Are you one of the better students in your class? Are you mathematically skilled? Creative and inquisitive? Hard-working and independent? Do you have academic ambitions? Then Tinbergen Institute is the right place to continue your studies. This is wat TI offers:

Selected teaching staff

The Research Master program’s high standards are guaranteed by selecting teaching staff from the best researchers of the three faculties participating in the institute and by inviting internationally renowned experts to serve as guest lecturers in their fields of research.
See the pages of our research groups.

Extensive program of field courses

After the first year of thorough grounding in economics, econometrics and finance, the second year offers over 40 specialization courses. Half of the second year is devoted to thesis research under expert supervision. See MPhil curriculum.

Stepping stone for PhD research

Most students who successfully complete the program obtain a fully paid PhD position at one of the schools that jointly run Tinbergen Institute.

Generous scholarship program

TI runs its own scholarship program for MPhil students. Full-time PhD positions that come with all of the benefits of employment, including a good salary, are available after the MPhil.

Small scale program

Admissions are highly selective and competitive. A maximum of 35 students from all over the globe are anually admitted to TI’s Research Master program. The small-scale allows students to regularly call upon the professors and the Director of Graduate Studies for individual advice. Students become a closely knit group: despite the many hours of hard work they always find the time for leisure. See who our students are.

Amsterdam & Rotterdam

Tinbergen Institute has its own offices and a dedicated support staff in both Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Students have their own computer facilities and office space. For student who new to the Netherlands, student housing is arranged by the student’s host university. Read more about locations, housing & research facilities.

Career prospects

Ask any of TI’s over 600 PhD alumni, and they will tell you that a PhD degree from Tinbergen Institute opens the doors of opportunity. Roughly half of the alumni work in research universities in the Netherlands or abroad, many of them as full professors. Check our recent placements for more details.