International Finance & Accounting

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International Finance & Accounting

In International Finance and Accounting theory and practical experience go hand in hand. This degree is an excellent basis for a career in business or public service in your own country or abroad. It also offers the possibility to do your master's at a university in or outside of The Netherlands. The content is similar to that of the Dutch Business Economics degree.

"Accounting and Finance is not about Maths 😊
Be ready to explore different field of studies and other subjects like communication and so on."
Vasile, from Moldova πŸ‡²πŸ‡©


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  • Melina asks 16 jun 2019
    Hello, I am going to start the IFA in September. Is there anyone who has all the books from the first year and is willing to sell for a student price? Greets, Melina
    Veerle says 16 jun 2019


    I'm sure that there will be somebody willing to sell their books. In the first week the introduction week, some first year students will help, you can ask them if they know somebody who still needs to sell the books.

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  • Zafran asks 19 jun 2019
    Hello, my name is Zafran. Well, I'm going to start studying at IFA in September. I have several questions for you. Actually, is there something that I should prepare before the classes start? And do you know where I can buy all books for my study especially for first year?. Thanks
    Victor Nosa says 19 jun 2019

    Hi Zafran,
    I'm glad that you are enthusiastic to start with us at IFA. we will be so glad to see you in September. To me, I would say a No because the course would start from scratch make sure you are well prepared for the second year. The Lectures are really willing to help yu anytime. But if you Eager not to take any chances, I would give you my Facebook name"Apst Prophetic Young" and we will start from there.

    For the books, I can also connect you to First-year students who may be willing to sell their books. Just message me on Facebook and let the process begin.

    See you on my Inbox.

  • Zafran asks 19 jun 2019
    Hello, my name is Zafran. Well, I'm going to start studying at IFA in September. I have several questions for you. Actually, is there something that I should prepare before the classes start? And do you know where I can buy all books for my study especially for first year?. Thanks
    Iris says 19 jun 2019

    Hi Zafran. Nice that you are going to start in september. You do not need to prepare something before the class starts, just bring a good attitude. For the books, a booklist will be uploaded mid august on the . Good luck with your IFA adventure.

  • AnaMaria asks 20 feb 2019
    Hi! I have a little restraint ... I applied for this program online. The point is that I graduated from high school last year and because I moved in the autumn of Romania to Germany I could not apply immediately to a faculty, and now I'm afraid that if I'm lucky to be accepted in this faculty, I hop
    Victor Nosa says 20 feb 2019

    If i could understand your question very well, You Applied, Did you get Any feedback yet? Since you are in Germany, you can come for the last Open day to get more insight.. You can make you question a bit clearer , or ask more to get clearified. We are here to assist you..

  • Joshua asks 19 feb 2019
    Where do i find the pricing for this study?
    Veerle says 19 feb 2019

    In the Netherlands you pay for the first year 1,038 euros, from the second year on, you will pay 2,076 each year.

  • Alex asks 22 jan 2019
    It's very indulging and more practical in the field.
    Victor Nosa says 30 jan 2019

    Dear Alex,

    Saxion is practical oriented and IFA gives you a better edge for the international world. You will be able to get life experience in Investing and all of that. they just need your presence. Looking forward for you.

  • Alex asks 23 jan 2019
    How can I join the institution?
    Vasile says 24 jan 2019

    You can join Saxion by applying to it via website!

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  • Erika asks 14 aug 2018
    Is someone here who knows if we have to buy all Books? :-)
    Seima Ishaq says 14 aug 2018

    Dear Erika,

    Yes you need to buy all the books as you will be needing them for +3 years.
    I am currently selling my books , if your interested please let me know :)

    My e-mail address is

    I hope I was able to help you, incase for further question. Don't hesitate to ask :)

    Best Regards,
    Seima Ishaq,

  • Theres asks 13 mar 2018
    Hey, I've got a general question about the personal interview. How does it work in general? Are we only going to talk about my motivation etc. or also about course-specific knowledge?Thank you in advance! :)
    Nadia says 14 mar 2018

    Hi Theres,

    To be honest, for as far as I know, International Finance and Accounting course does not have any personal interview as an entry requirement. In my experience by the way.

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  • Ha asks 15 oct 2017
    Hi!! My name is Gia Linh. Iam from Vietnam. I personally admit that I have a strong passion on international Finance and Accounting. Iam wondering if anybody could tell me the possibility of getting a job in this bachelor program not only in the netherlands but also in other EU countries
    Seima Ishaq says 15 oct 2017

    Hello Gia,

    With this bachelor you obviously will find a job.

    Since it's an international course offering ample opportunities in the field of finance and accounting.

    Feel free to ask more questions.

    Seima Ishaq.

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  • Julia asks 06 sep 2017
    Hey, how long is one semester in winter? When are the exams?
    Seima Ishaq says 06 sep 2017

    Hi Julia,

    At Saxion a study year is divided into 4 quarters (2 quarters in Winter and 2 in Summers); 1 quarter consists of 10 weeks. hence 10 weeks in total of which 7 weeks comprise of lectures, during the 8th and 9th week the exams take place.

    I hope I was able to clarify your question. For further questions don't hesitate to ask ;)

  • Lea asks 06 aug 2017
    Hi :)Is there someone from the second year, now third year who would like to sell some books from the second year ifa? Thanks!Greets, Lea
    Seima Ishaq says 06 aug 2017

    Hello Lea,
    I have two books to sell
    Corporate Governance and Ethics both of the new editions.
    I would advise you to buy the other ones new since you would need them for a longer period of time.
    Just let me know if your interested:))

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  • Patrick asks 02 jul 2017
    Thank you Nadia and Seima, so being a non EU member won't affect my eligibility to pay in installments?
    Nadia says 02 jul 2017

    As far as I know, I have an Indonesian friend who pays their tuition in instalments. But of course, you have to tell the administration office to confirm this type of payment. Hope this helps.

  • Patrick asks 02 jul 2017
    Hi all!😊 I'm an international student who hopes to join you in a few months since I was accepted into the programme. I haven't paid my package fee yet due to some certain difficulties so I was wondering does Saxion allow late payments, and if so will there be a late payment fee?Thanks in advanceπŸ™‚
    Nadia says 02 jul 2017

    As far as I know, they allow payment in instalments. But if you want to know more, you can try sending an email to

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  • Michael asks 03 jun 2017
    Thanks Nadia.The reason I asked this is because I have done my research and found out about the rankings of Saxion and furthermore I have read many reviews.They imply that the standards are not too high(World rank 3054 th), so I am afraid no employers would take me seriously after graduation.
    Nadia says 05 jun 2017

    Okay. Good luck with your following studies :)

  • Mike asks 01 jun 2017
    Hi Nadia your answer was very helpful, so does this mean that we can choose to do our internship in The Netherlands instead of going abroad?
    Nadia says 01 jun 2017

    Yup... Your free to go anywhere...

  • Michael asks 26 may 2017
    Hey Nadia,my question pertains to your current outlooks in terms of finding a job now that you graduate.Has any company offered you anything?Or have you already found a job by yourself?And what about the other alumnis?
    Nadia says 01 jun 2017

    Well, I am currenly looking for a job myself but usually alumnis got an offer from the company where they do their internships.

  • Mike asks 30 may 2017
    Hi! I want to apply for this programme. Whilst I was researching it I noticed that during the 3rd year there's an internship abroad that we are required to do, I was wondering if we will have to pay all the costs by ourselves or will Saxion help a little bit? Also can I pick a country to do it in?
    Nadia says 01 jun 2017

    There is no limitiation as to where you want to do your internship, as long as the examination board later approves it. As for the cost, there is a selection for a partial scholarship for those who want to do their internship outside of the Netherlands. But not everyone can get selected for it. Even if you get selected, there will be some costs that you need to be able to cover on your own.

    Hope this answer helps ^_^.

  • Patrick asks 19 may 2017
    Thank you for the informationπŸ™‚. Say for instance a company recruits me as a graduate trainee during my search year but then after my traineeship ends they don't extend the contract, will that mean that I will have to leave The Netherlands as soon as the search year concludes?
    Nadia says 21 may 2017

    I can't quiet answer that because I haven't really done so myself. But maybe you can ask here or to find out more about this.

  • Patrick asks 18 may 2017
    Hello again, I was wondering roughly how much are the food costs for one month, and I understand there's a Canteen on campus but is it affordable or expensive?
    Vasile says 19 may 2017

    There is one in the university but usually people dont eat therr that much. Well the food expenses may be between 200-300 euros. It really depends on you and how you eat. If you eat in bars or semifabricants it may be 300 for you, if you like to make the food at home, it about 200

  • Patrick asks 18 may 2017
    Hello! I applied for the International Finance and Accounting programme, I was just wondering how easy is it to find work in Netherlands after graduation. On the other hand I don't speak Dutch so won't it make it harder?
    Vasile says 19 may 2017

    Hellot there! Glad you applied for this program. So, after graduation, there is a program called Connect in our university which basically helps you to get a job after you get your diploma. Besides that, you can learn dutch whule staying here and at some courses at university which I really advise you to do.

  • Dan asks 18 apr 2017
    Were you able to pay for your studies and living expenses straight up or is there another way to do so?
    Nadia says 18 apr 2017

    Hi Dan,

    Thankfully, I was able to pay full straight up as you call it. But I had a friend who was able to pay them in instalments/monthly. So, I think it can be arranged with Saxion for you to be able to pay the tuition fee monthly.

    As for living expenses, it all depend on you I guess.

    Hope this answer helps!

  • Reinita asks 18 mar 2017
    Goodnight, im from Curaçao and did MBO 4 administrateur, i would be able to do IFA without a problem? or do i need to do some test before get enrolled?
    Vasile says 18 mar 2017

    Hello Reinita,
    I think as long as you have your diploma of finishing your MBO/school and international english certificate: TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge you shouldn't have problems with getting enrolled.

  • Tibor asks 13 mar 2017
    Dear all, I obtained some books needed during the first year of the course to gain initial knowledge before I start my studies.However, I am not sure if they are the right ones and I do not want to waste time.May I ask someone of you via email to confirm whether they're the ones the UNI uses?
    Nadia says 13 mar 2017

    Sure. Let me see it then. You can contact me through

  • Tibor asks 03 jan 2017
    Hi Nadia, I am a 28-year-old guy starting this course from September, 2017.I have not studied maths for 10 years,so I am a bit concerned if it is an insurmountable problem relating to this course or not.I have 8 months to make up for my shortcomings.What would you recommend me to do?
    Pia says 05 jan 2017

    Hi Tibor,
    Do you want to stduy International Finance and Accounting? If yes, then you should not be afraid that it could be a Problem. I also study this course and I did not study maths before. It is a doable course. I had no experience about accounting or something else and I passed the exam, but I can tell you that you should learn intensive for all exam, because without doing it you will fail.

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  • Lea asks 29 jul 2016
    Hey Pia, I need them for the first year as I will start at Saxion in September. And thanks for the tip
    Nadia says 30 oct 2016

    Good luck with your further studies Lea ^_^

  • Lea asks 29 jul 2016
    Hey!Where should I order the books for the first year? Is it only possible to order them at studieboekencentrale? Because they are all new there and not second hand.Thanks in advance
    Pia says 29 jul 2016

    Hi Lea,
    You have not order the book by the studieboekencentrale, there are too expensive! I can give you the tip to look at the Facebookgroup : Saxion international students enschede, in this Group there are some people who sell their old Books for less money!
    Moreover, which books do you need? I have some of the Last year's books and want to sell them all!


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