Masters in Economics in Portugal




Study Economics in Portugal

If you are looking for a master’s in economics, Portugal is a great option. Portugal is growing into a major international study destination. There is an increasing number of graduate degrees offered fully or partially in English. Portugal offers two types of higher education institutions. You can choose between research-driven universities and more practice-oriented polytechnics. Portugal is also home to one of the oldest universities in Europe and the world – University of Coimbra as well as many other great academic institutions, including NOVA School of Business and Economics, ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon, Catholic University of PortugalUniversity of Lisbon, and University of Porto.

Portugal is attracting thousands of international students every year with fairly cheap tuition fees and living costs, great weather, delicious food, and amazing beaches. The Portuguese educational system balances theory and practice, offering students plentiful hands-on experience mixed with lectures and classroom time. Get a solid training in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics, engage with the rich culture and enjoy international atmosphere in cities like Lisbon, Porto or Coimbra.

Find your Master's program now

Key Information

• Academic year: September – June
• Course length: 1-2 years
• Type of degrees: Master of Science (M.Sc.), Master of Arts (M.A.), Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
• Fees: between €500 and €2,500/year at public universities, starting from €7,000/year at private universities
• Scholarships: Erasmus Mundus, DGES Grants, FCT Studentships, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Scholarships, scholarships from Portuguese universities
• Living costs: €700 – €900 (Lisbon most expensive)
• Average starting salary: €28,000 for economists with masters (INOMICS Salary Report)



Subscribe now to find your ideal Master's program

Get updates on top economics degrees worldwide, available scholarships, application tips and other study advice.


Sign Up



We will help you choose your graduate studies: Since 1998 INOMICS has been supporting young economists worldwide in reaching their education and career goals.


Know your options: Discover top Master's programs in economics - on campus and online.


Receive personalized updates: We hand-pick study offers matching your interests and desired locations.


Get the advice you need: Receive information on scholarships, application tips and career prospects for economics students.


What our users think about us




I have been a member of INOMICS community for over 8 years. I came across the platform when I was looking for a summer school in Europe to prepare myself for my Master’s studies, so I decided to give it a shot. As soon as I found my summer course on INOMICS (which I enjoyed a lot), I started to explore the website more and realized that I can also use it for finding great PhD programs, academic jobs, conferences and professional courses. I think it is the most complete source of information for students or career seekers in the field of economics.
Gökhan, PhD Student in Economics at Ankara University




INOMICS has been quite useful, since information about courses, universities and scholarships is usually hard to access. This is especially true when it comes to the quantity of information one can obtain on INOMICS. I also know that I will be using it to find job postings at the end of this year when I go to the job market!
Carolina, PhD Student in International Economics at Brandeis University