Economics of Globalisation and European Integration (Erasmus Mundus), M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
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The objective of the EMJMD EGEI is todevelop competencesin the core subjects of the programme for European and non-European economics students.Students of theprogramme benefit from anincreased awarenessof the place of the European Union (EU) in the world economy in general, and of its role in worldwide globalisation and international trade in particular.


Specific learning outcomes

  • To demonstrate a systematic understanding of key areas of economic knowledge, concepts, theories and techniques of importance in the professional practice of economics.
  • To critically evaluate concepts, theories and techniques and their application to contemporary problems in economics.
  • To undertake independent learning required to advance knowledge and understanding and to develop new skills for continuing professional development in the area of economics, exercising initiative, personal responsibility and self-direction.
  • To communicate concepts, results and conclusions in a manner that facilitates the implementation of sound decisions both to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  • To demonstrate transferable skills and application of knowledge of importance for employment as a professional economist and related occupations.
  • To demonstrate a systematic understanding of and an ability to appraise and apply appropriate theory and institutional knowledge of international trade and European integration and to critically appraise a range of EU policies.
  • To exercise the initiative, planning and personal responsibility necessary to live, study and function effectively in other European countries.
  • To demonstrate the ability to pursue a research dissertation from definition through planning, execution, interpretation and analysis of data to completed dissertation in an area connected to international trade and European integration.
  • To systematically evaluate complex issues in the fields of globalisation and European integration.
  • To make sound judgements in the absence of complete data and to communicate these clearly to both academic and business audiences.


All study programmes at the University of Antwerp received accredidation from NVAO (Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation).

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Advanced Microeconomics
  • Advanced Macroeconomics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Economics of European Integration - Part I
  • Economics of Globalisation
  • Open Economy Macroeconomics
  • Economics of European Integration - Part II
  • International Trade: Theory & Policy

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements


The Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Economics of Globalisation and European Integration organises two application rounds:

  • One for students who apply for admission into the programme with an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree student scholarship.
  • One for students who apply for admission without an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree student scholarship.
For more information, please visitr programme website.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 9000 International
  • EUR 3600 EU/EEA

Programmecountry students pay a tuition fee of3.600 euros.

Partnercountry students pay a tuition fee of9.000 euros.


Scholarships for Erasmus MUNDUS Students and Scholars

Eligibility (students)

The EM scholarships for students come in two types.
Category A is for so-called 3rd country students. These students are defined as students from all countries in the world, except the EU member states, the EEA-EFTA states (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway), Switzerland, Turkey and a number of Western Balkan countries (Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo under UNSC Resolution 1244/99, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia). 3rd country applicants may not be residents of the latter countries or have carried out their main activities (studies, work, etc.) for more than 12 months over the last five years in these countries.
These scholarships should be considered as 'full scholarships'.
Category B is for all other student applicants, including European students. These scholarships should be considered as financial contributions.

The number of Category A and B scholarships available for the academic year 2013-2014 shall be communicated at a later stage..

Applicants cannot apply for more than 3 Erasmus Mundus programmes simultaneously. Candidates that have applied for more programmes than this number will not be considered.

Eligibility (scholars)

Applicants for a scholarships for scholars should be holders of a doctorate degree or PhD (postdocs or higher) and be staff members of a 3rd country or a European institution. They will be selected by the EMMC consortium to contribute to the joint programme. There are scholarships for 3rd country scholars wishing to visit one of the European partners of the M.A. EGEI consortium, and scholarships for European scholars wishing to visit one of the 3rd country partners of the consortium.
The number of these scholarships available for the academic year 2013-2014 shall also be communicated at a later stage.

The selection procedure

Firstly, student candidates have to apply to and be accepted by the Consortium. The University of Antwerp acts as coordinator of the Consortium. All applications for scholarships have to be addressed to this university. The selection criteria are the same for 'Category A' applicants, 'Category B' applicants, as for 'regular' (i.e. non-scholarship) students.
Erasmus Mundus scholars should equally apply to the University of Antwerp.
The candidates should use the appropriate application form and submit it at the latest on 31 December, 2012.

Applicants should carefully read the instructions on the application form with respect to additional documents that have to be submitted.

Scholarship applicants should see to it that the required 'paper file' arrives at the University of Antwerp at the latest on 10 January, 2013.

Secondly, on the basis of this selection, the Consortium applies to the Commission for scholarships for the selected persons by proposing a list of potential grantees, including a reserve list. The Commission then has to give its agreement to the award of a specific number of scholarships.

The amount of the scholarship

For each 'Category A' applicant the scholarship amounts to 23000 Euro per academic year. This includes 4000 Euro for travel and installation costs, 7000 Euro for academic and insurance costs (incl. the tuition fee) and 12 monthly grants of 1000 Euro.
For each 'Category B' applicant the scholarship amounts to 9300 Euro. This includes 3300 Euro for academic and insurance costs (incl. the tuition fee) and 12 monthly grants of 500 Euro. In the academic years 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 this amount is increased with 3000 Euro since one term is spent in a 3rd country university (Xiamen Univerity in the P.R. China).
The amount of a 3-month scholarship for scholars is 1200 Euro per week.
The Consortium pays the grants to students and scholars according to its own payment arrangements that are communicated to the grantees in advance.

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