The Business Data Science Research Master program is a selective program for students who have the ambition of pursuing a PhD in Business at one of the schools in business and economics of the Erasmus University Rotterdam, University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
How to apply
Before starting the application procedure, please check the admission requirements.
To apply, create an account in the online application system, fill out the application form, provide two names and email addresses of recommenders, upload your admission material and pay the application fee.
- May 15 for applicants who need to apply for a visa and residence permit
- June 30 for others
- For applications after June 30, please contact us.
All applicants are advised to submit their application early, because slots in the program and funding opportunities are limited. In any case, applicants who need to apply vor visa and a residence permit need to apply before the May 15 deadline.
A note for students who are already studying in the Netherlands and who wish to apply after the June 30 deadline: please contact the Admissions Office.
Important note: We fully understand that you may encounter difficulties to complete your application package due to obstacles in Corona times. Our urgent advice is to submit what you have before the deadline. Please enclose a statement listing what is missing for what reason. In case you are not able to finish your bachelor program before September 1, please include a statement giving the reasons why you were not able to finish on time and how much work still needs to be done after September 1.
The application fee is $ 50 (non-refundable). Payment is by credit card only. Applicants from countries on the OECD DAC list pay a reduced application fee ($ 10, non-refundable).
Applicants holding a Dutch degree are exempted from paying an application fee.
- Start your online application early to give your recommenders time to upload their letters before the admission deadline.
- All documents, including recommendation letters, must be received by midnight (Central European Time) on the day of the deadline.
- Incomplete files will not be considered.
All complete files will be reviewed after the deadline. You can expect to hear from BDS within six weeks of the respective application deadline.
Admission is always conditional upon the Admissions Office receiving original or certified versions of diplomas and test results.