• How can I best prepare for TI admission during my Bachelor or Master program?

    The MPhil and PhD in economics, econometrics, and finance is a challenging program building upon the quantitative and analytical paradigms developed in the discipline.
    Students in more business oriented undergraduate programs can improve their admission possibilities by extending their curriculum with some quantitative course work (e.g., linear algebra, mathematical statistics and probability theory, calculus). Students from more quantitative programs benefit from some initial coursework in micro- or macroeconomics.
    Students opting for the more challenging Advanced Econometrics track in their first year, should have completed a solid Econometrics course at the level of a graduate economics program.

  • Can TI advise me whether I am qualified to apply?

    Due to the number of applications we receive it is not possible to offer individual feedback on your chances of being accepted to the MPhil program. The admissions board will evaluate your application as a whole. You are advised to check the admission requirements and to read the section in the program brochure about the right preparations for the program (section 3.6) to see whether you feel comfortable with the content of the textbooks there.

  • Are there any special admission criteria for Chinese nationals?

    If you are a Chinese national (even if you are currently living outside China) and you are admitted to the TI MPhil program, you will need a NUFFIC Certificate to be eligible for a Dutch entry visa. A NUFFIC Certificate is a document issued by NUFFIC that provides an assessment of your English language proficiency and of the authenticity of your educational degrees and diplomas.

    One of the documents required for a NUFFIC certificate is an English proficiency test report. Only IELTS (academic) or TOEFL iBT (Internet-based) tests are accepted by NUFFIC.

    Important notice: Meeting the TI admission criteria does not automatically lead to meeting the criteria for the NUFFIC certificate.


  • Is GMAT also accepted instead of the GRE test?

    No. TI requires the GRE (revised) General Test results from all applicants, without exceptions. No other tests are accepted.