Agricultural Economics, PhD

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


Objectives of the program:

  • The application of economic theory to problems of international agribusiness, international trade, market and policy analysis, farm management, marketing and rural development
  • Carrying out relevant applied agricultural economic research in cooperation with leading research institutes and key agricultural stakeholders in Latinamerica and Europe.
  • Providing training in cutting-edge methods of quantitative and qualitative analysis Imparting the skills required to publish results in international journals.
  • Training participants in communication with policy makers and other stakeholders, and Develop solutions and strategies to combat hunger, poverty and resource depletion.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Partnership
  • Project Type Open
  • Educational Form Academic

Programme Structure

The offered courses are in:
  • Scientific data and literature management
  • Scientific writing for agricultural economists
  • Selected methodological problems in environmental and resource economic analysis
  • Efficiency and productivity analysis – stochastic approaches
  • The economics of food safety and food standards
  • Market integration and price transmission
  • Risk analysis and risk management in agriculture: theory and applications
  • Topics in rural development economics

Successful candidates must meet the following criteria: 

  • A consecutive Master degree or Licenciatura (300 ECTS incl. BSc) in a relevant field of study with an excellent grade (better than 2.9 German- or 5.1 Chilean Grade)
  • excellent English proficiency (TOEFL >79 pts)
  • two letters of recommendation
  • agreement to provide PhD-supervision from a member of one of the participating departments
  • special qualification, which will be evaluated within an interview

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • Free International
  • Free National


Usually, the research group or department provides funding to their doctoral students in the form of either an employment contract or a scholarship (approx. monthly amount of scholarship or net salary: 1100-1400 EUR).

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