Master in Economics and Finance (MEF)

Master in Economics and Finance (MEF) is a two-year program taught in English offered for students with a completed Bachelor’s degree. The university charges tuition fees for the studies. Students can apply for a number of external scholarships to cover the tuition fees and living expenses.

The program aims to give the student a thorough grounding in both theoretical and applied economics. We put emphasis on developing abstract analytical reasoning, which allows our graduates to solve complex economic problems in various settings. The applicants must have solid background in Mathematics and good command of English. Courses are taught both by our faculty and professionals from the central bank, commercial banks and business analysts. Our graduates typically assume challenging positions in banking, consulting, investment funds, and public administration.

To complete the program the students must (i) collect 120 ECTS credits, (ii) defend their Master’s Thesis and (iii) pass the final comprehensive examination. Students need to take 5 mandatory courses and 2 mandatory seminars worth 48 credits in total (listed below). In additions the students should collect minimum 60 credits from elective courses offered at IES and maximum 12 credits from optional master courses offered outside IES (including Czech language classes). 


  • 5 mandatory courses (6-9 ECTS credits each) 33 credits
  • 2 thesis seminars (6-9 ECTS credits each) 15 credits
  • elective courses: minimum 60 credits
  • optional courses: maximum 12 credits
  • Master Thesis



The early admissions deadline for the academic year 2021/22 is February 28, 2021. The early admissions deadline is strongly recommended for students from non-EU or non-EFTA countries who will need a student visa in order to study in the Czech Republic.

The regular deadline for the academic year 2021/22 is April 30, 2021

Please, note that the winter semester of the academic year 2021/22 will be organized in a hybrid form, meaning you will be allowed to attend the courses online in case you find yourself in a difficult situation related to COVID-19. 


International Office
Charles University
Faculty of Social Sciences
Smetanovo nábřeží 6
110 01 Praha 1
Czech Republic
Phone: +420 222 112 228


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