Entry Requirements

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

  • Solid background in mathematics (see below for details).
  • Highly functional English (speaking, listening, writing, reading) to be able to fully engage with courses and course materials in professional-level English.
  • Previous education in economics (Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Statistics, Econometrics, Mathematics for Economists) is recommended, however, applicants from non-economic fields with a solid mathematical background are also encouraged to apply.
  • 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.

Mathematical background

Students commencing CERGE-EI graduate studies should have mastered the following methods:

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