Stochastics and Financial Mathematics

Understand and model uncertainty with mathematical tools

Understand and model uncertainty with mathematical tools

Stochastics examines phenomena in which chance plays a central role, such as the result of a general election, fluctuations in share prices or the interactions between molecules in a living cell. If you opt for the Master’s programme in Stochastics and Financial Mathematics, you will be trained to become a world-class expert in both theory and relevant areas of application. The Master’s programme in Stochastics and Financial Mathematics at VU University Amsterdam trains you in the full depth and breadth of the field, expanding your abilities and insights and enhancing your opportunities on the job market.

MSc Stochastics and Financial Mathematics in Amsterdam

Overview Stochastics & Financial Mathematics

Language of instruction

English

Duration

2 years

Tuition fee

Application deadline

1 June for Dutch students. 1 April for EU/EEA and non-EU/EEA students.* * EU/EEA students with an international degree who do not need housing services through Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam University Amsterdam can still apply until 1 June.

Start date

1 September
1 February

Study type

Full-time

Admission requirements

Field of Interest

Computer Science, Mathematics and Business

The programme in a nutshell

The Master’s programme in Stochastics and Financial Mathematics is a two-year programme, divided into four semesters. The last semester you will dedicate to the master project, which is either a research project or an external project.

Courses

During the first semester, you will take the only compulsory course: Measure Theoretic Probability. This forms the foundation for the more advanced subjects to come. Each year the department provides a list of recommended courses from which you will select four or five subjects each semester. Some examples of subjects offered are:

  • Mathematical Statistics 
  • Stochastic Integration 
  • Percolation Theory 
  • Interest Rate Models 
  • Stochastic Processes 
  • Stochastics Optimization Ergodic Theory 

In consultation with the staff, it may be possible to substitute some of the recommended courses with certain other relevant mathematical modules, such as Partial Differential Equations or Functional Analysis.

Master project

The Master’s programme concludes with a research project or with an external project carried out at a business or research facility outside the Department of Mathematics. This final project will fill the last semester. Your mentor can help you to find a suitable project. The project culminates in writing your Master’s thesis and giving an oral presentation of the results.

Examples of topics for master projects are:

Risk management in banks
Analysing the risks associated with financial assets is at least as important as analysing their yields. Incidents like the sub-prime mortgage crisis have made this painfully clear. How can statistical and probabilistic methods contribute to the risk management procedures of financial institutions?

Valuation and hedging of derivatives
Master theses may study the pricing of exotic options in equity or fixed income, as well as hybrid constructions in a model or a model-free context. Alternatively they may concern stochastic volatility models or arbitrage-free models for the term structure of interest rates. Developing the underlying mathematical tools and concepts needed in finance (involving areas like stochastic analysis, Levy processes, complex analysis or PDEs) can also be the topic of a master project.

How fast can a Bayesian procedure learn an unknown function?
In many settings data is used to determine an unknown response curve, probability density or regression surface. One method is to model such a function a-priori as a sample path of a Gaussian or other process and reconstruct it by Bayes' rule. Does this work? Can one express the precision of the procedure in terms of the amount of information in the data?

Using mathematics to find genes
Finding the genes responsible for complex diseases is like looking for a needle in a haystack. Thorough statistical and computational methods are essential for separating signal from noise in experimental and population data. This is an example of true synergy between mathematics and the life sciences.

More information about research of the department can be found here.

Internships

You are offered the opportunity to carry out your master project externally at a business. VU University Amsterdam maintains close contact with many financial businesses, yielding internship possibilities in plenty. For more information on internships and work placement opportunities, you can consult the website of the Internship Office for Mathematics and Computer Science.

Stochastics & Financial Mathematics courses in the study guide.

Why study at VU Amsterdam

 

Financial heart of Amsterdam

Many Dutch financial companies are located in Amsterdam. VU University Amsterdam is located near the financial heart of Amsterdam and maintains close contact with the mathematics departments of many financial businesses.

Outstanding research

The Department of Mathematics at VU University Amsterdam is a top-ranked training and research institute. The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) has selected several VU University Amsterdam researchers for its VENI, VIDI and VICI grants for innovative research.

Individual attention

The Master’s in Stochastics and Financial Mathematics is a small-scale programme that is characterized by a personal style and individual attention where student-teacher interaction plays a key role. Students benefit from having the opportunity to study in small groups and work closely with the academic staff.

Career prospects

A Master's degree in Stochastics and Financial Mathematics will be a great asset to you in finding employment in the business world, especially with major financial institutions. Employers may be:

  • Banks 
  • Insurance companies 
  • Actuarial consultancies 
  • Forensic institutes 
  • Statistical or planning agencies 
  • Railway companies 
  • Telecommunications companies

Many students embark on a career path in which they do not only use their mathematical background, but also benefit from the personal and organizational skills developed in the programme.

Continuing your studies

You may also choose to continue your studies after graduation. Candidates with excellent grades can apply for one of our PhD student positions. These are normally awarded for four years, during which you are expected to complete a research project.

Current research topics

Credit crisis
Analysing the risks associated with financial assets is at least as important as analysing their yields. The credit crisis has made that painfully clear. How can statistical and probabilistic methods contribute to the risk management procedures at financial institutions?

Keeping pension funds healthy
The declining performance of the stock market and the declining interest rates in the last decade pose a major challenge to pension funds. Stochastic models are used intensively to analyse the market and to propose appropriate policy adjustments to ensure future growth.

Gene quest
Finding the genes responsible for complex diseases is like looking for a needle in a haystack. Well-grounded statistical and computational methods are essential for separating signal from noise in experimental and population data. This is an example of true synergy between mathematics and the life sciences.

Understanding treatment
Medical or economic treatments rarely provide solutions that benefit every individual. How can we use sophisticated probabilistic

Short track master's programme

We offer a special programme in Stochastics and Financial Mathematics for outstanding students from our partner universities. The short track programme consists of one full year of study. You should be able to obtain at least 66 ECTS in courses (30 ECTS) and a master project (36 ECTS) in this one year.

Application for this programme is possible if you have finished courses at the master's level at one of our partner universities for at least 60 ECTS that entitles you to exemptions for master's courses at VU University Amsterdam.

Students from our partner universities are encouraged to opt for this programme through their respective contact persons:

Partner universityContact person
Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest, Hungary)Prof. G. Michaletzky
University of Warsaw (Warsaw, Poland)Prof. Agnieszka Bojanowska empty
Jagiellonian University (Krakow, Poland)Prof. K. Ciesielski
Charles University (Prague, Czech Republic)please contact: admissionsfs@vu.nl
University of Silesia (Katowice, Poland)Dr Michał Baczyński
Comenius University (Bratislava, Slovakia)Prof. dr. Marek Fila

 

Application

  • Please note that you can only apply for the Short Track Master programme if you are a student from one of the above mentioned partner universities!
  • Contact your coordinator to discuss your study plans. You need a formal approval from your coordinator that you are selected for the short track master. Your coordinator will inform us if you have been selected;
  • Apply online as described here. Please note that you will not find the option 'Short track master' in Studielink, so just select the regular master programme of your choice. Application deadline is 1st of April, however if you also would like to apply for VU Fellowship Programme (VUFP), you should send in both applications before 1st of March 2014!
  • You will have to upload a set of documents for your online application. In case of any questions about the requested documents, please contact admissionsfs@vu.nl. Please start your application, even if you cannot provide all documents. 
  • Send the following documents (also) by regular mail to: 

    VU University Amsterdam
    International Office/Degree Mobility Unit 
    De Boelelaan 1105
    1081 HV Amsterdam
    The Netherlands

    1. A completed application form signed by a senior faculty representative at your home university; please mention your student number (which you will receive once you have started your online application)
    2. Your CV / Resume in English;
    3. A form with list of completed courses (transcript of records) taken and a list of courses you still intend to take at your home university, signed by a faculty representative at your home university;
    4. Recommendation letters from a senior member of your faculty (professor at your department).

Scholarships

Information on possibilities of financial aid can be found here.

Admission and scholarship assignment

The Examination Board of the Faculty of Sciences will decide which applicants will be admitted to the Short Track Master's programme in Stochastics and Financial Mathematics. Requests for courses exemptions will be evaluated as well. Applicants will be notified by May 2014 the result of their application, and if applicable, scholarship.

More information

For practical matters, like accommodation, living costs, financial aid, work, etc., please contact our International Office: admissionsfs@vu.nl.

Student experiences

 

Daniel Krycha"During my Master‘s studies in Prague I focused on stochastic modeling of interest rates, which is why the programme Stochastics and Financial Mathematics sparkled my interest. The short track version of the programme offered by the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam was especially attractive for me, as it allowed me to use the erudition I had already gained to develop modern specialisations in my field of interest.

The unique thing about the programme is that it unites lectures offered by four science faculties, each of them belonging to a Dutch university ranked within top 200 universities in the world. The very personal approach of the teachers without any formal hierarchy ensures that you build close relationships with them and you will find assistance in your day-to-day issues, whether you struggle with administrative technicalities or you are looking for supplementary literature.

The true student life experience is then completed with the inspiring athmosphere of Amsterdam, famous for its numerous study associations, extensive cultural and sports opportunities, and the welcoming nature towards international community. If you decide to stay after your studies, you can expect a broad range of career opportunities.

Daniel Krýcha, Czech Republic

 

Michal Horny"I decided to apply for the programme in Stochastics and Financial Mathematics at VU University Amsterdam based on enthusiastic recommendations by the faculty of Charles University in Prague, where I finished my undergraduate studies. This programme offers a wide variety of courses oriented both theoretically and practically, so everyone can easily find the optimal balance acoording to their intellectual needs. 

Stochastics is a fascinating field, which can be applied in many areas of human interests. Since I personally am not a big fan of finance, I really appreciate that the programme allows focusing not only on financial mathematics but also on important applications of stochastics in several life sciences, like in genetics or forensic science.

To sum up: what I really like about this particular programme is the common friendly atmosphere and individual approach of all the lecturers to each student. Such working environment is highly motivating and consequently leads to great achievements and personal satisfaction."

Michal Horný, Czech Republic

 

Anna“During the academic year of 2008/09 I was a Short Track Master student in Stochastics and Financial Mathematics. Before that I had studied Mathematics at University of Warsaw. I was mostly interested in probability theory and its applications, that is why I chose this programme at VU University Amsterdam. It offers a wide range of subjects, both theoretical as well as more practical ones. Since I already had an academic background, I focused on applications, for example in genetics, queuing systems or simulation methods.

For me, as an international student, studying in Amsterdam was very interesting not only for academic reasons. I could experience life in a multicultural environment and I met many people from different parts of the world. In addition, the city of Amsterdam is certainly a great attraction itself. I can say that I fully enjoyed this one year at VU University Amsterdam.”

Anna Aksamit, Poland

 

Lenka“The short track Master’s programme Stochastic and Financial Mathematics was a great opportunity for me. After I finished my first year of master studies in Econometrics at my home university in Czech Republic, I decided to take the chance and study at the VU University Amsterdam. 

The programme itself is perfectly organized and of a high quality. One can choose from a huge variety of stochastics classes, ranging from basic theory of mathematical statistics and probability to much more advanced and interesting classes from the field of mathematical finance. I decided to focus on the financial classes, as the stochastic modeling in finance is of rising importance in the business world. Modeling and forecasting of interest rates, stock prices, pricing of financial derivatives etc. became the main topic of risk management in banks.  And a highly qualified quant analyst is the one for such a job.”

Lenka Slamova, Czech Republic

 

Tomas“After finishing my bachelor programme in general mathematics at Charles University in Prague, I was looking for possibilities to study abroad.  My first try was an Erasmus programme, but I found out that our home university has a short-track agreement with VU University Amsterdam. Getting a master degree in one year in Amsterdam was the better option.

Another great advantage for me was the specialization of the programme. During my studies in Prague I worked in a company developing bank systems and I saw how important mathematics and in particular stochastic processes are in the field of finance.

Hence, the programme in stochastic and financial mathematics was an obvious choice. The programme is well structured and offers many interesting (and applicable) courses. It starts with simple basics, but in advanced courses it goes beyond the theory which is usually used in practice. Hence the graduates of the programme are well prepared for a career in banks or financial institutions. I liked the programme and field of stochastic finance so much, that I continued with a PhD programme.”

Tomas Marada, Czech Republic

 

Rick“After obtaining my Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from VU University Amsterdam, I opted for the Master's in Stochastics and Financial Mathematics because I wanted to move into finance: shares, indices, prices, options and so on. Stochastics and Financial Mathematics is a well-structured programme; you learn the theory first – the formulas and background – and only later apply that knowledge in practice.

The advantage of this programme is its small scale. You have a lot of contact with your fellow students, and with tutors who provide great supervision during your studies. And the advantage of VU University Amsterdam itself is that all the courses are grouped together on one campus. That means that you can choose subjects from other courses, like Economics or Business Mathematics and Informatics, without having to travel to study them.

After my graduation in 2007 I started working as a Risk Manager for Fortis Bank Nederland Clearing and Custody. This means I’m responsible for the model which is used for calculating the market risk of client portfolios. Due to changing market conditions we constantly have to update our model in order to improve the service towards our clients. Whenever one of our clients decides to trade in a new product, we have to come up with the correct theoretical valuation model which computes realistic risk numbers. It took me about half a year to get acquainted to the language of banking but the knowledge obtained during my studies helped me along the road.”

Rick Duursma, the Netherlands

The programme in a nutshell

The Master’s programme in Stochastics and Financial Mathematics is a two-year programme, divided into four semesters. The last semester you will dedicate to the master project, which is either a research project or an external project.

Courses

During the first semester, you will take the only compulsory course: Measure Theoretic Probability. This forms the foundation for the more advanced subjects to come. Each year the department provides a list of recommended courses from which you will select four or five subjects each semester. Some examples of subjects offered are:

  • Mathematical Statistics 
  • Stochastic Integration 
  • Percolation Theory 
  • Interest Rate Models 
  • Stochastic Processes 
  • Stochastics Optimization Ergodic Theory 

In consultation with the staff, it may be possible to substitute some of the recommended courses with certain other relevant mathematical modules, such as Partial Differential Equations or Functional Analysis.

Master project

The Master’s programme concludes with a research project or with an external project carried out at a business or research facility outside the Department of Mathematics. This final project will fill the last semester. Your mentor can help you to find a suitable project. The project culminates in writing your Master’s thesis and giving an oral presentation of the results.

Examples of topics for master projects are:

Risk management in banks
Analysing the risks associated with financial assets is at least as important as analysing their yields. Incidents like the sub-prime mortgage crisis have made this painfully clear. How can statistical and probabilistic methods contribute to the risk management procedures of financial institutions?

Valuation and hedging of derivatives
Master theses may study the pricing of exotic options in equity or fixed income, as well as hybrid constructions in a model or a model-free context. Alternatively they may concern stochastic volatility models or arbitrage-free models for the term structure of interest rates. Developing the underlying mathematical tools and concepts needed in finance (involving areas like stochastic analysis, Levy processes, complex analysis or PDEs) can also be the topic of a master project.

How fast can a Bayesian procedure learn an unknown function?
In many settings data is used to determine an unknown response curve, probability density or regression surface. One method is to model such a function a-priori as a sample path of a Gaussian or other process and reconstruct it by Bayes' rule. Does this work? Can one express the precision of the procedure in terms of the amount of information in the data?

Using mathematics to find genes
Finding the genes responsible for complex diseases is like looking for a needle in a haystack. Thorough statistical and computational methods are essential for separating signal from noise in experimental and population data. This is an example of true synergy between mathematics and the life sciences.

More information about research of the department can be found here.

Internships

You are offered the opportunity to carry out your master project externally at a business. VU University Amsterdam maintains close contact with many financial businesses, yielding internship possibilities in plenty. For more information on internships and work placement opportunities, you can consult the website of the Internship Office for Mathematics and Computer Science.

Stochastics & Financial Mathematics courses in the study guide.

Why study at VU Amsterdam

 

Financial heart of Amsterdam

Many Dutch financial companies are located in Amsterdam. VU University Amsterdam is located near the financial heart of Amsterdam and maintains close contact with the mathematics departments of many financial businesses.

Outstanding research

The Department of Mathematics at VU University Amsterdam is a top-ranked training and research institute. The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) has selected several VU University Amsterdam researchers for its VENI, VIDI and VICI grants for innovative research.

Individual attention

The Master’s in Stochastics and Financial Mathematics is a small-scale programme that is characterized by a personal style and individual attention where student-teacher interaction plays a key role. Students benefit from having the opportunity to study in small groups and work closely with the academic staff.

Career prospects

A Master's degree in Stochastics and Financial Mathematics will be a great asset to you in finding employment in the business world, especially with major financial institutions. Employers may be:

  • Banks 
  • Insurance companies 
  • Actuarial consultancies 
  • Forensic institutes 
  • Statistical or planning agencies 
  • Railway companies 
  • Telecommunications companies

Many students embark on a career path in which they do not only use their mathematical background, but also benefit from the personal and organizational skills developed in the programme.

Continuing your studies

You may also choose to continue your studies after graduation. Candidates with excellent grades can apply for one of our PhD student positions. These are normally awarded for four years, during which you are expected to complete a research project.

Current research topics

Credit crisis
Analysing the risks associated with financial assets is at least as important as analysing their yields. The credit crisis has made that painfully clear. How can statistical and probabilistic methods contribute to the risk management procedures at financial institutions?

Keeping pension funds healthy
The declining performance of the stock market and the declining interest rates in the last decade pose a major challenge to pension funds. Stochastic models are used intensively to analyse the market and to propose appropriate policy adjustments to ensure future growth.

Gene quest
Finding the genes responsible for complex diseases is like looking for a needle in a haystack. Well-grounded statistical and computational methods are essential for separating signal from noise in experimental and population data. This is an example of true synergy between mathematics and the life sciences.

Understanding treatment
Medical or economic treatments rarely provide solutions that benefit every individual. How can we use sophisticated probabilistic

Short track master's programme

We offer a special programme in Stochastics and Financial Mathematics for outstanding students from our partner universities. The short track programme consists of one full year of study. You should be able to obtain at least 66 ECTS in courses (30 ECTS) and a master project (36 ECTS) in this one year.

Application for this programme is possible if you have finished courses at the master's level at one of our partner universities for at least 60 ECTS that entitles you to exemptions for master's courses at VU University Amsterdam.

Students from our partner universities are encouraged to opt for this programme through their respective contact persons:

Partner universityContact person
Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest, Hungary)Prof. G. Michaletzky
University of Warsaw (Warsaw, Poland)Prof. Agnieszka Bojanowska empty
Jagiellonian University (Krakow, Poland)Prof. K. Ciesielski
Charles University (Prague, Czech Republic)please contact: admissionsfs@vu.nl
University of Silesia (Katowice, Poland)Dr Michał Baczyński
Comenius University (Bratislava, Slovakia)Prof. dr. Marek Fila

 

Application

  • Please note that you can only apply for the Short Track Master programme if you are a student from one of the above mentioned partner universities!
  • Contact your coordinator to discuss your study plans. You need a formal approval from your coordinator that you are selected for the short track master. Your coordinator will inform us if you have been selected;
  • Apply online as described here. Please note that you will not find the option 'Short track master' in Studielink, so just select the regular master programme of your choice. Application deadline is 1st of April, however if you also would like to apply for VU Fellowship Programme (VUFP), you should send in both applications before 1st of March 2014!
  • You will have to upload a set of documents for your online application. In case of any questions about the requested documents, please contact admissionsfs@vu.nl. Please start your application, even if you cannot provide all documents. 
  • Send the following documents (also) by regular mail to: 

    VU University Amsterdam
    International Office/Degree Mobility Unit 
    De Boelelaan 1105
    1081 HV Amsterdam
    The Netherlands

    1. A completed application form signed by a senior faculty representative at your home university; please mention your student number (which you will receive once you have started your online application)
    2. Your CV / Resume in English;
    3. A form with list of completed courses (transcript of records) taken and a list of courses you still intend to take at your home university, signed by a faculty representative at your home university;
    4. Recommendation letters from a senior member of your faculty (professor at your department).

Scholarships

Information on possibilities of financial aid can be found here.

Admission and scholarship assignment

The Examination Board of the Faculty of Sciences will decide which applicants will be admitted to the Short Track Master's programme in Stochastics and Financial Mathematics. Requests for courses exemptions will be evaluated as well. Applicants will be notified by May 2014 the result of their application, and if applicable, scholarship.

More information

For practical matters, like accommodation, living costs, financial aid, work, etc., please contact our International Office: admissionsfs@vu.nl.

Student experiences

 

Daniel Krycha"During my Master‘s studies in Prague I focused on stochastic modeling of interest rates, which is why the programme Stochastics and Financial Mathematics sparkled my interest. The short track version of the programme offered by the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam was especially attractive for me, as it allowed me to use the erudition I had already gained to develop modern specialisations in my field of interest.

The unique thing about the programme is that it unites lectures offered by four science faculties, each of them belonging to a Dutch university ranked within top 200 universities in the world. The very personal approach of the teachers without any formal hierarchy ensures that you build close relationships with them and you will find assistance in your day-to-day issues, whether you struggle with administrative technicalities or you are looking for supplementary literature.

The true student life experience is then completed with the inspiring athmosphere of Amsterdam, famous for its numerous study associations, extensive cultural and sports opportunities, and the welcoming nature towards international community. If you decide to stay after your studies, you can expect a broad range of career opportunities.

Daniel Krýcha, Czech Republic

 

Michal Horny"I decided to apply for the programme in Stochastics and Financial Mathematics at VU University Amsterdam based on enthusiastic recommendations by the faculty of Charles University in Prague, where I finished my undergraduate studies. This programme offers a wide variety of courses oriented both theoretically and practically, so everyone can easily find the optimal balance acoording to their intellectual needs. 

Stochastics is a fascinating field, which can be applied in many areas of human interests. Since I personally am not a big fan of finance, I really appreciate that the programme allows focusing not only on financial mathematics but also on important applications of stochastics in several life sciences, like in genetics or forensic science.

To sum up: what I really like about this particular programme is the common friendly atmosphere and individual approach of all the lecturers to each student. Such working environment is highly motivating and consequently leads to great achievements and personal satisfaction."

Michal Horný, Czech Republic

 

Anna“During the academic year of 2008/09 I was a Short Track Master student in Stochastics and Financial Mathematics. Before that I had studied Mathematics at University of Warsaw. I was mostly interested in probability theory and its applications, that is why I chose this programme at VU University Amsterdam. It offers a wide range of subjects, both theoretical as well as more practical ones. Since I already had an academic background, I focused on applications, for example in genetics, queuing systems or simulation methods.

For me, as an international student, studying in Amsterdam was very interesting not only for academic reasons. I could experience life in a multicultural environment and I met many people from different parts of the world. In addition, the city of Amsterdam is certainly a great attraction itself. I can say that I fully enjoyed this one year at VU University Amsterdam.”

Anna Aksamit, Poland

 

Lenka“The short track Master’s programme Stochastic and Financial Mathematics was a great opportunity for me. After I finished my first year of master studies in Econometrics at my home university in Czech Republic, I decided to take the chance and study at the VU University Amsterdam. 

The programme itself is perfectly organized and of a high quality. One can choose from a huge variety of stochastics classes, ranging from basic theory of mathematical statistics and probability to much more advanced and interesting classes from the field of mathematical finance. I decided to focus on the financial classes, as the stochastic modeling in finance is of rising importance in the business world. Modeling and forecasting of interest rates, stock prices, pricing of financial derivatives etc. became the main topic of risk management in banks.  And a highly qualified quant analyst is the one for such a job.”

Lenka Slamova, Czech Republic

 

Tomas“After finishing my bachelor programme in general mathematics at Charles University in Prague, I was looking for possibilities to study abroad.  My first try was an Erasmus programme, but I found out that our home university has a short-track agreement with VU University Amsterdam. Getting a master degree in one year in Amsterdam was the better option.

Another great advantage for me was the specialization of the programme. During my studies in Prague I worked in a company developing bank systems and I saw how important mathematics and in particular stochastic processes are in the field of finance.

Hence, the programme in stochastic and financial mathematics was an obvious choice. The programme is well structured and offers many interesting (and applicable) courses. It starts with simple basics, but in advanced courses it goes beyond the theory which is usually used in practice. Hence the graduates of the programme are well prepared for a career in banks or financial institutions. I liked the programme and field of stochastic finance so much, that I continued with a PhD programme.”

Tomas Marada, Czech Republic

 

Rick“After obtaining my Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from VU University Amsterdam, I opted for the Master's in Stochastics and Financial Mathematics because I wanted to move into finance: shares, indices, prices, options and so on. Stochastics and Financial Mathematics is a well-structured programme; you learn the theory first – the formulas and background – and only later apply that knowledge in practice.

The advantage of this programme is its small scale. You have a lot of contact with your fellow students, and with tutors who provide great supervision during your studies. And the advantage of VU University Amsterdam itself is that all the courses are grouped together on one campus. That means that you can choose subjects from other courses, like Economics or Business Mathematics and Informatics, without having to travel to study them.

After my graduation in 2007 I started working as a Risk Manager for Fortis Bank Nederland Clearing and Custody. This means I’m responsible for the model which is used for calculating the market risk of client portfolios. Due to changing market conditions we constantly have to update our model in order to improve the service towards our clients. Whenever one of our clients decides to trade in a new product, we have to come up with the correct theoretical valuation model which computes realistic risk numbers. It took me about half a year to get acquainted to the language of banking but the knowledge obtained during my studies helped me along the road.”

Rick Duursma, the Netherlands

Dutch students

Admission and application

Check all general information on admission and application to Master's programmes here.

Detailed application procedure


The Stochastics and Financial Mathematics programme is open to both Dutch and International Students with a background in Mathematics or a relevant related subject. Admission is based on a strict selection procedure. The Faculty’s Admission Board will decide upon your admission after having evaluated your complete online application. If you have read the admission criteria below and feel you are eligible for admission, please take the following steps to submit your application. Note that the initial application procedure is fully online and that scans of your relevant documents are required.


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Step 1: Meet the admission criteria


In order to gain admission to the Stochastics and Financial Mathematics Master’s programme, you will need to have at least a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited research university including at least three full years of academic study amounting to a minimum of 180 ECTS or equivalent. Academic writing skill is to be demonstrated by submitting a thesis. We do not require a GRE or GMAT test score. A Bachelor degree obtained at an applied university or higher vocational education (HBO in Dutch) in most cases does not grant direct access to the programme (only exceptionally high ranking students stand a chance of admission).

Specific requirements for the Stochastics and Financial Mathematics master’s programme

  • Students with a Dutch preliminary education
    You can gain direct admission to the Master's in Stochastics and Financial Mathematics with a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics. You can also be admitted with a Bachelor's degree in another relevant subject, like Econometrics. In such cases you require the approval of the Examination Board. The main admission criteria are:
    - A Bachelor of Science
    - 90 EC (european credit points) or equivalent of Mathematics courses at the BSc level, including some advanced stochastics courses
    - English language skills at the level of TOEFL score 580 or above.
  • Entrants from higher vocational education (hbo)
    Holders of a relevant hbo diploma may have to follow a pre-Master's programme before being admitted to the Master's in Stochastics and Financial Mathematics. You should expect to spend one year (30 ECTS) on this programme.
  • Students with an international preliminary education
    Students can be admitted to the Master's in Stochastics and Financial Mathematics with a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics. You must have some knowledge of measure and integration theory, probability and statistics. Students with a Bachelor's in a closely related area, such as Statistics or Econometrics, can also be admitted. In such cases one requires the approval of the Examination Board. The main admission criteria are:
    - A Bachelor of Science
    - 90 EC (european credit points) or equivalent of Mathematics courses at the BSc level, including some advanced stochastics courses
    - English language skills at the level of TOEFL score 580 or above.
    If you are admitted to the programme, your final choice of subjects must be approved by the Examination Board.

General language proficiency requirements

VU University Amsterdam requires international applicants to take an English test and to submit their score as a part of the application. Exceptions are made for students who have completed their education in Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia or who have obtained an international Baccalaureate or European Baccalaureate diploma.

Step 2: Prepare documents and apply online


Dutch students or students with a Dutch University degree, please follow: Online application for students with a Dutch University degree

Students with an international degree, please follow: Online application for students with an International University degree

For International degree holders, digital scans of the following documents are required:

  • Copy of your valid passport or ID (only for EU residents)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 2 Letters of recommendation
  • Letter of Motivation
  • Diploma(s) / statement of expected graduation
  • A transcript of the marks obtained during the Bachelor's programme.
  • Bachelor's or Master's thesis (written in English)
  • A description of the relevant courses you have taken during your previous higher education
  • A list of all the main literature used during your previous higher education 
  • English language test 

Detailed descriptions of the required documents can be found here

Step 3: Await decision on admission

The admission board will review your application as soon as it is complete. Normally this takes about four weeks, but it might take longer in busy periods so be sure to apply as soon as possible. If you gain admission, you will receive a letter of conditional admission by email. You can start planning your move to Amsterdam!

Step 4: Finalize your registration and move to Amsterdam!


Make sure to finalize your registration as a student before the start of the programme. The conditions include sending a certified copy of your diploma and submitting the results of your English language test. Also, arrange payment of the tuition fees or authorize VU University to withdraw the fees (you need to have a European bank account for this option). Here you will find an explanation of the registration procedure and the relevant deadlines. When all conditions are met you will receive a confirmation of your registration and you will be ready to start your programme at VU University Amsterdam!

Further information about


Accommodation
emptyVisa
emptyTuition fees
Scholarships

Contact for International Degree Students


For detailed questions about the Master’s programmes or the application procedure contact your International Student Advisor at the International Office:

Central International Office

International Student Advisor:
Erik van Zwol
Tel + 31 (0)20 598 7499 
E admissionsfs@vu.nl


empty

Always contact the Master's coordinator for advice before sending in your application.

Admission to a Master’s programme: the Bachelor-before-Master rule


The Bachelor-before-Master rule is applied to all VU programmes. This means that you can only start a Master’s programme on 1 September if you have obtained your Bachelor’s degree. Uncompleted Bachelor’s subjects are not permitted if you want to start a Master programme. 

What does this mean now for students? - You may have to adjust your study plan. For example, if you’re planning a semester abroad in the first semester and you would like to start the following Master’s programme in September, please note that every part of the Bachelor’s study programme has to be completed – not only the compulsory parts of the programme. Other (short) interruptions of your study programme can also have an effect on your ability to proceed onto a Master’s programme. If the Bachelor’s programme is not fully completed, you cannot start the Master’s programme until the start of the next academic year. Take this into account when planning your study path! Please contact our faculty’s study advisors when you have any questions.

Information about the programme

For further information about admission to the programme you can contact the master coordinator:

VU University Amsterdam
Faculty of Sciences
Dr Corrie Quant
De Boelelaan 1081
1081 HV Amsterdam
R3-19
Mail: C.M.Quant@vu.nl
T: 020-5987831

empty

Practical information for international students

Would you like to know more about our courses, scholarships and application & registration procedure? Please contact our International Office.

Email: admissionsfs@vu.nl

General information about VU University Amsterdam

Please phone us at +31 (0)20 598 5000 (Monday – Friday, 10:00 to 12:00). You may also email us at study@vu.nl.

Would you like to read the key points of the Master's programme? Order the brochure. Or find out more about the Master's programmes and visit our information days.

Admission and application

Check all general information on admission and application to Master's programmes here.

Detailed application procedure


The Stochastics and Financial Mathematics programme is open to both Dutch and International Students with a background in Mathematics or a relevant related subject. Admission is based on a strict selection procedure. The Faculty’s Admission Board will decide upon your admission after having evaluated your complete online application. If you have read the admission criteria below and feel you are eligible for admission, please take the following steps to submit your application. Note that the initial application procedure is fully online and that scans of your relevant documents are required.


      Schema 

Step 1: Meet the admission criteria


In order to gain admission to the Stochastics and Financial Mathematics Master’s programme, you will need to have at least a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited research university including at least three full years of academic study amounting to a minimum of 180 ECTS or equivalent. Academic writing skill is to be demonstrated by submitting a thesis. We do not require a GRE or GMAT test score. A Bachelor degree obtained at an applied university or higher vocational education (HBO in Dutch) in most cases does not grant direct access to the programme (only exceptionally high ranking students stand a chance of admission).

Specific requirements for the Stochastics and Financial Mathematics master’s programme

  • Students with a Dutch preliminary education
    You can gain direct admission to the Master's in Stochastics and Financial Mathematics with a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics. You can also be admitted with a Bachelor's degree in another relevant subject, like Econometrics. In such cases you require the approval of the Examination Board. The main admission criteria are:
    - A Bachelor of Science
    - 90 EC (european credit points) or equivalent of Mathematics courses at the BSc level, including some advanced stochastics courses
    - English language skills at the level of TOEFL score 580 or above.
  • Entrants from higher vocational education (hbo)
    Holders of a relevant hbo diploma may have to follow a pre-Master's programme before being admitted to the Master's in Stochastics and Financial Mathematics. You should expect to spend one year (30 ECTS) on this programme.
  • Students with an international preliminary education
    Students can be admitted to the Master's in Stochastics and Financial Mathematics with a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics. You must have some knowledge of measure and integration theory, probability and statistics. Students with a Bachelor's in a closely related area, such as Statistics or Econometrics, can also be admitted. In such cases one requires the approval of the Examination Board. The main admission criteria are:
    - A Bachelor of Science
    - 90 EC (european credit points) or equivalent of Mathematics courses at the BSc level, including some advanced stochastics courses
    - English language skills at the level of TOEFL score 580 or above.
    If you are admitted to the programme, your final choice of subjects must be approved by the Examination Board.

General language proficiency requirements

VU University Amsterdam requires international applicants to take an English test and to submit their score as a part of the application. Exceptions are made for students who have completed their education in Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia or who have obtained an international Baccalaureate or European Baccalaureate diploma.

Step 2: Prepare documents and apply online


Dutch students or students with a Dutch University degree, please follow: Online application for students with a Dutch University degree

Students with an international degree, please follow: Online application for students with an International University degree

For International degree holders, digital scans of the following documents are required:

  • Copy of your valid passport or ID (only for EU residents)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 2 Letters of recommendation
  • Letter of Motivation
  • Diploma(s) / statement of expected graduation
  • A transcript of the marks obtained during the Bachelor's programme.
  • Bachelor's or Master's thesis (written in English)
  • A description of the relevant courses you have taken during your previous higher education
  • A list of all the main literature used during your previous higher education 
  • English language test 

Detailed descriptions of the required documents can be found here

Step 3: Await decision on admission

The admission board will review your application as soon as it is complete. Normally this takes about four weeks, but it might take longer in busy periods so be sure to apply as soon as possible. If you gain admission, you will receive a letter of conditional admission by email. You can start planning your move to Amsterdam!

Step 4: Finalize your registration and move to Amsterdam!


Make sure to finalize your registration as a student before the start of the programme. The conditions include sending a certified copy of your diploma and submitting the results of your English language test. Also, arrange payment of the tuition fees or authorize VU University to withdraw the fees (you need to have a European bank account for this option). Here you will find an explanation of the registration procedure and the relevant deadlines. When all conditions are met you will receive a confirmation of your registration and you will be ready to start your programme at VU University Amsterdam!

Further information about


Accommodation
emptyVisa
emptyTuition fees
Scholarships

Contact for International Degree Students


For detailed questions about the Master’s programmes or the application procedure contact your International Student Advisor at the International Office:

Central International Office

International Student Advisor:
Erik van Zwol
Tel + 31 (0)20 598 7499 
E admissionsfs@vu.nl


empty

Always contact the Master's coordinator for advice before sending in your application.

Admission to a Master’s programme: the Bachelor-before-Master rule


The Bachelor-before-Master rule is applied to all VU programmes. This means that you can only start a Master’s programme on 1 September if you have obtained your Bachelor’s degree. Uncompleted Bachelor’s subjects are not permitted if you want to start a Master programme. 

What does this mean now for students? - You may have to adjust your study plan. For example, if you’re planning a semester abroad in the first semester and you would like to start the following Master’s programme in September, please note that every part of the Bachelor’s study programme has to be completed – not only the compulsory parts of the programme. Other (short) interruptions of your study programme can also have an effect on your ability to proceed onto a Master’s programme. If the Bachelor’s programme is not fully completed, you cannot start the Master’s programme until the start of the next academic year. Take this into account when planning your study path! Please contact our faculty’s study advisors when you have any questions.

Information about the programme

For further information about admission to the programme you can contact the master coordinator:

VU University Amsterdam
Faculty of Sciences
Dr Corrie Quant
De Boelelaan 1081
1081 HV Amsterdam
R3-19
Mail: C.M.Quant@vu.nl
T: 020-5987831

empty

Practical information for international students

Would you like to know more about our courses, scholarships and application & registration procedure? Please contact our International Office.

Email: admissionsfs@vu.nl

General information about VU University Amsterdam

Please phone us at +31 (0)20 598 5000 (Monday – Friday, 10:00 to 12:00). You may also email us at study@vu.nl.

Would you like to read the key points of the Master's programme? Order the brochure. Or find out more about the Master's programmes and visit our information days.

International students

Detailed application procedure


The Stochastics and Financial Mathematics programme is open to both Dutch and International Students with a background in Mathematics or a relevant related subject. Admission is based on a strict selection procedure. The Faculty’s Admission Board will decide upon your admission after having evaluated your complete online application. If you have read the admission criteria below and feel you are eligible for admission, please take the following steps to submit your application. Note that the initial application procedure is fully online and that scans of your relevant documents are required.


      Schema 

Step 1: Meet the admission criteria


In order to gain admission to the Stochastics and Financial Mathematics Master’s programme, you will need to have at least a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited research university including at least three full years of academic study amounting to a minimum of 180 ECTS or equivalent. Academic writing skill is to be demonstrated by submitting a thesis. We do not require a GRE or GMAT test score. A Bachelor degree obtained at an applied university or higher vocational education (HBO in Dutch) in most cases does not grant direct access to the programme (only exceptionally high ranking students stand a chance of admission).

Specific requirements for the Stochastics and Financial Mathematics master’s programme

  • Students with a Dutch preliminary education
    You can gain direct admission to the Master's in Stochastics and Financial Mathematics with a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics. You can also be admitted with a Bachelor's degree in another relevant subject, like Econometrics. In such cases you require the approval of the Examination Board. The main admission criteria are:
    - A Bachelor of Science
    - 90 EC (european credit points) or equivalent of Mathematics courses at the BSc level, including some advanced stochastics courses
    - English language skills at the level of TOEFL score 580 or above.
  • Entrants from higher vocational education (hbo)
    Holders of a relevant hbo diploma may have to follow a pre-Master's programme before being admitted to the Master's in Stochastics and Financial Mathematics. You should expect to spend one year (30 ECTS) on this programme.
  • Students with an international preliminary education
    Students can be admitted to the Master's in Stochastics and Financial Mathematics with a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics. You must have some knowledge of measure and integration theory, probability and statistics. Students with a Bachelor's in a closely related area, such as Statistics or Econometrics, can also be admitted. In such cases one requires the approval of the Examination Board. The main admission criteria are:
    - A Bachelor of Science
    - 90 EC (european credit points) or equivalent of Mathematics courses at the BSc level, including some advanced stochastics courses
    - English language skills at the level of TOEFL score 580 or above.
    If you are admitted to the programme, your final choice of subjects must be approved by the Examination Board.

General language proficiency requirements

VU University Amsterdam requires international applicants to take an English test and to submit their score as a part of the application. Exceptions are made for students who have completed their education in Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia or who have obtained an international Baccalaureate or European Baccalaureate diploma.

Step 2: Prepare documents and apply online


Dutch students or students with a Dutch University degree, please follow: Online application for students with a Dutch University degree

Students with an international degree, please follow: Online application for students with an International University degree

For International degree holders, digital scans of the following documents are required:

  • Copy of your valid passport or ID (only for EU residents)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 2 Letters of recommendation
  • Letter of Motivation
  • Diploma(s) / statement of expected graduation
  • A transcript of the marks obtained during the Bachelor's programme.
  • Bachelor's or Master's thesis (written in English)
  • A description of the relevant courses you have taken during your previous higher education
  • A list of all the main literature used during your previous higher education 
  • English language test 

Detailed descriptions of the required documents can be found here

Step 3: Await decision on admission

The admission board will review your application as soon as it is complete. Normally this takes about four weeks, but it might take longer in busy periods so be sure to apply as soon as possible. If you gain admission, you will receive a letter of conditional admission by email. You can start planning your move to Amsterdam!

Step 4: Finalize your registration and move to Amsterdam!


Make sure to finalize your registration as a student before the start of the programme. The conditions include sending a certified copy of your diploma and submitting the results of your English language test. Also, arrange payment of the tuition fees or authorize VU University to withdraw the fees (you need to have a European bank account for this option). Here you will find an explanation of the registration procedure and the relevant deadlines. When all conditions are met you will receive a confirmation of your registration and you will be ready to start your programme at VU University Amsterdam!

Further information about


Accommodation
emptyVisa
emptyTuition fees
Scholarships

Contact for International Degree Students


For detailed questions about the Master’s programmes or the application procedure contact your International Student Advisor at the International Office:

Central International Office

International Student Advisor:
Erik van Zwol
Tel + 31 (0)20 598 7499 
E admissionsfs@vu.nl


empty

Always contact the Master's coordinator for advice before sending in your application.

Admission to a Master’s programme: the Bachelor-before-Master rule


The Bachelor-before-Master rule is applied to all VU programmes. This means that you can only start a Master’s programme on 1 September if you have obtained your Bachelor’s degree. Uncompleted Bachelor’s subjects are not permitted if you want to start a Master programme. 

What does this mean now for students? - You may have to adjust your study plan. For example, if you’re planning a semester abroad in the first semester and you would like to start the following Master’s programme in September, please note that every part of the Bachelor’s study programme has to be completed – not only the compulsory parts of the programme. Other (short) interruptions of your study programme can also have an effect on your ability to proceed onto a Master’s programme. If the Bachelor’s programme is not fully completed, you cannot start the Master’s programme until the start of the next academic year. Take this into account when planning your study path! Please contact our faculty’s study advisors when you have any questions.

Scholarships

There are several possibilities for obtaining funding. VU University Amsterdam, the Dutch governement and other organisations offer scholarships, fellowships and grants.

Information about the programme

For further information about admission to the programme you can contact the master coordinator:

VU University Amsterdam
Faculty of Sciences
Dr Corrie Quant
De Boelelaan 1081
1081 HV Amsterdam
R3-19
Mail: C.M.Quant@vu.nl
T: 020-5987831

empty

Practical information for international students

Would you like to know more about our courses, scholarships and application & registration procedure? Please contact our International Office.

Email: admissionsfs@vu.nl

General information about VU University Amsterdam

Please phone us at +31 (0)20 598 5000 (Monday – Friday, 10:00 to 12:00). You may also email us at study@vu.nl.

Would you like to read the key points of the Master's programme? Order the brochure. Or find out more about the Master's programmes and visit our information days.

Detailed application procedure


The Stochastics and Financial Mathematics programme is open to both Dutch and International Students with a background in Mathematics or a relevant related subject. Admission is based on a strict selection procedure. The Faculty’s Admission Board will decide upon your admission after having evaluated your complete online application. If you have read the admission criteria below and feel you are eligible for admission, please take the following steps to submit your application. Note that the initial application procedure is fully online and that scans of your relevant documents are required.


      Schema 

Step 1: Meet the admission criteria


In order to gain admission to the Stochastics and Financial Mathematics Master’s programme, you will need to have at least a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited research university including at least three full years of academic study amounting to a minimum of 180 ECTS or equivalent. Academic writing skill is to be demonstrated by submitting a thesis. We do not require a GRE or GMAT test score. A Bachelor degree obtained at an applied university or higher vocational education (HBO in Dutch) in most cases does not grant direct access to the programme (only exceptionally high ranking students stand a chance of admission).

Specific requirements for the Stochastics and Financial Mathematics master’s programme

  • Students with a Dutch preliminary education
    You can gain direct admission to the Master's in Stochastics and Financial Mathematics with a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics. You can also be admitted with a Bachelor's degree in another relevant subject, like Econometrics. In such cases you require the approval of the Examination Board. The main admission criteria are:
    - A Bachelor of Science
    - 90 EC (european credit points) or equivalent of Mathematics courses at the BSc level, including some advanced stochastics courses
    - English language skills at the level of TOEFL score 580 or above.
  • Entrants from higher vocational education (hbo)
    Holders of a relevant hbo diploma may have to follow a pre-Master's programme before being admitted to the Master's in Stochastics and Financial Mathematics. You should expect to spend one year (30 ECTS) on this programme.
  • Students with an international preliminary education
    Students can be admitted to the Master's in Stochastics and Financial Mathematics with a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics. You must have some knowledge of measure and integration theory, probability and statistics. Students with a Bachelor's in a closely related area, such as Statistics or Econometrics, can also be admitted. In such cases one requires the approval of the Examination Board. The main admission criteria are:
    - A Bachelor of Science
    - 90 EC (european credit points) or equivalent of Mathematics courses at the BSc level, including some advanced stochastics courses
    - English language skills at the level of TOEFL score 580 or above.
    If you are admitted to the programme, your final choice of subjects must be approved by the Examination Board.

General language proficiency requirements

VU University Amsterdam requires international applicants to take an English test and to submit their score as a part of the application. Exceptions are made for students who have completed their education in Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia or who have obtained an international Baccalaureate or European Baccalaureate diploma.

Step 2: Prepare documents and apply online


Dutch students or students with a Dutch University degree, please follow: Online application for students with a Dutch University degree

Students with an international degree, please follow: Online application for students with an International University degree

For International degree holders, digital scans of the following documents are required:

  • Copy of your valid passport or ID (only for EU residents)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 2 Letters of recommendation
  • Letter of Motivation
  • Diploma(s) / statement of expected graduation
  • A transcript of the marks obtained during the Bachelor's programme.
  • Bachelor's or Master's thesis (written in English)
  • A description of the relevant courses you have taken during your previous higher education
  • A list of all the main literature used during your previous higher education 
  • English language test 

Detailed descriptions of the required documents can be found here

Step 3: Await decision on admission

The admission board will review your application as soon as it is complete. Normally this takes about four weeks, but it might take longer in busy periods so be sure to apply as soon as possible. If you gain admission, you will receive a letter of conditional admission by email. You can start planning your move to Amsterdam!

Step 4: Finalize your registration and move to Amsterdam!


Make sure to finalize your registration as a student before the start of the programme. The conditions include sending a certified copy of your diploma and submitting the results of your English language test. Also, arrange payment of the tuition fees or authorize VU University to withdraw the fees (you need to have a European bank account for this option). Here you will find an explanation of the registration procedure and the relevant deadlines. When all conditions are met you will receive a confirmation of your registration and you will be ready to start your programme at VU University Amsterdam!

Further information about


Accommodation
emptyVisa
emptyTuition fees
Scholarships

Contact for International Degree Students


For detailed questions about the Master’s programmes or the application procedure contact your International Student Advisor at the International Office:

Central International Office

International Student Advisor:
Erik van Zwol
Tel + 31 (0)20 598 7499 
E admissionsfs@vu.nl


empty

Always contact the Master's coordinator for advice before sending in your application.

Admission to a Master’s programme: the Bachelor-before-Master rule


The Bachelor-before-Master rule is applied to all VU programmes. This means that you can only start a Master’s programme on 1 September if you have obtained your Bachelor’s degree. Uncompleted Bachelor’s subjects are not permitted if you want to start a Master programme. 

What does this mean now for students? - You may have to adjust your study plan. For example, if you’re planning a semester abroad in the first semester and you would like to start the following Master’s programme in September, please note that every part of the Bachelor’s study programme has to be completed – not only the compulsory parts of the programme. Other (short) interruptions of your study programme can also have an effect on your ability to proceed onto a Master’s programme. If the Bachelor’s programme is not fully completed, you cannot start the Master’s programme until the start of the next academic year. Take this into account when planning your study path! Please contact our faculty’s study advisors when you have any questions.

Scholarships

There are several possibilities for obtaining funding. VU University Amsterdam, the Dutch governement and other organisations offer scholarships, fellowships and grants.

Information about the programme

For further information about admission to the programme you can contact the master coordinator:

VU University Amsterdam
Faculty of Sciences
Dr Corrie Quant
De Boelelaan 1081
1081 HV Amsterdam
R3-19
Mail: C.M.Quant@vu.nl
T: 020-5987831

empty

Practical information for international students

Would you like to know more about our courses, scholarships and application & registration procedure? Please contact our International Office.

Email: admissionsfs@vu.nl

General information about VU University Amsterdam

Please phone us at +31 (0)20 598 5000 (Monday – Friday, 10:00 to 12:00). You may also email us at study@vu.nl.

Would you like to read the key points of the Master's programme? Order the brochure. Or find out more about the Master's programmes and visit our information days.