SMIDE is open to applicants with a strong interest in economic policy making in developing countries and international economic relations.
  • 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 and European applicants must hold a university degree with 240 ECTS.


For all applicants

  • A sufficient background in economics is required. If the jury assessed an insufficient economic background, the applicant may follow the “Concepts and Methods in EconomicsTraining. Successful completion of this training results in a certificate and also grants access to SMIDE.
  • The jury reserves the right to interview candidates remotely and this interview may be conducted in English. However, the candidate will not be allowed to request an interview if an application has been rejected. 


Application deadlines for 2024-2025

  • EU applicants: September 30, 2014
  • Non-EU applicants (who need a visa): is now closed (February 28, 2024)
  • ARES scholarship: is now closed (November 17, 2023)


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Beginning of courses:  mid-September

Teaching language: English