From decoding satellite images to predicting the weather: mathematics is everywhere. This Bachelor's programme teaches you to design models and substantiate them theoretically. The field contains abstract thinking and logical reasoning and has applications in medicine, economics, and many other fields

The Bachelor's programme in Mathematics will familiarize you with new fields of study, such as Algebra, Dynamical Systems, and Systems Theory.

This three-year programme comprises a major of two and a half years and a minor of six months. During the first semester, you will study together with students from Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Chemistry, Chemical Technology, and Astronomy.

You will also choose between two specializations:

General Mathematics.

This specialization accentuates the theoretical aspects of mathematics. You will study the foundations of Mathematics as well as the key concepts of classical and modern Logic. You will also address the connection between Natural Science and Philosophy.

Statistics and Econometrics.

You will explore Statistics and Mathematics as used in the economic disciplines. The subjects range from economic analyses and predictions to optimal inventory and planning.

Job perspectives

Insurance companies and banks welcome graduates for their analytical skills. In the industry, you will primarily work in the fields of statistics, econometrics, fluid mechanics or systems theory and control theory. After your Master's degree, you can continue research at a university or institutes like T.N.O. or the K.N.M.I. (Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute). The Master in Education and Communication will prepare you for a career in education. You can also become a science journalist.

Admission Requirements

Language requirements

If you are a native English speaker or if you hold a Dutch VWO diploma, you are exempt from providing us with proof of your English language proficiency. If you need to provide proof, acceptable test scores are:

  • TOEFL IBT score of 92
  • TOEFL CBT score of 237
  • TOEFL PBT score of 580
  • IELTS score of 6.5
  • CAE or CPE certificate.

If you have taken or plan to take an English language test that is not listed here, please contact us for more information.

Previous education

You will need a secondary education with qualifications for entrance to an undergraduate programme at a university. This includes:

  • UK - 3 A Levels
  • Germany - Abitur
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma - 24 points or higher.

If you want to know if your diploma is accepted, please contact us or look on our website.

Additional requirements

Your diploma will need to include a course in Mathematics

This is merely an indication of required background knowledge. The admissions board determines whether the specific contents of this/these course(s) meet the admission requirements of the bachelor programme for which you applied.

Application deadlines (course starts September 1, 2019)

  • EU/EEA students: May 1, 2019
  • Non-EU/EEA students: May 1, 2019

Tuition fees

  • EU/EEA students: € 2083
  • non-EU/EEA students: € 12500
Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated October 16, 2018
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