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MSc Economics of the Middle East (EMEA)
Philipps-Universität Marburg


Address Philipps-University Marburg, Economics of the Middle East (EMEA), Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, Am Plan 2, 35032 Marburg, Germany
Tel. No. +49 (0) 6421 28-23725
E-mail address
Course MSc Economics of the Middle East (EMEA)
Type of course Full-time
Length of course 4 semesters
Date of commencement October each year
Application deadlines: To be announced soon
Class size 20-25
Cost/Fees Tuition fees apply to self-financing participants. Please enquire with the School.
Accommodation Student accommodation is available in Marburg
Student grants / financial assistance DAAD scholarships are available for nationals from following countries: Algeria, Egypt, Germany, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine Territories, Syria, Tunisia and Yemen.
Exchange Partner Schools Lebanese American University in Beirut (LAU)
Major recruiters of graduates of this programme Private and public sector organisations.
Admissions requirements A first academic degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in economics or related studies with substantial focus on economics is required.
A proof of English language proficiency of at least C1 level in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) or equivalent has to be presented. Alternatively, applicants can produce proof that their previous studies were taught entirely in English.
Student profile 1. Ratio of National / Overseas students
Ratios vary with each intake. In the past, most participants joined us from the MENA region while some participants joined us from Europe.
2. Ratio of Men / Women
Ratio varies with each intake but has been balanced in the past.
3. Age range
Range varies with each intake. In the past, participants’ age was mostly around 25 years.
Contact details for application Boban Aleksandrovic
Course directors Prof. Dr. Bernd Hayo
Faculty of Business Administration and Economics
Philipps-Universitaet Marburg
Universitaetsstr. 24
D-35032 Marburg

Prof. Dr. Michael Kirk
Entwicklungs- und Kooperationsökonomie
Faculty of Business Administration and Economics
Philipps-Universitaet Marburg
Am Plan 2
D-35032 Marburg


MSc Economics of the Middle East (EMEA)

What is the idea behind EMEA?

EMEA is a unique Master’s programme designed for students who want to acquire a solid foundation in economic analysis in combination with specific knowledge about the economies of the MENA region.

For this purpose, EMEA combines an academic focus with hands-on regional experience: lectures are taking place at the Lebanese American University (LAU) in Beirut and the Master’s thesis can be written during a six months stay in the MENA region.

EMEA is the continuation of the previous programme Economic Change in the Arab Region (ECAR).

How does EMEA work?

• Four semesters with a total of 120 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits
• Graduate-level economics and introductory MENA economics followed by specialised courses
• Economics and interdisciplinary electives facilitate specialisation according to individual interests
• Financial support for German and Arab language courses available for DAAD scholarship holders

How is the programme’s content structured?

 1st Semester | Marburg  
 October – March      30 ECTS credits
 • Graduate-level courses in core economics  
 • Introductory course in MENA economics  
 2nd Semester | Marburg  
 April – September      30 ECTS credits
 • Specialised courses in economics  
• Advanced courses in MENA economics  
 3rd Semester | Beirut  
 October – March      30 ECTS credits
 • Advanced courses in MENA economics  
 • Politics of the MENA region  
 4th Semester | MENA Region  
 April – September      30 ECTS credits
• Master’s Thesis  
24 months    120 ECTS credits

How do I benefit from EMEA?

• Unique combination of economics and economic topics specifically related to the Middle East
• Master of Science tailored to the job market for economists with in-depth regional expertise
• Small class size and regular exchange with teaching staff facilitate study success
• Training of key qualifications by means of application training, intensive tutorial work, and essay-writing
• Extracurricular activities provide insights and hands-on experience
• Development of intercultural competence through an international class and semesters abroad

How do I finance my participation?

• DAAD scholarships are available for nationals of selected MENA countries and Germany
• Self-financing participation is open to qualified applicants independent of nationality

What are the application requirements?

• First degree in economics or related studies
• Proof of English language proficiency

For a DAAD scholarship, applicants should furthermore

• have at least 2 years of work experience
• provide 2 letters of recommendation

Programme start is October annually.

Application deadline:

31 May 2013 for scholarships
15 July 2013 for self-financed participation

About Philipps-University Marburg

University and Town Landgrave Philipp founded the university in 1527 as the first Protestant university in the world. It started with four subjects: Theology, Law, Medicine and Philosophy. Today it has 17 departments that offer a wide range of subjects in the natural sciences and liberal arts. Numerous famous people studied or taught in Marburg.

Internationalisation has always been a matter of course. Currently more than 12% of the student population are foreign nationals. The University is an integral part of the scenic town of Marburg situated on the river Lahn 100 km north of Frankfurt. The town with its 80,000 inhabitants (approx. 50,000 in the centre) is dominated by the castle on the hill, its 19,400 students and about 4,000 people working for the university. A saying goes "Other towns have a university, Marburg is a university". It reflects the unique historic atmosphere. Wherever you are in the town, you are part of a vibrant academic community.

About Lebanese American University in Beirut

The Lebanese American university (LAU) is a leading, private and nonsectarian higher education institution in Lebanon. It operates under the charter from the board of regents of the university of the state of New York and is accredited by the commission on institutions of higher education of the New England Association of Schools and colleges.

In the Fall 2012 semester, LAU had more than 8,100 students enrolled.

The Beirut campus is nestled in an urban setting, just steps away from the stimulating cultural, social, educational and recreational opportunities of Lebanon’s capital. The hillside campus in Byblos, which opened its doors in 1991, has grown to include nine buildings over about 160,000 square meters. Enrollment stands at about 3,210.


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