Admission and general information
The Department of Economics accept PhD-students every year. Applicants should be aware that admission is very competitive. There were about 160 applicants for start in Fall 2023.
The doctoral programme consists of about two years of course work and two years of thesis work, in total 240 higher education credits. In the first year, doctoral students take required courses in mathematics, microeconomic theory, macroeconomics, and econometrics. In the second year, students take compulsory and elective courses. After the courses have been completed, students work on their theses and they are also requested to do a limited amount of teaching. Once the doctoral programme has been completed, the PhD degree is awarded.
Application and admission
Successful applicants typically have very good grades and an excellent Master (MSc) thesis. Additional courses in mathematics or statistics are also advantageous, as well as letters of recommendation from faculty.
Applications for admission to doctoral studies in Economics are generally accepted from November-January for admission to the program starting September of the same year.
Next opportunity to apply to our program is November-December 2023, for start Fall 2024.
Please note that letter(s) of recommendation should be sent separately by the reviewers to email@example.com. All reviewers must also fill out the "PhD applicant evaluation form" that you find on this page.
The Board of Research and Third-Cycle prepares matters concerning the admission of students to postgraduate studies in economics, and appointments of supervisors. It is also expected to further the Department’s research by supporting staff members' career development, establishing principles for co-funding of research projects and compiling and presenting the Department’s scientific work.