International Economics and Economic Policy (Master of Science)

Conditions of admission


Course content and focus areas  This study programme, which is taught in English, focuses on process structures of economic policy in the international integration of markets. The programme prepares students for challenging careers in administration and politics, as well as in national and international organisations. In addition to applied econometrics and micro and macroeconomics, the programme provides in-depth knowledge of international economic policy and globalisation.
The focus is on economic, micro and macroeconomic topics with a strong international correlation (international relations in trade and development, monetary and fiscal policy).

The aim of the programme is to provide students with analytical, economic and quantitative skills and knowledge for challenging careers in the field of economic analysis, e.g. as is required for leading positions in ministries, associations, international organisations and enterprises, but also in development co-operation. The programme also prepares students for a career in the academic world. The programme is taught at a high academic level and uses the latest methods and concepts. The teaching concept links intensive student monitoring with autonomous academic work and regular contact with economic practise.
Detailed information

Information from the department
Study regulations

Degree Master of Science in International Economics and Economic Policy 
Duration The standard length of study for the Master of Science is 4 semesters. 
Language of instruction English 
Start of the programme The study programme starts at the beginning of the winter semester. 
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Conditions of admission

Admission requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in economics or an equivalent national or international degree in the same or a similar programme;
  • Letter of motivation in English Language (up to 750 words)
  • English language skills proven by:
    a TOEFL/iBT test with a minimum of 100 points
    or a TOEFL/PBT test with a minimum of 600 points
    or an IELTS test with a minimum score of 7,0      
Provisional admission Please note that, if the Bachelor’s degree record has not yet been submitted, only a provisional admission can be offered subject to successful completion of the Bachelor’s degree up to a given final deadline.
Final admission is granted upon submission of the Bachelor’s degree record within a given final deadline. If the requirements for the Bachelor’s degree have not been met, the provisional admission will be withdrawn and the student can make no claim to a study place. Proof of completion of the Bachelor’s degree must be submitted by a given extended deadline in the form of a certified copy. If the Bachelor’s degree has not been submitted by the given deadline, provisional admission again expires and no claim to a study place can be made. You will be informed about the final deadline with your letter of admission. All examinations have to be taken in the summer semester preceding the start of the Master’s degree.

In the event the university entrance qualification is not yet available for the consecutive Master’s programme (Bachelor’s degree record), please apply enclosing the following documents up to 1 May or 15 July (final deadline)
1. proof of enrolment in the Bachelor’s programme, and
2. provisional record stating the average grade of all examinations taken up to this time. The provisional record must be issued by an authorised office (e.g. examination office)
Please note:
All examinations have to be taken in the summer semester preceding the start of the Master’s degree (preclusive term: 30.09.).
Mode of admission Admission to the study programme is restricted.

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Documents to be submitted
  • if you are not already enrolled at Goethe-University Frankfurt:
    university entrance qualification (e.g. A-Levels)
  • Bachelor’s degree certificate
  • if the Bachelor's degree has not yet been completed, a transcript of records or equivalent document listing the content of the study programme and average grade
  • letter of motivation
  • TOEFL/IELTS test
  • you may need to submit other documents depending on your country of origin and your previous education; please see the general information about applying for a Master’s degree.
Deadline for applications

01.04. - 15.05.*

* subject to the decision of the comittee

Address for applications

Online application portal for Master's study programmes

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