The Master of Science in Economic Policy (MEP) prepares professional economists with a policy orientation, with an eye to the skills required to be employed in national and international policy and research institutions, including central banks, development banks, economics and statistics research offices but also in high ranks of the public administration. Due to the skills acquired during the master, the MEP is also a pathway to higher studies in Economics and Economic Policy.
The master offers knowledge in various fields of applied economics combined with a sound background in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics. To understand, evaluate and propose economic policy instruments in the current world with all its global challenges, the teaching methodology is to combine economic theory with relevant real world applications of today.
The Foundation for the Lugano Faculties of USI and the Università della Svizzera italiana, will award a total of 60 one-off study grants of the amount of 4'000 CHF each. Distribution of the grants will be as followed: 20 grants will be awarded to students that pursued a Bachelor degree at a Swiss University, 20 to students that pursued a Bachelor degree at an Italian University and 20 to students that pursued a Bachelor degree in a University from other countries.
Value of Scholarship(s)
The merit based grants are given to students admitted as first-year students of a USI Master programme. Merit is determined based on the results of the academic degree that gives access to the Master (usually the bachelor's).
Candidates are kindly asked to send the complete application by July 31st. All applicants will be notified by the middle of August.
The formal requirement for admission is a Bachelor's degree from a recognized academic institution in Economics, Business Economics or other related fields, preferrably with some quantitative background. The places offered are limited, therefore the selection can be effected on the basis of the academic results.
Recipient: University of Lugano
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