Economic Policies in the age of Globalisation – Erasmus Mundus Master’s Course

Country: Europe;

Deadline: 10.01.2013



Deadline: 10 January, 2013
Open to: candidates with a Bachelor’s or equivalent degree in economics or in political science and law, with good command of English
Scholarship: covers tuition fee and costs of travel and installation plus monthly allowance: 1000 euro for the A category of students and 500 euro for B category

The main objective of the EPOG (Economic Policies in the age of Globalisation) Master’s Course is to give birth to a new generation of international experts for public and private sectors, able to define and assess economic policies, and evolve within different political, social and regional contexts. It thus aims to provide not only an expertise in a specific field of economic policy (as usually done in existing Masters in economics) but also to enable students to get a global perspective on interdependencies and interactions between economic policies.

EPOG programme is based on the specific institutional and holistic approaches of economic policies and achieved thanks to the collaboration and complementarities of eight prestigeus universities, which offer excellent, recognised and well established Master’s courses.

Within the integrated framework each university will provide complementary and interdisciplinary expertise in economic policy.

Students will have to choose among three options which will partly determine the mobility between the institutions:

  • Option A – Knowledge and innovation policies
  • Option B – International macroeconomics and financial policies
  • Option C – Development policies

The main instruction languages will be English and French. However, students who want to study only in English will have this possibility.

  1. A Bachelor’s or equivalent degree (180 ECTS) in economics or in political science and law (with a minimum of 24 ECTS – or equivalent – in economics and 9 ECTS in statistics). Candidates who plan to graduate by 31st July will be provisionally accepted and will be required to provide copies of their degree certificates by 31st August. For Non-European applicants, the degree must be obtained and sent before the 15th July.
  2. A good level in English, with proof of the level. For example: TOEFL (Computer-based: 237; Paper version: 580; Internet version: 92 or above), IELTS (6.5); Cambridge Proficiency Examination (C), Cambridge Advanced English Test (B), CERF (B2). Knowledge of French, Italian or German is not mandatory, but is taken into account. Those students concerned must provide official proof of their language skills (foreign language diploma or DIALANG European test). If you have a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) with a General Test score of at least 450 for verbal reasoning, 4.1 for analytical writing, and 650 for quantitative reasoning, it can be considered a proof of your proficiency in English.
  3. A clear motivation for the field and for international studies.

There are two types of scholarships:

1. The Erasmus Mundus Category A scholarship can be awarded to third-country masters students who come from a country other than a European country (i.e. NOT: member states of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway)  and who are not residents nor have carried out their main activity (studies, training or work) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in one of these countries. Category A scholarship covers:

  • contribution of 4000 euro to travel and installation costs,
  •  tuition fee
  • monthly allowance: 1000 euro

2. The Erasmus Mundus Category B scholarship can be awarded to any masters students who do not fulfil the Category A criteria. Category B scholarship covers:

  • contribution of 3000 euro to travel and installation costs,
  • tuition fee
  • monthly allowance: 1000 euro
How to apply?

To apply you have to register here

The following documents are required to apply:

  1. Full curriculum vitae (possibly Europass format, but not mandatory);
  2. Electronic (scanned) version of all higher education academic records (academic transcript, awarded degrees, supplement diploma…), with original and official English translation. Proof of English proficiency (see above) except for students from countries where the Bachelor’s is taught in English. Non mandatory proof of French, Italian or German proficiency;
  3. Statement of purpose (no more than 500 words highlighting the candidate’s reasons for applying to EPOG Master’s Course, any relevant academic and work experience, and future career plans). The statement will also indicate the option(s) and major(s) they wish to choose (and order of preference);
  4. Two official recommendation letters (from teachers/professors or job supervisors) assessing the student’s ability to follow the EPOG Master’s Course (submitted online by the recommenders);
  5. Personal details including (see online application form) a scanned copy of the passport)

Deadline for applications is 10th of January 2013.

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