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For more than 100 years, education at the University of Amsterdam - Economics and Business covers a wide range of fields that includes economics, data science, business administration, business analytics, accountancy, control, econometrics and finance. This is organised in 2 Schools: the Amsterdam Business School (ABS) and the Amsterdam School of Economics (ASE).


Honoring the past, delivering the future

In 1632, Caspar Barlaeus delivered his famous inaugural lecture on the wise merchant on the opening of the Atheneum Illustre, the precursor of the University of Amsterdam today. Almost 300 years later, in 1922 the Faculty of Commerce was established following the demand for theoretical education in commerce.


The University of Amsterdam is ambitious, creative and committed: a leader in international science and a partner in innovation, the UvA has been inspiring generations since 1632. 

Economics and Business of the University of Amsterdam offers both Bachelor and Master education entirely taught in English. Each 1-year Master of Science programme has several specialisation tracks to choose from. 

The education is organized in two schools: the Amsterdam Business School (ABS) and the Amsterdam School of Economics (ASE).


Amsterdam School of Economics Research Institute has 8 research programmes. We specialise in research concerning e.g. actuarial science, experimental economics, financial econometrics and markets & organisations. The researchers are connected with a number of affiliated research centres and institutes.

The Amsterdam Business School has 7 research sections. All sections are involved in high-quality research and education in their own field of business. We expose our students to relevant academic research in their programmes. We also encourage all applied research to be available to and inform practitioners through professional journal outputs and lectures.


Your future first

The UvA Economics and Business has its dedicated career centre, and helps to prepare you for your professional career. We offer you a Career Orientation Programme, exercises and tools to help you more directly in your career preparation. 

You have access to the EB Career Portal. Here, you’ll be able to find vacancies, traineeships and internships, as well as career events and workshops.

Our career coaches are available for guiding and to help you gain more insights into your personality, aspirations, motivation and ambition.

Short Courses

Engineering & Technology (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Journalism & Media (1)
Medicine & Health (1)

University Ranking

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Student services

  • Central Student Service Desk
  • Student Councellors
  • Economics and Business Economics career centre
  • Study associations
  • International Student Housing Office

Housing services

The International Student Housing Office can offer international students accommodation, but unfortunately not for everyone. UvA also provides tips and trick for finding accommodation on you own. To make the allocation of housing as fair as possible for all students, we work with a lottery system.

The student rooms are located in over 20 different off-campus buildings spread across the city. These buildings are owned and managed by housing providers who have a partnership with the UvA. Different room types, price ranges and locations are available.

Library services

The University Library is located in a number of buildings all over Amsterdam. Apart from the central University Library (UB) there are individual faculty libraries, and together they hold around four million volumes and a large collection of manuscripts. 

ICT services

The Service Desk ICT Services assists both students and staff members of the UvA with questions.

Medical services

The General Practitioners Practice UvA is open on two locations in the city. Besides the GP, also psychologists, dieticians, physiotherapy and a dentist is available.

Campus life

The UvA has four campuses located across the city of Amsterdam. Some classes are in quaint old buildings overlooking the canals, others in high-tech laboratories. All campuses can be reached by bike.

Roeterseiland Campus shared with several faculties

Three faculties are housed at the Roeterseiland Campus: Economics and Business, Social and Behavioural Sciences, and Law. CREA, the student cultural organisation, is also located here.

In addition to the Campus food court, you can find several restaurants and cafés and a supermarket within minutes walking from the campus location. 

Sports facilities

  • There's no end to the opportunities to engage in sports in Amsterdam, but the cheapest place for students of the University of Amsterdam to do so is at one of the 7 locations of the USC. There are also all sorts of student sports clubs you can join. The UvA also has a scheme for top-class athletes.
  • The UvA student sports centre is open seven days a week and its locations are spread across the city and located close to other UvA buildings and facilities wherever possible. There are four gyms, outdoor tennis courts, a yoga studio, climbing walls and much more besides. You can choose from over 60 sports and various types of membership.

Student clubs

CREA, Amsterdam’s cultural centre for students

CREA is a cultural student centre where students from home and abroad meet in creative courses, lectures, workshops, debates and performances. We do this across the board: from mainstream to subculture, from contemporary narratives to classic stories. A unique place for different ways of thinking, perspectives, new possibilities and leeway for social issues and current themes.

The Amsterdam Business School (ABS) is part of the University of Amsterdam, Economics and Business. The School belongs to the 1% of the business schools in the world with a Triple Crown accreditation.

Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

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