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Joint Degree

A Joint Degree experience offers you the opportunity to enrich your international experience and gain a deep international understanding. The international immersion gained through this experience is highly valued by recruiters and likely to increase the potential for an international career.


What is a Joint Degree?

A Joint Degree is a joint program that allows you to:

  • Study at two top business and economic schools
  • Enroll in a Master Program with the duration of 4 semesters
  • Receive one joint diploma signed by both Universities
  • Create a differentiating factor in your CV
  • Spend the first academic year at CATÓLICA-LISBON and the second academic year at Université Catholique de Louvain

Why a Joint Degree?

A Joint Degree offers professional skills and an advanced understanding of economic problems, both from a theoretical and an applied perspective. Two programs are offered:

Joint Degree in Economic Theory - Finalité Approfondie/Research Focus

Joint Degree in General Economics - Finalité  Spécialisée /Professional Focus  


General Requirements for Joint Degree

Applications available only for September intake, 1st and 2nd round of applications.

  • Admission to the MSc in Economics: in order to apply for the Joint Degree, candidates must apply and be admitted first to the MSc in Economics;
  • In addition to the Statement of Purpose for the MSc in Economics, candidates are asked to include a motivation letter for the Joint Degree, stating why they should be selected for this program;
  • Candidates will be interviewed by the Admissions Comittee of CATÓLICA-LISBON;
  • Admission to the Joint Degree program is conditional on the maintenance of academic performance during the first year. 

You will be issued with a Joint Diploma of Master en Sciences Économiques Orientation Générale à Finalité Approfondie or à Finalité Spécialisé by Université Catholique de Louvain and Université de Namur and an International MSc in Economics by CATÓLICA-LISBON.


About Université Catholique de Louvain

Founded in 1425, Université Catholique de Louvain is one of the best Business Schools according to the Financial Times Ranking.