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Bachelor in Mathematics

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
September 2020
Application deadline: 01 May 2020
2,143 EUR excl. VAT

Program description

Bachelor in Mathematics - 3-year program

If you opt for the Bachelor’s program in Mathematics at VU Amsterdam, you will learn fundamental mathematics and discover the surprising way in which this is applied in our society. After all, mathematics is everywhere: the Google search algorithm uses algebra, debit cards are secured using prime numbers, we predict epidemics with the help of differential equations and statistics, and Einstein’s theory of relativity is described in terms of modern geometry. As a mathematician, you will come up with clear solutions for complex problems. 

This program is unique in the Netherlands because of the strong correlation between theoretical and applied mathematics. A thorough knowledge of fundamental mathematics is needed both for the new mathematical theories we develop and for their advanced application. Accordingly, we equip you with a very solid grounding in theoretical mathematics. Additionally, you will see it applied in practice in many ways. 

With about 40 first-year students, VU Amsterdam has the smallest Mathematics program in the Netherlands, allowing for a lot of personal contact and supervision. Our graduates are known for their ability to discern connections and to translate complex problems into mathematical principles.

The program in a nutshell

In the Mathematics program you will learn about all important subareas in mathematics, such as analysis, algebra, geometry and probability theory. You will practice abstract thinking as well as discovering how to apply fundamental mathematics in practical situations, for instance in the subjects of Modelling, Programming and Statistics. Prior to study period 2 of the first year you will decide whether you want to follow the general track or the biomedical track. In the second half of the Bachelor’s program you will choose a subject to specialize in. You can also choose to take a minor in a different field of study for a semester.

Admission requirements

Candidates with a non-Dutch pre-university school diploma:

  1. A diploma equivalent to a Dutch VWO diploma
  2. Proof of sufficient proficiency in Mathematics 
  3. Proof of sufficient proficiency in English

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Tuition fees

The cost of this program for students of EU/EEA countries is €2,060.


On completion of this program, students will receive a Bachelor in Mathematics.

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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Welcome to Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (‘VU Amsterdam’) is an internationally renowned research university founded in 1880. The university offers over 170 English-taught programmes at Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD level to more than 24,000 students from all over the world. Students and staff...

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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
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