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Toulouse School of Economics

Toulouse School of Economics is a world-leading centre for research and higher education, chaired by Nobel Prize Laureate Jean Tirole and the economics department of Toulouse Capitole University. TSE offers world-class undergraduate and graduate programs delivered by renowned researchers. TSE's core focus is economics but courses are multidisciplinary and concentrate on the role that data and quantitative techniques play in decision-making in firms, institutions or states.

TSE’s research-oriented courses train students to use and adapt recent theories or techniques to solve real-world challenges met by their future employers. At master level, depending on their career plans students can choose to major in statistics, decision mathematics, econometrics, public development, industrial organization, environment, biodiversity, or finance.

The Masters program plays a central role in the TSE program. It is divided into four fields, three in economics ("economics", "applied economics" and "econometrics, statistics") and one in mathematics ("applied mathematics, statistics"). It is also divided into three types of tracks:

  • The international track Masters degree entirely taught in English
  • The standard track Masters degree partially taught in French
  • The doctoral track – leading into the doctoral program, with rigorous preparatory courses beginning from the 2nd year of the Masters.

The Doctoral school is modelled on the top American universities. After the dedicated preparatory 2nd year of the Masters’ degree, the PhD candidates follow a 2nd year of advanced, specialized courses before carrying out 3 years of full time research alongside the TSE faculty members.

Throughout each and every program, the school aims to provide high-quality, personalized guidance for all students, via interactive learning, tutor sessions, problem-based group work, experimental economics, etc.

High-level career opportunities

A wide range of career options are open to TSE graduates: managerial positions in banking, insurance, consultancy, international institutions and market regulators where they work as analysts, statistical research managers, consultants and more. Most of them enter easily the professional world thanks to a full careers service and TSE international network of partners. Many also pursue careers in research.

The school also aims to round off the student’s education via close links with industry, thanks to the strong relationships developed by the TSE researchers over the past 30 years with public and private economic actors.

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Scholarships & funding

  • Fee waivers for Master's programs, international track
  • UniCredit and Universities Master's scholarship
  • Eiffel scholarships
  • French Government Scholarships through the French Embassy channels and Campus France offices
  • L’association Jean-Jacques Laffont grant (for second year Master's only)
  • United States Department of Education: Federal loan deferment
  • TSE grants (for M2 ETE students, doctoral track only)
  • Scholarships for Ph.D. students

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Why study at Toulouse School of Economics

Toulouse School of Economics offers high-quality teaching in economics with high employability rates in a very international atmosphere.

Awards & Accreditations

Nobel Prize in Economics Awarded to Jean Tirole (TSE Founder)


5th in Europe Economics in the Shanghai Ranking


8th in Economics in the RePEc Ranking


Student services & facilities

Toulouse School of Economics students benefit from many services and facilities:

  • Own careers department organizing an annual recruitment forum and providing professional development coaching sessions
  • Own alumni network service
  • Own international student service organizing gap years and partnerships with foreign universities
  • Several university libraries

Student lifestyle

Toulouse is a lively student city located in the south of France. In a privileged geographical location, close to the Mediterranean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean and the Pyrenees, Toulouse is also a hub of excellence for the aerospace industry (Airbus, ATR, Alcatel Alenia Space, etc.) and home to many innovative firms (Pierre Fabre, Sanofi-Aventis, Ciba-Vision, Continental, Motorola, etc.).

In the heart of Toulouse, most courses take place in the "Manufacture des Tabacs" (former tobacco factory) campus which is located between the Garonne River and the Canal de Brienne, close to the historic center.

Student associations offer a whole panel of activities: parties and gala parties, orientation week-end, ski week-end, sports activities, student consulting firm, student magazine, ...


Toul'Box welcome pack is a specific service that the Federal University of Toulouse has implemented to help students and researchers, both French and international, to anticipate their arrival and settling in Toulouse. The services offered by the Toul'Box are structured in thematic packages. Some are free, others are paying services and they cover: migration formalities (visas), administrative, housing assistance, language training, reception procedures and cultural integration.

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Based on 8 reviews.

Daria T.
The Toulouse School of Economics offers very high-quality training by proposing numerous courses in economics, econometrics, statistics, finance etc. The courses offered in this school are very interesting, offering many opportunities. The school's premises make you want to study there. The amphitheaters have been renovated and the library is mo...
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Audrey S
This is a great school with plenty of Master's degree ! You can surely find a Master that suit you and a garanty of a great diploma
TSE is a world-renowned center for research and education. I enjoyed studying in this school which requires regular and hard work. I am very proud to have reached the end of my studies at TSE, I have learned a lot about myself and my work abilities. This experience is a life-enriching experience in all aspects. I did my two years of economics a...
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Toulouse School of Economics

1 Esplanade de l'Université
31080 Toulouse Cedex 06

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