University of Cologne

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
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As student of Economics at University of Cologne you benefit from a broad range of expertise in applied and theoretical economics, with an internatioanlly renowned faculty. In our teaching, we bring across both the theoretical foundations of economics, as well as the practical application of economic concepts to a range of pertinent policy problems. 


Key Issues

  • On the origns of economic growth, international income differences, and inequality
  • How markets should be designed to achieve policy goals
  • How incentives and behavior shape optimal policies and institutions
  • Energy economics and climate change
  • How laboratory experiments help produce insights about behavior

Career Opportunities

A diverse range of employment opportunities are available to graduates in specifically economicsrelated roles in public institutions such as government ministries, central banks, agencies and authorities (such as the EU Comission), international institutions (such as OECD, IMF or the World Bank). Research centres, universities and economics departments of private institutions (banks, consulting firms, large companies, associations or the media) are also potential emploxers. 

The M.Sc. in Economics at University of Cologne  widens the knowledge gained in your bachelor studies, giving you advanced expertise in your chosen field. For many managing positions in different industries and for certain professions in research and t4eaching, a master is indispensable. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mathematics
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Econometrics
  • Methods
  • Design & Behavior

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


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

  • Bachelor degree certificate | If you have not finished your bachelor studies but have passed at least 80% of the examinations (at least 144 credits in a bachelor degree carrying 180 ECTS credits), you can apply by submitting a confirmation of all credits earned so far, along with a provisional average grade computed and certified by your examination office. 
  • Transcript of records (stamped and signed) | list of all taken modules and courses including grades and credits
  • School leaving certificate | A-levels/ High school diploma
  • Official description of the content of all taken bachelor courses
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Results of admission test

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

As a student of one of the partner universities of the University of Cologne you do not have to pay any tuition fees. Only Social fee.


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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