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: 
    TOEFL (iBT minimum score 100) or IELTS (minimum score 7).
    This can be waived in case you have completed your bachelor’s degree at a university in a majority English speaking country (e.g. USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand).  
Provisional admission If you have not yet completed your bachelor’s degree (or equivalent), you can apply for the program if you have received at least 80% of the CP required for graduation (e.g. 144 CP in a normal 180 CP bachelor’s program). 
This provisional certificate must be issued by an office authorized to award grades or issue certificates. In this case, the admission is provisional and the final bachelor’s certificate has to be submitted until the end of the first semester. 
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
  • English language certificate (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.
  • APS certificate for applicants from Vietnam and PR of China (original)
Deadline for applications

01.04. - 15.05.

Address for applications

Online application portal for Master's study programmes

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