MAREB students may benefit from scholarships granted by different institutions. Most on the aid programmes depend on the nationality of the applicant. The following list provides links to some of those scholarships. Students are reminded to check the application periods of each institution and apply to MAREB as early as possible if they need an acceptance decision in order to obtain the grant.

Fundació Crèdit Andorrà awards 3 scholarships for official master degrees.

CONICYT’S BECAS CHILE provide scholarships for master’s programmes abroad.

SENESCYT offers different types of scholarship for postgraduate studies.

The German Ministry of Education keeps a database of different forms of financial aid.

The JN Tata Endowment awards loan scholarships to Indian nationals wishing to pursue postgraduate studies abroad.


The Fondazione Luigi Einaudi has a programme of scholarships in the area of social sciences.

CONACYT awards scholarships for Ph.D and master students.

The Jansons Legat funds scholarships for postgraduate studies at foreign universities.

The Higher Education Commission has a series of scholarship programmes.

Saudi Arabia
The King Abdullah Foundation awards scholarships in the areas of e-commece and finance at graduate level.

Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera, under its Masters of Excelence Programme, offers one 5000 € scholarship to one student of Spanish nationality with an excellent academic record that has been accepted to MAREB. In order to be considered for this scholarship you need to submit your complete application to the programme before 30h June 2016. More details are available here
Spain's Ministry of Education offers scholarships to pursue postgraduate studies in Spain to students of Spanish nationality or EU citizens living in Spain. The scholarships cover registration plus a living allowance, depending on income and academic record. The call is usually issued in July and the deadline for applications is mid-october. More details here (in Spanish)
The Bank of Spain offers grants to pursue postgraduate degrees in Economics, including official masters in Spain. The call for the 2016/17 year has not been issued yet.
UAB and Banco Santander offer Itaca scholarships to master students. Candidates must have received an Itaca scholarship during their undergraduate studies. 
Fundació Agrupació offers scholarships for official master programmes, although they are only available to customers of that health insurance company. 
Fundación Rafael del Pino has a programme of scholarships for postgraduate studies aimed at developing the entrepreneurial and leadership spirit of the candidates.

Supported by the research groups of IDEM Doctoral Programme at UAB, one tuition-waiver scholarship is offered to one MAREB student with an excellent academic record. All candidates submitting their MAREB application before 30 June 2016 who check the corresponding option in the application form will be considered to this scholarship.

The Agha Kan Foundation provides financial aid to students from developing countries wishing to pursue master studies. Aid is 50% scholarship and 50% loan.

MAREB students may also be able to obtain scholarships related to providing research or teaching support, awarded by the Spanish Ministy of Education. Since these are awarded once the academic year has started, they cannot be regarded as tuition-waivers. If you want to be considered for either of these scholarships (of around 2.400 euro each), please mark the option 3 in section E of the application form.



Inaugural lecture 2017/18

Next  Thursday 19 October at 16h professor Antonio Estache will deliver MAREB's inaugural lecture for the course 2017-18, under the title"Institutions for Infrastructure in Developing Countries: What We Know and the Lot We still Need to Know". The lecture will take place at the Faculty of Economics' Sala de Graus.

Antonio Estache is professor of economics at Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), where he teaches teaches public economics, regulatory economics, development economics and environmental economics. He is research fellow of the European Centre for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (ECARES) and CEPR associate.

More details about his research, publications and teaching activities can be found here


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