Master of Arts in Economic Research


Program Description

A top quality US-style graduate program designed for students interested in modern economics. The program consists of two years of coursework that equips students with the systematic knowledge of economic theory and empirical research techniques. Students also engage in supervised independent research project resulting in a high-standard MA Thesis. The aim of this program is to prepare students for further postgraduate education (leading towards a PhD degree in Economics) and a career in public policy institutions, government organisations, or private sector.


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Entry Requirements

Background requirements

  • Strong background in advanced mathematics.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English.
  • Previous education in economics is welcomed, but not required.

Educational requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent that can be recognized in the Czech Republic (or the expectation of completing a BA degree by September of the year for which you are applying).

How to Apply

All application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be submitted through our online application form or delivered in paper form, by the deadline of April 30, 2020 (23:59 Central European Summer Time).

The following materials are required for an application to be processed. All materials must be submitted in English or accompanied by an English translation.

  1. Online Application Form
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Statement of motivation: a statement in English describing your academic and research background, your interests and career goals, and how the program at CERGE-EI will help you meet your objectives. The length of the statement cannot exceed 4,000 characters.
  4. Verified copies of your Bachelor diploma and transcript (diploma supplement) with certified translations into English if needed (if the original document is in another language). Please see the Guidelines for Verification of Diplomas and Transcripts for details. Applicants who will be completing their BA studies or will receive their BA diploma only after our application deadline must submit confirmation of studies from their current university and their current transcripts.
  5. Proof of English proficiency level. Applicants who are not native speakers (were not born in a country where English is the primary official and majority language, such as Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, or the United States) are all required to provide a valid proof of their English proficiency, This should be an internationally recognised exam certificate (IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge,...).
  6. Contact details for two (or maximum three) referees. Their letters of recommendation must be submitted using the reference page in the online application or sent in a sealed envelope with the recommenders’ signature across the envelope. Referees must be familiar with your academic background described in the online application form. Please see the Recommendation Letters Guidelines.

Optional materials:

  • Applicants are encouraged to submit other relevant documents that may support their application, such as additional study records, certificates, etc.
  • GRE, GMAT, etc. are not required for the application. However, we strongly encourage applicants to provide their score results from such exams as they may increase their chance of admission.

All materials must be either uploaded through the Online Application Form or delivered in hard copy. Materials sent by email are not accepted.

Last updated Apr 2020

About the School

Charles University (CU) was founded in Prague in 1348 by the Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV and belongs among the oldest, largest and most prestigious universities in the world. Charles University is c ... Read More

Charles University (CU) was founded in Prague in 1348 by the Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV and belongs among the oldest, largest and most prestigious universities in the world. Charles University is currently ranked among the top 2% of the world´s universities in Shanghai University’s Academic Ranking of World Universities. It is the number one university in Eastern Europe according to the The Webometrics Ranking of World Universities. Read less