Each year we select the best Master's thesis for each of the 1-year Master’s programme of the Utrecht University School of Economics. These theses need to be written and completed in semester 2 and are chosen for its relevance, academic merit, and particularly for its integration of a ‘real-world perspective’ into an economics issue. When you wrote the best thesis of your Master’s programme, you will receive a certificate during the graduation ceremony.

From these six best theses, only one overall winner is selected by a jury. This winning thesis is recognized with the U.S.E. Master's Thesis Award, and the author of the winning thesis of U.S.E. is awarded with a certificate and cash prize during the Master’s Graduation ceremony.

Please check our Studentsite for other thesis awards.