Duisenberg school of finance

About Duisenberg school of finance

Key info

  • Duisenberg school of finance offers full-time (12 months) and part-time (24 months) master’s programmes with a comprehensive and rigorous understanding of finance.
  • 90% of graduates find jobs in their field within three months of graduating.
  • Features small classroom size (30 students per programme) and lively, interactive discussions between students and faculty.
  • Limited intake and strict selection criteria.
  • DSF’s programmes are taught by world-renown professors from Dutch (RSM, UvA, VU) and international (Columbia, Yale, Cambridge) universities.
  • Close collaboration with the financial industry in the Netherlands.
  • Located in Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands.
  • A flexible system of scholarships and loans for talented students.


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Application deadlines

Starting in EU/EEA students non-EU students
September 1st August 1st May

Detailed info

Career oriented financial education

Duisenberg School of Finance (DSF) offers MSc and LLM programmes in the fields of economics, business, finance, law and econometrics. Initiated by the financial industry in 2008 to address the need for better-educated professionals within the finance industry, Duisenberg school of finance educates top financial talent for companies in both the Netherlands and abroad. All courses are taught in English by international faculty and professionals from the industry.

The school’s programmes perform highly in terms of student satisfaction, scoring 1.2 points higher than the national average. With a high employability success rate, the majority of graduates end up in challenging positions at reputable companies such as ING Bank, ABN AMRO, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, PGGM, Deloitte, KPMG, Goldman Sachs, and PwC. The rest start their careers in other renowned national and international financial companies.


Duisenberg School of Finance offers 3 one-year Master of Science programmes in Finance:

DSF’s programmes start once a year in September. To keep group sizes small and to ensure every student gets a personalised approach, only 30 students per programme are accepted for every intake. Applicants should start their admission process as early as possible to increase their chances for successful enrolment.

Education approach

Programmes at the school are designed to expose students to current practices in multiple fields of expertise. Students are also taught analytical thinking in order to be able to adapt to any possible changes in circumstances, in any professional situation.

Strong ties with both academic and industry partners allows DSF to offer its students a unique mix of theory and practice. The programmes are taught by professors from Dutch (RSM, UvA, VU) and international (Columbia, Yale, Cambridge) universities and by professionals from the financial industry itself.

With such an approach to education, the institution's students are fully prepared for a successful finance career upon graduation where they quickly become valuable employees.


To be accepted for a programme at Duisenberg School of Finance, students must show profound knowledge, excellent skills, and a proper personal attitude during the admission process.

Requirements to get admitted

  • University Bachelor’s degree in finance, economics, law, business, econometrics, engineering or a related discipline.
  • Competitive GMAT or GRE Q-score (typically accepted students score in the top 20% of the quantitative section of either test).
  • English language proficiency (both verbal and written), as demonstrated by a TOEFL (score 100) or IELTS (score 7). Exemptions are made for native English speaking candidates.
  • A scanned copy of your GMAT/GRE and IELTS/TOELF test results must be uploaded to your online application form directly.
  • No GMAT or GRE score required for applicants to the LLM Finance and Law programme, but is preferred.
  • Work experience in their field of expertise is preferred, but is not mandatory for admission.

Tuition fees and scholarships

The MSc and LLM programmes at Duisenberg School of Finance cost € 18,000 for EU/EEA students and € 29,000 for non-EEA students.

DSF offers a flexible system of scholarships and loans which help highly motivated students to pay for their education. For example, non-EU students can cover up to 70% of their tuition fee with a merit scholarship, while an ING student loan, guaranteed for all accepted students, fully covers a programme’s costs.

Read more about scholarship possibilities on the Duisenberg School of Finance website.

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Gustav Mahlerplein, 117
Amsterdam, 1082 MS
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