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Best Universities for Economics in Europe 2024 (EU only!)

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In this article, we will explore the top universities to study Economics in Europe. More specifically, our focus will be on those located in the EU, as, due to Brexit, the ones in the UK are becoming less accessible for many students. We will not only examine the rankings but also consider tuition fees and English-language offerings to provide a comprehensive overview. We hope you find it informative!

 

If you want a quick list, it is posted below:

 

1. Bocconi University

 

Bocconi is a leading European university of international standing in economics, management, and legal studies. Furthermore, cutting-edge research constantly updates the content of their bachelor programs, creating innovative coursework arranged within flexible study plans. Additionally, you will study in a very international class, with over 40% of students hailing from other countries.

 

 

QS Ranking (Economics) Tuition Fees Economics Programs in English
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Bachelor:

  • All: €16,500 

Master: 

  • All: €18,000

 

Tuition fees don't differ between EU and Non-EU.

Bachelor:

Master:

 

Bocconi is located in a beautiful city of Milan!

 

However, as we always say, first-hand knowledge is by far the most useful. Therefore, who is better to tell you about Bocconi than its recent graduate - Dom!

Studying at Bocconi University has been a truly enriching and fun experience. In terms of education, I was particularly impressed by the world-class quality of Bocconi's academic faculty. Many professors are thought leaders in their respective fields, and this excellence is clearly reflected in the quality of teaching.  At the same time, the Bocconi faculty fosters close ties to other globally renowned institutions as well as to the private sector. In other words, Bocconi will equip you both with the rigorous knowledge and the right connections to pursue your goals, whether you want to enter academia or competitive fields like finance or consulting. As for the cultural experience, Milan is a beautiful city that offers a wide range of fun experiences. Whether you're savoring an espresso in front of the Duomo, sipping Spritz along the Navigli or strolling in Parco Sempione with your gelato, you're going to have an amazing time (and there will, invariably, be lots of food involved).

~ Domenico Maddio - Bocconi, MSc Economic and Social Sciences 

2. University Pompeu Fabra

 

The School of Economics and Business of the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) is the first and only faculty in Spain, whether public or private and across all disciplines, to receive the Certificate for Quality in Internationalization awarded by a consortium of 14 European accreditation agencies. Moreover, it delivers over 50% of its courses in English, except for the International Business Economics degree, where all teaching is conducted in English.

 

QS Ranking (Economics) Tuition Fees Economics Programs in English
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Bachelor:

  • EU: €1,202
  • Non-EU: €6,800

 

Master:

  • EU: €1,800
  • Non-EU: €5,749

Bachelor:

 

Master:


Who would say no to studying in Barcelona?

 

3. ETH Zurich

 

Economics at ETH Zurich include diverse fields such as energy economics, resource economics, innovation economics, technical change, dynamic economic theory, sustainable development, global economic interdependencies, applied macroeconomics, and business cycle research. While the main teaching language in all bachelor’s degree programs is German, a command of English is indispensable.

 

QS Ranking (Economics) Tuition Fees Economics Programs in English
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Bachelor and Master: €1550

 

Tuition fees don't differ between EU and Non-EU.

Master:

 

4. University of Zurich

 

As a preeminent European research center globally acclaimed for their expertise in neuroeconomics and development economics, they uphold a pioneering spirit and a steadfast commitment to a multidisciplinary approach. This approach seamlessly integrates modern economics with disciplines such as political science, psychology, sociology, biology, history, and neuroscience. While the primary language of instruction for all bachelor’s degree programs is German, proficiency in English is indispensable for master’s programs.

 

QS Ranking (Economics) Tuition Fees Economics Programs in English
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Bachelor and Master: €1550

 

Tuition fees don't differ between EU and Non-EU.

Master:

 

 

5. LMU Munich

 

LMU Munich University attaches great importance to conveying their theoretical knowledge in a practical way with a strong international orientation. In this way, LMU prepares their students for a successful international career. Additionally, LMU's English-held master's degree programs combine challenging research with professional qualifications and make you fit for a wide range of international career paths.

 

QS Ranking (Economics) Tuition Fees Economics Programs in English
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Master:

 

We also wanted to give you a couple of words from a person that is currently studying at LMU!

"Studying at LMU (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität) in Munich offers an enriching experience that extends beyond academics. The university provides a flexible course structure, typical of German universities, allowing students to select their courses with considerable freedom. This flexibility includes the opportunity to attend courses from other degrees, subject to the professor's approval. Additionally, LMU offers free language courses at its Sprachenzentrum, which students can take alongside their degree. I made use of this great opportunity when preparing for my Erasmus exchange, for instance. What I like most about the experience of studying in Munich are the city's vibrant cultural and natural offerings. The stunning countryside surrounding Munich is perfect for outdoor activities. In winter, the nearby Alps provide excellent skiing opportunities, while in summer, they offer scenic hiking trails with breathtaking views. For those interested in sports, LMU's ZHS (Zentraler Hochschulsport) offers a wide range of activities at substantially subsidized fees, including sailing lessons on the picturesque Starnberger See. Overall, LMU presents a well-rounded educational experience, combining academic rigor with a wealth of extracurricular and recreational opportunities."

~ Julius Kobialka - LMU, MSc Statistics

6. Mannheim University

 

Students and teachers from over 80 countries collaborate in the Economics department at the University of Mannheim. They explore various subjects, ranging from big-picture economics to the history of money. Additionally, at Mannheim University, you have the option to enroll in the Culture and Economy bachelor's program, which is offered not only in English but also in Italian, French, and Spanish.

 

QS Ranking (Economics) Tuition Fees Economics Programs in English
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Bachelor and Master:

  • EU: €408
  • Non-EU: €3,000

Master:

 

 

7. Tilburg University

 

The Economics department has a weekly seminar with speakers from around the world, and they also have a workshop where teachers and Ph.D. students share their research. Tilburg University offers more than 50 graduate programs in English, preparing students for international careers.

 

QS Ranking (Economics) Tuition Fees Economics Programs in English
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Bachelor and Master:

  • EU: €2,314
  • Non-EU: €9,300

Bachelor:

Master:

 

 

8. Erasmus University

 

Erasmus University Rotterdam actively contributes to advancing economic knowledge and practices, additionally, for those aspiring to pursue a Ph.D., the school provides a comprehensive two-year Research Master’s program. This combination of academic rigor, internationalization, and a commitment to cutting-edge research makes the Erasmus School of Economics a compelling hub for students and scholars alike.

 

QS Ranking (Economics) Tuition Fees Economics Programs in English
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Bachelor:

  • EU: €2,530
  • Non-EU: €7,100

 

Master:

  • EU: €2,530
  • Non-EU: €16,900

Bachelor:

Master:

 

As it happens, one of our co-founders studied there! Here are a couple of words which best describe his time in Rotterdam:

"Studying at Erasmus was a truly unique experience. I especially enjoyed the block-like system in which you have some exams pretty much every month (either midterms or finals). Even though it was sometimes difficult to keep up, it forced us to stay on top of our classes at all times, which was great from the perspective of the entire knowledge gained throughout our studies. What was also amazing about Erasmus was its culture of student associations and societies. There is truly a place for everyone with hundreds of societies in the areas of sports, culture, entrepreneurship, and social events."

~ Mateusz Kostrz - Erasmus University, MSc Business Analytics

9. Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn

 

The university of Bonn is committed to shaping evidence-based economic policies through rigorous research and teaching. Notably, in numerous graduates and Master's courses, English takes center stage as the primary language of instruction, generally requiring a minimum English proficiency level of B2.

 

QS Ranking (Economics) Tuition Fees Economics Programs in English
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None

All students must, however, pay the social contribution (semester fee) once per semester €323

Master:

 

 

10. Paris School of Economics

 

The Paris School of Economics conducts high-quality international research and shares its findings widely. The school provides advanced teaching in various programs, with most courses, including required ones, available in English. Depending on your preference, you can choose to complete all your coursework in English.

 

QS Ranking (Economics) Tuition Fees Economics Programs in English
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Master:

  • EU: €243
  • Non-EU: €3,770

Master:

 

Did you know that if you study in Paris for more than 3 years you get a 15% discount on all croissants?

 

Summary

 

In the article above we tried to give you a very comprehensive summary of the best universities for Economics in Europe. Purposefully we skipped all universities in the UK, as due to Brexit they are simply unattainable for most students. However, for those still interested in the UK, soon we will be posting a list of best universities for Economics in the whole world - so stay tuned for that!

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