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Behavioural Economics - MSc

Full program details & costs, with admission requirements. Discover your dream program.

Program facts

  • Program type
  • Duration
    1 year
  • Annual tuition fee
    18,219 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,000 EUR

  • Language taught in
  • Start date

Program Overview

What Erasmus University of Rotterdam says about their program:
"Behavioural Economics gives you both solid training in mainstream economics and the tools and models to use psychological insights to improve predictions and design effective products, strategies, and policies. The curriculum consists of courses in mainstream economics as well as courses in Behavioural Economics."

Admissions requirements

When your application has been received, it will be determined whether your secondary school diploma is sufficient for being admissible to the IBEB program, or if you have any deficiencies. Once it is confirmed that you are admissible, your application will be reviewed by the selection committee who will decide whether you are offered a place in the program.

Undergraduate: IELTS 6.0 / TOEFL 80

Postgraduate: IELTS 6.5 (no band below 6.5) / TOEFL 91 (no band below 22)

Students who obtained a bachelor's degree from a native English speaking country such as Australia, Canada (except Quebec), New Zealand, South Africa, US, Ireland, or the UK, will not need to fullfil English requirements.


In the Netherlands, students holding a VWO-diploma can enter a bachelor's program at a research university. Therefore, international students are eligible for the IBEB program with a secondary school diploma equivalent to the VWO-diploma.

Students can also seek admission on the basis of an IB diploma (specific English and math requirements apply).

If you have a non-Dutch secondary school diploma which is not equivalent to the VWO diploma, there is still a chance your application will be considered for admission. Students will need to demonstrate sufficient knowledge and skills of English language and mathematics in order to be admissible for the program.


You must hold a degree equivalent to the BSc in Economics and Business Economics offered by Erasmus School of Economics. Your bachelor's degree in economics, accounting, finance or business (administration) needs to be equivalent in both level and content.

Fall semester (September): application opens November 1

For bachelor's programs: deadline is April 1 For graduate programs: deadline is May 1

Fees and funding

Are you interested in coming to Rotterdam to study at Erasmus University and do you want to know more about tuition fees?

To compare the fees charged by the various faculties in recent years, check out the figures below.

Undergraduate tuition EU/EEA students - €2,132 per year Non-EU students- €9,300 per year

Graduate tuition EU/EEA students - €2,143 per program Non-EU students - €15,100 per program Non-EU students - €18,900 per year (Research masters)

Holland Scholarship

€5,000 or €10,000 (to help students cover cost of living). For the Holland Scholarship, students will need to apply before February 1 and include a personal statement, financial statement and also GPA is taken into consideration

Erasmus Education Fund

€3,000 per year (open for all nationalities). GPAs are taken into consideration. Designed for students who don't have sufficient financial needs. Application from February 1 to April 1. Student needs to have a conditional admissions decision when they apply.

Visa requirements for Erasmus University of Rotterdam

Many international students will require a visa to study in the Netherlands, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

Netherlands student visa requirements