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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.

Please read before continuing

Are you applying with a Bachelor's diploma obtained in the Netherlands? 

Then you must follow the national procedure below.


Follow the procedure below

Are you applying with a Bachelor's diploma from a non-Dutch educational institution*?

Then you must follow the international procedure.


Go to the international procedure

*including Suriname, Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba

a) Check your eligibility

Students of Tilburg University

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

  • Bedrijfseconomie
  • International Business Administration
  • Economics, including the (extra) course: Corporate Finance for IBA (30J201-B-6)
  • Econometrics and Operations Research, including the (extra) course: Corporate Finance for IBA (30J201-B-6) 
  • Economie en Bedrijfseconomie - track Economics and Society 
  • Economie en Bedrijfseconomie -  track Financieel Management
  • Economie en Bedrijfseconomie - track Commercieel Management, including the (extra) course: Ondernemingsfinanciering en Vermogensmarkten (32622-B-6)
  • Economie en Bedrijfseconomie - track Digital Business, including the (extra) course: Ondernemingsfinanciering en Vermogensmarkten (32622-B-6)
  • Fiscale Economie

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

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 / B Business Economics (CROHO: 50750)
  • B Bedrijfskunde (CROHO: 50645)
  • B (International) Business Administration (CROHO: 50952)
  • B Economics and Business Economics / BCs Economie en Bedrijfseconomie (CROHO: 59318)
  • B International Business (CROHO: 50019)
  • B Fiscale Economie (CROHO: 56402)

If you have not followed one of the above mentioned programs, 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)
  • 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
  • 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.

There are two variants of the pre-master: Fast track, a half-year pre-master's program that starts in September and concludes in January, and Regular track, a one-year pre-master's program available in either September or February. The admission requirements are the same for both variants.

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: 
    • starting end of August with the Fast track (half-year) or Regular track (one-year): before August 1
    • starting end of January with the Regular track (one year): 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 Finance (croho: 60046)

Register in Studielink

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

  • The name of the pre-Master's program in Studielink: 
    In English: B Tax Economics (pre-master Finance HBO) 
    In Dutch: B Fiscale Economie (pre-master Finance HBO)

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 Finance (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.