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Tinbergen Institute Master of Philosophy in Economics


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The programme offers a research training equivalent to training in the first two years of PhD programmes at top US economics faculties. This implies a first year of rigorous and common training in core subjects of economics, econometrics, and finance at a high level that can only be managed by a selected group of students. In the second year, students specialise in their choice from among the institute’s many fields of research through field course work and research master thesis research.

The programme is a two year research master in economics, econometrics and finance. Fully dedicated to preparing students for PhD thesis research.

The Tinbergen Institute research master is a joint degree programme offered by Erasmus University Rotterdam, the University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. The research master is a small-scale, intensive programme for students who want to pursue a PhD in Economics, Econometrics or Finance.

After graduation:
The research master is an excellent start for a career in academia. Ask any of TI’s over 750 PhD alumni, and they will tell you that a PhD degree from Tinbergen Institute opens the doors of opportunity.




Master of Science


2 years

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530

€ 17,000

€ 17,000


Application requirements

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Language requirements

IELTS overall band
TOEFL computer based
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Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
€ 17,000
€ 17,000
Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '24 1 Jun '24 1 Apr '24
1 Sep '25 1 Jun '25 1 Apr '25


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NAF Duisenberg school of finance scholarship


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