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Development Economics and International Co-operation (MESCI)

Tor Vergata University of Rome

12 months
5900 EUR/year
5900 EUR/year
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The Development Economics and International Co-operation (MESCI) program at Tor Vergata University of Rome, is a one year international Master programme held at the School of Economics of the Tor Vergata University of Rome. 


The Development Economics and International Co-operation (MESCI) program at Tor Vergata University of Rome is taught in English and provides a solid grounding in the most recent economic theory in micro- and macroeconomics, as well as in econometrics and statistics.

Program highlights 

This intensive Master aims to equip students with an in-depth understanding of economic development issues, as well as with analytical skills and methods for applied research on poverty, inequality, migration, labour, credit, gender, environmental and trade issues.

Courses are grounded in the current challenges the world is facing in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and students are provided with opportunities to learn and interact with staff from United Nations specialized agencies headquartered in Rome (FAO, IFAD and WFP), where many past have subsequently gone on to do internships and to find employment.

MESCI is targeted to students and young professionals pursuing, or intending to embark on careers in international organizations, public and private companies engaged in international activities and non-governmental organizations.

Since its inception, this programme has enjoyed international recognition and attracts students worldwide.

Programme Structure

Modules include:
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Economics principles
  • Growth, credit, welfare, poverty and inequality 
  • Project and programme implementation and evaluation
  • Education, labour and gender issues for developing countries
  • Environmental Economics, sustainable development and governance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines







Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Italian university degree or an equivalent degree from a foreign university (at least 4 years of university studies). The administrative board of the course will assess the value of foreign degrees
  • A strong interest in studying development economics and international cooperation issues
  • A good knowledge of English (which can be confirmed by a written certificate) 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    5900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5900 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5900 EUR per year during 12 months.

Tuition fee in the amount of 5.900,00€ is to be paid in 2 installments:

  • 3.146,00€ (including revenue stamp of 16.00€ and 130€ of A3 size final certificate) at registration upon acceptance into the Programme
  • the remaining 2.900,00€ by December 1st 

Living costs for Roma

850 - 1450 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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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