The Cologne Graduate School in Management, Economics, and Social Sciences (CGS) of the WiSo-Faculty offers a three-year doctoral program to outstanding students holding a Master’s degree (or German Diploma or equivalent) in Management, Economics and Social Sciences. The CGS specifically encourages international students with a master’s degree in Economics, Finance, Management, Sociology, Psychology, Political Sciences, Energy Economics/Policy, Econometrics/Statistics and related fields to apply.
About the Program:
The course program will start in October 2017. During the first year, students will take part in courses on multidisciplinary methods and theories and subject-specific courses. During the second and third year, students mainly conduct research and work on their thesis. Students are encouraged to spend one term abroad.
The CGS is looking for excellent students who are close to finishing their Master’s degree (or German Diploma or equivalent) and who count among the top 10% of graduates in their Faculty. Teaching language of the program is English.
Students accepted to the program receive a scholarship of EUR 1.200 per month. The scholarship is awarded for a maximum period of three years and is tax-free. Scholarships start with the course program in October 2017. (Please note that you need to pay your health insurance out of this sum.)
If your doctoral research focus lies in the field of applied industrial economics (theoretical or empirical), regulatory economics, modelling of energy markets (optimization, methods of numerical simulation), environmental economics, or energy trading, you may additionally apply for a scholarship at the Institute of Energy Economics at the University of Cologne (EWI). After the first year at the CGS you will join the second and third year at the EWI (www.ewi.uni-koeln.de). The rest of the program, the qualifications needed, the procedure and the scholarship itself are the same as mentioned below.
Application is online only and is open from December 15, 2016 to March 31, 2017. Application forms and detailed information about all required documents you will find at www.cgs.uni-koeln.de. Please DO NOT send in paper applications.
Please indicate in your application if you are interested in a scholarship at the EWI.