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International study programme

Double Master's Programme in Economics

in cooperation with Keio University in Tokyo

Key facts

Partner: Keio University in Tokyo, Japan
Programme structure: First year at the University of Cologne, second year at Keio University
Degrees: Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Economics from the University of Cologne
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Economics from Keio University
Duration: 4 semesters
Start: Fall term (October in Cologne)
Language: English



  • Develop a better understanding of economic and social issues, such as the design and regulation of markets, individual behavior, public and monetary policy and taxation
  • Gain exposure to a variety of theoretical approaches
  • Receive state-of-the-art training in quantitative and qualitative research methods and data analysis tools
  • Learn how to apply these methods and tools to independently analyse and develop conceptual models to predict responses to changes in policy and market conditions
  • Develop ideas on how to solve complex economic problems in a globalised, interconnected world by considering cross-national linkages and implications

Benefit from the expertise of two leading universities. Upon successful completion of your studies, you will be awarded both master’s degrees: a Master of Science in Economics from the University of Cologne and a Master of Arts in Economics from Keio University.

Partner: Keio University

Keio University is a leading university committed to excellence and innovation in education and research. It is located in central Tokyo. The mission of the Faculty of Economics at Keio University is to provide its graduate students with the highest level of economic knowledge and skills to solve real-world problems, and to develop talented individuals with advanced professional skills, whether they pursue research or careers in business.


The courses offered by the two universities cover a wide range of topics and complement each other very well. The double degree is integrated into the regular master's programmes. It includes courses from both universities and is based on credit transfer.

You will study the courses marked in dark green and dark blue. By means of credit transfer, you will be able to transfer the credits that you do not study at the University of Cologne to Keio University and vice versa (marked in light green or light blue).

As part of the programme, you will write a Master's thesis in your second year.


Would you like to know more about the programme? Contact the Programme Manager by phone (Mon-Thu), email or arrange a personal meeting on campus.

Xenia Elbrächter
Programme Manager
Phone: +49 (0)221 470-7702
Email: Contact form

Advising hour: Wednesdays, 10am-12pm. Please click here to make an appointment on campus.