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Public Economics

- Master´s programs

School of Business and Economics
Economics (WE 2)
Prof Dr. Ronnie Schöb, Tom Günther
Boltzmannstr. 20
14195 Berlin
(030) 838-4-51244

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.(achieved ECTS credits in Business and Management will not be considered)

  • 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)

Students do not pay any tuition fees, the university only charges semester fees and contributions each semester.

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.

1st Semester Admissions
Limited admissions
Admission for Higher Semesters
Limited admissions (for 3rd semester for winter semester, for 2nd and 4th semester for summer semester)
Application and Registration Period
Only for 1st semester: April 15 – May 31 (for winter semester), only for higher semesters: July 1 - August 15 (for winter semester), and January 1 - February 15 (for summer semester)
Program Start
Winter semester
English, German
Master of Science (M.Sc.)
4 semesters