Best European Institutions to Study Economics

Economics students – wondering where to study abroad next year? We’ve highlighted below the European institutions with the best reputation for Economics to help you make an informed decision. There is a long list of modules you can choose from at each university, but we’ve picked out a few in each that will give you a different perspective on Economics, with some offering a regional approach to their content that is specific to the host country.


Tilburg University, Netherlands – ranked #1 in the field of Economics & Econometrics in the Netherlands. A few interesting modules that Exeter does not offer:

  • Economics of the European Union
  • Games and Economic Behavior
  • International Trade for ECO


FCEE Catolica, Portugal The Financial Times’ prestigious international ranking recognizes Católica-Lisbon School of Business & Economics as the only Portuguese Business School in the global Executive Education ranking, among the top 20 schools in the European Union and the top 50 globally. Have a look at these modules:

  • Sports Economics
  • Environmental Economics and Sustainable Development 
  • Energy Economics
  • Health Economics


Koç University, Turkey – Koç University is considered to be among the elite institutions of Turkey and beyond. It is a leader in research and innovation (with the highest number of National Awards in 2010). 

  • Turkish Economy
  • Experimental Economics
  • International Trade
  • Industrial Organization


Lund University, Sweden – Lund University is Sweden’s strongest comprehensive research university and in recent years has been awarded more research funding than any other Swedish full-scale university. The Economics and Econometrics department was ranked in the top 150 in the QS World University Rankings by subject 2013.

  • Trade Theory
  • Health Economics
  • Development Economics

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In other news…

We also have an exciting new prospective partner – the Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia ( which has an outstanding reputation.  More information to come soon!


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