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Applied Economic Sciences - Economic Policy

University of Antwerp

12 months
5800 EUR/year
961 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Earn your Master’s in Economic Policy at the University of Antwerp in just one year. With your degree, you can have a sustainable impact and become a policy expert right in the heart of Europe. The programme is taught in English and welcomes all international applicants.

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Now more than ever, the world needs leaders to find creative solutions to current global challenges from an economic viewpoint. Just think about climate change, inequality, sustainability issues, financial and healthcare crises, etc.

If you want to become that policy expert and truly have an impact on the world, then the Master in Economic Policy will help you:

  • gain a better understanding of the consequences of economic policies
  • learn to evaluate different policy options using state-of-the-art economic theory and research methods.

Plus, you'll be receiving your education right in the heart of Europe, only 45 minutes away from the headquarters of NATO, the European Commission, etc.

The University of Antwerp offers two different modules in this course.

  • The module ‘Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets’ has a strong focus on macro and international economics and (international) financial economics.
  • The module ‘Public Policy 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.

Job opportunities

Graduates take up key positions in government agencies, both at the national and international levels, while others enroll for a PhD and pursue an academic career. They become consultants, economists, project managers and policy officers for organisations like the European Union, KPMG, Greenpeace and The World Bank. Almost 90% of our alumni found a job within 6 months after graduation.

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

More details

Applications start as of December 1st




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

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

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    5800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5800 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    961 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 961 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Antwerpen

787 - 1230 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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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