Fully funded studentships in Economics

Fully funded economics studentships available at the University of Edinburgh

The School of Economics at the University of Edinburgh is looking for outstanding candidates for PhD opportunities.

We offer supervision on a wide range of topics, with particular strengths in:

  • Economic Theory (contract theory, game theory, micro and macro)
  • Labor Economics (micro and macro)
  • Applied Econometrics (micro, macro, health and education)
  • Behavioral and Experimental Economics

Our doctoral program

Our doctoral program is designed to ensure you receive training throughout your first year, including in the following areas: microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics. So you want to begin your research. After first year, you will focus on your research and the development of your thesis.

Our research community

The University of Edinburgh is ranked as one of the world's top 50 universities (currently ranked 18 th in the 2019 QS World Rankings), and is accredited to participate in active research community and attend regular seminars, workshops and discussion groups hosted by academics of international reputation.

Entrance requirements

The normal requirement for entry to the program is a distinction in economics from a UK university or its international equivalent. If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate proficiency in English.  

In addition, all applicants' research interests must match with our own. Applicants are encouraged to visit our website.

Applicants seeks to write a short research summary (up to 1500 words).


Our studentships offer full funding, which covers approximately £ 17,500. In return you want to undertake some tutorial teaching.

Apply now to join us in 2019

For more information about our program you can visit the Economics prospective website .

Interested candidates can also contact econpgr@ed.ac.uk for further information.


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Studentships offer full funding, which covers your tuition fees in full and provides an annual stipend of approximately £17,500.


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