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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
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
Fees: Students pay a social contribution at the University of Cologne for the duration of their studies (approximately €285 per semester, including a public transport card). Students are exempt from paying tuition fees at Keio University during their second year.



The programme is integrated into the Master of Science in Economics at the University of Cologne and the Master of Arts in Economics at Keio University. The Faculty of Economics of Keio University is one of Japan's leading economic institutions, located in Tokyo. You will take courses from both universities. Through the recognition of credit points from the partner university, you can transfer the credits you do not study at the University of Cologne to Keio University and vice versa (marked in light green or light blue). You will write your master's thesis during the second year of studies, which will be supervised by both universities.

Would you like to know the entry requirements and how to apply? Take a look at our application website.