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What will I learn?

In this Double Degree (with Universidad de Chile) you will gain comprehensive knowledge of the economies, economic policies, strategies, theories and practices of Europe and Latin America.

This double degree programme with Universidad de Chile in Santiago is for students who want to broaden their view on important economic topics by bringing in a comparative perspective.

You will obtain two degrees: MSc in Economics (Groningen) and the Master Economic Analysis (Santiago de Chile). The programme will provide you with a broader view of economic theory and practice. In addition, you will get the opportunity to experience student life in two different cultures with sufficient time spent in each environment to obtain a thorough understanding of both cultures. Universidad de Chile is one of the best universities in the Latin American region.

The programme trains you to analyse policies and economic decisions, both in public and private areas. Lecturers are experts holding PhD degrees from the best universities in the world (Harvard, MIT, Berkeley, Oxford, Yale and Cambridge). Several have professional experience in international organisations such as the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank and the United Nations.

Why study this programme in Groningen?

A unique combination of two degrees, in Groningen and Santiago de Chile, in which you will learn to add the comparative perspective to economic topics. The programme is an internationally accredited programme, ensuring a high quality education that meets both the AACSB and EQUIS standards, which only one percent of universities reach worldwide.

Job prospects

The programme provides you with excellent skills enabling to analyse policies and economic decisions, both in public and private areas.

As a graduate of this programme, you will be able to work in positions in which you contribute to economic decision-making processes. This can be in (inter)national government bodies, public organisations and private corporations like financial institutions, multinationals and consultancy firms. In addition, economists can work as researchers in academia, business or governmental agencies. You can also use your expertise to write for journals and newspapers.

The World Bank rated the programme as “preferred university” programme, a categorisation enabling students to apply for scholarships provided by this organisation.

Because all our programmes are EQUIS and AACSB accredited, a standard which only one percent of universities reach worldwide, your degree will be highly valued on the labour market.

Job examples

  • International economist
  • Financial expert and/or strategy expert in a multinational corporation
  • Staff member with an (inter)national governmental organisation such as IMF World Bank, OECD, WTO
  • Professional economist on development
  • Economic or financial consultant with an (inter)national governmental organisation
  • Business consultant with an internationally operating consultancy firm

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Economics and Business

Study options

Full Time (18 months)

Tuition fees
Total DD tuition fee EU/EEA (Approx): €6,150; Total DD tuition fee non-EU/EEA (Approx): €18,650 (Part of the tuition fee is paid to the partner university in their national currency.
Application deadline

Expected May 2023

More details

Start date

Expected September 2022


University of Groningen

Broerstraat 5,


9712 CP, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have Bachelor's degree. Additional requirements English: A VWO diploma or a subject certificate for VWO English (mark 6 or higher), minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of 21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items). Language Centre English Test (LCET) level C1 (B2 for no more than two components). Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a minimum score of 180.

For international students

To be eligible for this Double Degree, you need to start with the University of Groningen MSc in Economics.

IELTS Academic overall score 6.5 (Speaking 6, Writing 6.5); TOEFL internet-based overall score 90 (Speaking 20, Writing 24); C1 Advanced, C2 Proficiency (with minimum score 180); University of Groningen Language Centre Test (Speaking B2, Writing C1).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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