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Economics and Business Economics

University of Groningen
Program overview
36 months
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Start dates
September 2020

September 2021

September 2022

Program description

Who, What, Where, Why, How: Economics

What are the economic consequences of expanding the EU? Why do Dutch firms open up subsidiaries in China? Why is a cheap dollar great when you are planning a holiday in the United States, but quite a problem for an exporting company?

The Bachelor of Economics and Business Economics (E&BE) from University of Groningen in the Netherlands helps students encounter these and other questions. This three-year Bachelor's degree programme teaches students to sum up and assess the pros and cons of economic problems, as well as how business experts and policymakers attempt to stimulate both corporate and economic activity. Students gain skills in placing political, societal or business discussions on development that may be controversial into a scientific framework.

Economics and Business Economics is perfect for students who want to rise to the challenge of seeing beyond the obvious: who want to be international in their outlook and learn to analyze economics and business developments during their studies.

Graduates of this Bachelor of Economics and Business Economics have a number of career opportunities available to them, such as:

  • Asset manager
  • Equity analyst
  • Risk manager
  • Financial manager
  • International business manager

Admission requirements

Admission requirements for this program at University of Groningen for students with a Dutch diploma:

Any Dutch VWO diploma. Additional requirement: A good command of English.

  • A HBO propaedeutic certificate. Additional requirement: A good command of English. Students with a HBO-diploma may in certain cases be eligible for exemptions that enable them to complete the Bachelor within a reduced time frame.
  • Colloquium doctum (university entrance examination): An alternative open to students who are 21 years or older and do not meet the other requirements.
  • Standard math passed.

Admission requirements for this program at University of Groningen for students with a non-Dutch diploma:

  • In principle, students from the European Economic Area (EEA) who qualify for university training in their own country will also be accepted in our programme. Diploma’s from non-EU countries will be evaluated individually.
  • Non-EEA students: language requirements: A near native level of English proficiency is required. The TOEFL institutional code is: 9077.
  • Standard math passed

For more detailed information about admission requirements fill out an Information Request form.

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Tuition fees


Scholarships are available to students at University of Groningen based on academic, country of origin, selection of programme, and more.

Tuition costs for the Bachelor of Economics and Business Economics at University of Groningen:

  • EU students 2019-2020: €2,083/ year

  • Non- EU students 2019-2020: €8,900/ year

For more information about tuition and scholarships to see if you qualify, fill out an Information Request form.


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University of Groningen

University of Groningen

The University of Groningen is one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands, founded in 1614 the university ranks amongst the top 100 universities in the world. We are a research intensive institution offering a wide range of highly regarded bachelor,...

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Why study at University of Groningen

We're a Top 100 University

Study at one of the world’s leading universities. Learn from the best and take advantage of exciting research opportunities. Live in a vibrant city where over a quarter of the population are students. Whatever you’re seeking from your university experience, you’ll find it in Groningen. With over 45 world-class Bachelor’s programmes and 160 highly-ranked Master’s programmes, we have a field of study for you.

Our groundbreaking research

As a student, you will be actively involved in research at one of Europe’s top research institutions from the get-go. The University of Groningen carries out ground-breaking and socially-relevant research that builds bridges between disciplines and closes the gap between science and society.

400 years of reputation

The University of Groningen is the second oldest university in the Netherlands and has built a reputation for excellence. Many talented people have passed through the university during its rich 400-year history, including Nobel Prize winners like Ben Feringa (Chemistry, 2016) and Frits Zernike (Physics, 1953). Some have been pioneers in their respective fields, such as the first female University student and the first female lecturer in the Netherlands, the first Dutch astronaut and the first president of the European Bank.

Vibrant Student Life

While its history can be traced back to 300 BC, today Groningen is a vibrant student city with the youngest population in the Netherlands – one in four people here is a student! That means there’s always something to do, with various art and music festivals, theatres, cinemas and performance venues catering to all tastes, whether you prefer to watch or want to join in. In Groningen, you’ll see students everywhere: studying in the pretty Noorderplantsoen park, working various part-time jobs and partying the night away.

Global Community

The University of Groningen attracts a large international community! Our Erasmus Student Network (ESN) conveniently facilitates all international students in Groningen and organizes over 150 activities a year. The University of Groningen has strong international connections which means that you can easily spend part of your degree studying abroad. The University also offers several unique international Master’s degree programmes in cooperation with other large European universities.

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University of Groningen

Broerstraat 5
9712 GL Groningen
The Netherlands

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