M.Sc. On Campus

Quantitative Finance (Finance)

12 months
17295 EUR/year
2168 EUR/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Quantitative Finance (Finance) programme of the University of Amsterdam is for students with strong analytical skills and an interest in (big) data analysis and applications in finance. This track is one of 6 tracks you can opt for in our Master's in Finance.


Help develop the role of big data in finance

In many disciplines of finance, the use of quantitative tools is rapidly rising. So experts with a deep knowledge of quantative finance and data science are in high demand. In the Quantitative Finance (Finance) programme of the University of Amsterdam we prepare you to become fluent in performing data driven analyses, for example in complex risk modelling for regulatory regimes like Basel III. Also, you will learn how to manage big data in other finance disciplines such as risk management, asset management and investment banking.

Do you have a mind for mathematics and an interest for data driven analysis applied to financial decision making? This may well be the track for you.

Career prospects

Graduates of the Master's in Finance/Quantitative Finance track have excellent job prospects for positions as investment banker, all-round financial or business analyst, investment advisor, portfolio manager, derivatives trader, treasurer and financial director, risk manager, business analyst with financial institutions or fin-tech start-ups, quantitative asset manager or hedge fund manager at Dutch and international companies, such as:

  • Optiver
  • Rabobank
  • ING
  • Ortec

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Financial Markets
  • Computational Finance
  • Applied Financial Econometrics
  • Empirical Methods in Finance
  • Advanced Investments

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
155 (quantitative)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

Get your student insurance now

Start from €0.53/day, free cancellation any time.

Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at University of Amsterdam and/or in Netherlands, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An academic Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Finance, or a degree in Business Economics, Economics or Business Administration with a specialisation in Finance or Real Estate Finance
  • Eligible candidates must have at least 15 ECTS of: courses in finance. This should include: Investments, Corporate Finance, and Derivatives. Courses in econometrics (2nd or 3rd year course)
  • Applicants with Bachelor's degrees in other areas must additionally have proven knowledge of: microeconomics, macroeconomics, accounting, mathematics and statistics at foundation-year level
  • English language proficiency
  • GMAT or GRE scores
  • Upload a motivation letter and show personal initiative

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    17295 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17295 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2168 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Amsterdam

1000 - 1500 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

Quantitative Finance (Finance)
University of Amsterdam


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!