Master of International Law and Economics (MILE) - World Trade Institute

The application period is open for one or more cycles a year

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Location (s):

  • Switzerland


Looking to embark on a rewarding career in international trade? Then you have come to the right place. The Master of International Law and Economics (MILE) programme is designed for students and young professionals who wish to broaden their knowledge of international trade regulation and investment in the fields of law, economics and political science.


Established in 1999, the Master of International Law and Economics (MILE) is the flagship programme of the World Trade Institute. It is the world’s leading programme of advanced studies in the field of international trade regulation and has close ties to the WTI’s research portfolio. The programme uniquely combines a multidisciplinary perspective with a strong applied focus. In addition to our resident faculty, we bring in the world’s leading trade experts from law firms, international organisations, policy research institutes and top universities.

What we offer

  • A one-year, intensive graduate programme
  • Teaching and guidance from over 50 world-class scholars and practitioners - recruited from leading universities, international organisations, think tanks and global law firms
  • Highly applicable real-world knowledge and the latest research developments in international trade regulation, economics and investment
  • A vibrant alumni network with almost 500 members worldwide
  • Strong networks and mentoring programmes to help students secure internships and entry-level positions
  • Academic support services

Opportunity is About:


Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:

To be considered for admission to the Master of International Law and Economics (MILE) programme at the World Trade Institute, we require you to have completed at least an undergraduate degree.
The majority of our students have a background in law, economics or political sciences. If you have a background in a different field, you are nonetheless encouraged to apply. A graduate degree in a related field and/or work experience in the field of international trade give you a bonus when the selection committee evaluates your application.

English language requirements:
The MILE programme is taught exclusively in English and you need to arrive at the WTI with a level of English that allows you to fully benefit from the courses. In particular, your level of English needs to allow you to express yourself effectively in and outside the classroom, deliver on weekly writing assignments and adequately cover a weekly reading load of up to 200 pages.


Deadline: The application period is open for one or more cycles a year

Cost/funding for participants:

Tuition for one year of study on the MILE programme is 27,000 Swiss francs for both full and part-time studies. MILE applicants will be considered for scholarships upon request by filling out the form in the "financial aid" section.

All MILE applicants will be considered for scholarships upon request. Please fill out the form on the right and submit it together with your application.

The WTI runs a generous scholarship programme consisting of partial tuition waivers. A tuition waiver is tailored to your financial situation and reduces the amount of tuition you are charged for studying on the MILE programme. The overall amount of tuition waived by the WTI largely depends on the amount of third-party funding we can secure. It remains your responsibility to secure enough funding to cover your costs of living and other expenses.

WTI tuition waivers will be granted according to criteria such as academic qualifications and professional potential.

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