Would you like to be the next successful entrepreneur in Amsterdam or make friends for life on campus in Breukelen? If you have the ambition to play a leading role in tomorrow's business world, then our three-year academic Bachelor of Science in (International) Business Administration (BScBA) might be for you! Our intensive program is aimed at your leadership development. Our bachelor offers a unique combination of academic business knowledge, practical relevance, and personal development.
Nyenrode's BSc in International Business Administration has been rated the best study program in international Business for the 6th year in a row ('17-'23) (source: Keuzegids Universiteiten, the independent guide that critically compares all university Bachelors).
But perhaps we are more proud of the feedback of our students: 5 out of 5 stars at Studiekeuze123.nl, making it one of the highest scoring business and economics bachelor in the Netherlands.
If you would like to learn more about our BSc in Business Administration? Visit one of our locations and meet BScBA students in Amsterdam & Breukelen!
During your studies you will make a Personal Leadership Development Journey (PLDJ), which runs throughout the three years of the program. Challenging yourself to expand your abilities and experiences. Moreover, you get to work on your own leadership skills.
For example, as part of the PLDJ, you play sports at least two times a week, as we believe that having sports integrated in our program stimulates teamwork, learning from peers and a healthy body and mind; in short, it builds character.
Would you like to know how students experience the BScBA at Nyenrode? Have a look!
International Baccalaureate (IB) certificate*
European Baccelaurate (EB) diploma*
General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level
We advise IB, EB, GCE students who do not meet the above stated requirements to pass the admissions exam (Vwo) at Boswell-Bèta in Utrecht. The Online Mathematics Placement Test (OMPT-A) is also an option. You need to obtain the OMPT-A with a minimum score of 75%.
American High School Diploma
Sufficient grade for Mathematics A or B.
Havo diploma (sufficient grade for Mathematics A or B) + HBO Propaedeutic
Applicants who obtained an Hbo Propedaeutic need to pass the Online Mathematics Placement Test (OMPT-A) with a score of 75%.
We will evaluate your diploma on an individual basis. Please provide an academic transcript with a diploma supplement explaining your country's grading system in your application package if possible.
Do you match one of the requirements for the program? Than you can start your application for the BScBA! By using the green button you can start your application as follows:
Each academic year, 4 selection days will take place. After your application, you will receive an inivitation for one of the selection days. During the selection day, for which you will be invited, we look at your motivation, test scores, personality and extracurricular activities.
For this program we only have a limited number of places available. Therefore, it is recommended to be on time with submitting your application. There is also a higher change of being selected for your first choice of preference (Amsterdam or Breukelen).
1. Directly admitted
2. Conditional list
3. Application rejected
The BSc in Business Administration (BScBA) offers you the possibility to follow your studies in two unique locations: Amsterdam or Breukelen. Each location provides you with a different Nyenrode Business University experience based on your preferences. What fits you? Campus life or city life in the Netherlands?
The Amsterdam building is located in the heart of the city alongside one of the main canals (Keizersgracht). We offer students access to the business network in Amsterdam. In addition, we offer a business incubator, a lounge with its own bar for food and drinks and numerous events, like breakfast sessions, to connect our student community (Bachelor, Master and MBA students) with the business world.
Studying the Bachelor Business Administration in Amsterdam means enjoying flexibility to the fullest. You can decide whether you want to join the Nyenrode Amsterdam Study association (JCV) or any student activities outside of Nyenrode. The Amsterdam Campus is vivid, entrepreneurial, international and highly connected to business. Experience our Campus in Amsterdam in a virtual tour.
Nyenrode facilitates students with the possibility to live at Campus Diemen Zuid, a students residence complex located 15 minutes from Amsterdam Central Station.
The campus is situated on a historical estate with a thirteenth century castle at its heart. You can enjoy everything this unique setting has to offer. It is the perfect environment to dedicate three years to your own development. Some of the facilities included are: a library, private study rooms, sports (Rugby field / tennis court / hockey and soccer fields / gym), a student restaurant, housing and two bars.
Studying the Bachelor in Business Administration in Breukelen allows you to fully focus on your student life while becoming an active member of the NCV (Student Association). You can participate in its numerous committees while practicing your business and social skills.
The campus also welcomes professionals on a daily basis for executive education programs, enabling you as a student to connect. By living and studying on campus, you will create a network of friends for life.
Welcome all internationals interested in our university and program!
Deciding to study abroad can be a big step for you. On this page, we have a compiled overview of studying in the Netherlands, studying at Nyenrode and scholarship opportunities that can help you.
Please click on the drop-down topics below to see some information. For more detailed information, check the international pages.
Or check our international brochure first.
The Netherlands has traditionally been an internationally oriented country, housing a large international community. This makes living here easy for international students. Studying in the Netherlands has many benefits, such as:
Register for a Personal Information Session with one of our Talent Recruiters to learn more about the career opportunities after the program.
This information is necessary for new students coming to the Netherlands.
When you come to the Netherlands for study, you might need a visa.
If you are a student who is currently enrolled at a university in the Netherlands:
In addition to the visa information, if you want to learn about the insurances in The Netherlands, please visit here.
If you do not have a SEPA-account in an EU country, we strongly advise you to open a Dutch Bank Account after your arrival to facilitate money withdrawals, buying everyday products, and/or (international) transactions.
To create an account with a Dutch bank, you'll usually need a BSN (social security number), which is granted once you register with your local municipality. However, each bank may have its own set of requirements. The most significant are:
Please look into your options to see which one is the greatest fit for you. The big three banks in The Netherlands are:
*SEPA stands for Single Euro Payments Area.
The campus has five buildings for student housing. They have been named after people who have contributed a lot to the university: Postma, Weijer, Kuneman, Klaasesz and Philips (subdivided into Roeterink I & II, Riemsdijk and Otten). There are 295 rooms and three-room types in these buildings (Furnished/Unfurnished/Kitchen).
Housing allowance can be granted based on the calculation and advice from the housing department and after deducting the allowance, the average monthly fee of this housing is around 300-500 €. For all information about housing on campus in Breukelen, view this page.
To ensure everyone feels at home on campus, we also offer a number of facilities to make sure you can live, work and relax in comfort. Among the facilities at our campus you’ll find a living room, a student restaurant(Mensa), cubicles for project and group work, a laundromat, an outdoor kitchen with barbecue, and various sports accommodations.
Please kindly check the F&Q regarding the facilities at the campus to learn more.
Living in Amsterdam
Nyenrode offers students the opportunity of living on Campus Diemen-Zuid, a student residence complex. The complex is located 15 minutes from Amsterdam Central Station.
OurDomain houses a lively student community and several facilities such as: a supermarket (open 7 days a week), restaurants, cafés, a fitness center, a print shop, a launderette, and study-rooms. A furnished apartment at OurDomain costs about € 900 - € 1200 per calendar month, depending on the type of apartment.
All apartments at OurDomain feature a living area, a modern bathroom and open kitchen. The monthly rent includes bicycle parking, TV and internet subscriptions, gym membership, and access to the tennis court and study halls. The monthly rent is excluding service costs and utility advances. No housing allowance granted.
If you have questions about living in Amsterdam and possibilities, please contact one of the program advisors.
According to room types, the images of the building or room can differ from the above example photos
This information is necessary for students who are graduating or who graduated from Dutch universities.
More Information can be found here:
In addition to the visa information, if you want to learn about the insurances in The Netherlands, please visit here.
Based on the classes you have taken in your current program or course, you may be able to transfer to the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Nyenrode. We do recommend you start our course from the first year, allowing you to follow the same path as your fellow students. We are happy to help you in any way we can, please contact us for personalized advice.
In the third and final year of our BScBA program, our students spend a semester abroad at one of our partner universities. In return, students from these partner universities make their way to our campus in Breukelen for a unique experience as an exchange student in the Netherlands. This could be you!
If you choose to study the BSc in Business Administration at Nyenrode, you will get something unique. You combine a vibrant campus life or city life with the benefits of living in the Netherlands. Click on the tab 'locations' to read more about the campus life in Breukelen or the city life in Amsterdam.
We give our students a lot of personal attention. And as an international student, your personal well-being is at the fore-front of your teachers' and other staff members' attention. This is apparent from the staff's open-door policy and the support you will receive from program management and study counselors.
Curious about the program? Download the brochure in order to learn more about the curriculum.
The tuition fees for the August 2021 intake for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration are as follows:
For talented students with limited financial resources there are a number of possibilities to (partly) finance your studies:
Scholarships eligible for all students to apply:
* Please note that it is possible to apply for both scholarships and to combine them. You may use the same motivation letter and financial plan.Scholarships only for specific nationalities or loans for Dutch students:
The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration will open up a world of possibilities for you. After completing your BScBA journey at Nyenrode, you can choose from a broad range of opportunities including:
You shape your own future! You can broaden or deepen your business knowledge with a Master's degree but you will also be more than ready to start your business career, even internationally! And having focused on your personal leadership, starting your own company as an entrepreneur is another possibility.
Nyenrode offers you a reward for life.