Central European University (CEU)

Economics, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    17000
    Tuition (Year)
    17000
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language

About

Coursework in the program is designed to ensure that students acquire rigorous knowledge in the core areas of economic theory and research methodology. During the research period, students will develop into independent researchers, with the ability to contribute to the analysis of fundamental economic questions facing transition and market economies.

Doctoral enrollment may continue up to a maximum of six years. Students admitted into CEU doctoral programs are eligible to receive a generous CEU Doctoral Fellowship and full tuition waiver for up to three years; the tuition waiver is provided for the whole duration of the program. Numerous additional funding opportunities exist, such as the Doctoral Research Support Grant Program, the Erasmus Mobility Scheme, and various research and travel funds.

The PhD Program in Economics is offered by Central European University (CEU).

The Doctoral School in Economics at CEU was launched in 2000/2001. The program has been accredited in the US since the beginning; its Hungarian accreditation took place in 2005. Each year 7-8 students are admitted into the program. The language of teaching is English, its structure and the content follow the US standards. The Doctoral School provides up-to-date knowledge in economic theory, quantitative methods and several applied fields. Quality education is assured by internationally recognized Faculty with research interests in many areas in economics. The program prepares the students for careers in education, research and the public sector.

In the past few years our PhD graduates have found work at such renowned places like the National Bank of Hungary, European Commission, IMF, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences/Institute of Economics, or McKinsey Consulting.

Accreditation

ThePhD degree in Economics fromCentral European University (CEU) isapproved and registered by the New York State Education Department and also accredited in Hungary.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Applications will open in fall 2017.
  • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 72 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS 90 CEU credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go To The Course Website

Programme Structure

Sample Courses for the Doctoral Program
Core courses
  • Advanced Macroeconomics; Advanced Microeconomics; Advanced Econometrics
Optional courses
  • Advanced Labor Economics; Financial Economics; Pension Systems and Reforms; International Trade; Game Theory and Applications; Network Science; Behavioral Economics
For more information, please visit program website.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score (Grade A): 200

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 600

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 100

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Admission requirements:

  • CompletedCEU Application Form
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Academic Records
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Program-Specific Requirements
  • Proof of English Proficiency
  • Application Fee
In addition to meeting the General CEU Admissions Requirements, applicants must submit:
  • a 500-word research proposal
  • three letters of recommendation
  • general GRE
For more information, please visit program website.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 17000 International
  • EUR 17000 EU/EEA


Funding

CEU is committed to attracting talented students and scholars from around the world and provides a variety of merit-based scholarships and tuition awards available to students from any country.

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