M.Sc. On Campus


KU Leuven

12 months
3900 EUR/year
961 EUR/year
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The Master of Science in Economics at KU Leuven is a one-year Master programme, oriented towards students with broad interests in social and scientific matters who are capable of critical and creative thinking.


The Master of Economics at KU Leuven offers you a theoretical framework, allowing you to provide well-grounded answers to economic questions. As an economist, you will observe the various players (individuals, companies, domestic and foreign governments) and their interactions within the global economy. You will be able to interpret the general economic situation in a wider social and legal context.

Career opportunities

As a graduate of the Master of Economics, you will have a very informed perspective on economics and society as a whole. This expertise and flexibility qualifies you for employment in a variety of fields such as education and research, or problem solution and preparation, development, implementation and evaluation of various aspects of the economic and socio-economic policy.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Macroeconomics 
  • Macroeconomics
  • Advanced Microeconomics 
  • Microeconomics
  • Advanced Econometrics
  • Econometric Methods and Models

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should hold a university Bachelor's degree in Economics or Business Economics comparable to a Bachelor's degree in Economics, Business Economics or Business Engineering from the Faculty of Economics and Business at KU Leuven, Campus Leuven. Students need a solid background in economics or business economics. They have acquired the basic conceptual frameworks of microeconomics and macroeconomics, the basics of mathematics, statistics and econometrics, and they have a sufficient broad view on the general economic, social and institutional context of economic interactions. Comparability is evaluated by the faculty on basis of the required documents provided by the applicant through the official online application procedure.

  • Applicants must prove their English language proficiency by means of a IELTS or TOEFL test.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3900 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    961 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 961 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Leuven

810 - 1280 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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