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Application and admission Economics - national procedure

This is the national application and admission procedure for the Master of Science in Economics.

a) Check your eligibility

Students of Tilburg University

The following TiSEM Bachelor's make you eligible to the Master's program in Economics:

  • Bedrijfseconomie
  • International Business Administration, including the (extra) courses: Microeconomics and Macroeconomics 
    • in the Fall semester: Intermediate Microeconomics: Information Economics (30L206-B-6) and Intermediate Macroeconomics: Dynamic Models & Policy (30L202-B-6), OR
    • in the Spring semester: Industrial Economics (30L201-B-6) and Macroeconomics 2 for ECO (30L107-B-6), 
  • Economics
  • Econometrics and Operations Research
  • Economie en Bedrijfseconomie

Check the Overview Admission for TiSEM Bachelors for the specific entry requirements to each Master's program.

Students of other Dutch universities

If you have a degree from one of the following programmes at a Dutch university you are directly admissible:

  • B Bedrijfseconomie (CROHO: 50750)
  • B Economie en Bedrijfseconomie (CROHO: 50950)
  • B Economics (CROHO: 56401)
  • B Econometrie & Operationele Research (CROHO: 56833)

If you have not followed one of the above mentioned programs, you must have the following background to be eligible for the Master’s program in Economics:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics or in a similar program (e.g., in Econometrics) from a university that is recognized by the program management
  • A solid academic background in economics, especially:
    • Macroeconomics (minimum 12 ECTS)
    • Microeconomics (minimum 12 ECTS)
    • Game Theory (minimum 6 ECTS)
    • Mathematics (minimum 12 ECTS)
    • Econometrics / Statistics (minimum 12 ECTS)
  • And at least 2 applied Economics courses (in total minimum 12 ECTS), for instance (but not exclusively!):
    • Environmental Economics (minimum 6 ECTS)
    • Public Economics (minimum 6 ECTS),
    • Development Economics (minimum 6 ECTS)
    • Industrial Organization (minimum 6 ECTS)

Our Admissions Committee may give you the opportunity to rectify deficiencies (max. 30 ECTS) during a pre-Master's program.

The requirements mentioned above are indicative. 

The final assessment lies with the Admissions Committee, for which they need the transcript(s) of your Bachelor’s program and relevant course descriptions of courses in the fields mentioned above. See under c), Step 2: Continue your application in our online application system below on this page.

Students of a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (HBO)

Unfortunately this program cannot be entered with a Bachelor’s degree obtained at a University of Applied Sciences (HBO).

b) Consider the deadlines

When applying for this program, please make sure that your application package, including all necessary documents, reaches us before the deadline that applies to you.

Students of Tilburg University

Starting end of August with the Master's program

Deadline for application: before August 1

Starting end of January with the Master's program

Deadline for application: before January 1

Students of other Dutch universities

Starting end of August with the Master's program

Deadline for application: before August 1

Starting end of January with the Master's program

Deadline for application: before January 1

c) Follow the procedure for national applicants

Step 1: Register in Studielink

We advise you to register in Studielink as soon as possible. Studielink opens on October 1st.
You do not need to indicate your preferred track at the time of application. You can make your choice at the start of the study program.

For applicants with a degree of Tilburg University or another Dutch university:

  • The name of this Master's program in Studielink:
    M Economics (croho: 66401)

Register in Studielink

Enter an e-mail address in Studielink that you use regularly. Tilburg University sends you important information at this address to complete your registration. Please read the documentation in the e-mail carefully and check your mailbox (and junk mail) regularly.

Step 2: Continue your application in our online application system

This step is not applicable for:  

Students who are currently enrolled or have already completed a Bachelor's program at Tilburg University that makes them directly admissible for this Master’s program.  

  • See the tab “Students of Tilburg University” below the heading Check your eligibility at the top of this webpage for an overview of Bachelor’s programs that make you directly admissible. 
  • If you are directly admissible with your Bachelor's program, you only need to register in Studielink. Please continue to Step 3: Admissions Committee's decision. 

In all other cases, you must continue your application in OSIRIS Aanmeld, our online application system, after you have registered in Studielink. 

Application in OSIRIS Aanmeld

Within 1 week of your registration in Studielink, you will receive two e-mails from Tilburg University.  

  • One e-mail contains your Tilburg University account details (your student number and Tilburg University e-mail address). You will not need these details for your application, but please save them carefully, as you will need them at a later stage.
  • The other e-mail contains your OSIRIS Aanmeld account details as well as information on how you can start your application in OSIRIS Aanmeld. If you have not received this e-mail within 1 week of your registration in Studielink, please contact your Education Coordinator.

Upload your documents

Please collect the requested documents and upload them in pdf-format.  

  • Grades list (Transcript of Records) 
    This is an official list from your University of the courses you have taken in your Bachelor's degree, with the grades you have achieved. 
  • Course list template MSc Economics (full descriptions of relevant courses)  
    This is a description of the content of each course you took as part of your previous degree which is relevant to your application for this program. 

Depending on your exact educational background more documents might be required. You will see exactly which documents you need to upload once you have filled out the necessary details in Osiris Aanmeld.  

Submit your application before the deadline as stated above

If you submit your application either close to or on the deadline, but have not uploaded the correct documents, Tilburg University reserves the right not to process your application.

After submitting your application

Our Admissions Committee will check that your application is complete, according to the requirements above. 

If your documents are not complete, you will be asked to submit any missing or replace any illegible document(s).  

You can check your application status anytime you log in to your account in OSIRIS Aanmeld. 

Step 3: Admissions Committee's decision

Admissions Committee's decision

Within four to six weeks after your application package is complete, you will receive the decision of the Admissions Committee by e-mail. 

You will receive an e-mail with a letter stating the outcome of your admission request and information about the rest of the admission procedure.

There are three possibilities:

  • A. (Conditionally) accepted to the Master's program
    If you are conditionally accepted, this means that you are admitted to our Master's program, provided that you upload the originals or certified copies of your documents.
  • B. (Conditionally) accepted to a pre-Master's program
    It is possible that you do not completely fulfill the requirements. If this is the case, we may offer you a pre-Master's program to prepare you for the Master's program, provided that you upload the originals or certified copies of your documents.
  • C.  Rejected
    If you do not fulfill the admission requirements, your application will be rejected. We will notify you by e-mail.
Step 4: Admitted, what's next?

Congratulations on being admitted to Tilburg University, either conditionally or unconditionally! 

You may be wondering what the next steps are. To ensure a smooth (and stress-free) start of your studies, we have prepared a timeline to give you an overview of the things you need to arrange before the start of your studies. 

On the timeline you can find information about:  

  • Completing your enrollment  
  • Paying your tuition fees 
  • Tips on finding accommodation (if applicable) 
  • Books and schedule 
  • Introduction activities like TOP week and your (mandatory) Study Program Introduction

Go to the Welcome page

Do you have any questions?

Please feel free to contact us for your personal queries. You can contact us on every page of the Master's website.