LMU - Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Quantitative Economics

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Business and Economics
English only
Winter semester:  15 Mar
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
directly at University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor’s degree in economics.

Required ECTS credits: 180.

It is expected excellent knowledge in microeconomics, macroeconomics, statistics, empirical research and, especially, econometrics I and II at an advanced Bachelor’s level to allow students to pursue the MQE program without difficulties.

You are also required to have a GRE test score (Graduate Record Examination): 75th GRE percentile score (only quantitative reasoning section) is required. Upload a scan of your GRE results in the application tool, e.g. the test taker score sheet. Please avoid sending your test score through ETS. If you cannot provide GRE results by the date of the test of admission, you must take a written test of admission at LMU in Munich. You will be invited to the test with two weeks' notice by e-mail.

GPA Comment

A grade of at least "good".

Language Requirements

The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

CERF English
min C1
GRE Subject Tests
min Verbal section of the GRE general test (75th percentile or higher)
min III
Telc English B2-C1 University
min C1
min Level 4
min 7
min 945
Specification: With 490 in listening and 455 in reading.
min 360
Specification: With 180 in speaking and 180 in writing.
min 95
min B2 First (FCE)
Specification: With grade A.
min C1 Advanced (CAE)
Specification: With grade B or C.
min C2 Proficiency (CPE)
Specification: With a score of 180.
PTE Academic
min 76
min ISE III; GESE 10, 11; SEW 4
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
English language proficiency can also be proven by a university degree acquired at an English-language institution of higher education or in an English-instructed program, a university entrance qualification acquired at an English-language institution, or another proof for proficiency in English of at least level C1 of the Common European Framework.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester:February 15 (German)February 15 (EU)February 15 (Non EU)
Summer semester:

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
Admission test/interview:
directly at University
Application Fee:

Application Documents

The following documents must be uploaded directly in the online tool during the application period:

  1. Proof of your studies:
    1. Certificate of the bachelor’s degree with a proof of the average grade and explanation of the grading scale together with evidence of the minimum pass-grade required as well as the maximum possible grade in the subject concerned. Please note that the university has to reject applications without proof of average grade certified by your examination office.
    2. Outline of lecture courses and/or transcripts of records of the courses you have attended.
    3. If your documents are not in German or English an official translation has to be additionally provided.
    4. If you have not yet finished your bachelor’s studies at the time of your application, please provide an official transcript of all examination results to date and an overall weighted average grade. In case of admission, you will receive an acceptance offer conditional on your final grade. Please note that at the time of your application you must have completed at least 75 % of the requirements of your bachelor's curriculum (in the case of a 180 ECTS course this would be 135 ECTS points).
  2. GRE test score:
    1. Upload a scan of your GRE results in the application tool or ask the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to report your test scores using the following ETS code: 1883. For registration please refer to the GRE website. 
    2. If you cannot provide GRE results by the application deadline you must take a written test of admission at LMU in Munich. You will be invited to the test with two weeks' notice.
  3. Evidence of very good knowledge of English (see language requirements).:
  4. Motivation letter:
    1. A motivation letter in English, at a length of 2,000 to 3,000 characters. The letter should describe your goals in pursuing graduate studies and in particular why you would like to complete the master’s program in Quantitative Economics at LMU Munich. The letter has to be copied into the respective text field in the application online-tool.
  5. Curriculum vitae: please upload your current CV in English.
  6. Academic references: please indicate names and contact details of two professors who are willing to issue a letter of recommendation upon request.

Please note:

  • The university does not accept applications after the deadline.
  • Documents provided by e-mail/ordinary mail or handed in personally will not be considered; the only exception is GRE results (see above).
  • Incomplete applications cannot be processed.
  • If your application is rejected, you can apply once again at the next application date.
  • If your application is rejected this is without effect for an application to the Master of Economics at LMU Munich.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website