European Master in Health Economics and Management

       Your future starts here

About the programme

 

Type:

Master

Degree:

Master

Mode of study:

full-time

Language:

English

Duration:

2 years

Study points(EC):

120

Location:

Europe

Start:

September

Appl. deadline:

1 March

The European Master in Health Economics and Management (Eu-HEM) is a unique two-year master’s programme, organised by four partnering universities. This programme prepares you for a career in staff and executive positions in organizations and institutions involved in both national and international healthcare provision. Such as national hospitals, international pharmaceutical companies, aid organisations, governmental agencies, research institutions, etc.

The international and interdisciplinary focus are key

Eu-HEM is a top-notch programme in which we take advantage of each universities’ strengths. By partnering with four universities, we assure a quality programme covering topics as health economics, healthcare management, health policy but also health law and regulation. In addition, you will acquire essential skills in analytical methods.

Key in succeeding in the global healthcare sector is awareness of societal relevance of healthcare and the constraints imposed by social rules, regulations and the law. Topics we will cover widely.

Four semesters, four universities and 120 ECTS

You will start your first semester in Bologna with your fellow students. This semester will set the base and starts early September. You will achieve basic knowledge of health economics, healthcare management but also the relation to international law. In this semester, you can obtain 30 ECTS.

Second and third semester: your personal track

From the second semester on, it’s up to you. You decide on your field of interest and select your specific track:

The chosen track will lead you to two different universities.

Are you currently in the Eu-HEM programme (2020 – 2022)? Your programme differs from the new curriculum.

Finish with a rock-solid thesis

The fourth semester is fully dedicated to your master thesis. You will write about a topic related to your track. With your thesis you show that you can perform scientific research and are able to report and discuss the study and its conclusions in a clear way. We highly recommend you working together with one of our partners in the public or private sector.

 

 

Tracks

Interested in the curriculum of every track? Please follow the link of a track to see the curriculum in detail.

Two years of hard work are rewarded

This whole programme is about handing you the knowledge, tools and experience you need to kickstart your career in the international field of healthcare. Upon successful completion of the programme, you will be awarded with the degree ‘European Master in Health Economics and Management’. Of course, you will receive a joint diploma, recognised by all four universities.

A Joint Diploma Supplement

The names of the national degrees differ from the European degree. They will be described in the Joint Diploma Supplement:

 

Name of University Name of degree
University of Oslo Master of Philosophy
University of Bologna Laurea Magistrale
Management Center Innsbruck Master of Arts
Erasmus University Rotterdam Master of Science

 

Admission requirements

We can host 80 international students per year. In order to get your admission, you need:

  • a higher education entrance qualification and a completed bachelor’s degree comparable to a Norwegian bachelor’s degree
  • a minimum grade average of C in the Norwegian grading scale or equivalent from your bachelor’s degree
  • an English language requirement, documented by an internationally recognised English language proficiency test.

The University of Oslo handles your admission. Details about the requirements and relevant documentation can be found through the University page of Oslo.

How to secure your spot in the programme?

Since there are limited spots available in the Eu-HEM programme, we prioritize the applicants who are most likely going to succeed in the master programme. All applications are thoroughly discussed during the Joint Admission Board (JAB) meeting. The applications are always evaluated by at least two JAB members, in order to have a well-balanced evaluation.

In order to select the most suitable applicants, we look at two different criteria during the selection process:

  • your GPA:overall grades range from 2,5 to 5,0 (maximum)
  • motivation letter:range from 0,0 to 0,5 (maximum)

Please note that also with a lower GPA, you will have a chance to be admitted to the programme, if you have an excellent motivation letter. So, make sure you write us a kickass motivation letter!!

Apply to the University of Oslo or to MCI | The entrepreneural School®

 

Your application will be processed in a joint admission process. Preferably, you will apply through the University of Oslo. However, if you missed their application deadline, you can also apply through MCI | The Entrepreneurial School®. Since your application is assessed by the same team, the result of your application will be the same. Independently of where you applied.

Please upload all required documents to either the application platform of the University of Olso or to MCI | The Entrepreneurial School®. You will need:

  • a kickass motivation letter* showing your enthusiasm about the program. Don’t forget to mention your relevant experiences which will contribute to your successful attendance of the programme
  • a declaration form to state that you are aware of the participation fees
  • your curriculum vitae to state your qualifications, experiences and skills
  • a copy of your passport

Here you can find more information about the enrollment journey:

*At MCI in addition to the motivation letter, an admission interview is part of the application process. During this interview we will answer all your questions regarding your application and enrollment. We will invite you to an online interview shortly after you submitted your application.

CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING TIMELINES FOR YOUR APPLICATION TO THE UNIVERSITY OF OSLO

Deadline for your application

Result of your application

Deadline for accepting the offer

Non-EU / EEA / Swiss students 15 November 2023 4 April 2024 14 April 2024
All other students 1 March 2024 29 April 2024 6 May 2024

Consider the following timelines for your application to MCI | The Entrepreneurial School®

 

DEADLINE FOR YOUR APPLICATION to mci

 

RESULT OF YOUR APPLICATION

 

DEADLINE FOR ACCEPTING THE OFFER

 

All students (Non-EU / EEA / Swiss Students & EU Students) February 4, 2024 March 15, 2024 March 29, 2024
All students (Non-EU / EEA / Swiss Students & EU Students) March 31, 2024 April 26, 2024 May 10, 2024
All students (Non-EU / EEA / Swiss Students & EU Students) May 26, 2024 June 10, 2024 June 20, 2024

You will be informed whether have been accepted to the programme by email (MCI) or by logging into the online portal (UiO). In this ‘result of your application’ letter, the appeal procedure is described.

Enrollment by the Erasmus University Rotterdam

When your application is finalized, the Erasmus University of Rotterdam takes over. They will provide you with information about your enrollment and details about the payment. You can expect the information mid-May.

The University of Bologna about the start

Things get exciting when you receive your first information from the University of Bologna. They will inform you about the start of your master’s programme. You can expect their information also mid-May.

 

 

Convinced by the programme? Time to fix the budget!

Depending on your nationality you will pay the following participation fees:

If you are from:

Needed budget

Students with a nationality of EU member countries plus:

  • Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  • Iceland
  • Liechtenstein
  • Norway
  • Turkey
  • Switzerland

 

€4000

 

Students from all other countries €9000

You will pay your participation fees at the University of Oslo. The deadline for paying the fees is the 1st of August 2024.

A small side note:

  • Participation fees may change slightly due to inflation
  • Norwegian students applying for student loans at the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund are recommended to apply for education outside the Nordic region.

Need a little help with your budget? Apply for a Scholarship!

Eu-HEM is an Erasmus+ programme meaning that you can apply for an Erasmus+ mobility grant. This basically means they will help you covering your travel and subsistence costs when you study abroad. You can apply for one and sometimes even two semesters.

 

 

Erasmus+ grant possibility

Eu-HEM students can also apply for an Erasmus+ grant to cover mobility costs.

Up until now, all students who have gone through the application process for an Erasmus+ grant, have received the grant for one or two semesters. The Erasmus+ grant per student is between EUR €300 per month and €480 per month.

The Eu-HEM programme cannot guarantee that the grant actually will be awarded or the height or the length of the grant, since this depends on local and European regulations. No rights can be derived from the information regarding the Erasmus+ grant provided on this website. This information only serves to inform the students of the existence of such grant.

In short

The European Master in Health Economics and Management (Eu-HEM) is a unique two-year master’s programme, organised by four partnering universities. This programme prepares you for a career in staff and executive positions in organisations and institutions involved in (inter)national healthcare provision. Think national hospitals, international pharmaceutical companies, aid organisations, governmental agencies, research institutions, etc.

The international and interdisciplinary focus are key

Eu-HEM is a top-notch programme in which we take advantage of each universities’ strengths. By partnering with four universities, we assure a quality programme covering topics as health economics, healthcare management, health policy but also health law and regulation. In addition, you will acquire essential skills in analytical methods.

Key in succeeding in the global healthcare sector is awareness of societal relevance of healthcare and the constraints imposed by social rules, regulations and the law. Topics we will cover widely.

Structure

Four semesters, four universities and 120 ECTS

You will start your first semester in Bologna with your fellow students. This semester will set the base and starts mid-September. You will achieve basic knowledge of health economics, healthcare management but also the relation to international law. After this semester, your first 30 ECTS are safe.

Second and third semester: your personal track

From the second semester on, it’s up to you. You decide on your field of interest and select your specialisation:

The chosen specialisation will lead you to two different universities offering your track.

 

Semester Activity Location No. of ECTS
1st semester
Fundamentals of Health Economics Bologna  

5 ECTS

Fundamentals of Healthcare Management 5 ECTS
Statistics for Healthcare (two levels) 5 ECTS
Econometrics (two levels) 5 ECTS
Our right to health: needs, resources and society 5 ECTS
Elective: International law and health OR Health systems 5 ECTS
2nd semester
Specialisations:

 

Track Economics & Policy

 

Oslo

30 ECTS
Track Economic Evaluation Rotterdam
Track Management of Healthcare Institutions Oslo
Track Population Health Management Innsbruck
3rd semester
Continuation of Specialisations:

 

Track Economics & Policy

 

Bologna

30 ECTS
Track Economic Evaluation Oslo
Track Management of Healthcare Institutions Innsbruck
Track Population Health Management Rotterdam
4th semester
Thesis All locations 30 ECTS

Are you currently in the Eu-HEM programme (2020 – 2022)? Your programme differs from the new specialisations.

Finish with a rock-solid thesis

The fourth semester is fully dedicated to your master thesis. You will write about a topic related to your track. With your thesis you show that you can perform scientific research and are able to report and discuss the study and its conclusions is a clear way. We highly recommend you working together with one of our partners in the public or private sector.

 

 

Curriculum

Tracks

Interested in the curriculum of every track? Please follow the link of a track to see the curriculum in detail.

Diploma

Two years of hard work are rewarded

This whole programme is about handing you the knowledge, tools and experience you need to kickstart your career in the international field of healthcare. Upon successful completion of the programme, you will be awarded with the degree ‘European Master in Health Economics and Management’. Of course, you will receive a joint diploma, recognised by all four universities.

A Joint Diploma Supplement

The names of the national degrees differ from the European degree. They will be described in the Joint Diploma Supplement:

 

Name of University Name of degree
University of Oslo Master of Philosophy
University of Bologna Laurea Magistrale
Management Center Innsbruck Master of Arts
Erasmus University Rotterdam Master of Science

 

Admission

Admission requirements

We can host 80 international students per year. In order to get your admission, you need:

  • a higher education entrance qualification and a completed bachelor’s degree comparable to a Norwegian bachelor’s degree
  • a minimum grade average of C in the Norwegian grading scale or equivalent from your bachelor’s degree
  • an English language requirement, documented by an internationally recognised English language proficiency test.

The University of Oslo handles your admission. Details about the requirements and relevant documentation can be found through the University page of Oslo.

How to secure your spot in the program?

All admissions will be reviewed based on decisions made by the Consortium Board. Your academic merit and motivation letter will decide how you rank:

  • overall grades range from 2,5 to 5,0 (maximum)
  • motivation letter range from 0,0 to 0,5 (maximum)

So, make sure you write us a kickass motivational letter!!

 

 

Application

Apply to the University of Oslo or to MCI | The entrepreneural School®

Your application will be processed in a joint admission process. Preferably, you will apply through the University of Oslo. However, if you missed their application deadline, you can also apply through MCI | The Entrepreneurial School®. Since your application is assessed by the same team, the result of your application will be the same. Independently of where you applied.

Please upload all required documents to either the application platform of the University of Olso or to MCI | The Entrepreneurial School®. You will need:

  • a kickass motivation letter* showing your enthusiasm about the program. Don’t forget to mention your relevant experiences which will contribute to your successful attendance of the programme
  • a declaration form to state that you are aware of the participation fees
  • your curriculum vitae to state your qualifications, experiences and skills
  • a copy of your passport

Here you can find more information about the enrollment journey:

*At MCI in addition to the motivation letter, an admission interview is part of the application process. During this interview we will answer all your questions regarding your application and enrollment. We will invite you to an online interview shortly after you submitted your application.

CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING TIMELINES FOR YOUR APPLICATION TO THE UNIVERSITY OF OSLO

Deadline for your application

Result of your application

Deadline for accepting the offer

Non-EU / EEA / Swiss students 15 November 2023 4 April 2024 14 April 2024
All other students 1 March 2024 29 April 2024 6 May 2024

Consider the following timelines for your application to MCI | The Entrepreneurial School®

At MCI in addition to the motivation letter, an admission interview is part of the application process. We will invite you to an online interview shortly after you submitted your application.

DEADLINE FOR YOUR APPLICATION to mci

 

RESULT OF YOUR APPLICATION

 

DEADLINE FOR ACCEPTING THE OFFER

 

All students (Non-EU / EEA / Swiss Students & EU Students) February 4, 2024 March 15, 2024 March 29, 2024
All students (Non-EU / EEA / Swiss Students & EU Students) March 31, 2024 April 26, 2024 May 10, 2024
All students (Non-EU / EEA / Swiss Students & EU Students) May 26, 2024 June 10, 2024 June 20, 2024

Not happy with the procedure? In your ‘result of your application’ letter, the appeal procedure is described.When you accept your offer, you will receive a student agreement to officiate your start.

Enrolment by the Erasmus University Rotterdam

When your application is finalized, the Erasmus University of Rotterdam takes over. They will provide you with information about your enrolment and details about the payment. You can expect the information mid-May.

The University of Bologna about the start

Things get exciting when you receive your first information from the University of Bologna. They will inform you about the start of your master’s programme. You can expect their information also mid-May.

Budget

Convinced by the programme? Time to fix the budget!

Depending on your nationality you will pay the following participation fees:

If you are from:

Needed budget

Students with a nationality of EU member countries plus:

  • Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  • Iceland
  • Liechtenstein
  • Norway
  • Turkey
  • Switzerland

 

€4,000 for the academic year 2023 – 2024

 

Students from all other countries €9,000 for the academic year 2023 – 2024

You will pay your participation fees at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. The deadline for paying the fees is the 1st of August 2024.

A small side note:

  • Participation fees may change slightly due to inflation
  • Norwegian students applying for student loans at the Norwegian State Eductinal Loan Fund are recommended to appy for eduction outsite the Nordic region.

Need a little help with your budget? Apply for a Scholarship!

Eu-HEM is an Erasmus+ program meaning that you can apply for an Erasmus+ mobility grant. This basically means they will help you covering your travel and subsistence costs when you study abroad. You can apply for one and sometimes even two semesters.

 

 

Grant

Erasmus+ grant possibility

Eu-HEM students can also apply for an Erasmus+ grant to cover mobility costs.

Up until now, all students who have gone through the application process for an Erasmus+ grant, have received the grant for one or two semesters. The Erasmus+ grant per student is between EUR €300 per month and €480 per month.

The Eu-HEM programme cannot guarantee that the grant actually will be awarded or the height or the length of the grant, since this depends on local and European regulations. No rights can be derived from the information regarding the Erasmus+ grant provided on this website. This information only serves to inform the students of the existence of such grant.

Erasmus University Rotterdam

International Programme Coordinator and Local Coordinator

If you have any questions regarding this page, don’t hesitate to reach out to me.

rotterdam@eu-hem.eu

Erasmus University Rotterdam

International Programme Coordinator and Local Coordinator

If you have any questions regarding this page, don’t hesitate to reach out to me.

rotterdam@eu-hem.eu

Which track suits you?

In the first semester, we set the base. Topics like economics, management, statistics and econometrics are covered. Just like an introduction to ethics, political science and law.

From the second semester on, you decide on your field of expertise. We offer you four different tracks. Depending on your desired track, you choose the cities where you will study.

TRACK

2ND SEMESTER

3RD SEMESTER

Health Economics & Policy

Economic Evaluation in Healthcare

Management of Healthcare Institutions

Population Health Management

Oslo

Rotterdam

Oslo

Innsbruck

Bologna

Oslo

Innsbruck

Rotterdam

Health Economics & Policy

Oslo

Economic Evaluation in Healthcare

Rotterdam

Management of Healthcare Institutions

Oslo

Population Health Management

Innsbruck

Bologna

Oslo

Innsbruck

Rotterdam

TRACK

2ND SEMESTER

Health Economics & Policy – Oslo

Economic Evaluation in Healthcare – Rotterdam

Management of Healthcare Institutions – Oslo

Population Health Management – Innsbruck

3TH SEMESTER

Economics & Policy – Bologna

Economic Evaluation – Oslo

Management of Healthcare Institutions – Inssbruck

Population Health Management – Rotterdam

Get to know the universities

University of Bologna


Erasmus University Rotterdam


University of Oslo


MCI | The Entrepreneurial School®


CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Many of our students find their way to staff and executive positions in both national and international organisations associated with healthcare. From national hospitals to research institutions, pharmaceutical companies, ministries of health or international aid organisations. All are very fond of our students and graduates.

In order to make sure you will benefit from our large network, we established an alumni group on LinkedIn. Here you can connect with stakeholder companies and other Eu-HEM graduates. More information is provided by the Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association.

events

Different from other master programmes, we offer additional events. Such as the Welcome Weekend at the start of the programme in Bologna where you will meet all students and staff. Furthermore, we organize the Summer School to provide you with all the information you need to start working on your thesis.

Finally, we organize a Career Event to prepare you for the career opportunities. During this event you can expand your network as both academic staff and stakeholders are present.

Whom better to answer all your questions than our students and alumni?

You will find their answers to the frequently asked questions in our video serie. It will instantly give you a good feel about the kind of fellow students you can expect in your EU-HEM journey.

Frequently asked questions

I don’t have a bachelor in Health, Economics or Management. Can I apply for this master?

Yes you can! If you don’t meet the standards, you need to write us a kickass motivation to explain why you feel you are the right candidate for this master’s programme.

I would like to apply but I won’t have a valid English language test before the deadline. Can I apply and send it later?

Nope sorry, it must be submitted before the application deadline.

Do I have to decide on my track in my application already?

Nope. You will choose your track in October, after starting the programme. By then, you will have a good idea what each track is about and which one suits your interest best.

What’s the minimum GPA requirement in order to get into this master?

The bare minimum is a Norwegian grade C. However, due to the large interest for this master’s programme, students usually have a much higher GPA when selected.

I expect to obtain my bachelor’s degree this summer, can I already apply?

Only if you are an EU / EEA Swiss applicant. In this case you must submit your final bachelor diploma early August the latest. For all other students, you must have completed your bachelor’s degree at the time of application.

Can I follow this master’s programme part-time?

No, this is a full-time programme only.

I followed my previous education in English, do I still need to do the English language test?

You might be exempted for the test. If you want to be sure, check the situations in which you are exempted described by the University of Oslo.

Do I have great career opportunities after completing this master?

Yes you do! Career perspectives are so great that nearly all graduates find themselves a job in the field at the time they graduate. Nice, right?