20 Doctoral Fellowships in Economics and Business

Last Updated: 
Mar 7, 2012
Last Updated: 
Mar 7, 2012

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Program Details

PhD Programs

Location of Program

Spandauer Str. 1
10178 Berlin

The Berlin Doctoral Program in Economics and Management Science (BDPEMS) offers up to 20 scholarships for the next intake in October 2012. Embedded in a unique academic network, the program brings together leading researchers from all major universities and research institutions in Berlin: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, European School of Management and Technology (ESMT), and Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB). BDPEMS cooperates with the Graduate Center of the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW).



BDPEMS offers outstanding students an internationally competitive doctoral program with a fast track option for students with a bachelor's degree. All teaching is in English. The program prepares students for cutting-edge research in a broad range of fields by following leading international standards, with an emphasis on rigorous analytical methods and quantitative analysis. After completing core courses in macroeconomics, microeconomics, management science, and econometrics, students start working on their doctoral theses and select from a wide variety of elective courses and research seminars.


Specialization tracks

Interdependencies in the regulation of markets (Research Training Group 1659)

Behavioral and experimental economics (BDPEMS)

Finance (Humboldt Graduate School of Business)

Accounting (Humboldt Graduate School of Business)

Econometrics and statistics (BDPEMS)

Quantitative labor (BDPEMS)

Public economics (BDPEMS)


It usually takes three to four years of full-time work to complete the program. For more information on BDPEMS, see http://www.bdpems.de.



BDPEMS offers scholarships of up to three years based on academic excellence and study performance. They range between €800 and €1,300, depending on the student's highest previous degree. Child benefits may be granted in addition to the scholarships. Applicants with alternative sources of funding are welcome.



Application deadline: April 30, 2012. Please use the online application system on our website.

All participating institutions are striving to attract female students and, thus, explicitly invite women to apply. With equal qualifications, female applicants will be preferred. Handicapped applicants will also, with equal qualifications, be preferred.

Bachelor degree or higher

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