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Application and admission Finance - national procedure

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

Students with a (future) BSc degree from a Non-Dutch university, please note

Are you a student with a (future) bachelor’s degree from an international university?
(Suriname or the Netherlands Antilles included)

YES: GO to the international procedure

Students with a (future) BSc degree from a Dutch university, please continue below


a) Check your eligibility

Students of Tilburg University

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

  • Bedrijfseconomie
  • Economie en Bedrijfseconomie
  • Fiscale Economie, including the (extra) course: 323624 Data Analyse
  • International Business Administration
  • Economics, including the (extra) course:  30J201-B-6 Corporate Finance or 323622-B-6 Ondernemingsfinanciering en Vermogensmarkten.

The following TiSEM Bachelor's might grant you access after individual assessment:

  • Econometrie & Operationele Research
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation

You can schedule an appointment for an individual assessment with the education coordinator.

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

Bachelor’s students from other Tilburg University schools

In some cases there is a possibility for students of other Tilburg University Schools to be admitted to the Master’s program in Finance. Via a tailor made deficiency program during your Bachelor’s program, or through an academic pre-Master’s program (of max 30 ECTS). To give you an indication of your eligibility for a pre-Master’s program / deficiency program, please read the requirements (in background/ knowledge) under ‘Students of other Dutch universities’. Note that this is just indicative.

Contact the education coordinator of the Master’s program in Finance for more information about your possibilities via tisem-msc-fin@tilburguniversity.edu.

Students of other Dutch universities

You must have a solid academic basis in the following areas in order to qualify for the Master's in Finance program:

  • Mathematics and Statistics (24 ECTS)
  • Economics, including Microeconomics (18 ECTS)
  • Management or Marketing (12 ECTS)
  • Accounting (12 ECTS)
  • Finance (12 ECTS)
  • Academic training (24 ECTS)
    Academic training means courses / experience in research skills and an academic way of working. E.g. if you have written a thesis or have done a research project this will count as academic training.

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)

Students with a Bachelor's degree from a university of applied sciences (hbo) in the Netherlands are required to complete the pre-Master's program Finance prior to entering the Master's program.

Students have been admitted to the pre-Master's program with the following Dutch hbo Bachelor's:

  • Accountancy
  • Business Economics (Bedrijfseconomie)
  • Financial Services Management
  • Finance and Control
  • Finance Tax & Advice
  • International Business 
  • Lerarenopleiding economie 2e graads

You can get an indication of your eligibility to all TiSEM pre-Master's in the overview eligibility hbo to pre-Master's programs.

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.

Starting end of August

  • Deadline for application for the Master's program: before August 1
  • Deadline for application for the pre-Master's program: before August 1

c) Follow the procedure for national applicants

Step 1: Register in Studielink

You will not receive information about your application and admission until you have registered in Studielink. Therefore we advise you to register in Studielink as soon as possible. Studielink opens on October 1st.

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

  • The name of this Master's program in Studielink:
    M Finance (croho: 60046)

For applicants with a degree of a Dutch university of applied sciences (hbo):

  • The name of the pre-Master's program in Studielink:
    Please choose ‘Bachelor’s or other non master programmes’ and the B Business Economics (hbo pre-master Finance)

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:

  • TiSEM students who are currently enrolled in a TiSEM Bachelor's program.
  • Students from a Dutch university of applied sciences (hbo)

In these cases you only need to register in Studielink (Step 1). Please continue to 'Step 3: Admissions Committee's decision'.

Upload your documents in our online application system

After you have registered in Studielink, please go to our Master Application System and upload the following documents:

  1. 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.
  2. Courses list (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. Please use this MSc Finance Course list template.

Upload your documents

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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!

Whether conditionally or unconditionally admitted, we welcome you warmly to Tilburg University and wish you good luck with the start of your studies.

Let's walk you through the next steps:

  • Complete your enrollment and pay your tuition fees
    Please check your enrollment status and any to-do items that may still be pending in OSIRIS Student. You can use your login details for Tilburg University’s computer network to access OSIRIS Student.
  • Arrange practical matters
    Before you can start your studies, there are a number of practical matters to take care of, such as registering for courses, and if necessary, arranging housing.
  • Participate in orientation activities
    • As an incoming student you can participate in TOP Week: a social, practical and creative introduction week for all new students who are enrolled in one of the higher education institutions in Tilburg. TOP Week takes place the week before the start of the academic year.
    • Besides TOP Week, there is also an official program introduction organized by your study program. During the Program Introduction, you will receive all the information you need to get off to a good start with your new study. You will meet the education coordinator, the program director and your fellow students. Participation is mandatory.

Read more on how to become a Tilburg University student

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.