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M.Sc. On Campus

Economics - International Economics and Development

Radboud University

12 months
16000 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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In This Economics - International Economics and Development specialisation at Radboud University you follow a state-of-the-art curriculum in International Economics with a strong empirical and analytical focus on low and middle income Global South countries. You will look at the bigger picture and will analyse micro-level data to provide information on intra-country or cross-national disparities.

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Why study Economics - International Economics and Development  specialisation at Radboud University

  • This specialisation pushes your curiosity to understand and evaluate the economic situation in low and middle income countries. You will be taught to look at the bigger picture and to analyse micro-level data. Your analysis will provide information on intra-country or cross-national disparities.
  • You will acquire the knowledge and skills to inform both national governments as well as international development organisations, and might lead to programmatic action aimed at bringing about positive changes to people’s lives in the poorest regions of our globe.
  • In this specialisation, you will work with one of the world’s largest micro-level database for developing countries. We offer a strong comparative and empirical orientation.
  • Economics at Radboud University could be called ‘Economics Plus’: the ‘standard’ economics package is expanded with relevant knowledge from related disciplines such as Political Science, Psychology and Sociology. With this strong theoretical background you will understand not just what is happening, but also why and how.

Career prospects

Upon completing the Master’s programme in International Economics & Development, you will be knowledgeable about recent developments in the field. You will be an up-and-coming professional that is able to:

  • Understand and reflect on the international, professional and academic literature in the field of international economics & development.
  • Report independently on various issues in international economics and development, including state of the art empirical and theoretical studies.
  • Use and apply statistical tools and methods.
  • Conduct independent research.
  • Present and clearly and consistently defend your views and research outcomes.
  • Maintain a critical attitude towards your own work and that of others in your field.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Methods of Empirical Analysis
  • International Financial Markets
  • Behavioural Economics & Policy
  • Pluralisms in Economics
  • Culture and Institutions
  • Inequality and Development
  • Current Issues in International Economics and Business
  • Master’s Thesis in International Economics and Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Non-EU/EEA applicants 

  • 1 April: Final deadline

EU/EEA applicants  

  • 1 July: Final deadline




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

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
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Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16000 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Nijmegen

800 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


  • We have a number of scholarships available only for international Master’s students. You can find the full list, including details about eligibility requirements and how to apply, on the university's website

  • Please do note, that most of these scholarships are not fully funded. The Radboud Scholarship Programme (RSP) is the only scholarship that offers both fully and partially funded scholarships.

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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