ECONOMICS OF GLOBALISATION AND EUROPEAN INTEGRATION

While the world keeps getting smaller, the European Union keeps getting bigger. While the European Commission brokers trade and partnership agreements between various third countries and the Union as a whole, economic challenges (and transformations) in numerous European countries clearly show how European integration itself (still) poses difficult questions. This interuniversity advanced master’s programme addresses exactly these – and a lot of related – questions.

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Economic and Social Sciences and Solvay Business School

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Structure of the Programme

The master’s programme has a workload of 60 ECTS credits, with a taught part consisting of 45 credits and a dissertation of 15 credits. The study programme is full-time and runs over 12 months. It is taught by staff of the nine partner institutions. During the year students move as a group to three different universities in three different countries.

Study credits

ECTS (European Credit Transfer System): 1 credit represents 25-30 hours of study activity

General Philosophy

This master’s degree programme in economics is essentially geared to students interested in careers in research, in government and international organisations, and in the research and strategy departments of large banks and industrial and commercial corporations.

AFTER GRADUATION

A master degree opens doors in many different branches and sectors. You will be able to work in the private sector, (non-) governmental organisations, or continue your academic career as a PhD researcher. Not sure what your next step should be? The VUB helps you with your first steps on the job market.

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THE VUB HELPS YOU TO MAKE YOUR FIRST STEP IN THE JOB MARKET WITH WORKSHOPS, NETWORKING EVENTS, JOB FAIRS, TIPS ‘N TRICKS FOR JOB INTERVIEWS. ALL AN AMBITIOUS STUDENT NEEDS!

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IF YOU WANT TO CONTINUE YOUR ACADEMIC CAREER, YOU CAN APPLY FOR A PHD POSITION AT THE VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL. ALL YOU NEED IS A PROMOTER, RESEARCH SUBJECT AND SUFFICIENT FUNDING. ARE YOU UP FOR THIS CHALLENGE?

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Admission criteria

Different programmes have different admission requirements. To know whether you meet the requirements to enroll directly, or via a preparatory programme, please read the text below. 

The programme is open to students who have earned 240 ECTS credits in an economics or applied economics university study programme or have a bachelor degree in these areas that is considered by the Joint Studies Board to be equivalent.

Applicants that are enrolled in the final year of their academic programme should submit an official letter in English from their university confirming that the student is expected to finalise his/her course at the end of the current academic year, and submit up-to-date authenticated transcripts with the results of the previous years.

The proficiency in English of the students of the participating universities is checked by the local academic co-ordinators. Students from other universities should submit proof of a computer-based TOEFL level of minimum 230 (or its equivalent in the so-called next-generation TOEFL score system), or a IELTS grade of at least 6.5, or should submit proof of having studied at least one academic year in an English-language programme.

Financial Aspects

The tuition fee is 3,600 euros for European students and 9,000 euros for non-European students. Two types of Erasmus Mundus (EM) student scholarships are available. Non-European students can apply for a ‘Partner country’ EM scholarship, while European students can apply for a ‘Programme country’ EM scholarship. For more information, please consult the Erasmus + pages. European students may be eligible for an Erasmus Student Mobility grant. Non-scholarship students enrol at one of the partner universities. EM scholarship students must enrol at Universiteit Antwerpen. A limited number of tuition discounts are available for non-scholarship students from developing countries on the basis of academic merit. For more information, please consult the EGEI website. In addition to tuition fees, students should also budget for travel, accommodation, food and study materials.