Before you apply: check our admission requirements!

Before applying, be sure to check the admission requirements on the FAQ page of this website. It is essential that you make sure that you meet these requirements before applying (or are in the process of meeting them in your current studies). Example: If you have not obtained or are not in the process of obtaining a university degree of at least 240 ECTS, please do not apply, as your application will in any case be rejected.

Application deadline

We accept and review applications on a rolling basis, starting 1 October each year. We recommend prospective students to apply as soon as possible.
Applicants who need to apply for a visa are strongly encouraged to send their application before 1 April, as it may take several months before the visa is eventually issued.

How to apply + next steps

  1. Send your complete application (see document checklist below) via the Submission Form on this page
  2. We aim at providing you with a decision within two weeks from receiving your complete application. After having been accepted and first instalment or full fees having been settled, applicants will need to register online at the VUB university. They will receive further instructions about this in the annexe of their (conditional) acceptance letter.

Document checklist

Please ensure that you send a complete file, including all of the documents below that are applicable to your situation (e.g. if English is your mother tongue, you do not need to send us the English proficiency certificate (E1). When sending in these documents, please make sure the file names start with the codes indicated in the table below (A1, A2, B1, etc.).

A1.   The application form duly completed and signed – DOWNLOAD HERE:

A2.   A complete and up-to-date CV

B1.   Original diploma of the candidate’s most recent or relevant degree (If you are still in the process of obtaining your previous degree, you can already apply and should indicate this information in section 2 of the application form.)

C1.   Original and official academic transcripts of the candidate’s most recent or relevant degree

C3.   Translation (certified) of academic transcript if transcript is not in English, Dutch, French or German languages

E1.   Recent English proficiency certificate, if applicable (see section 4 of the application form for further details). If you require such a certificate but have not obtained it yet, you can nevertheless already apply. If our Academic Board then decides that you meet all other admission criteria you will be accepted on the condition that you provide us with your certificate as soon as possible (at the very latest before the Programme starts).

P1.   Copy of passport or identity document

P2.   Photograph of candidate

W1. If applicable, separate motivation letter for possible waiver, including documented evidence of need (see section 7 of application form)

Submission Form

The teaching staff includes specialised academics as well as experienced practitioners from the EU institutions. This, combined with the international student body and the proximity of the EU’s headquarters, makes for a truly enriching study experience.Steven Engels,
Economic Analyist European Commission