Specialized Master in International and Development Economics-SMIDE

The Economic Departments at the University of Namur (UNamur) and at the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) organize jointly a one-year post graduate program in International and Development Economics.

Program graduates will obtain an Advanced Master’s Degree in International and Development Economics.

The master program has successfully been in existence for more than 20  years. Professorship includes academics with a well established international reputation and an extensive field experience in developing countries.


The objective of the program is to train students in international and development economics and help them to become qualified actors in the field of economic development in the context of an integrated world economy.

The courses taught are structured around two main themes: macroeconomic policies and economic development including its institutional aspects.

The language of instruction is English.

Application requirements

International applicants must have either:

- A university graduate degree obtained after 5 years of university education

- A university graduate degree obtained after 4 years of university education and 2 years at least of professional experience.

Belgian students must hold a university degree with 240 ECTS (for details, ).

Only applicants with a strong background in economics will be considered.


The program is a one-year program of 60 ECTS.

The courses and seminars are given mainly in Namur. Once a week, classes take place in Louvain-La-Neuve.


The program enjoys the support of the "Académie de Recherche et d'Enseignement supérieur - Commission de la Coopération au Développement" (ARES-CCD) and receives financial backing from the Belgian Government. It is possible to obtain scholarships for the program from the ARES-CCD and the Belgian Cooperation (ENABEL).



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