Information Events for Prospective Students

Join our online information event!

We invite all interested prospective students to join our online information event on the MSc Economics at the University of Regensburg. After a short presentation of our study program, we are more than happy to answer all of your questions.

Online Information Event

Our online information event takes place on Zoom on

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starting at 1pm
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Application Period

The application period for the summer semester 2024 is

Mai 1 to June 1 2023
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MSc Study Guide

You will find at lot of information on our study program in our

MSc Economics Study Guide
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Online Information Event

Our online event takes place on Zoom. You can join the event by following this link:

https://uni-regensburg.zoom-x.de/j/68116037007

At our online event, we give a short overview over the MSc Economics study program in Regensburg and introduce our faculty members. Afterwards you will have the chance to ask questions regarding the study program, the application, the admission process and life in Regensburg.


Watch a short video presentation by Prof. Lea Cassar on our MSc Economics study program:

Study Program

Deepen your knowledge of economics and optimally prepare for a promising career in the private or public sector. Economists are in high demand!

Our four-semester MSc Economics program is fully taught in English. It features attractive specializations and a large set of electives. Our program starts with a methods-oriented first term, which equips you with important knowledge of microeconomics, macroeconomics, and empirical tools. Subsequently, you can choose specializations in line with your interests and career plans.

You can find a lot more information about our study program as well as studying at the University of Regensburg at our MSc Economics Study Guide.

After graduating from our MSc Economics program, you are well equipped with all the theoretical, empirical and quantitative tools needed to purse a PhD in Economics. We regularly offer PhD positions at the University of Regensburg. We are also happy to support you in your application for structured PhD programs worldwide.

Specialize in Real Estate Economics and work with institutions, central banks or real estate firms. Jointly with the faculty members of the renowned International Real Estate Business School (IREBS), we offer a specialization in real estate, macroeconomics and finance that is unique in the German university landscape.

In case you want to spend some time abroad, we have about 70 mutually recognized partner universities and exchange programs in 30 countries on five continents.

We currently prepare a double-degree program with the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, which is planned to commence in the winter term 24/25.

Highly motivated students are encouraged to apply for our honors program. Our honors program offers

  • a mandatory exchange semester
  • additional mentoring by professors and professionals
  • special interdisciplinary seminars
  • softskill courses and methods training
  • ample opportunities for exchange with practitioners through exclusive workshops and excursions
  • and the one-week honors academy, which takes place abroad.

How to Apply

Apply now and get an MSc in Economics from University of Regensburg!

We recommend to start the program in the winter term, but applying for a start in the summer term is possible as well.

Online applications for the winter term are to be submitted between May 1 and June 1.

Online applications for the summer term are to be submitted between November 1 and December 1 of the preceding year.

You will be notified of the state of your application two weeks after the application deadline.

You are eligible to apply for the MSc Economics program if

  • you hold a bachelor’s degree in economics with an overall average grade of 2.5 or better (German grading scale, this corresponds to a U.S. GPA of at least B-/C+) and
  • if you document English proficiency at the B2 level of the CEFR standard.

If you hold a bachelor’s degree in a field adjacent to economics or if you do not meet the 2.5 average grade criterion, there are additional eligibility criteria listed in the MSc Economics Study Guide.

Faculty

Benefit from a great student-to-teacher ratio and faculty members dedicated to teaching excellence.

Our top-notch, research-oriented faculty strive to push the knowledge frontier and regularly publish in leading international journals like American Economic Review, Management Science, Journal of Public Economics, American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Economic Journal, and Journal of the European Economic Association.

Prof. Dr. Lea Cassar
Prof. Dr. Lea Cassar
Experimental Economics
Behavioral Economics
Prof. Dr. Fabian Kindermann
Prof. Dr. Fabian Kindermann
Public Economics
Macroeconomics
Prof. Dr. Florian Engl
Prof. Dr. Florian Engl
Economic Psychology
Ethics in Economics
Prof. Dr. Nicole Gürtzgen
Prof. Dr. Nicole Gürtzgen
Labor Economics
Applied Econometrics
Prof. Dr. Lutz Arnold
Prof. Dr. Lutz Arnold
Theoretical Economics
Finance
Prof. Dr. Carla Krolage
Prof. Dr. Carla Krolage
Economic Data Science
Large Firm Data
Prof. Dr. Rolf Tschernig
Prof. Dr. Rolf Tschernig
Econometrics
Time Series Analysis
Prof. Dr. Andreas Roider
Prof. Dr. Andreas Roider
Behavioral Economics
Organizational Economics
Prof. Dr. Gabe Lee
Prof. Dr. Gabe Lee
Macroeconomics
Real Estate Markets
Prof. Dr. Enzo Weber
Prof. Dr. Enzo Weber
Macroeconometrics
Labor Economics
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Jerger
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Jerger
International Trade
Monetary Economics
Prof. Dr. Kristof Dascher
Prof. Dr. Kristof Dascher
Regional Economics
Real Estate Markets
Prof. Dr. Christoph Knoppik
Prof. Dr. Christoph Knoppik
East- and West
Economic Policy
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Walwei
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Walwei
Labor Economics
Economic Policy

Job Opportunities

Job prospects for economists are excellent, and our graduates find jobs in a host of different sectors and occupations.

Regensburg is an economic powerhouse and regularly ranked among the top-10 richest German cities (in GDP per capita). The city features global players like BMW, Siemens, and Continental. On top it is home to a host of hidden champions, like Krones, Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen, Händlmaier or SGB – Starkstrom Gerätebau, as well as a vibrant startup scene, for example in our Techbase.

Our Marketing & Career Service supports you in brushing up your skills, polishing your CV, and finding internships and a first job (e.g., at our job fairs). 

The City of Regensburg

Study in a beautiful and vibrant city located in the heart of Bavaria, one hour north of Munich, and three hours away from Prague.

Its pittoresque old town is a UNESCO World Heritage site. At the same time, with a student body of 32,000 in a city of 160,000 it has a lively and young flair. Regensburg offers not only great job opportunities, but it also has a rich cultural life with many theaters, concerts, and festivals. Regensburg also features one of the highest densities of bars and beer gardens in Germany, and of course we have our own Oktoberfest – but we do it twice a year.

Regensburg has direct train connections to Munich, Munich Airport, Prague, Frankfurt, Vienna. Our soccer team is in Germany’s second division, and Regensburg’s baseball team is among the best in Germany. For those who love the great outdoors, there are ample opportunities for hiking, running, and biking in and around Regensburg. You can even swim in the Danube. If you like skiing, the Bavarian Forest is just one hour away, and the Alps are close too.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here you can find the answers to frequently asked questions. Please refrain from personally inquiring any additional information. Owing to the large number of applicants, we will not be able to answer personal inquiries, nor are we able to provide any pre-assessment regarding your eligibility for the MSc Economics in Regensburg.
  • FAQ 1: Is it possible to substitute any of the courses necessary for eligibility?
    No. Your bachelor’s in economics has to include 20 ECTS in micro and macro, further 20 ECTS in econ, and 15 ECTS in math, statistics, and econometrics. Knowledge of introductory econometrics is indispensable.
  • FAQ 2: Do I need a TOEFL, IELTS, or similar certificate of English proficiency at the B2 level if I my bachelor’s program was fully taught in English?
    No. In this case you just have to give us proof that the language of instruction was English. A school certificate obtained in an English speaking country (e.g., Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, UK, USA) also substitutes for a TOEFL certificate.
  • FAQ 3: Can I get binding information on whether I’m eligible before my application is processed formally?
    No. The application committee will check your application and inform you about the outcome quickly after the end of the application period. Please refrain from asking for provisional assessments of your eligibility.