Fully funded PhD in Economics
PhD or Dr. rer. pol.
All successful applicants will receive a grant.
The Cologne Graduate School in Economics, Management, and Social Sciences at the University of Cologne (CGS) offers a two-stage graduate programme in economics. It offers education and supervision for acquiring a PhD in all major fields of economics and related fields in management. In the first stage of the graduate programme students complete their graduate level course work in an exclusive 2-year Master of Economic Research. Upon successful graduation, students can enter the second (PhD) stage. Applications at the graduate programme can be either for the first stage (bachelor students) or for the second stage (master students).
About the Programme
The empirical and analytical research strategies along with course offerings across a range of economic and econometric science, equips you with knowledge of theoretical foundations and methods to conduct innovative economic research. These insights and skills of a professionally trained economist pave your way to pursue an academic career or a career in the private and public sector, both nationally and internationally. It is a challenging full-time programme, dedicated to excellence in teaching and research and fully tought in English. Students of the graduate programme have the opportunity to participate in high-level research seminars, workshops and soft-skill courses, and they will be part of a vibrant and international research network.
About the University of Cologne
The University of Cologne is one of the oldest and most prestigious European universities. It has produced several Nobel and Leibniz Prize winners and is part of the only economic cluster of excellence in Germany. Founded in 1388, the University of Cologne is a leader in many disciplines and a member of many international networks. The Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences (also known as “WiSo Faculty“) is part of the University of Cologne and has over a century of experience in educating new generations of business professionals, economists, social analysts and political experts. As one of Germany’s largest educational institutions, the WiSo Faculty regularly ranks among the top providers of economics and business education.
We invite applications for the PhD Programme in Economics to outstanding students who are close to finishing their master's degree in economics or a related discipline who count among the best 10% of graduates in their study programme. Students holding a master degree that corresponds to our M.Sc. Economic Research can directly enter the second PhD stage of the programme. Students with a related master’s degree (e.g. in economics, econometrics, finance, business administration, or math) first attend one year of course-work when entering the PhD stage of the programme. Grants are available for all accepted students.
How to Apply
Applications for the programme starting in October 2022 will be open until March 31st. Early admissions for outstanding candidates are possible when presenting a competing offer. Please visit the programme's website for the application procedure.
Tuition Fees & Grants
As the University of Cologne charges no tuition fees. All accepted students are offered financing for a minimum of three years, which may be in the form of a scholarship or in the form of research and teaching assistant positions (TVL E 13).
PhD or Dr. rer. pol.
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50923 Köln , Germany