M.A. Economics of Globalisation and European Integration


The Programme offers a scientifically well-founded training in the field of economics of globalisation, international trade and European economic integration. It provides a profound insight into the current scientific knowledge in this field and is supported by scientific research at the partner universities, both at these universities individually and in a network context. The Programme leads to an in-depth understanding in the following core fields: Advanced Microeconomics, Advanced Macroeconomics, Open Economy Macroeconomics and International Finance, Economics of Globalisation, Economics of European Integration, and International Trade: Theory and Policy. As a master degree in economics should also include a strong quantitative component, Applied Econometrics is taught as an additional core discipline.
The Programme was established in the academic year 1994/1995 in the form of a European consortium. The partners of this consortium jointly awarded the masters degree MA Economics of International Trade and European Integration up to and including the academic year 2010-11. Till the academic year 2010-2011, it was jointly taught and organised by a consortium of seven European universities: Universiteit Antwerpen (Belgium),Università degli Studi di Bari ‘Aldo Moro’ (Italy), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium), Universidad de Cantabria(Spain), Université de Lille 1 (France), Vysoká ?kola Ekonomická v Praze (Prague University of Economics) (Czech Republic) and Staffordshire University (UK).
From the academic year 2011-12 onwards the programme, with an updated content and a new title (MAEconomics of Globalisation and European Integration), is organised by nine universities: the previous seven (see above) plus Xiamen University (P.R. China) and Universidade de Brasília (Brazil). From the academic year 2013-14 onwards the master programme will receive Erasmus Mundus financing.

Program duration: 1 years full-time study
Teaching language: English
Program commencement: Fall semester

For more detailed information about EGEI program, please visit : https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/projects/egei/

Entry Requirements

  • The programme is open to students who have earned 240 ECTS credits in an economics or applied economics university study programme, or who have a bachelor’s degree considered equivalent by the Joint Studies Board.
  • Applicants enrolled in the final year of their academic programme should submit an official letter in English from their university confirming that they are expected to finalise their course at the end of the current academic year, and submit up-to-date authenticated transcripts of results for each year of study.
  • All students have to be fluent in English. Applicants should be able to submit a proof of an TOEFL iBT level of minimum 90 (or its equivalent in another TOEFL score system) or of an IELTS certificate with a minimum of 6.5, or of any other document that is considered to be equivalent. The proficiency in English of students who have studied at one of the partner universities is checked by the local academic coordinator. If necessary, they are invited for a Skype interview.

Program Structure

The Master Course EGEI is a one-year master’s programme with a workload of 60 ECTS, of which the taught part comprises 45 ECTS and the dissertation 15 ECTS. The study programme is full-time and runs over 12 months.

It is spread over three terms:
First term: mid-September to end of December
Second term: beginning of January to end of March
Third term: beginning of April to end of June

Students finalise their dissertation (15 ECTS) during the spring and summer and submit it at the latest on 31 May for graduation in July and at the latest on 30 September for graduation in October.

Each academic year students move as a group to three different universities in three different countries. The language of instruction is English. In addition, optional, but credited, language courses are offered in each of the languages of the countries hosting a term (except English).

Typical Program Course Schedule

The taught part of the programme consists of a compulsory part of 38 ECTS and an optional part of 7 ECTS.

The programme offers:

Students must choose one subject from the list of ‘Advanced Subjects’ optional courses and one subject from the list of ‘Skills’ optional courses. They may, however, choose more than one optional course from each list. For the calculation of the overall GPA, only the best marks from each list will be used.

How to Apply

How to apply

We invite you to explore our various study programs. By joining us, we are sure you would find your time here intellectually rewarding and challenging.


Contact information

Tel.: +86(0)592-2189805
Email: enquiries.imwise@gmail.com
Address: N106 Economics Building, Xiamen University, Xiamen, Fujian, P.R. China 361005

WeChat subscription account QR code