PhD Programs in Economics in Italy




Study Economics in Italy

If you are looking for a PhD program in economics, Italy is a great option. Italy has a wide array of doctoral programs open to international students that make it a great place for postgraduate education. Italy is home to hundreds of higher education institutions, including many prestigious universities like Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies and Politecnico di Milano. They both rank in the Top 100 of the Times Higher Education World Rankings for Economics. Other great economics departments are located at University of Rome Tor Vergata, University of Torino (Collegio Carlo Alberto), University of MilanUniversity of PisaUniversity of Bologna or University of Venice, Ca' Foscari.

Italy is renowned for delicious cuisine, gorgeous landscapes, friendly people and a rich culture. Italy's research institutions, universities and companies welcome international researchers and offer excellent opportunities for doctoral students. As a PhD student you will likely be pursuing your economics research at one of the Italian universities but specialised qualifications may be offered at other institutions for certain economics fields.

Pursue your research interests, be it economics theory, macroeconomics, econometrics, health economics, financial economics, behavioral economics, applied economics or development economics. Start your postgraduate research training in Italy and enjoy international atmosphere in cities like Milan, Rome, or Bologna.

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Key Information

• Academic year: September/October – July
• Course length: 3-4 years
• Type of degrees: Dottorato (PhD), Diploma accademico di formazione alla ricerca (research academic diploma)
• Fees: between €150 and €4,000/year at public universities
• Scholarships: International Italian Government Scholarships, scholarships from Italian universities (University of Bologna Study Grants, Bocconi Scholarship)
• Living costs: €700 – €1000 (Rome and Milan most expensive)
• Average starting salary: €36,000 for economists with a PhD degree (INOMICS Salary Report)



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