Master in Economics Scholarships, Spain

Deadline: May 2011
Open to: applicants must have finished undergraduate university degree/bachelor’s degree in Economics, Finance, Engineering, Sciences, Mathematics
Scholarship: not available

Master degree scholarships in economics for the year 2011 has been announced by the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics. Barcelona GSE offers seven programs leading to two master degrees: the Master Degree in Economics and Finance and the Master Degree in Specialized Economic Analysis. The programs give students the analytical skills and specialized knowledge for a wide variety of career opportunities in regulatory agencies, international economic institutions, corporations, and academia, among others.


  • Undergraduate/bachelor’s degree or the equivalent from an accredited college or university
  • Outstanding academic record
  • Most common undergraduate degrees: Economics, Finance, Engineering, Sciencies, Mathematics.


There are four main criteria for admission: academic preparation, English language requirement, quantitative skills (GRE/GMAT), and letters of recommendation.

The specific requirements listed below should be considered orientational rather than absolute. Excellence in one area may compensate for a shortcoming in another. In the end what is evaluated is the whole file.

English Language Requirement
All Barcelona GSE master programs are taught entirely in English.
No proof of English language is required if your first language is English or last degree was taught in English. For every other case TOEFL or IELTS score is required.

Quantitative Skills (GRE/GMAT)
GRE is not compulsory, although many applicants do choose to provide their test scores in order to demonstrate proficient quantitative skills. Applicants who have taken the GMAT are welcome to submit their exam scores, but should note that the GRE is preferred by the admissions committee.

Letters of Reference
The two letters of reference are an extremely important element in the application package. It is possible to add a third letter.


In an effort to attract outstanding students, the Barcelona GSE offers different types of tuition waivers and scholarships. All students applying to Barcelona GSE who meet the general and specific requirements for the grants (“la Caixa” and BBVA) will automatically be considered for this scholarships program. Please, visit this site for more information.

Application Process

In the online application form candidates must provide the following attachments:

* academic transcript
* statement of purpose
* curriculum vitae
* proof of knowledge of English

The Barcelona GSE must receive two letters of reference from two referees of your choice. It is possible to add a third letter. The letters must be sent directly from your referees to the Barcelona GSE to: [email protected] or sent by mail in a sealed envelope with the Signature of the referee to:
Reference Letters
Barcelona GSE
carrer Ramon Trias Fargas, 25-27
08005 Barcelona Spain

For further information about scholarships visit the Official website