Apply to MA in Applied Economics

Applications for the academic year 2020/2021 are currently OPEN.

Eligibility Criteria

  • BA or MA degree;
  • knowledge of basic calculus;
  • background in a discipline related to economics is advantageous but not a must, students from non-economics majors are welcome to apply;
  • work or internship experience is desired.

Application Deadlines

Admission RoundApplication DeadlineTuitionAdmission DecisionTuition Deposit
 Early  30 November 7,500 USD  21 December 31 January
 Regular  31 March 9,500 USD  20 April 21 May
 Late  Rolling admissions after 31  March 9,500 USD  within 3 weeks Individual date upon agreement
Fellowships Please check the specific deadlines Depends on the fellowship 20 April 21 May


Application Process and Required Materials

  • Start the online application by filling out your contact information and educational background. You can save the application and work on it later.
  • Prepare the following materials, to be uploaded on the last page of the online application:

- Contact details for two references. We will email your recommenders directly with some questions about you as soon as you submit the online application.
- Scans of your original diplomas* and transcripts in the original language.
- Scans of your diplomas and transcripts translated into English.
- Filled out motivation form (download template here).
- Scan of the main page of your passport, with picture.
- Optional: Financial aid request.
- Optional: Electronic or scanned standardized score reports – for example, TOEFL, IELTS, GRE, GMAT, or other.
- Optional: Additional information that might help your application.

*If you’re still studying, submit the current academic transcript instead of the diploma.

Math Test and Interview

After you submit your online application, you will be invited for a 60-minute session that comprises of a mathematics assignment and an interview.

  • Your math test will take 45 minutes and cover 5 questions. You will receive the questions via email and do the test from your home. It may include the following topics: functions of one variable, functions of more than one variable, linear algebra, calculus, differential equations, probability and statistics. If you would like to see a sample test, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Your interview will take 15 minutes immediately after the math test. It will be conducted on Skype or telephone.  The interview will concentrate on your background and motivation. We look for students who are curious, passionate and excited about challenging work. Interviews for the Impact for Society and Public Service Fellowships are conducted separately.

Admissions Decisions and Tuition Deposit

If you are offered admission to the MA in Applied Economics program, you will receive a specific tuition offer. To accept the offer, you must make a non-refundable tuition deposit to the sum of 1,000 USD (this sum is later deducted from your first tuition payment). The tuition deposit deadline is one month from the admission decision.

From the moment you pay the tuition deposit your admission is secured, and you can plan on starting to study for your MA in Applied Economics in Prague in September!