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Application and admission to doctral studies in Economics

Applications for admission to doctoral studies are generally accepted in the winter/spring for programmes starting in September of the same year.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for admission the applicant must:

  • meet the requirement for basic eligibility
  • meet the requirement for special eligibility
  • and have the overall ability to complete the programme

To meet the requirements for basic eligibility the applicant must have a degree awarded at advanced level; or have completed studies for at least 240 higher education credits of which at least 60 higher education credits in Economics were awarded at advanced level; or have equivalent qualifications.

To meet the requirements for special eligibility the applicant must have completed at least 90 higher education credits in economics; or have completed at least 30 higher education credits in economics at advanced level; or have equivalent qualifications.

Among the applicants whom fulfill the requirements a selection will be made. Suitability for the programme is determined by the Board of Research and Third-Cycle Education based on the student's performance at the undergraduate level and - especially - at the advanced level. Very good grades and an excellent thesis are usually required in order to be competitive in the selection process. Excellent knowledge in Mathematics and/or Statistics qualifies as well as excellent grades in advanced courses in core subjects as Micro-, Macroeconomic and Econometrics. Recommendations from former teachers are also important. Shortlisted applicants will normally be asked to attend an interview.


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