Courses and minors for non-U.S.E. students and free movers

When you are not a student of the Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.), it is possible to take economic courses at U.S.E. We offer courses in a multidisciplinary and international environment. Economics in Utrecht analyses economic issues with the insights of other fields such as Geography, Law and Social Sciences. By using this approach to study societal issues such as the emergence of social media or the development of unemployment in the Netherlands, you will learn to see these issues from different perspectives and will learn to think in terms of solutions and consequences.

All the courses are offered in English. Provided that you have met the entry requirements (see Course Catalogue) and are admitted to the course, it is possible to take all courses as a minor subject, except for the thesis.
Please note if you wish to follow a Master's course: The Course Coordinator will assess whether you can follow the course of your choice.  



In the academic year of 2019-2020, U.S.E. offers the following three minors to non- Economics students of Utrecht University:

All courses are taught in English. It is assumed that you have foreknowledge of Mathematics, for the course entry requirements please view the Course Catalogue.

Please check the information about:

Entry requirements

  • EU nationality
  • English proficiency (Not necessary for students that have obtained a Dutch diploma)

Fees are applicable to students who are not enrolled at a Dutch Research University.
The fee for following a bachelor course (7.5 EC) is € 832,50 including exam.
The fee for following a Master's course (5 EC) is € 816,- including exam.
You will receive an invoice from our Financial Administration. Make sure you pay in time, otherwise your enrolment will not be completed.

Until two weeks before the start of the course you can cancel your enrolment with full course fee reimbursement.
Cancellation after this you will undo your right on course fee reimbursement.

The fees mentioned above are applicable to the academic year 2019-2020. The fees for the academic year 2020-2021 are currently under review. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Student Information Desk.


These forms are available during the regular enrolment periods.

Are you a student of Utrecht University?

Are you a student of another Dutch University (of Applied Sciences)?

  • I am a student from a Dutch Research University (WO):
    You can enrol through this application form (available 3 June - 30 June 2019).
  • I am a student from a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (HBO)*:
    You can enrol through this application form (available 3 June - 30 June 2019).
    * Please note, there are fees involved.

Are you not enrolled at a Dutch University (of Applied Sciences) and do you want to follow single courses and/or a minor at Utrecht University School of Economics?

  • You can enrol through this application form (available 3 June - 30 June 2019).*
    *Please note, only possible for students with an EU-nationality. Also note that there are fees involved.