24 months
3000 EUR/year
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Economic issues play a central role in our daily lives: economic growth, wage inequality and unemployment are featured just as frequently in the media as financial crises, emissions trading or the consequences of globalisation. Students in the Economics programme from Heidelberg University focus on analysing and answering these and similar questions.


The Economics programme from Heidelberg University is aimed at students who wish to increase their knowledge of and methodological skills in economics following successful completion of a respective Bachelor’s programme. 

Key Features

  • The structure of the programme offers a professional economic education at the graduate level that is based on international standards and is aimed at students with sufficient mathematical and analytical prior knowledge. 
  • The main objective of the Master's programme is to enable students to independently conduct scientific work.
  • The programme’s teaching focus is on current academic methods and research findings.
  • After graduation, students have an overview of the interconnections within the subject as well as the ability to analyse scientific publications on economics and to independently apply scientific methods and findings to economic issues.  
  • The academic programme enables graduates to work in the public or private sector or to complete a doctorate. In order to prepare students for the international labor market for economists, all courses in the Master's degree programme are held exclusively in English.

Programme Structure

Areas of specialisation: 

  • Behavioral and Experimental Economics
  • Political and Development Economics
  • Environmental and Ressource Economics
  • Macroeconomics and Finance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The prospective student has to have a first university degree in a study program in Economics or with at least 50 % in Economics with a minimum of six semesters. Students of natural sciences (mathematics, physics, informatics or related) have to have a minor in Economics with at least 35 ECTS. If the degree is not completed at the date of admission, it is sufficient to apply with an official transcript of records issued by the examination office stating the current grade point average.
  • The grade point average of the first academic degree has to be at least 2.5 or better, on a German grading system from 1.0 (highest grade) to 4.0 (lowest passing grade, 5.0 not passed). 
  • Proof of certain knowledge of English language skills.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1500 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA- Fees and contributions: 171.80 € / Semester

Living costs for Heidelberg

922 - 1397 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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