Business Administration: Leadership and Change Management

A compass for change adventurers

A compass for change adventurers

The Leadership and Change Management programme is a traveler’s guide for frontrunners (change agents and change crews) in organizations. In this specialization you will acquire evidence-based knowledge about the complexities of (planned) strategic interventions from multiple perspectives and in various settings including private companies, public organizations, and large-scale institutions.

All of the courses offered in the Leadership and Change Management specialization are taught with both macro (e.g., organizational/institutional) and micro (e.g., individual, behavioral) perspectives on the subject matter. At the same time you will learn about the complexities of implementing change ‘on the ground’, where plans and standard operating procedures usually provide little help and where leaders rise must to the occasion. By learning project management, rhetoric and political skills, and – last but not least – by becoming comfortable with your personal story, growth and vision (as ‘reflective practitioner’), you might learn to become that frontrunner (and, thus, ‘leader’) of change.

You are in the right programme if you are interested in questions such as: How can I make organizations more healthy and successful based on evidence-based practices? What is the best intervention in a given context? How do I manage stakeholders with conflicting interests? How should a leader best ‘pitch’ planned change to gain buy-in from others? How should a leader of change deal with resistance? Is there a way for a leader to improvise and learn from a change experience and still ‘lead’? Is there a way to connect my own story of learning and personal growth with organizational learning and visionary leadership?

Who should join us?
If you are an original and multidisciplinary thinker, if you have an ambition to change the world for the better, and have a “Yes, we can” mentality, then this specialization is made just for you. We welcome students from international backgrounds. Prior education is not restricted to Business programmes. In general, this programme is mostly suited if you have completed a BSc degree in (International) Business Administration, Psychology, Sociology, Economics, and other related disciplines.

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The specialization has the following learning goals:

Have the advanced and original academic and research skills to contribute to the body of knowledge
Throughout the programme you learn to review and analyze critically the current academic debate about leadership and organizational change from various perspectives. Together with research methodology courses (focusing on both quantitative and qualitative approaches) you will be well equipped to make your own original contribution and create knowledge in your master thesis that is not only rigorously conducted but also original, interesting and important from a societal point of view.

Have thorough knowledge of relevant theory and methods
After two stage-setting core courses on “Perspectives on Organizational Change” and “Intervention and project management” you can opt for two topical modules that each goes deeper into exploring a specific aspect of leading organizational change. To deepen your knowledge, you can additionally choose from several electives that each are strongly based on fostering your ability to act in response to strategic and organizational challenges. To broaden your horizon beyond the core of strategy and organization, you can also choose electives from other Business Administration specializations. Several interdisciplinary electives offer an additional opportunity to deepen your knowledge of a topical issue in business and management beyond the boundaries of the Leadership and Change Management specialization.

Have an academic approach to solving complex [business/economics] problems
The courses in the Leadership and Change Management specialization will consistently search for links between science and practice through on-site visits, guest lectures, and assignments. For instance, we will focus on theoretical and systematic analyses of cases as the foundation for solving practical issues. Finally, to build practical knowledge and skills, it is also possible to do an internship, thereby learning valuable skills.

Have the professional social skills to interact with other professionals
Our courses have a strong focus on fostering your communicative skills (for instance, persuasive skills), your ability to speak up and defend your arguments and position your story in front of stakeholders with diverging interests (political skills). We especially focus on social skills (for instance, sensing a context, responsivity to followers’ needs), rhetorical skills (for instance, effective framing) and political skills (for instance, stakeholder management), and project management skills (for instance, lining up an organization or team to achieve goals). This will be practiced in class, and in simulations (for instance, a serious game).

Have an horizon beyond the professional area
We put strong emphasis on your ability to think and act critically and be reflexive. This means to not take things for granted as they are, but be able to challenge them, in particular the increasingly contested impact of business on stakeholders as well as social and environmental conditions. In your thesis, you are encouraged to select topics that deal with the interaction between business and society.

Are self-reflective professionals
Together with SBE Career Services, the Leadership and Change Management programme offers tailor made workshops to provide you the best possible preparation for your entry to the job market. You are challenged to think critically about who you are and what you want to achieve (a personal vision on society and business). We encourage students to develop a personal vision and to act responsibly on a solid ethical basis. This will be tested in a vision portfolio that you can work on during your entire master year. Part of this vision portfolio is a two-minute personal video pitch (a required component of your master thesis), that can also be used to communicate a personal work identity to future employers.

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Aspirational job (far future)
Depending on how you will choose to craft your own career, this programme can ultimately place you as the Chief Officer of Learning, Restructuring, Human Resources, or (in mid- or late career stages) as the CEO.

Actual placement (near future)
The programme will be the kick-off to your career as specialist of both leadership and organizational change that, up to 10 years after graduation, may open doors for you as a project manager, a consultant, or a specialist in organizational transformation or change management, or general management in private, public or large-scale institutions.

Academic
In the Leadership and Change Management specialization you will acquire evidence-based knowledge about the complexities of (planned) strategic interventions from multiple perspectives, including Political Science, Sociology and Psychology. As for theory, we believe in the value of theory from various disciplines as it serves your ability to adopt a helicopter view and strengthens their analytical ability to see what is important in change cases. Theory and evidence will also inform you about the potential consequences of leadership decisions that will define our workplaces of the future.

Professional
A professional is someone who is able to apply specialized knowledge to real life cases. The Leadership and Change Management specialization builds your specialized knowledge of the design, implementation, and leadership of change processes. Too often, however, theories of change stay out of touch with the difficulties of making change happen ‘on the ground.’ Our vision is to develop students who will not only become effective change agents, but also ‘reflective practitioners’, who dear to ask bigger questions that transcend the daily hustle and bustle of administration. For instance, we challenge you, as a prospective leader, to look beyond mere efficiency goals in change programs, and to
develop richer visions that protect the both the integrity and the competitive viability of the  organization.

Citizen
We emphasize not only the value of effective leadership and implementation of change, but also stress the value of responsible, moral leadership with regard to various social issues that an organization may encounter. For instance, we highlight pitfalls and ‘dark sides’ of leadership and organizational change. Our teaching is imbued with core values of being responsive to listeners, responsible, open and personally engaged both as a teacher and as a practitioner. Given our emphasis on self-awareness, personal growth and vision, we emphasize a your vision on societal issues and personal development.

 

Students of the Leadership and Change Management specialization are original and multidisciplinary thinkers and come from a very diverse range of backgrounds that are not necessarily restricted to business studies and economics. As we aim to instill an interdisciplinary mindset in leadership and change management, students from bachelor's programmes in Psychology, Sociology, and the Humanities will find it very useful to deepen their knowledge about our subject matter, given their ability and willingness to get acquainted with sufficient foundational knowledge about macro-organizational (e.g., institutional) and micro-behavioral (organizational behavior) theories.

Challenge to distinguish
The Leadership and Change Management specialization offers multiple possibilities for excellent and ambitious students to distinguish themselves by taking additional courses and participating in tailored activities. We offer the renowned VU Honours Programme that includes advanced courses in a small-class environment, and provide special opportunities to meet with businesses throughout the programme.

Community
The Leadership and Change Management specialization features many social and professional activities that you can be part of. We aim to form a strong community that will help you both during your studies and afterwards. In terms of professional activities, we start each academic year with a formal introduction during which you will meet your fellow students and are introduced to the faculty members that you will work with during the programme. In addition, we organize an alumni event at the start of the year (except for this year, since it our first year), during which (recent) alumni from the VU Business Administration programme will join you to discuss their experiences during their studies and in finding their first jobs.

Throughout the year, we will organize similar meetings, for example in cooperation with Career Services (e.g., CV training, company visits). Our goal is to support you as much as possible in preparing for your transition to the labour market. The programme includes other activities as part of our community as well, such as a LinkedIn group that features alumni and current students, our student organization Aureus that organizes several interesting meetings, and a graduation ceremony at the end of year during which we celebrate your successes.

I want to send my application form to apply for a Master's programme before the first of April. I expect to graduate before the end of this academic year. Is it possible to apply without having my Bachelor's diploma yet?
Yes, that is possible. Your eligibility can be assessed without the actual diploma. After (conditional) admission to one of our MSc programmes, we will contact you and ask for the original and official documents for registration at the university. One of these documents is the official diploma (or certified copy of it).

I have graduated from a Dutch HBO. Is it possible for me to get admission to one of the Master's programmes?
Unfortunately, if you hold a HBO BSc diploma you cannot get direct admission to one of our Master's programmes. We have a specific Premaster’s programme for some of our Master’s programmes. The Premaster’s programmes are entirely taught in English. Apart from you HBO BSc you need a GMAT score of at least 550. Some Master’s programmes have other entry requirements if you hold a Dutch HBO. Please check ‘admission and application’ on the Master’s page to see if there is a specific Premaster’s programme available. You can find more information on our pre-masters here.

Is it possible to study one of the Master's programmes part-time?
All Master's programmes open to international students are full time programmes, which means that you are expected to spend at least 4 days a week at the university. There are two part-time Master's programmes both taught in Dutch.

Can I apply for a MSc programme starting in February?
No, all our Master's programmes start in September.

Can I apply online?
International students can apply online. See the webpage "Admission and application" of your respective master's programme for more information.

Application deadline
International degree students: 1 April (different deadlines may hold for other category students). Dutch degree students: Application in Studielink before 1 June.

Do you require work experience to get admission to one of the Master's programmes?
No, we do not require work experience. Sometimes it might help to have some work experience to get admission if your Bachelor's diploma does not cover all the academic requirements (see admission requirements in the left menu).

Do you require GMAT or GRE to get admission to one of the Master's programmes?       
In some cases we might require a GRE or GMAT. For the Master’s programmes in Economics and Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics a GRE might be required. The admission board will let you know if a GRE is required. At other Master’s programmes a GMAT or GRE is not required. This does not mean that we do not pay any attention to your grades. If you have obtained a good GMAT or GRE score it is recommended to mention this in your application and to enclose a copy of the results. 
 
Please note: To be admitted to one of our specific Dutch taught pre-master's programmes you have to score at least 550 on the GMAT. 

Is it possible to pay the tuition fee in installments?
Yes, that is possible. The registration period is in August after your arrival in the Netherlands. You can pay the tuition fee either at once before 1 September or you can choose to sign a contract that you will pay it in installments during the academic year.

Overview Business Administration: Leadership and Change Management

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION

English

DURATION

1 year

TUITION FEE

APPLICATION

1 April for international degree holders from non-EU/EEA countries (different deadlines may hold for other category students);
1 June for Dutch degree holders and international degree holders from EU/EEA countries

START DATE

1 September

STUDY TYPE

Full-time

SPECIALIZATIONS

Specialization in Business Administration

FIELD OF INTEREST

Economics, Business and Law

Study in Holland

Admission with a Dutch Degree

We welcome and look for motivated and ambitious students who are actively developing themselves and are aware of their position and role in society. In order to be successful in this programme you will need a solid academic basis in, for instance, (International) Business Administration, Psychology, Sociology, Economics, and other related disciplines. Typically, successful students in this programme have at least a 7 average grade (or an equivalent GPA score for international students) in the third year of their Bachelor’s programme, or a GMAT score of 600. Prior relevant work experience and experience with volunteering or other citizenship behaviours are encouraged and also taken into account.

Admission requirements
With a Bachelor's degree in (International) Business Administration, Economics or Econometrics and Operations Research from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam you are admissible provided you successfully meet the requirements in this document. Furthermore, we take into account your motivation, prior relevant work experiences, and any relevant volunteering experiences and/or citizenship behaviors.

Application procedure
To enroll in the programme submit your enrolment application via Studielink. Please note: in Studielink you can apply for the Master in Business Administration and in VUnet you can select your specialization.

Step 1:
Apply for the MSc programme Business Administration via Studielinkbefore 1 June. You can apply for the specialization in VUnet (see step 2)

Step 2:
Please complete your application in VUnet by answering additional questions and affirming  your choice for the specialization. Furthermore you need to upload:

  • a formal transcript of your bachelor grades. Your transcript must include an average score (GPA).
  • a motivation letter in which you explain why you want to pursue a Master’s programme in BA, Leadership and Change Management, at VU Amsterdam, and also explicitly elaborate on your vision about the role of BA graduates in society.
  • a recent resume.

Please note: we can only process your application when your choice of specialization is clear and your documents are uploaded.

More information regarding registration WO-bachelors, see the VU website (in Dutch).

Services for international (IBA) students / Residence permit:
If you are planning to continue your studies at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam after your IBA, please contact the Central Admission’s Support Team of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam for further information and specific questions about the offered services for international students like extending your residence permit. You will need to apply for extension of your residence permit if you continue your studies at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

We welcome and look for motivated and ambitious students who are actively developing themselves and are aware of their position and role in society. In order to be successful in this programme you will need a solid academic basis in, for instance, (International) Business Administration, Psychology, Sociology, Economics, and other related disciplines. Typically, successful students in this programme have at least a 7 average grade (or an equivalent GPA score for international students) in the third year of their Bachelor’s programme, or a GMAT score of 600. Prior relevant work experience and experience with volunteering or other citizenship behaviours are encouraged and also taken into account.

Admission requirements
The masterprogramma Business Administration, specialization Leadership and Change Management is open to students with a university Bachelor's degree that provides a thorough knowledge in Business Administration. Also, we take into account your motivation, prior relevant work experiences, and any relevant volunteering experiences and/or citizenship behaviors.
Furthermore you need to have successfully completed courses and studied literature related to the core of this programme, consisting of (or equivalents of):

Organizational Behavior:
•    Sinding et al. (2014). Organisational Behaviour. 5th edition. Boston: McGraw-Hill
or
•    Brehm, S. S. Kassin, S. M., & Fein, S. (2002). Social Psychology. 4th edition. New York: Houghton Mifflin
Organization Theory / Strategic Management:
•    Jaffee, D. (2001). Organization Theory: Tensions and Change. London: McGraw-Hill
or
•    Hitt, M. A., Ireland, D. R., & Hoskisson, R. E. (2014). Strategic Management: Competitiveness and Globalization – Concepts and Cases, 11th Edition. Stamford: South-Western College Pub

Concerning the specialization Leadership and Change Management, approval is in most cases given to students who hold an academic Bachelor’s degree in
o    (International) Business Administration,
o    Psychology (provided that  they have a sufficiently matching profile),
o    Sociology (provided that  they have a sufficiently matching profile),
o    Communication Sciences (provided that  they have a sufficiently matching profile),
o    Economics

If you do not meet these requirements, you may be admissible with the Premaster programme.

Application procedure
To enroll in the programme submit your enrolment application via Studielink. Please note: in Studielink you can apply for the Master in Business Administration and in VUnet you can select your specialization.

Step 1:
Apply for the MSc programme Business Administration via Studielinkbefore 1 June. You can apply for the specialization in VUnet (see step 2)

Step 2:
After applying for the programme in studielink you will receive a VUnet-ID and password. Please complete your application in VUnet by answering additional questions and affirming  your choice for the specialization. Furthermore you need to upload:
-    a formal transcript of your bachelor grades. Your transcript must include an average score (GPA).
-    a motivation letter in which you explain why you want to pursue a Master’s programme in BA, Leadership and Change Management, at VU Amsterdam, and also explicitly elaborate on your vision about the role of BA graduates in society,
-    a recent resume.
Please note: we can only process your application when your choice of specialization is clear and your documents are uploaded. 

Step 3:
The admission committee will assess your application and decide whether you are admissible. You will be informed about this decision via email.

More information regarding registration WO-bachelors, see the VU website (in Dutch).

Admission via premaster programme
If you have an academic bachelor's degree but do not meet the requirements above, you can gain admission after doing the premaster programme.

The premaster programme is a deficiency programme that provides the necessary knowledge and prepares you for this master's programme. It is a 30 EC program that takes place in the second semester, from February through July.

Course details in the study guide

Admission requirements premaster programme

  • You have an academic bachelor's degree from a Dutch university
  • You have a Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) combined score of at least 550 for the parts Verbal and Quantitative. Also note the following:
    • The score may not be older than two years, counted from the date you start the premaster programme
    • The Integrated Reasoning and Analytical Writing Assessment score do not count for admission
    • You can use a Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) score for the parts Verbal and Quantitative to satisfy the GMAT score requirement. To convert your GRE score to its GMAT equivalent, use the GRE Comparison Tool

GMAT and GRE
A GMAT score of at least 550 or an equivalent GRE score is a requirement to participate in the premaster programme. Please fill in the test that 'Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam' may receive your score. The official score will be sent by GMAT to VU. Please note that it may take up to 20 calendar days for the VU to receive your GMAT score, so plan GMAT on time.

The School of Business and Economics (SBE) offers a course in preparation for the GMAT, the GMAT preparation course. The preparation course starts each year in August. For more information, please visit the website of the GMAT preparation course.

Costs
Tuition fee 2018-2019: EUR 1030.00

Deadlines and application
The programme starts 1 February, and you must have completed your application before this date! Note that the Premasterassessment does not apply in this case!

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You will gain direct admission after completing the premaster programme; this is a full-time programme with courses on at least three days per week.

Premaster programme
The premaster programme is a deficiency programme that provides the necessary knowledge and prepares you for this master's programme. It is a 30 EC program that takes place in the second semester, from February through July. These courses involve both content as well as academic skills and knowledge, and research methods.

Course details in the study guide

Admission requirements
The premaster programme has two admission requirements:

  1. You have an hbo degree
  2. You have a Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) combined score of at least 550 for the parts Verbal and Quantitative. Also note the following:
    • The score may not be older than 2 years, counted from the date you start with the premaster
    • The Integrated Reasoning and Analytical Writing Assessment score do not count for admission
    • You can use a Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) score for the parts Verbal and Quantitative to satisfy the GMAT score requirement. To convert your GRE score to its GMAT equivalent, use the GRE Comparison Tool!

GMAT and GRE
A GMAT score of at least 550 or an equivalent GRE score is a requirement to participate in the premaster programme. Please fill in the test that 'Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam' may receive your score. The official score will be sent by GMAT to VU. Please note that it may take up to 20 calendar days for the VU to receive your GMAT score, so plan GMAT on time.

The School of Business and Economics (SBE) offers a course in preparation for the GMAT, the GMAT preparation course. The preparation course starts each year in August. For more information, please visit the website of the GMAT preparation course.

Costs
Tuition fee 2018-2019: EUR 1030.00

Deadlines and application
The programme starts 1 February, and you must have completed your application before this date!

Apply now


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Admission with an International Degree

We welcome and look for motivated and ambitious students who are actively developing themselves and are aware of their position and role in society. In order to be successful in this programme you will need a solid academic basis in, for instance, (International) Business Administration, Psychology, Sociology, Economics, and other related disciplines. Typically, successful students in this programme have at least a 7 average grade (or an equivalent GPA score for international students) in the third year of their Bachelor’s programme*, or a GMAT score of 600. Prior relevant work experience and experience with volunteering or other citizenship behaviours are encouraged and also taken into account.

Admission requirements
In order to gain admission to our Master’s programme, you 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 EC or equivalent. We do not require a GRE or GMAT test score, but we do take into account your motivation, prior relevant work experiences, and any relevant volunteering experiences and/or citizenship behaviors. Furthermore you need to have successfully completed courses and studied literature related to the core of this programme, consisting of (or equivalents of):

Organizational Behavior:
•    Sinding et al. (2014). Organisational Behaviour. 5th edition. Boston: McGraw-Hill
or
•    Brehm, S. S. Kassin, S. M., & Fein, S. (2002). Social Psychology. 4th edition. New York: Houghton Mifflin

Organization Theory / Strategic Management:
•    Jaffee, D. (2001). Organization Theory: Tensions and Change. London: McGraw-Hill
or
•    Hitt, M. A., Ireland, D. R., & Hoskisson, R. E. (2014). Strategic Management: Competitiveness and Globalization – Concepts and Cases, 11th Edition. Stamford: South-Western College Pub

English language proficiency
The admission board wants to stress the intensity of the programme: reading scientific articles and writing papers will be a key part, all in a very high pace. Your English language skills, both oral and written, are extremely important in this programme. As you will have to communicate frequently with your fellow students and you will be working with and for international companies.

VU Amsterdam requires all applicants to take an English test. You can already apply online without having the test results. We do advise you to plan a test date as soon as possible. Below you will find the minimum English test scores for the programme:  

IELTS (academic):
•    Minimum general score 6,5
•    Minimum score writing 6,0

TOEFL
•    Paper based test 580
•    Internet based test 92

Cambridge English
•    Cambridge Proficiency Exam A, B, C
•    Cambridge Advanced Exam A, B, C

The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers the TOEFL ITP English-language proficiency test. The test is offered by the VU Taalloket. You can find more information and register for this test at www.taalloket.nl

Please refer to the language requirement page for the general requirements regarding the English language test.

If you have read the admission requirements 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. You can already apply online without having completed your Bachelor’s degree. After admission, you will have until 31 August to send a proof of graduation by postal mail.

Step 1: Prepare documents and apply online
Please prepare the following documents and arrange the payment of the non-refundable €100 application fee. You can find a more detailed explanation of each document on the application page. All documents should be provided in English, and preferably in .PDF format.

  • Copy of your valid passport or ID (only for EU citizens)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivation letter
  • Transcript of records
  • A description of the relevant courses you have taken during your previous higher education, with the main literature used for those course. You can use this format.
  • Thesis (or another sample of academic writing). If your thesis was not written in English, please submit the original with an added summary of about 3 pages in English.

After having prepared the required documents, please follow the online application procedure. After you have completed the application, our international student advisors will contact you via e-mail. Please refer to the application page to see which application deadline applies to you.

Step 2: Await decision on admission
After submitting your complete application, the Admission Board will review all your documents to assess your eligibility. In general, we can inform students of the admission decision within 4 weeks. Around deadlines, this can take a bit linger, so we always recommend to apply as soon as possible. If you are admitted, you will receive your letter of conditional admission by email. After that, you can start planning your move to Amsterdam!

Step 3: Finalize your enrolment and move to Amsterdam!
Make sure to finalize your enrolment as a student before the start of the programme. Here on our website, you will find an explanation of all things to arrange after admission. When all enrolment requirements have been met you will be ready to start your programme at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam!

Further information about:

All international students are required to apply for the MSc programme of their choice first. If you do not meet the admission requirements directly, you could gain admission after completing the premaster programme.

The premaster programme is a deficiency programme that provides the necessary knowledge and skills to prepare you for this master's programme. It is a programme of 30 ECTS that is offered in the second semester, from February through July. Content details of the offered premasters can be found here.

Admission requirements for the premaster programme

  • You have a bachelor's degree from a non-Dutch university or from a non-Dutch university of applied science.
  • You have a Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) combined score of at least 550 for the parts Verbal and Quantitative. Also note the following:
    • The score may not be older than two years, counted from 1 February
    • The Integrated Reasoning and Analytical Writing Assessment scores do not count for admission
    • You can use a Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) score for the parts Verbal and Quantitative to satisfy the GMAT score requirement. To convert your GRE score to its GMAT equivalent, use the GRE Comparison Tool
  • You can demonstrate sufficient English proficiency by meeting the requirements listed above

More information on the requirements, including GMAT preparations, can be found on the central premaster website.

Deadlines and application
The programme starts 1 February. Because of visa application deadlines, non-EU citizens must have completed their application before 1 November. EU citizens can complete their application until January 31st.

Note: When applying, you can find the premaster programme in Studielink after selecting "Type of study programme: Bachelor's or other non-master programmes".

Our international student ambassadors are happy to tell you all about their experiences with studying at VU and living in Amsterdam. Our student ambassadors come from all over the world and are currently attending various bachelor's and master's programmes.

Our student ambassadors are listed here.

Reach out to them and hear their stories about being a VU Amsterdam student!

International students can apply to several scholarships. For all VU scholarships, please see www.vu.nl/scholarships. Any available external grant or scholarship can be found through www.grantfinder.nl.

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Central International Office
For detailed questions about the Master’s programmes or the application procedure, please contact one of your International Student Advisors at the International Office: masters.sbe@vu.nl

Leanne Schrijver
Leanne Schrijver
Tel +31 20 59 83032
Paul Steeman
Paul Steeman
Tel +31 20 59 88739
Amu Shrestha
Amu Shrestha
Tel +31 20 59 84296
Lotte de Winter
Lotte de Winter
Tel +31 20 59 89072


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Please phone us at +31 (0)20 598 5000 (Monday – Friday, 09:00 to 17:00).
You may also e-mail us at study@vu.nl.

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