Do you have a question?

We understand that Team Academy is not known to everyone and that one can have a lot of questions regarding our program, our philosophy, or the type of team players we’re looking for.

On our website, we try to give you the most accurate picture of our university, and we also invite you to ask your questions personally at our Open Doors (sign up here).
However, below you can find our frequently asked questions, and we hope you can find your answer there. If you want to know more, you can always contact us via our contact page.

We look forward to seeing you at Team Academy Amsterdam!

No, you do not.
We believe in mindset over marks. You don’t need a stellar business idea, you do need the grit and determination necessary to succeed as an entrepreneur.

Successful Team Academy applicants usually:

  • Follow their own path
  • Like a challenge
  • Are creative and think outside the box
  • Are comfortable taking risks
  • Are good at adapting to new situations
  • Love exploring and traveling
  • Prefer doing to thinking
  • Would rather act than talk
  • Want to do work that makes a difference

The tuition fee for 2021-2022 is €12.750. There are different payment options; these
are all described in the document below and there is a yearly inflation correction of 2%.

We’ve created a document with an overview of the costs and possibilities for financing Team Academy:
Financial-information-overview

Our program is more personalized, more flexible, more practical, and more focused on creating tangible results than regular business studies. It’s designed to prepare you for a successful career in the 21st century, and, most importantly, created to help you become the best version of yourself. You’ll have all the subjects needed to be an experienced entrepreneur, such as Sales & Marketing, Innovation, Leadership, Law & Finance, but you’ll apply the theory you learn in workshops to your project or business.

Next to this, we coach you to start (or grow) your business from day 1.

Traditional business education teaches you to memorize and repeat theory. We believe there is a better way: learning relevant skills and applying them in the real world. Your education, your business, your career. Most educations teach you to survive the present, we empower you to build your future.

When you graduate from Team Academy you’ll leave with a globally recognized Bachelors’s degree, 4 years of work experience, an international network, a successful business or project, and unforgettable memories from your travels around the world.

Our students start all sorts of businesses, as our students are driven, unconventional, out of the box thinkers. They’ve done everything from collaborating with Kenyan farmers to create a line of fair-chain coffee, to tech-driven food tastings, to ghostwriting a book on innovation with an award-winning consultancy.
An overview of a few businesses can be found here.

Common sectors for Team Academy Students are:

  • Real Estate
  • Food & Beverage
  • Tech
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Innovation Consultancy
  • Business Development

No, not financially. Everything you earn with your project is for you!

As a student, you’ll have mentors and your fellow team members that can help you with your projects, and you can also decide to work together with another student or alumni.

Yes. Team Academy in close collaboration with the institute Schoolvision, is a
recognized, fully accredited educational institution.
The Bachelor of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship is accredited by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) in May 2015.
Because of this, as a Dutch student, you can also request financial support for your study via DUO.

This is a rather complex question, but it all has to do with your personality and mindset.
We’ve dedicated the following page to this question, so you can take a quiz or use a flowchart and find out if our program fits your personality.

Additionally, see if this is you: Our Team Academy applicants usually:

  • Follow their own path
  • Like a challenge
  • Are creative and think outside the box
  • Are comfortable taking risks
  • Are good at adapting to new situations
  • Love exploring and traveling
  • Prefer doing to thinking
  • Would rather act than talk
  • Want to do work that makes a difference

Prerequisites Dutch students:

  • Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO), Hoger Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwijs (HAVO), or Middelbaar Beroepsonderwijs Niveau 4 (MBO 4).

Prerequisites for international students:

  • International Baccalaureate or the equivalent of Dutch degree requirements (EQF4 or higher)
  • Proven English proficiency for nonnative speakers. One of the following:
    – IELTS diploma (minimum 6.0)
    – TOEFL diploma (iBt minimum 80, pBt minimum 550)
    – Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English or Proficiency in English

All of the Team Academies worldwide are derived from the first Team Academy that started in Finland in 1993 (read more about this here). Not every Team Academy works the same, but most of the academies preach learning by doing and starting a business while studying.
Team Academy Amsterdam shares the same program and accreditation with the location in Bucharest, Romania, and Lima in Peru, and we are in close contact with our colleagues there and organize exchanges and events with these locations.

We have made an overview of the program of all four years and our first year’s curriculum that can give you an impression of what the program looks like.
Of course, you’ll learn more about this at our Open Doors, for which you can sign up here.

The deadline depends on whether you are an international or national student, and if you are in need of a VISA. It differs from April 1 (international students) to July 1 (national students).

Every applying student (national and national) has to join one of our Open Doors, join a business session with Marc Ernst, write a learning contract, make a motivation document, and have a final interview. Going through all these steps will at least take a few weeks.

Next to this, to see if you can be accepted, we have to check your diploma. As we are familiar with the Dutch diplomas, this step takes less time for national students. For international students, we check your highest achieved diploma with the official instance Nuffic, and for this, we take a few weeks.
Therefore, for international students that do not need a VISA, the deadline is May 1.
For international students that are in need of a VISA, we need more time to arrange all the paperwork and the deadline is April 1.

But, please take into account, there are limited spaces per year, as we make teams of 15-18 people. If the teams are full, there will be a waiting list. So, if you are certain, don’t wait too long with applying:)