If you are studying at another Dutch university and you would like to take a minor or elective courses at the School of Business and Economics (SBE), you can register as a secondary course student. You do not need to register via Studielink as a secondary courses student but via register.vu.nl. All steps for registering as a secondary course student can be found here.
Are you currently a student at VU Amsterdam? Then you can find all information on VUweb.
Courses and minors open for secondary course students
Almost all our courses and minors are open for secondary course students as long as you meet the entry requirements. In the study guide you can see if a course has entry requirements. If you are unsure whether you meet the entry requirements shown, you should contact the coordinator of the course.
For courses at Bachelor level and our minors you need to have a VWO diploma or equivalent with mathematics A or B, for Econometrics and Operations Research or Data Science a VWO diploma or equivalent with mathematics B.
For courses at Master level you need to have a BSc degree and be registered for a Master programme. Besides that you also need to meet the entry requirements for the courses.
More information can be found in the study guide. Below you will find an overview of the requirements to follow a course at the VU.
Level of student
able to follow courses
BSc year 1
First year courses
BSc year 2
First and second year courses*
BSc year 3
First, second and third year courses*
Bachelor and Master courses *
* Some courses from the second and third Bachelor's year require you to have prior knowledge of the course (admission requirements) in addition to the qualifications mentioned above.
Registering for a course
Once you are fully registered as a secondary course student, you are able to sign up for the courses you selected in register.vu.nl. Please keep in mind the deadlines to sign up for courses when applying as a secondary course student. If the deadline for signing up for that period has passed it won’t be able to follow the courses.
Information about minors
Are you interested in following a minor? All information regarding minors can be found on the minors website.
You should contact the Central Student Desk if you have any questions regarding proof of payment or if you encounter any problems registering for your minor.
If you have any questions regarding the content of the secondary course that you wish to take, please contact the coordinator of the course.