Do you want to: 

  • Apply your scientific and academic background in business and society;
  • Work on a project for a real client;
  • Develop your professional skills;
  • And engage in intensive training in different environments?

Then the Tesla minor might be something for you!

Tesla is a minor programme (30 ECTS) for Master’s students from science faculties (UvA or other university). During the programme, you work on a complex challenge for a company or organisation. This allows you to apply your scientific skills and academic background to a project on the interface of science, business and society. You will learn how to manage a project, communicate effectively in different situations, and create value in non-scientific settings.


  • Are enrolled in a 2-year MSc programme at a science faculty (at the UvA, or another university)
  • Have the ambition to utilise your science background in non-scientific environments
  • Are motivated to take up a challenge for a real client
  • Have a strong drive to improve your professional and interpersonal skills
  • Are keen to work in interdisciplinary teams
  • Are attracted to unusual challenges
  • Are motivated to enter a highly intensive 5-month programme
  • Have demonstrated these qualities during and next to your studies.

You can find more information on the application process here.