Study financial economics in the Netherlands
Do you seek in-depth knowledge of the driving forces behind companies, markets and the economy? Do you want to know everything about subjects like risk assessment, asset pricing and securities?
The financial economics program offers you the intellectual challenge of a lifetime, access to excellent academic research by frontrunners in the field and great career prospects in financial economics.
Practice-based core courses, electives, seminars and a master thesis cover the entire spectrum of finance by different themes. In this program, you choose one out of the following three:
- Corporate Finance: courses in risk management, strategy, company valuation and financial reporting. The corresponding seminars deal with subjects like private equity, valuation and corporate governance.
- Investments: courses in asset and option pricing, hedging, portfolio management, fixed income and securities. The seminars in this stream involve topics like risk management, pension funds and energy finance.
- International Finance: courses and seminars on banking, exchange rates and international investments.
- Your degree has to be equivalent to our bachelor program prior to the corresponding master program. The examination board decides whether your obtained bachelor's degree is sufficient for admission to a pre-master program. In any case, the examination board carefully reviews each application. Should your previous education not be sufficient for admission to a master’s degree program the examination board will always review your application for possible admittance for a pre-master program instead.
- All programs are taught from a strong quantitative approach. A solid background in mathematics and statistics is a necessity for every program. Your background in mathematics and statistics has to show from your university transcript.
- Prospective students must show proficiency in the English language and demonstrate this by means of an internet or computer based, Academic TOEFL or Academic IELTS Test Score Report, taken no longer than 2 years before application.
Depending on one’s personal preferences, the programme’s courses and electives present an excellent way to get acquainted with a variety of topics that are essential for Financial Economics. The Master’s specialisation consists of core courses, electives, seminars, and a Master’s thesis distributed over five blocks of eight weeks.
Core courses and electives help you to get acquainted with a wide range of topics that are essential for financial economics, and provide you with a solid background for attending the seminars. Seminars are the most important component of the Master’s specialisation. For these intensive courses, active participation and commitment is a prerequisite. You are expected to present excerpts of literature or case applications, ask questions, express doubts, and share your ideas in class discussions.
The specialisation allows you to select from seminars in corporate finance, international finance, and investments. The last block of the specialisation is devoted to the Master’s thesis. The thesis is written individually under close supervision by one of our academic staff members.
- EU: EUR 2.006
- Non-EU: 14.500
Research master programs
- EU: 2.006
- Non-EU: 12.000 - 15.800
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.
Master of Science
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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