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Mathematics Entrance Exam and Summer Course

The FEB Mathematics Entrance Exam and Summer Course are meant for:

  • Prospective students who wish to meet the mathematics requirements for admission to one of the study programmes of the Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB).
  • Prospective students that have obtained/are to obtain a HBO propaedeutic certificate (60 ECTS) and have passed only HAVO mathematics in their high school curriculum.
  • Prospective students for a FEB Pre-MSc programme - for whom passing the entrance exam is not obligatory - who wish to brush up their knowledge of mathematics.

Mathematics tests from other institutions: If you have passed another type of mathematics test, then you will need to contact the Admission Office of the Faculty ( feb.bsc.admission@rug.nl ) as soon as possible to enquire with them whether this test and/or certificate will be acceptable instead of the FEB Math test.

It is now possible to register for the 2021 entrance exams and summer course.

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FEB Mathematics Entrance Exam dates in 2021

  • April 20, 2021, 10:00-13:00 (registration deadline: April 10, 2021)
  • August 16, 2021, 12:00-15:00 (registration deadline: August 1, 2021)
  • Participation fee: EUR 100

The on-campus test is offered in Dutch as well as in English.

Material for the FEB Mathematics Entrance Exam covers for example

  • Solving linear and quadratic equations and inequalities
  • Solving systems of two or three linear equations
  • Solving exponential and logarithmic equations and inequalities
  • Determining derivatives of functions (using basic rules, rules for sums, products, and quotients, and the chain rule)
  • Investigating functions (solving equal to zero, minima/maxima, inflection points, drawing graphs, domain)

Note: Future students of the BSc programme Econometrics and Operations Research have an extended exam.

Preparation for the FEB Mathematics Entrance Exam

  • FEB Mathematics Summer Course
  • Exercises and information on the summer course on Student Portal. Using small caps, log in with username: 'gaststudent' and password: 'hbo'. Go to 'Math Summercourse' under 'Courses'. The exercises do not include solutions.
  • Textbook: 'Essential Mathematics for Economic Analysis', fifth (or fourth) edition, by Knut Sydsaeter and Peter Hammond.
  • Sample test:

Sample Mathematics Entrance Test English (version 2016/06/20)
Sample Mathematics Entrance Test Dutch (version 2016/06/20)
Sample Mathematics Entrance Test: Solutions (version 2016/06/20)

Online test for prospective students from abroad

New: OMPT accepted for BSc Econometrics and Operations Research. Read more below:

An online option to meet the mathematics entry requirements is available for students from abroad:

The OMPTs are offered by SOWISO. SOWISO is not part of the University, but the result of their online test is accepted for admission purposes.

  • The OMPT is remotely proctored;
  • After registration you choose the date and time for the exam yourself;
  • A score of at minimum 60% is required;
  • You may take at most two attempts to pass the OMPT;
  • Participation fee: between EUR 200 - EUR 285 per attempt.

Wish to apply for the OMPT? Contact us first via math.feb rug.nl.

FEB Mathematics Summer Course

Every year in August we offer an intensive five day Mathematics Summer Course. Each morning and each afternoon starts with a plenary lecture, during which the theory is explained and examples are demonstrated. Thereafter, tutorials are held in smaller groups. During these tutorials, you have time to solve problems by yourself and there is a teacher available to help you with all problems you encounter. The general lectures are given in English. However, during the tutorials it is also possible to ask questions in Dutch.

Summer course 2021

  • August 9 to 13, 2021, 9:00-18:00 (registration deadline: July 25, 2021)
  • Intensive one-week course
  • Plenary parts of the course are offered online. If possible, the tutorials will take place on campus.
  • Maximum number of participants: 60
  • Participation fee: EUR 475
  • Course participants are automatically registered for the August FEB Mathematics Entrance Exam without an additional exam fee.

The book 'Essential Mathematics for Economic Analysis', fifth (or fourth) edition, by Knut Sydsaeter and Peter Hammond has to be purchased before the start of the course. The book contains the material that will be covered in the course. Please note that the subjects that are assessed in the extended exam for prospective students of Econometrics and Operations Research are not discussed in the course. On the first day of the course each participant will receive:

  • a syllabus that includes the slides of the lectures with all relevant theory;
  • a list with important facts;
  • the exercises for the tutorials and homework exercises;
  • test exams.

It is also possible to enroll only for the exam, without taking the course. The exam takes three hours and will take place on the first Monday after the course. The test is offered in Dutch as well as in English.

Contact information

Should you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us:

  • The FEB Mathematics Entrance Exam, Summer Course or OMPT: math.feb rug.nl
  • Admission requirements for study programmes of the Faculty of Economics and Business: feb.bsc.admission rug.nl
  • HBO-propaedeutic certificate applicants can contact the Central Student Administration: study rug.nl
  • The procedure for the colloquium doctum (entrance exam): transfer.feb rug.nl
Last modified:08 February 2021 3.51 p.m.