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International Finance & Accounting | SAXION UNIVERSITY

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International Finance & Accounting | SAXION UNIVERSITY

Are you keen to play a part in the world of international finance and economics and are you interested in studying in an international classroom? 

Our international Finance and Accounting programme has built up a strong reputation internationally, thanks to its high standards and as a result its graduates can be found in key jobs all over the world. In fact, financially talented professionals are internationally in high demand, in a wide diversity of sectors and/or organizations, within banks and accountancy firms, as well as in the retail, wholesale, manufacturing and healthcare business.


Starting date: September 2018

You can apply until: August 15

Degree title: Bachelor of Science

Programme intensity: Full-time

Program duration: 4 years

Fast track: 2 years

Language: English

Program location: Enschede/Deventer

Tuition fee per year: € 2,060. 

In the foundation year of the four-year degree programme, we primarily work on  basic knowledge. 

From the second year onwards, we explore aspects of finance in more depth. You  will learn about investment, risk management and financial marketing – all from a global perspective - as well as learning how to analyze and operate economic  relationships, financial markets, currency markets and international legislation & standards related to economics, finance and accounting. Meanwhile, subjects such as economics, financial management, management accounting & control and management information systems give you a solid grounding in economics and finance.

In the third year you gain a more thorough understanding of the subjects of  accounting,  auditing  and financial  management. Besides this, you work on your research and business communication skills.

In the third year of the programme, you will also have the opportunity to apply your theoretical knowledge into practice, in an international environment during your five-month internship. Saxion offers help in finding internships and graduation placements through its network of partners including banks, governments, accountants and multinationals.

You start your fourth and final year with a minor. You can choose to specialize by studying a subject in greater depth, or to broaden your knowledge of, for example,  human resource accounting, project management, or finance. Saxion offers many  possibilities, but you can also opt to do your minor at  another university of applied sciences, either in The Netherlands or abroad.

Fast track (2 years)

To join this fast track programme, the following requirements are necessary:

3-years bachelor level education in a related programme, with (at least) basic courses in the field of financial & management accounting, finance, management/marketing, computer skills and economics.    

An official subject description of all relevant courses in the field of accounting and finance, which you have completed at your home university or college, must be submitted. Subject descriptions should include information about the content of the course, literature and study load.

All courses and examinations will be in English, so you need a good command of spoken and written English.

As an international applicant, you will also be required to demonstrate sufficient results of one of these tests:

IELTS test (minimum overall band score of 6.0, and minimum subscore of 6.0 for speaking)

TOEFL test (minimum score of 80 internet-based, and minimum subscore of 20 for speaking)

CAE (Cambridge Advanced Certificate), or CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English)

Greek high school diploma (Apolityrio Genikou Lykeio), with a general grade of at least 10.  A grade of at least 15 in one or more of the following subjects is advised for successfully following this course: Economics, Mathematics

Applying for the September courses of the academic year 2018-2019 will be possible until the application deadline of July 1, 2018.

In case you have not obtained your secondary school diploma yet, you can already apply by submitting your current grade list.

Ultimate closing date for applications: August 15, 2018

We encourage European students to find their own accommodation.

However, in case you would like to have everything arranged in time and want to immerse yourself in international student life, we offer the possibility to reserve a room in one of our international student houses. In all three cities we have contracts with the local student housing associations. They provide Saxion with accommodation with rooms, which may vary in size. The rooms are all single rooms and furnished with basic facilities like bed, desk, chair and cupboard. All accommodations have an internet connection. The bathroom, toilet and kitchen need to be shared with other international Saxion students, max. 6 students share common facilities.

You can apply for a room as soon as you have been admitted or conditionally admitted. The deadline for applying for Saxion accommodation is 1 May 2018. After this date, it is no longer possible to reserve a room and you will be put on a waiting list.

Bachelor programmes: 15 August 2018 – 1 August 2019, total rental fee: € 5,000 (11.5 months). You are allowed to pay your rental fee in installments.

Upon graduation, you will receive the title of Bachelor of Science. A vast degree title, which is internationally recognized and will give you a valuable head start on the international labour market. The type of positions some of our graduates hold are: Accountant, Business Controller, Financial Analyst, Financial Planner, Financial Manager, Treasurer, Stock Market Analyst, Portfolio Manager, Policy Advisor, Financial Advisor etc.

If you would prefer to continue studying, thanks to your Bachelor of Science you will be welcome to do a Master’s in Business Administration, or Finance and Accounting at almost any university, within or outside Europe. Due to the educational curriculum and the collaboration between Saxion and the University of Twente in the Netherlands, choosing to do your Master at this university, will even allow you to study this Master at an accelerated pace.