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Fully funded PhD positions in Economics and Management

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The Department of Economics and Management of the University of Padova is looking for outstanding candidates for its PhD programme in Economics and Management. We offer seven four-year scholarships, four for the curriculum in Economics and three for the curriculum in Management.


PhD programme in Economics and Management

Our Research Community

The Department of Economics and Management is a center of excellence in Applied Economics, Accounting, Economic Theory and Management and is part of one of the world’s oldest higher education institutions: the University of Padova, located in Italy's North-East.

The Department of Economics and Management is one of the leading research institutions in Italy for Economics and Business, and has been nominated by the Italian Ministry of University and Research Departments of Excellence” for 2018-22. The last national research assessment that covered the period 2011-2014 ranked the University of Padova first in the scientific area including Economics, Business Science and Statistics.

The Department of Economics and Management offers a stimulating learning and research environment to students from around the world. Its international Ph.D. programme has a long tradition of quality and success and complements the department's offer of Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. 

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Our Doctoral Programme

The PhD programme is composed of two distinct curricula, Economics and Management.

Both curricula consist of rigorous coursework during the first year, and supervised research on the PhD thesis from the second to the fourth year. The coursework of the first year is specific to each curriculum and divided in three terms.

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Application Requirements

The application deadline for the academic year 2022/2023 is May 13, 2022 at 1 pm (CEST).

The programme is open to students from all countries who hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in Economics, Business Science, Statistics, Mathematics or Engineering. Students who are going to graduate until September 30th, 2022 may apply as well.

To apply candidates are invited to submit:

• curriculum vitae

• a research proposal

• all degree certificates

• all official transcripts

• proof of English competence (for instance TOEFL, IELTS test scores)

• two letters of recommendation

• scientific publications (if any)

• a short summary of their Master thesis (max 4 pages)

• GRE general test is not required but warmly recommended.

Detailed information on the application procedure can be found here:


We had organized the PhD Day 2022 on April 6 to present our PhD Programme in Economics and Management of the University of Padova and talk about admissions, structure, faculty, courses, activities and placement. 

You can now watch the video recording of the event:

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PhD Programs

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