Economics, M.Sc. | Tilburg University | Tilburg, Netherlands
12 months
15100 EUR/year
2253 EUR/year
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Companies and governments are facing complex problems in the global economy. With your profound understanding of how integrated and turbulent markets function - and if they fail, how this affects market participants - you can help organizations and governments seize the opportunities available.

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The Master's program in Economics from Tilburg University  is an excellent choice if you want to develop the skills, knowledge and attitude for becoming a professional economic analyst. 

The program is taught by the internationally reputed economics professors of Tilburg University. With about 50% international fellow students, there is a great diversity in nationalities in your classroom.

Compose your own curriculum or specialize with one of six different tracks:

  • Behavioral Economics
  • Competition and Regulation
  • Money, Banking and Financial Markets
  • Pensions, Aging and Retirement
  • Public Policy
  • Sustainability and Growth

Programme Structure

The program covers 60 Credits (ECTS), over two semesters, in which you choose the following type of courses:

  • 3 methods courses (3 ECTS each), to acquire quantitative skills and qualitative tools of analysis
  • 5 field courses (seminars and a free elective, 6 ECTS each), to build your expertise;
  • The course Applied Economic Analysis, which culminates in your thesis/project report (21 ECTS together)

Courses include:

  • Governance of Innovation
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Economics and Psychology of Social Norms and Strategic Behavior
  • Growth and Regional Development
  • Taxation
  • Economics and Psychology of Risk and Time
  • Competition Policy


Career prospects

The Master's in Economics qualification gives you a competitive advantage in any career that requires sound economic knowledge, strong economic intuition, and sharp analytical and problem-solving skills.

Graduates started or work for example as:

  • Consultant at The World Bank
  • Financial Business Analyst at Unilever
  • Economist at Bank of England

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Economics or in a similar program (e.g., in Econometrics) from a university that is recognized by the program management.
  • A solid academic background in economics.
  • It is compulsory for this program to submit your GRE General Test.
  • Students with a relevant degree from one of the official partner universities of the Tilburg School of Economics and Management are exempted from the GRE requirement.
  • You need to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15100 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15100 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2253 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2253 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Tilburg

700 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

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


Partner Scholarships Tilburg School of Economics and Management (TiSEM)
  • Tuition fee waiver (25%) for non-EU students of non-EU partner universities of the Tilburg School of Economics and Management.

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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