M.Sc. On Campus


Maastricht University

12 months
15800 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Are your career goals focused on policy related to both public and private economic sectors? If so, then the master’s programme in Economics from Maastricht University might be for you. Economic knowledge is vital to making policy decisions at both the individual and organizational levels of society.  


This Master’s programme in Economics from Maastricht University provides you with the required skills and knowledge needed to analyse markets, policy decisions, and people’ choices. The curriculum includes (i) a theoretical foundation of economic principles enhancing your analytical skills, and (ii) a focus on quantitative methods to enable you to apply, test and analyze theoretical predictions and real-life problems. The specialisation courses will then deepen your knowledge on a certain field of economics and hence sharpen your profile.


Economists are the leader of tomorrow. This program gives you access to senior executive positions in policy, academia, and business. Our graduates face a wide range of opportunities and usually find jobs much quicker than their peers with other degrees. 

Potential jobs are policy officers in international organisations (e.g. OECD, EU), national Ministries of Education, Employment or Social Affairs, local government institutes, school boards or public councils (e.g. WRR, SER); researcher positions at (non-government) institutes (e.g. CPB, ZEW, BIBB, ESRI, IER, IAB, Inspectorate of Education, UWV), universities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Microeconomics
  • Empirical Methods in Economics 
  • Individual Competence Development 
  • Advanced Macroeconomics 
  • Education and Labour Economics
  • Economic Analysis of Behaviour 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
4 (analytical)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

List of grades of your bachelor’s programme

  • Upload a transcript of grades from each university you have attended, plus a translation if the original is not in English.
Curriculum vitae
  • List your education, relevant extracurricular activities, internships and (professional) experience.
Letter of motivation 
  • Provide good arguments for why you want to do this master’s programme at Maastricht University and why you expect that you can successfully complete the programme.

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A copy of your valid passport or your EU/EEA identity card

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15800 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 Maastricht

700 - 1170 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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