Double Degree: European Economics

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: German English
Deadline: May 15, 2024
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This double degree programme is conducted in cooperation with the Università degli studi di Pavia. Students spend one year at the University of Tübingen and one year at the partner institution, earning a degree from both institutions. Students of this programme are full students at both universities.

The Pavia Tübingen dual degree programme provides students with a unique study experience. Designed as a two-year programme to be completed at both of the partnering universities, featuring a broad range of courses and granting two degrees, this Master's programme perfectly prepares graduates for an international career.

This Master's programme endows students with the skills and capacities necessary to succeed in the European economic world. With one academic year in Pavia, Italy, and one in Tübingen, Germany, students experience two cultures, two campus lives, and two academic practices. Graduates can look forward to excellent career perspectives in various sectors. By the end of their studies, they are granted two Master's degrees: the Laurea Magistrale degree and the Master of Science degree.

Students may choose to either start their Master at the Università degli Studi di Pavia or at the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen.
To complete their studies, students are obliged to obtain a total of 120 ECTS credits; 60 must be earned at each of the two universities.

Educational organisation

In Tübingen, students focus on up to three specialisations in economics, international economics, finance and econometrics. Their choice of compulsory and elective courses depends on the individual specialisation.

Studying in Pavia, students can choose courses out of a set of specialisations in the field of economics, namely industrial organisation & market strategies, international economic Integration, and finance.

A series of additional courses on economic globalisation, like international trade, labour migration, international capital flows and international financial markets educate students to become true experts in international economics.

Study abroad unit(s)

Students are obliged to study at the Università degli Studi di Pavia in Italy for two semesters. 60 of the 120 ECTS credits will be obtained at the partner institution.


An internship is not compulsory in Germany and Italy. However, there is an office that assists students in finding an internship.

Forms of assessment

In their year in Germany, students opt either for a total number of 60 ECTS credits earned in courses, or they choose to write their Master's thesis in Tübingen (24 ECTS credits) and thus have to take courses worth 36 ECTS credits.

In Pavia, students will either take courses of three, six or nine ECTS credits adding up to a total of 60 credits after their year in Pavia, or if they choose to write the Master's thesis in Pavia (24 credits), they must obtain 36 credits in courses. The Master's thesis must be defended in Pavia.

Course objectives

Graduates from our MSc in European Economics have excellent career prospects in a wide range of sectors, industries, and professions. Graduates may aim for executive careers in business and finance as well as for administrative positions in the public sector and international institutions. Moreover, careers in Economics typically include policy advice, publishing, consulting, and research.
Many of our graduates start their professional career abroad, particularly in a European context.
Graduates will also find themselves well-positioned to pursue a PhD subsequent to this MSc programme.

Language requirements

1) English: foreign and German applicants:
TOEFL ibt: 80 or TOEFL pbt: 550 or IELTS: 6.0 or Cambridge: CAE or TOIEC: 700 or Unicert III certificate
or Bachelor's degree from a university in an English-speaking country

2) German is not required. However, German classes are available.

3) There is no formal requirement for Italian. However, we do request that students who have not studied Italian spend their first year in Tübingen and complete at least one language course before their stay abroad.

Academic requirements

Admission to the MSc in European Economics requires a Bachelor of Science/Arts or a comparable degree (with excellent grades) in economics, with appropriate exposure to three of the four fields: applied economic theory, quantitative methods in economics, theory of investment and finance, or trade theory and policy. Your certificates or credentials must prove your previous knowledge of English.

Enrolment fees

Currently 142.10 EUR per semester
includes an administration fee double degree students do not have to pay

Costs of living

The average necessary allowance for a student at the University of Tübingen is 700 EUR per month.

Arrival support

Several student advisers are available who will be glad to help participants in all questions regarding their Master's programme and their stay in Tübingen. The student body (Fachschaft) offers numerous welcoming events especially for Master's students.

Services and support for international students

During orientation weeks, students will be escorted to public authorities for registration purposes and helped with opening bank accounts, registering with the university and setting up their health insurance. Students are offered a basic German course and various activities thatintroduce them to the university and the city.


Tübingen offers student accommodation for about 4,400 students. The Student Services Organisation ("Studentenwerk") has an Accommodation Office that helps international students find rooms.
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