12 months
16000 EUR/year
2168 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Economics - Financial Economics programme offered at the Radboud University pays special attention to global aspects of corporate finance, preparing students for an international career.

Visit the official programme website for more information


Why study the Economics - Financial Economics programme offered at the Radboud University

  • We want to educate a new generation of finance professionals, who not only understand traditional approaches in financial economics but who can also integrate modern behavioural and institutional aspects.
  • We offer a sound theoretical foundation and encourage students to apply theoretical concepts to real-world situations. In that way, students get a good understanding of the highly volatile behaviour of financial markets, including bubbles, crashes and crises.
  • You will be trained to think independently and critically about the way in which financial economics can be applied in your professional field and you will develop skills that will make a difference in the highly competitive global labour market.

Job positions

Our graduates have the necessary knowledge and skills to work for commercial banks, investment banks, and various types of stand-alone investment funds, as well as financial exchanges.

 Furthermore, careers in finance ministries or other governmental or non-governmental bodies of financial market oversight, such as central banks, the IMF and the World Bank, are also well within your reach. Due to our international approach, and by choosing the relevant electives, this Master’s can also prepare you for financial careers in multinational enterprises or large national companies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Financial Markets
  • Methods of Empirical Analysis
  • Pluralisms in Economics
  • Advanced Behavioural Finance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions 
  • Macroeconomics and Policy 
  • Culture and Institutions
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Advanced Financial Economics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Radboud University will still consider EU/EEA applications until 1 July, but may not be able to offer assistance with accommodation.






On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

Your admission into this programme depends on your previous education. You are admissible if you have a completed:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a similar (or related) field from another research university with a fair number of courses in your preferred specialisation. Your degree must be equivalent to a Dutch Research University diploma.
  • Proficiency in English


  • A list of all courses you have taken, are taking and are planning to take including course content, number of hours and literature used. 
  • Sworn translations of diploma and grades if documents are in a language other than Dutch, English or German.
  • A motivation letter. Please describe what you would like to learn and research at Radboud University. 
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak which has led to the temporary closure of test centres, Radboud University currently also accepts the iBT TOEFL Special Home Edition. For all other questions regarding the coronavirus please visit our FAQ.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2168 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.


  • Radboud Scholarship Programme
  • The Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme
  • Holland Scholarship Programme
  • Fulbright-Radboud Scholarships
  • StuNed scholarship programme
  • Radboud University Medical Center Study Fund
  • Radboud Faculty of Arts Study Fund

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Economics - Financial Economics
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