand the econometrics part of the programme aims to help you become truly internationally minded with important skills to analyse and solve problems in the field of econometrics.

On the other hand you will develop philosophical skills such as logical reasoning and the ability to express yourself clearly in writing. You will learn about philosophical problems and ethical issues, and you will gain knowledge about the history and basic assumptions of the academic discipline of econometrics.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements for Bachelor Double Bachelor Econometrics and Philosophy

Double Bachelor Econometrics and Philosophy programme consists of 2 bachelor degrees;

  • International Bachelor Econometrics and Operations Research; and
  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy.

To apply for the Double Bachelor programme you must successfully pass the first year of International Bachelor Econometrics and Operations Research. This means that applying for the Double Bachelor programme starts with a single application for Econometrics. After passing your first year of Econometrics, you will have the possibility to add an enrolment in the  Double Bachelor Econometrics and Philosophy programme (more information on this will be available for you at the end of your first year in Econometrics).

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Program content

First year 

When choosing Econometrics and Philosophy, the curriculum of the first year consists of courses in mathematics, statistics, economics and computer programming. Every academic year consists of five blocks of eight weeks in which you follow two courses. You are having lectures, tutorials and work groups where you practice and discuss the material with fellow students. Each course is concluded with an exam.

Second year

Next to the regular econometrics curriculum you follow two introductory philosophy courses in the first ten weeks of the academic year. These lectures will be given in the evening (starting from 18.00 hrs). The first course, ‘The Early Enlightenment’, runs from week 36 until 39, exams in week 40. The second course, ‘The Quest for Man I’, will be given from week 41 until 44, exams in week 45.

Third year 

In the third year you also follow the regular econometrics curriculum. Next to that you attend introductory philosophy courses in the first ten weeks of the academic year. Lectures will also be given in the evening (starting from 18.00 hrs).

Fourth year

The fourth year of your Double Bachelor programme Econometrics and Philosophy will consist solely of advanced philosophy courses, divided in four blocks per year. Each block runs for 10 weeks and lectures will mainly be given in the evening hours (starting from 18.00 hrs). In total the fourth year contains 60 credits. The first block of the year will be dedicated to two subjects 'Essential Contemporary Challenges' and 'Thought Experiments'. The second, third and fourth block of the fourth year includes advanced courses on the history of thought, the philosophical aspects of man and culture and social and political philosophy. In the course of this final year students will also be guided by an advisor in writing their thesis.   

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.


Bachelor programmes

Tuition fees (2023-2024)

  • €2.314 (Statutory fee: Dutch / EEA students)
  • €12.600 (Institutional fee: Dutch / EEA students)
  • €16.100 (Institutional fee: non-EEA students)

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.


Bachelor of Schience (in Econometrics) and Bachelor of Arts (in Philosophy)

About this institute

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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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Erasmus School of Economics

Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 Rotterdam
The Netherlands

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