FAECTOR Research Project (FRP)

Applications for participation in the FAECTOR Research Project and the corresponding internship and trip are open right now, with the application deadline on 4 April 2022 23:59. For more information, see here!

The FAECTOR Research Project (FRP) is one of the oldest and most prestigious projects that FAECTOR offers its students. First organised in 1998, the project aims to mix business and pleasure through providing students with the opportunity to conduct econometric research at a company in the Netherlands, followed by an amazing three-week trip outside of Europe.


During block 1 or 2 of the third bachelor year (fourth year for Bsc²) the participating students do an eight-week internship in the Netherlands. This way, you can apply your theoretical knowledge in practice, at companies that have day-to-day operations in all fields of econometrics. Participating companies in the past include the Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS), T-Mobile, De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), Prorail, Achmea, KWF and RTL.

The internship takes place during the minor period and is rewarded with 12 ECTS upon completion, that can be used to fill the minor space.


After all this hard work, it’s time for the fun part! In the summer after the internship, all participants of the FRP will go on a three-week trip outside of Europe. The focus during this trip will lie on exploring all aspects of the visited countries. You will emerge yourself in cultural activities, experience unique local traditions, visit companies and universities and most importantly, have a lot of fun with fellow participants.

Destinations of past years include

  • Canada and the US (2019)

  • Japan (2018)

  • Argentina and Brazil (2017)

  • South Africa, Tanzania and the UAE (2016)

  • Indonesia, China and Japan (2015)

If you have any questions about the FAECTOR Research Project, do not hesitate to send an email to educational@faector.nl.

To get a bit of a feel of what the FAECTOR Research Project is like, below we have included the aftermovie of one of the previous projects.