Ph.D. On Campus


University of Innsbruck

36 months
728 EUR/year
728 EUR/year
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The PhD Program in Economics offered by the University of Innsbruck is an innovative degree programme offered by the University of Innsbruck and the University of Linz. The programme meets international standards and incorporates the latest developments and ongoing scientific discussions in the field. 


During the programme, students acquire technical in-depth knowledge of economics, preparing them to participate in further developments of the area at the highest levels. With excellent support for students, the programme draws on the combined expertise of the two faculties, each of which is considered to be in the top quarter in terms of quality in the German-speaking countries.

The PhD Program in Economics offered by the University of Innsbruck has a strong research orientation and conveys abilities to develop independent research projects, to engage in critical discussion of other colleagues' published results, to communicate about one's field to colleagues, in public settings, and in teaching. 

In particular, graduates acquire abilities to produce scientific work meeting international standards, to participate in international research networks, to develop research projects independently and with scientific integrity, to successfully realize projects with the support of national and international research promotion organizations, and to liaise with colleagues, the scientific community and the general public.

Expected Learning Outcomes for the Doctorate

Graduates are qualified junior academics. They have mastered the methods applied in research in their area and are capable of critically discussing, analyzing, and further developing theories. Junior academics possess the competence to develop and conduct substantial research projects with scientific integrity, and they are qualified to reflect on these processes scientifically and theoretically. They are also aware of issues and questions in gender research.

Future Prospects: Occupational Profiles and Career Opportunities

Through their outstanding training in technical and methodological areas, graduates of the PhD Program in Economics have excellent career prospects and advancement opportunities in the global workforce. 

In particular, career opportunities for graduates of the PhD Program in Economics may be found in universities, in research institutions and other post-secondary educational facilities, in research departments of public institutions (e.g. national banks or regional development positions), international organizations (e.g. OECD, EU, IMP, World Bank), national and international interest groups and other non-governmental organizations, internationally active companies, and in self-employed contexts (e.g. as a consultant).

Programme Structure

Compulsory Modules:
  • Microeconomics 
  • Macroeconomics
  • Econometrics 
  • Generic Skills 
  • Core Skills of the Thesis Topic 
  • PhD Seminars

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diploma certificate
  • Examination certificate
  • Diploma Supplement
  • Transcript (list of examinations completed)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    728 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 364 EUR per semester during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    728 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 364 EUR per semester during 36 months.

Living costs for Innsbruck

800 - 1300 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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