Double degree in Economic Policy

Two degrees, two countries!

The University of Antwerp and Maastricht University join forces in a brand new double degree, giving you the opportunity to study in two countries and obtain two Master’s degrees in just two years. Your first year will take place in Maastricht, your second in Antwerp.

You only need to write one Master's Thesis that will be jointly supervised by professors from both institutions. Applications are organised via the UMaastricht website. Once you have successfully obtained all required credits, you will be awarded a Master of Science in Applied Economics Sciences: Economic Policy degree from University of Antwerp and a Master of Science in Economics degree from Maastricht University. Both universities are ranked in the QS World University Ranking and the Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2021, and score extremely well in Young University Rankings.

About Maastricht University

and the application procedure

Unique combination

Both universities contribute to your academic and professional development in their own way and with their own strengths. 

  • The UMaastricht is known for its Problem-Based Learning (PBL) method: under supervision of a tutor, you work in small tutorial groups, engage in hands-on training and tackle real-life challenges. 
  • At the UAntwerp, you will acquire the expertise necessary to deal with a wide range of economic problems faced by policymakers. 

This unique combination of soft and hard skills will make you more competitive in the job market and will transform you into a responsible, global-minded citizen.

International network

Besides benefiting from different teaching styles, following this programme gives the opportunity to expand your global network and become part of not one but two international classrooms. You get to discover Antwerp and Maastricht: both bustling, multicultural and innovative cities with a lot of historical charm. Thanks to their central location in Europe, you are in close proximity to Amsterdam, Paris, London, Berlin,… and only 45 minutes away from Brussels, the heart of the European Union and the NATO. 

Hence, obtaining a double degree is perfect if you really want to challenge yourself academically while gaining a strong intercultural perspective at the same time.

Admission and enrolment

Admission criteria

You can apply for the Double Degree if you are

Please contact for more information about the application process. 


Applications for the academic year 2022 - 2023 start as of 1 December 2021. The application deadline is 15 May 2022.