Erasmus University

Rotterdam | Netherlands


The MSc in Maritime Economics and Logistics (MEL) is a unique, postgraduate/post-experience international programme offered by one of the world’s top universities, at the shipping, transport and logistics heart of Europe, aimed at advancing promising young professionals into the future general managers, executives and leaders of the maritime sector. 

MEL is the only course of its kind that combines shipping, ports, terminal management, maritime logistics, finance and economics in the academic environment of two of Europe’s top Schools: The Erasmus School of Economics and Rotterdam School of Management. Along with academic excellence, MEL strives to achieve a fine balance between theory and practice to enhance the competitive edge of MEL students. This is assured by the involvement of our Corporate and Alumni Network. Through (executive) guest lectures, seminars and company visits, MEL students are continuously confronted with the preconceptions of ‘conventional wisdom’ and learn how to place them in their proper and wider economic perspective. 



The MEL Programme is a one-year MSc programme designed to give you outstanding qualifications and to provide you with a wide array of both subject-specific and transferable skills so that you can experience prospects for desired positions and (re)boost your career in the Maritime and Logistics industry.



The Alumni Lecture Series is an initiative that was developed in January 2014. It consists of a series of open lectures given my MEL Alumni.

These lectures provide the students with the opportunity to interact with MEL Alumni, who are now active professionals, learn about how MEL advanced their career and of course the opportunity to enhance their network. 

The Distinguished Lecture Series consist of lectures given by prominent speakers, including leading executives and distinguished scholars, on a MEL related subject.

These lectures provide the students with the opportunity to interact with the speakers in an actual business environment, to test their knowledge against that of an active professional, and of course, network with high level executives.

Available Courses
Total: 1 Courses

12 Months



October Every Year


₹ 23.67 Lakh - ₹ 26.16 Lakh

  • Eligibility :- Graduate degree
  • Visa :- 1+1 yr after completion of course
  • Scholarship :- Given as per the criteria
  • Snb Comments :- An exclusive program offered by the renowned Erasmus University, which is one of the world's top Universities.


Application Process: 

  • Fill the application form along with the Documents.
  • Documents required: 12th certificate/ Graduation Certificate, Masters COC
  • The MEL office will confirm the receipt of the application once the online application is uploaded.
  • The Admission Committee will review the application as a whole and make their decision regarding the application candidature.
  • The decision of the Admission Committee will be sent to the applicant in the form of an acceptance letter or rejection email.
  • To ensure a place at MEL a non-refundable payment of 6575 Euro is required to be transferred within two weeks after receiving the acceptance.


For further details on application process, timelines and Visa related process feel free to connect with Sea and Beyond at 


Note - We do not charge any service fees for guidance/mentoring and filling up of forms. 

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The MSc in Maritime Economics and Logistics (MEL) is a unique, postgraduate/post-experience international programme offered by one of the world’s top universities, at the shipping, transport and logistics heart of Europe, aimed at advancing promising young professionals into the future leaders of the maritime sector.

Relevant bachelor degree or (exceptionally) equivalent professional experience 

  1. Demonstrated proficiency in the English language (IELTS: 6.5, TOEFL: 90) .. Can be waived off if a person exhibits English proficiency during academics
  2. GMAT score also required as per background

Note: - Merchant navy persons without a degree but with relevant COC can apply. To know more connect with Sea & Beyond

The application for the master programme is completed by emailing the filled application form, authenticated transcripts from each higher educational institution attended and two letters of recommendation. 
For the application form and admission information can contact us on

There is no standardized bridge program to enter the master MEL. However, if you have Master (F.G) COC, you could also apply even though you don’t have degree. Please connect with Sea and Beyond for further details.

A bachelor degree is mandatory for application. Please contact with S&B (Sea and Beyond) if you are not able to present authenticated transcripts from your bachelor degree due to late exams at the application deadline.

Yes, you can apply for the course but university will take a call on case-to-case basis. As per past experience such candidates have been given admission.

Bachelor's degree is mandatory for application, for further assistance please contact on

Yes there is. The MEL Scholarship Trust Fund (STF) may offer a partial tuition fee waiver scholarship to candidates with the best essay on special selected topics per region. Candidates must be eligible to be admitted to the MEL Program so they must submit their application for the MEL program before they submit their STF Scholarship essay. The winner will be notified late in June and the decision of the Jury is final. 

You can apply online or for further assistance connect with Sea and Beyond.

Its is best the VISA is applied using help from the university. You could connect with S&B to take guidance on the timelines, process, fees, stakeholders involved, questions etc. 

Typically it takes between 1.5-3 months to get the VISA through


Yes, family can accompany but will have to show relevant funds required in the account to take care of your family.

Few job positions are listed below: 

  • Business Analyst
  • Chartering Director
  • Derivatives Trader
  • Forwarder (Junior) Managerial Accountant
  • Maritime Economist
  • Naval Architect & Marine Engineer
  • Regional Commercial Manager.

The roles are mostly related to commercial shipping or port operations

1) Visa Assistance

  • Education Visa to UK, Australia, Canada and EU
  • Dependent visa for family


2) Stay Abroad

  • Get the most economical flat near to the college
  • Share the expenses by clubbing with other students


3) Financial Assistance 

  • No DSA, Direct deals with Banks and NBFCs
  • Best Interest rate in the market


4) Forex Remittance 

  • Hassle-free process
  • 1-2% Savings
  • Of the transactional amount


5) CV/SOP preparation

  • Prepare a custom-made CV for immigration purpose
  • Build a statement of purpose using proven methods

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