Quant Guide 2022: University of Amsterdam

The Master in Stochastics and Financial Mathematics at the University of Amsterdam has renewed its content this year. There are new classes in advanced computational finance, numerical algorithms, scientific computing, statistics for high-dimensional data, and statistics for stochastic processes.

A module in network and time series statistics will not be continued for this academic year, but could return in 2022.

Peter Spreij, a professor at the university’s institute of mathematics, is program director for the 2021/22 academic year, with Asma Khedher taking over for 2022/23.

The program made 41 offers this year, up from 38 the previous year. Of the 28 accepted offers, 15 are international students. The program received slightly more applications this year, rising to 67 from 60 last year. One of the biggest changes has been the reduction in fees. For those in the European Union, European Economic Area and Switzerland, the fee has increased from €2,143 to €1,084. For non-EEA students, the fees are slightly lower at €15,510 to €14,976.

Another big change is the number of employees affiliated with the industry, which has gone from 14 to just two.

The university organizes an annual quants career event in conjunction with the master’s programs in Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance and Computational Science. This allows students and companies to meet for interviews, case studies and an informal job fair.

The university does not require proof of vaccination to attend in-person classes and will only have at most 10% of the curriculum taught remotely, with the majority taught on campus, Spreij says. He adds that the Covid-19 pandemic has had “no clear impact” on employment rates and that the ratings achieved over the past year are consistent with previous years.

See the details of this establishment in the 2021 guide

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