Eligibility for admission


General Requirements

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. Applicants who do not meet the mathematical prerequisites but are strong otherwise may be offered courses in mathematics during their first year in addition to the programme. For example, students may choose to spend to apply to the preparatory year Mathematical Models in Economics and Finance (MMEF) and then enrol in the QEM program.


Language Requirements

As no course of English as a second language will be offered during the programme, 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. This requirement is waived for applicants whose first language is English or having previously earned a degree (or their secondary education) taught through English .


Minimum English Language Proficiency Test Requirements



Test Type

Minimum score required



TOEFL (Computer-based)


TOEFL (Paper-based)




Cambridge  Examination


Advanced Cambridge Test