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5800 EUR/year
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Become an expert in Economic Policy and earn your Master’s degree in Applied Economic Sciences - Economic Policy at the University of Antwerp in just one year! The programme is taught in English and welcomes all international applicants.

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The Master of Applied Economic Sciences - Economic Policy has an international profile. The University of Antwerp offers two different modules in this course.

  • The module ‘International Economics and Finance’ has a strong focus on macro and international economics and (international) financial economics. 
  • The module ‘Economics of Public Policy Issues’ focuses on the analysis of academic and relevant economic policy issues. This module focuses on aspects of efficiency in the study of significant economic and social problems (eg. inequality, health care, the labor market, unemployment…).

By offering these two modules, this course focuses on very specific topics.

Although a good theoretical foundation remains necessary, in this course is chosen to emphasize explicitly the application-oriented character. You need to acquire the skills to apply the acquired knowledge, and not only on theoretical and analytical insight.

Job opportunities

Masters of Economic Policy are prepared for positions which require them to analyse aspects of economic policy, and guide and influence economic policy decision-making. Such careers are found in consultancy, banking and insurance sectors as well as in industrial and commercial corporations.

Graduates are often employed by governments, at both national and international levels.

Research offers another career opportunity.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Applied Econometrics 
  • Applied Welfare Economics
  • Open Economy Macroeconomics 
  • Master Thesis 
  • International Economics and Finance
  • Graduate Seminar in Economics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Applications start as of December 1st






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Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

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

  • Applicants should hold a university level Bachelor’s degree in  Economics, Economic Policy or equivalent. This degree should be of an academic nature, as opposed to a technical or professional degree. 
  • When starting the Master’s programme, students should have a thorough command of intermediate micro- and macro-economics and introductory econometrics. 
  • They should submit an official letter in English from their university confirming that the student is expected to finalise their Bachelor’s studies at the end of the current academic year, and submit up-to-date authenticated transcripts with the results of the previous years. 
  • In doubt, a GMAT or GRE can be requested.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5800 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    938 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 938 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.


As a master student in the programme of Business Economics, you can apply for a 'Tuition fee scholarship' which will reduce the tuition fee for 2020-2021 to 3100 euro for 60 credits (400 euro + 45 euro/credit).

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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