On this page you will find important details of the application process (such as deadlines, admission requirements, required documents and application assessment) for the bachelor’s programme in Econometrics and Operations Research for academic year 2022-2023.
Important deadlines for application
When you want to apply or are applying for this study programme, it is important that you inform yourself of the deadlines that you need to meet. The important deadlines when applying for this study programme are provided in the table below.
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|Date||What you need to know about this date|
|1 October 2021
||Studielink is open for applications for the academic year 2022-2023
|Up to and including 1 April 2022, 23:59 CET
||Deadline for completing the entire application process for non-EU/EEA applicants (these applicants require a visa or residence permit)
|Up to and including 1 May 2022, 23:59 CET||Deadline for completing the entire application process for EU/EEA applicants|
You are admissible if you have one of the diplomas stated below:
- VWO diploma ‘Natuur en Techniek’
- VWO diploma ‘Natuur en Gezondheid’ + wisB
- VWO diploma ‘Economie en Maatschappij’ + wisB
- VWO diploma ‘Cultuur en Maatschappij’ + wisB
- HBO propedeuse + mathematics level VWO wisB
- OU propedeuse + mathematics level VWO wisB
Prospective students with a non-Dutch diploma
Prospective students with a non-equivalent non-Dutch diploma
If you are an international prospective student, and you do not meet the admission requirements, then you may be eligible for the Foundation Programme. The Foundation Programme will provide you with intensive training in academic skills, courses relevant to your chosen bachelor's programme, and English language skills (depending on your level).
After successfully completing the Foundation Programme, you will be eligible for admission to this bachelor’s programme. Additionally, the Foundation Programme offers support outside of the classroom and organises events that will help you make new friends and adjust to life in the Netherlands and at Maastricht University.
- Dutch diplomas: mathematics level VWO wiskunde B
- Belgian diplomas: ASO with mathematics at least 4 hours per week in the final 2 years. KSO, TSO, or BSO (BSO only if you followed the seventh year) will be evaluated individually.
- German diplomas: Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife with Grundkurs mathematics up to and including the final year
- ‘International Baccalaureate' from Geneva: Mathematics Analysis and Approaches SL or HL, or Mathematics HL, or Further Mathematics HL (exam before 2021)
- European Baccalaureate: mathematics at least 3 hours per week in the final year + exam
- British A-level, (I)GCE’s and/or AICE: mathematics GCE A level
- Other countries: a pre-university high school diploma equivalent to the Dutch VWO diploma with a sufficient amount of higher level mathematics education.
Students who do not meet the required mathematics level, have a so-called mathematics deficiency. The mathematics deficiency has to be cleared before the start of the bachelor’s first year. To help you meet the mathematic requirement, we offer an online preparatory math course and an online exam.
Read more about the mathematics deficiency
Refresh your mathematics skills
Do you meet the mathematics requirement, but still want to improve your mathematics skills? We offer an online preparatory math course. Mathematics and statistics are essential in this programme. Our experience learns that quite a lot of students are not sufficiently prepared for the introductory courses that start right away in September. To avoid problems during those first months, we designed this online preparatory math course. The course is aimed at:
- Students who took the non-science track mathematics in high school, such as Math Grundkurs, Math 4 hours or less, IB Math SL.
- Students who took a gap year between high school and university.
If you belong to one of these two groups we highly recommend following the online preparatory math course.
Read more about the online preparatory math course
Required documents for the application procedure
Required documents for all applicants
- A recent passport picture
The passport picture must satisfy certain requirements
- A copy of your valid passport or your EU/EEA identity card
- A copy of your diploma (if already obtained)
- A copy of your grades transcripts of the last two years of secondary school
Documents that might be required depending on your (academic) background
- Proof of mathematics proficiency
If you do not meet the required mathematics level, you have to clear your mathematics deficiency by taking part in the online preparatory math course and passing the online exam.
- Proof of language proficiency in English
You only have to provide proof if you cannot show the required language proficiency without this proof. Answer the questions concerning language requirements under ‘Language requirements’ on this webpage to find out if you need to provide additional documentation.
Only complete registrations will be taken into consideration.
All documents must be in Dutch, English or German.
Language requirements for English-language programmes
As English is the language of instruction in this study programme, it is essential that your English language skills are good enough for you to undertake intensive and challenging academic courses that are taught and examined in English.
Answer the questions below to find out if you meet the language requirements.
Prospective students applying for this study programme who received their prior education in a non-EU/EEA country will have to pay a handling fee.
More information about the (payment for the) handling fee.
If you have successfully completed courses equivalent to the first year of a School of Business and Economics (SBE) study programme (at the same university level), you may qualify for exemptions. Students, who do not switch between SBE study programmes, but switch from another university to SBE, cannot be exempted from parts of the first-year programme (so for separate, individual courses of the first-year of the bachelor study programme concerned), but only from the entire first-year of the bachelor´s study programme. To use this possibility, you must submit a request for exemptions to the Board of Examiners. If your request has been approved, you can enroll in the second year.
Please note that the deadline is 1 July 2022: if we have not received correct and completely filled out forms before this date, your request will not be taken into account.
More information regarding exemptions and how to apply for them.
How do we assess your application?
When you want to apply or are applying to this study programme, it is useful to know how we assess your application. If you submit all required documents before the application deadline and if you meet the admission criteria (diploma requirement and mathematics requirement), you will be admitted. If you do not meet the criteria, your application will be rejected. We will inform you via e-mail.
If you want to, you can take part in a so-called matching survey. The aim of this survey is to assess whether you and your chosen programme are a good match. The matching survey is optional; you are not required to complete the survey in order to be admitted. This survey will be sent to you once the university has admitted you to the programme.