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I am a student at UvA Economics and Business who would like to take a minor

As a student at UvA Economics and Business, you can take a minor as the elective component of your Bachelor's programme or to prepare for a Master's programme.

Which minors require the Examinations Board's approval?

If you would like to take a minor at another UvA faculty, you will not need to request the approval of the Examinations Board.

What should I do if I want to take a minor outside the UvA?

I want to take a minor at the VU

If you want to take a minor at the VU, you need to hand in a permission statement as part of the application process. You reqeust the permission to taka a minor by sending the form request approval minor. We advise you to only request approval for one minor that you intend on taking and will probably be approved. Minors are most likely to be approved if they do not overlap with your regular programme and if they meet the other general rules for electives.

You can find all the stept for applying to a minor at the Vu on their website.

I want to take a minor at another Dutch university

If you want to take a minor at a different university, you apply for the minor at the university of your choice. After you have been admitted to the minor, you need to arrange your enrolment as elective student at that particular university. After this, you need to request the approval of the Examinations Board, which you can do using the form request approval minor. It is also important that you stay enrolled for your Bachelor's programme while you take the minor.

What is a bewijs betaald collegegeld?

If you want to take courses at another university, you need to hand in a bewijs betaald collegegeld or BBC. This is a formal document that proves you have paid your tuition at the UvA. It exempts you from having to pay tuition at another university. You apply for a BBC at the Central Student Service Desk.

I've finished my minor, what's next?

Upon completing your minor, you should request a minor certificate including the results achieved or a signed and stamped list of marks from the university where you took your minor. You must present this original list of marks to the Education Desk of UvA Economics and Business. The Student Administration will subsequently register your marks in SIS.

Can I take a minor at UvA Economics and Business?

As a student at UvA Economics and Business, you will not be eligible to take most minors. The reason is that there is too much overlap with your own degree programme. An overview of exceptions is set out below.

Provided that they meet the entry requirements, students from all degree programmes will be eligible to take the following minors:

Students in Economics and Business Economics and Business administration are allowed to take the minor Recht en fiscaliteit voor ondernemingen (only in Dutch).

In consultation with the minor coordinator, Econometrics or Actuarial Science students may also take the following minors if they meet the entry requirements, provided that there is no overlap between the minor programme and their own degree programme.

What steps should I take if I want to take a minor at the UvA?

There are several steps that you should take if you are interested in taking a minor at the UvA. Please note that the following step-by-step plan may vary for each faculty. To this end, read the instructions carefully for the minor of your choice.

  • Step 1: Decide which minor you would like to take

    It is important to familiarise yourself with the range of minors and to consider which would suit you the best. An overview of all the minors offered by the UvA can be found at Please note that this range pertains to the current academic year, which may differ from the range for the next academic year. Information about all the minors provided in the following academic year will be available in the Course Catalogue as of June.

    Once you have chosen a minor, check whether you meet the entry requirements. Some minors have an application deadline and/or limited capacity. For this reason, please make sure to consider the options and apply for admission in good time.

  • Step 3: Check the course registration procedure for your minor

    If you wish to take part in courses, you must have a valid course registration. While registering for courses as a minor student will often be your own responsibility, it will be done for you in some cases. More information on registering for courses can be found in the Course Catalogue.

    If you have any problems registering for courses, please contact the Education Desk of the faculty where you want to take your minor as soon as possible.

  • Step 4: Complete your minor

    If you have taken your minor at the UvA, your marks will automatically be registered in SIS. When applying for a degree certificate, you can request that the minor should be included in the list of grades on your diploma.

If you have any questions, please contact the Education Desk or read the FAQ.