Joint Master Degree in Models and Methods of Quantitative Economics

Deadline: 7 February 2016
Open to: bachelor’s degree (B.A., B.Sc., etc.) or an equivalent qualification to apply for  Quantitative Economics Master (QEM)
Scholarship: tuition fee, travel costs, installation, and monthly grant of EUR 1,000

Description

The Master Erasmus Mundus QEM – Models and Methods of Quantitative Economics is a Master of Economics co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. It is true joint full-time advanced Master Degree for elite cohorts of students with many specializations. Taught in English, the programme is designed by a Consortium of four Partner Universities from 4 European countries, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne with the collaboration of Universitat Autònoma de BarcelonaIMW – Institute of Mathematical Economics of Universität Bielefeld and Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia.

The course offers a rigorous education in fundamental quantitative tools by combining core economic theory with related quantitative disciplines such as probability, statistics, econometrics, finance, actuarial science, mathematical modelling, computation and simulation, experimental design, and political science. The breadth of courses offers students the opportunity to specialise in one of these many areas in accordance with their interests along a number of course tracks. These being areas which are increasingly vital in both research orientation for further studies and in the job market for positions in government organisations, private companies or financial institutions.

Eligibility

The admission requirements for applicants wishing to enroll in the Master Course Erasmus Mundus QEM are a good quality and recognized bachelor’s degree (B.A., B.Sc., etc.) or an equivalent qualification at the same level, i.e. 180 ECTS credits in the Bologna system to apply for  Quantitative Economics Master (QEM). Any additional qualifications such as a second bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree, or other graduate study should be mentioned in the application.

Ideally, applicants need to have previously studied mathematics, or applied mathematics, or quantitative economics or finance but candidates with other backgrounds are welcomed too.

The ability to attend courses through English is a must. Consequently, a recognised Certificate of Proficiency in English, preferably TOEFL, at a satisfactory level is required for applicants from non-English-speaking countries who have not yet completed a degree (or their secondary education) taught through English.

Scholarship

Partner Country scholarships (former category A)

  • EUR 2,000 per year for travel costs + EUR 1,000 for installation costs for scholarship holder resident of a Partner Country whose location is situated less than 4000 km from the EMMC coordinating HEI;
  • EUR 3,000 per year for travel costs + EUR 1,000 for installation costs for scholarship holder resident of a Partner country whose location is situated at 4000 km or more from the EMMC coordinating HEI;
  • EUR 1,000 per month  for the entire duration of the EMMC study programme (24 months maximum).

Programme Country scholarships (former category B)

  • EUR 1,000 per year per scholarship holder resident  of a Programme Country for travel costs;
  • EUR 1,000 per month  for the entire duration of the EMMC study programme (24 months maximum).

How to apply?

  • Register on the online platform;
  • Upload your Documents on the Online Platform:
    • Curriculum Vitae;
    • Statement of Purpose;
    • Proof of Nationality;
    • Certified Transcript of Study Results;
    • Certified Copy of University Degree(s)/Diploma(s);
    • Certificate of Proficiency in English;
    • Two Letters of Recommendation.

 If you have any problems during applying please send e-mail at [email protected].

For more information please visit the official website.

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