For admittance to the master’s program applicants need to fulfill the following admission requirements:
The basic requirement is a German or an equivalent foreign final degree that qualifies for a profession (e.g. Bachelor).
Within former studies students must have achieved a minimum of 30 ECTS credits in economics and a minimum of 18 ECTS credits in quantitative methods (mathematics, statistics and econometrics). The total sum of ECTS credits in economics and quantitative methods must account for at least 72 ECTS credits.
Proof of English language skills (level B2 CEFR) for applicants whose first language is not English and whose degree was not obtained at an institution of higher education where English was the language of instruction.
Admission is limited.
The DSH - or German Language University Entrance Exam for Foreign Students - is obligatory for all applicants whose first language is not German and who have earned their initial degree from a university (or equivalent institution) where the language of instruction is not German.
More information on the admission requirements and selection criteria can be found here. (Link: http://www.wiwiss.fu-berlin.de/en/studium-lehre/master/public_economics/Bewerbung_und_Studienbeginn/index.html)
This program integrates the disciplines of public economics, economic policy, and macroeconomics. After a comprehensive review of the theoretical and empirical foundations of the key areas of economics, students obtain training to apply public economic theory to questions of economic policy. Drawing from this training, students can select their own personal specializations like the economic analysis of taxes and fees or the labor market. Students can complement this work by acquiring business-administration and jurisprudential skills.