12 months
3900 EUR/year
2000 EUR/year
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The Master of Advanced Studies in Economics programme at KU Leuven provides you with theoretical and empirical tools to analyse concrete economic problems and acquaint them with current research practices in economics. For the student with an initial graduate economics degree, this course leads into frontiers of new research within economics.

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The advanced Advanced Studies in Economics programme at KU Leuven features a choice of graduate-level courses from different fields within economics. The goal is to enable you to find a promising research topic and to develop your own research on it. This research leads to the Master of Advanced Studies in Economics thesis, which may become the first chapter of a doctoral dissertation.

Career opportunities

A large proportion of graduates move on to careers in managerial and/or research positions in national and international institutions and universities. Students graduating with distinction can apply for the PhD programme in Economics at KU Leuven.



Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Econometrics
  • Dynamic Methods
  • Advanced Microeconomics 
  • Advanced Macroeconomics 
  • Research Workshop
  • Master’s Project Advanced Studies in Economics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should hold a diploma, with above-average academic performance, from either of the following classes:
  • another university Master's degree in Economics comparable to the Master's degree in Economics of KU Leuven, Campus Leuven
  •  a university Master's degree in Business Economics or Business Engineering awarded by the Faculty of Economics and Business at KU Leuven, Campus Leuven or equivalent;
  • a university Master's degree with a solid background in mathematics and statistics (for example, a university Master's degree obtained at the Faculty of Engineering or at the Faculty of Bioscience engineering) and with a strong interest in economics
All applicants must provide the following documents:
  • - two recommendation letters that should be mailed by the referee
  • - a letter of motivation written and signed by the applicant, explaining the choice for Leuven and for this particular programme.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3900 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2000 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Leuven

810 - 1280 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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