In today’s highly globalized world, governments and firms need experts trained in international economics. If you are intrigued by debates about the costs and benefits of economic globalization, the M.Sc. International Economics will provide with you with the necessary skills to analyze these questions in a scientific manner.
In addition to the advanced command of economic techniques, the program consists of specialized courses in globalization, international trade, and migration. Further courses will help you understand the intricacies of monetary and fiscal policy under different exchange rate regimes.
Graduating from this program, you will understand the driving forces behind major trends on global markets and what these trends mean for workers, firms, and governments. Moreover, you will be able to evaluate the costs and benefits of international economic policies.
(Courses start in October)
incl. Master Thesis (30 ECTS credits)
- Global Production and Sourcing
- International Trade Theory
- Monetary Economics
- Fiscal Federalism and Competition
- Empirical Studies on Migration, Trade and Growth
- International Economic History
|Modules / Areas||ECTS credits|
|Core Studies Econometrics||9|
|Core Studies Microeconomics||9|
|Core Studies Macroeconomics||9|
|Specialization Studies International Trade||9-18|| |
|Specialization Studies International Macroeconomics||9-18|
Graduates will also find themselves well-positioned to pursue a Ph.D. subsequent to this M.Sc. program. Towards this end, students may study this M.Sc. program on a Ph.D. track, putting themselves on a fast track to a doctoral degree.
Bachelor Degree Certificate in Business Administration, Economics or related fields with a final grade of at least 2.5 or better according to the German grading system. (The final grades of international applicants will be converted into the German grading system and therefore also be subject to this rule).
- Degree should preferably amount to 180 ECTS.
- A certificate stating that the applicant has successfully completed a first university degree or a certificate (or equivalent documents) providing evidence of the successful completion of at least the year prior to his/her final examination in the equivalent studies.
Complete Transcript of Records with a final grade or calculated grade average. Transcripts of Records containing generic module titles (such as Economics I, II and III) should be accompanied by detailed module descriptions. The transcript should prove that the applicant has solid intermediate knowledge in
- Trade Theory and Policy,
- Quantitative Methods (Mathematics, Statistics, Econometrics)
CV in tabular format in English or German
Please provide us with a letter of motivation explaining your reasons for applying for this degree and outlining your qualifications for it. Kindly limit yourself to one page, the letter may be composed either in English or in German.
- Students should indicate their reasons for applying for the double degree program and their intended program of study.
Proof of English Language Qualification
- TOEFL ibt: 80 or
- TOEFL pbt: 550 or
- IELTS: 6.0 (overall band) or
- Cambridge: CAE, CPE or BEC Higher or
- TOEIC: 700 or
- UniCert III Certificate or
- German Abitur including at least 6 (G8) or 7 (G9) years of English or
- Bachelor degree in English/America Studies or
- University degree obtained in the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand.
- Please Note! The University of Nottingham requires an IELTS of 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) or an equivalent qualification.
Further documents proving specific qualifications relevant to the desired course of study may be submitted. Examples of these additional documents are, among others, proof of additional foreign language skills, results of standardized tests specific to the fields of Business and Economics (such as GRE or GMAT) and certificates of participation in summer schools or research projects that are not documented in the applicant's academic transcript. Please note that neither a GMAT nor a GRE are a prerequisite for any of our M.Sc. programs but that they may serve as an indication that the applicant possesses a certain skill set.
Note: It is not compulsory to send reference letters. However, if you wish to hand in reference letters, you can do so voluntarily.
Please note that we as the academic advisory team are not in a position to provide accurate information regarding the recognition of international degrees in Germany. These matters are handled by our central Student Affairs Office (Advising and Admission of International Students) who can provide information about the recognition of specific degrees as well as grade conversion.
Incoming applications will be reviewed by the admission committee to determine whether they meet the entry requirements and then ranked according to the grades the applicants obtained in ther undergraduate studies and other criteria.
application portal opens
Feb - May
We will continuously review applications and conduct interviews in this program. Offer letters will be issued continuously - the earlier you apply the earlier you will hear back from us!
application portal closes
June 11 - June 21
Interviews will be held for those applications that reached us in late April and May
June and July
offer letters are sent out for those applications that reached us in late April and May
Start of the MSc programs
The program is free of tuition fees for all EU residents, students are only obliged to pay a small administrational fee and a contribution to the student union to matriculate.
The state of Baden-Württemberg has introduced fees for international non-EU students and second-degree students in recent years. For background information and for fee exemption options, please refer to the following link:
After the admission committee has reviewed the applications they will invite the best candidates to take part in the next stage of the admission process, the interviews. Invitations will be sent out via email at least three days before the interview and will state the day and the time of the interview. Please make sure that you regularly check your emails. International applicants may request to conduct the interview via Skype at the time assigned to them. Admitted candidates will receive an admission letter 1-3 weeks after the interview. Students who receive an offer have only a limited period of time to accept the offer and matriculate at the University of Tübingen before the offer becomes invalid and the spot will be offered to the next candidate on the list.