Entry Requirements

MA in Economic Research

General information

  • Any individual from any country is welcome to apply.
  • CERGE-EI does not discriminate on the basis of nationality, race, age, gender, or religion.
  • There is no application fee.

Educational background requirements

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

Proof of English proficiency level
  Highly functional English (speaking, listening, writing, reading) to be able to fully engage with courses and course materials in professional-level English. Applicants who are not native speakers (not born in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland or the United States) are required to provide a valid proof of their English proficiency. This should be an internationally recognized exam certificate (IELTS, TOEFL – IC 2403, Cambridge or Duolingo English Test).

Solid background in mathematics
  Calculus: Convergence of numerical sequences; functions of one variable and many variables; limits and continuity of functions; differentiation and integration; partial and full derivatives
  Algebra: Simple linear algebra (elementary operations including matrix multiplication and matrix inversion)
  Statistics: Random variables and probability distributions, foundations of statistical estimation and inference

Previous education in economics recommended
  However, applicants from non-economic fields with a solid mathematical background are also encouraged to apply.