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Minor or semester abroad

A minor or courses completed during an exchange can be added to your study programme if your study programme allows for 30 EC of electives, or if your study programme offers the possibility of taking a minor or studying for a semester abroad.

  • General rules about minors

    You can find the rules and regulations for minor programmes in the Teaching and Examination Regulations of the Bachelorprogrammes Economics and Business. Among these regulations are the following:

    • as a Bachelor’s student at UvA Econonomics and Business, all minors offered by other faculties of the UvA can be obtained in the study programme, provided that the programme offers the opportunity to include a minor. You do not have to ask permission of the Board of Examiners for obtaining a UvA-minor in your study programme.
    • students who have chosen a minor of less than 30 EC should follow extra electives to obtain 30 EC. They can do this by taking one (or more) course(s) that meet the requirements of electives;
    • there are two minors of UvA Economics and Business you are allowed to take: the minor Entrepreneurship and the minor Amsterdam Data Science (Course Catalogue). You are not allowed to register other minors of UvA Economics and Business on your degree certificate.
    • the minor programme and the minor courses will be mentioned on the supplement of your Bachelor’s degree certificate.
  • Minor outside UvA – another Dutch university

    You can find the rules and regulations for minor programmes in the Teaching and Examination Regulations of the Bachelorprogrammes Economics and Business. Among these regulations are the following:

    • as a Bachelor’s student at UvA Econonomics and Business, all minors offered by other faculties of the UvA can be obtained in the study programme, provided that the programme offers the opportunity to include a minor. You do not have to ask permission of the Board of Examiners for obtaining a UvA-minor in your study programme.
    • students who have chosen a minor of less than 30 EC should follow extra electives to obtain 30 EC. They can do this by taking one (or more) course(s) that meet the requirements of electives;
    • there are two minors of UvA Economics and Business you are allowed to take: the minor Entrepreneurship and the minor Amsterdam Data Science (Course Catalogue). You are not allowed to register other minors of UvA Economics and Business on your degree certificate.
    • the minor programme and the minor courses will be mentioned on the supplement of your Bachelor’s degree certificate.
  • Semester abroad

    Do you wish to add courses you have passed during an exchange at a university abroad to your study programme?

    To add courses obtained abroad to the free-choice elective section of your Bachelor’s programme you need to have obtained at least 30 EC abroad. The regulations for inserting courses in your study programme obtained during an exchange abroad are outlined per programme and specialisation in the UvA Course Catalogue.

    Students who have obtained less than 30 EC abroad should complement these electives to obtain 30 EC. They can do this by taking one (or more) course(s) that meet the requirements of electives.

    Follow the instructions in the Digital request form approval courses to submit a request.

    • Please note: The Board of Examiners will only process this request if you have uploaded all necessary documents as mentioned on the form for all the courses you wish to add to your study programme.
    • All documents should be in Dutch or English (or a translation should be added).
    • As soon as the application is complete you will receive a receipt by email. The Board of Examiners will make a decision within six weeks. 
    • If you have not yet submitted an official transcript you will receive a conditional decision. 
    • Immediately after you receive an official transcript you should hand it in at the Education Desk. The courses will be registered in SIS after the Student Administration has received an official transcript that corresponds to the conditionally approved courses.
    • The courses obtained abroad will receive the grade 'AVV' and they do not count towards graduation with honours.

    For more information about a semester abroad, please go to Study Abroad.