Master Economics of Globalisation and European Integration

The Master Economics of Globalisation and European Integration (EGEI) is a two-year (120 ECTS) program fully taught in English and in a truly global learning environment.

hy choosing EGEI?

Are you interested in research, a job in government, an international organization or research and strategy department then it’s a good idea to choose for this 2-year master’s degree programme in economics.

When you complete this study successfully, you earn the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Economics of Globalisation and European Integration. The diplomas are awarded jointly by all the partner universities . In 2020 the Master has been selected by the European Commission as an Erasmus Mundus Master’s Course.


  • The master’s program has a workload of 120 ECTS credits: a taught part of 90 credits, an internship of 10 credits and a dissertation of 20 credits. 
  • The study program is full-time and runs over 24 months. It is taught by staff of the eight partner institutions and by high-profile visiting scholars. During the 2-years students move as a group to at least three different universities in three different countries.

How to apply?

  • Diploma: you have earned 180 ECTS credits in an economics or applied economics university study programme, or you have a bachelor’s degree considered equivalent by the Joint Studies Board. 
  • If you are in the final year of your academic programme, you should submit an official letter in English from your university confirming that you are expected to finalise your degree at the end of the current academic year, and submit up-to-date authenticated transcripts of results for each year of study.
  • English: when you have studied at one of the partner universities your English skills are checked by the local academic coordinator. Students from other universities should submit proof of an internet-based TOEFL level of minimum 90 (or its equivalent in another TOEFL score system), or an IELTS grade of least 6.5, or submit proof of having studied at least one academic year in an English-language programme.
  • Selection: the selection criteria are common to all students and primarily related to study results.

Deadline: you must complete and submit the on-line application form. The last application deadline is end of march 2021 if you need a visa or end of may if you don’t.

For those who want to apply for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship the deadline is 28 February 2021.

  • How much it costs? Tuition fee: 2,500 euros per year for students from Erasmus+ programme countries (all EU and  European Economic Area) and 8,000 euros per year for students from Erasmus+ partner countries (non-European countries).
  • 15 Erasmus Mundus (EM) student scholarships are available. Non-European students can apply for a ‘Partner country’ EM scholarship, while European students can apply for a ‘Programme  country’ EM scholarship. For more information, please consult the Erasmus+ pages. European students may be eligible for an Erasmus Student Mobility grant.

Non-scholarship students enroll at one of the partner universities. EM scholarship students must enroll at University of Bari (coordination institution). 

A limited number of tuition discounts are available for non-scholarship students from developing countries on the basis of academic merit. Other forms of financial support might be available. For more information, please consult the EGEI website (

In addition to tuition fees, students should also budget for travel, accommodation, food and study materials.