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MSc in Quantitative Economics and Finance



The Master of Science in Quantitative Economics and Finance (MScQEF) is a one-year programme that exposes highly talented students to fundamental research methods in the fields of economics and finance. The programme prepares for careers in academia, public institutions, and upscale jobs in the industry. For its best graduates it is a premier route for admission to the University of Luxembourg’s Doctoral School in Economics, Finance and Management.

The MSc in Quantitative Economics and Finance meets the highest international standards and compares to the first year of doctoral programmes at top universities in the US or the UK. In the second semester, students have to write a Master thesis. Close ties to the University’s economics and finance research departments ensure individual supervision by faculty members.


5 reasons to study quantitative economics and finance in Luxembourg

  • Get to know the research frontier in economics and finance
  • Strong links to research carried out at’s economics and finance departments
  • Curriculum meets highest international standards of first year - doctoral studies
  • Gain knowledge and skills for a career in academia, public institutions, or the industry
  • Study in one of Europe’s leading financial centres



Students applying for the one-year Master of Science in Quantitative Economics and Finance need to have successfully completed four years of university studies (240 ECTS), usually a Bachelor degree and one-year Master in economics, finance, business, management, mathematics, or a related discipline.

The MSc in Quantitative Economics and Finance is taught entirely in English.

For further details about applying, visit the Applications page.


Fees & funding

Students have to pay an application fee of 50€ which will be deduced from the tuition fees in the first semester for accepted students.

The tuition fees are 200€ per semester for ALL students (EU and Non-EU/EEA)

Merit-based financial assistance in the form of full or partial scholarships is available to a limited number of admitted students. These scholarships include a monthly payment of € 1050,-- for a full and € 525,-- for a partial scholarship for the academic year starting in September 2023 and closing in August 2024.

The application for the scholarship must be included in the application file. The application form and detailed guidelines for the scholarship can be found here.

Luxembourg nationals and non-nationals who have lived in the country for more than five years/are children of parents employed in Luxembourg may be eligible to apply for a financial assistance provided by the Luxembourg government.

For more information about the cost of living in Luxembourg, please visit the SEVE “Students and money” pages.


A full scholarship is offered to top-performing applicants in this Master programme. Non-European Union and European applicants will be considered for this merit-based scholarship. Detailed information here




Contact: MScQEF
Phone: +352 46 66 44 55 61

Programme at a glance:

  • 60 ECTS (30 ECTS per semester)
  • Taught in English
  • Intake: 15 students per year
  • €200 per semester
  • Campus Kirchberg (virtual tour)