Double Degree Program
The M.Sc. European Economics is a unique double-degree program offering a comprehensive and flexible graduate level economics education combined with an integrated year of study in either Pavia, Italy, Nottingham, England or Marseille, France.
Students spend one year at the University of Tübingen and one year at the partner university of their choice, either the Università degli studi di Pavia, the University of Nottingham or Aix-Marseille Université. Living and studying in Italy, England or France, students gain valuable skills and capacities necessary to compete in the European economic world. Due to the international focus of the program, graduates are able to get into different working procedures in different countries efficiently and adopt beneficial practices employed in other cultures.
In addition to the M.Sc. in European Economics, students are granted a Master’s degree from their chosen partner university. Thus, graduates have a wide range of career options in international companies or institutions in the public sector.
Courses start either in September (partner universities) or October (Tübingen)
incl. Master Thesis (24 ECTS credits)
This option is open to students pursuing the Double Degree with the University of Pavia (Italy) and Aix-Marseille Université (France).
|Modules / Areas||ECTS credits|
|Core Studies||18|| |
|Second year at the partner university||60|
This option is open to students pursuing the Double Degree with the University of Pavia (Italy) and obligatory for those pursuing the Double Degree with the University of Notthingham (England).
|Modules / Areas||ECTS credits|
|Credits Partner University||60|
|Specialization Studies||9-18|| |
Graduates will also find themselves well-positioned to pursue a Ph.D. subsequent to this M.Sc. program. For this purpose, 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,
- Finance and
- 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, their choice of partner university and their intended specialization.
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
offer letters are sent out by the end of June
start of the M.Sc. program (depends on curriculum and partner university)
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. Interviews are conducted via Zoom. 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.
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:
Students pursuing the double degree with the University of Nottingham do, however, have to pay reduced tuition fees to the University of Nottingham.