Scholarships from Barcelona Graduate School of Economics – Barcelona GSE

  • Scholarships
  • Spain
  • September 1, 2021
  • Scholarships
  • Spain
  • September 1, 2021

Barcelona GSE


The BBVA Foundation and the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics offer fully-funded scholarships to study a 9-month master in Economics, Finance or Data Science.
We offer three Master’s Degrees at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics. Each degree has its own specialized programs of study. When you apply, you will indicate the specific program you wish to enter. You can see all the details of the programs of study on the pages below:

Master Degree in Economics and Finance

Economics Master’s Program
Finance Master’s Program
Master Degree in Specialized Economic Analysis

Competition and Market Regulation Master’s Program
Economics of Public Policy Master’s Program
International Trade, Finance, and Development Master’s Program
Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets Master’s Program
Master Degree in Data Science

Data Science Master’s Program
Our admissions team will also be happy to talk with you about your interests, experience, and objectives in order to determine which program(s) would be the best fit for you.

All Barcelona GSE Master’s Degrees have been recognized by the Catalan and Spanish Education authorities within the framework of the Bologna Process (in Spanish, “Master Universitario o Master Oficial”). You will receive an official Master’s degree upon completion of any of our programs.

Top Rankings

The Barcelona GSE is ranked by Research Papers in Economics (RePEc) among the top 5 European institutions and the top 15 economics departments worldwide.

Renowned Professors

The academic excellence of the Barcelona GSE rests on the talent, enthusiasm and drive of its world-class faculty, with more than 200 affiliated and guests professors, drawn from leading universities and companies around the world.

Life in Barcelona

The city of Barcelona is a well-known cluster for education in economics and business with more than 200.000 students. Cosmopolitan and vibrant city, with citizens coming from all parts of the world to enjoy its rich culture including architecture, museums, music and, of course, football. Moreover, the cost of living in Barcelona is one of the lowest compared to the other major European cities.


Opportunity is About:
Computers & ITEconomics, Business, Management & FinanceEngineeringInternational AffairsPolitics


Candidates should be from:
Afghanistan Albania Algeria Andorra Angola Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Brazil Brunei Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Central African Republic Chad Chile China Colombia Comoros Congo: Democratic Republic Congo: Republic Cook Islands Costa Rica Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic East Timor Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Fiji Finland France Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Gibraltar Greece Grenada Guatemala Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Honduras Hong Kong Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran Iraq Ireland Israel Italy Ivory Coast Jamaica Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Korea, North Korea, South Kosovo UN1244 (*not recognized by majority of countries) Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Laos Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libya Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macau North Macedonia Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Marshall Islands Mauritania Mauritius Mexico Micronesia Moldova Monaco Mongolia Montenegro Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nauru Nepal Netherlands New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Niue Norway Oman Pakistan Palau Palestinian Authority Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Puerto Rico Qatar Romania Russia Rwanda Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Samoa San Marino Sao Tome and Principe Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Islands Somalia South Africa South Sudan Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Suriname Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Syria Taiwan Tajikistan Tanzania Thailand Togo Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Tuvalu Uganda Ukraine United Arab Emirates United Kingdom United States of America Uruguay Uzbekistan Vanuatu Vatican City Venezuela Vietnam Western Sahara Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe.


Description of Ideal Candidate:
At the Barcelona GSE, we look for excellence and talent. Key elements of a strong application are a high GPA, a sound statement of purpose and standout reference letters. Strong knowledge in Economics and good quantitative skills are also recommended.

Application requirements:

An undergraduate/bachelor/grado/laurea, or equivalent degree from an accredited college or university (for Bologna degrees, a minimum of 180 ECTS are required).
A typical applicant would hold a University Diploma in Economics, Finance, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics or Business Administration. See our Student Profilefor more detailed information.
An advanced level of English language skills: TOEFL score of 90 or better / IELTS Academic Test score of 6.5 or better
Not required but highly recommended:

GRE General Test
Note that the fulfillment of the application requirements does not guarantee admission. Candidates will also be evaluated on the following admission criteria:

Outstanding academic record
Quantitative skills
Reference letters


Deadline: September 01, 2021

Cost/funding for participants:
Fully Funded
Financial Aid

All financial aid is awarded based on academic merit in competition with all other candidates. Every applicant is considered for all available financial aid opportunities. Financial aid at the Barcelona GSE may consist of:

Full or partial tuition waivers

Waivers are reductions of 100%, 75%, 50% or 25% on tuition fees. All students, including those awarded a tuition waiver, must pay a 1000€ reservation fee to confirm their place in the program.


Thanks to the participation of a number of companies and institutions, the Barcelona GSE is able to offer a number of tuition waivers and fully-funded scholarships based on academic merit. These highly competitive financial awards help the School attract the best and brightest international students.

Teaching Assistantships (TA)

A small number of teaching assistantships will be awarded to students in the Economics and Finance Programs. These positions are competitive and available to a limited number of top students. TAs are responsible for 30 hours of teaching (distributed flexibly throughout the year), plus other duties.

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