Ph.D. On Campus


Stockholm School of Economics

60 months
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The PhD Program in Finance from Stockholm School of Economics follows the standard US format: rigorous coursework in the first two years, and independent work on research projects that will make up the doctoral dissertation in the remaining years.


Teaching experience is an integral part of the PhD Program in Finance from Stockholm School of Economics, and doctoral students are strongly encouraged to do some teaching from the second year. Successful completion of teaching entitles to a fifth year in the program.

A specially designed course program, the Stockholm Doctoral Course Program in Economics, Econometrics and Finance (SDPE), is organized by SSE jointly with Stockholm University for our doctoral students in Economics and Finance.

A dissertation from this program typically consists of several essays in one or several fields of financial economics, which are expected to be suitable for publication in international scientific journals – the main channel for communicating research results. A strong track record of placing our graduates in leading academic institutions around the world reflects the strengths of the program and the dedication of our faculty to support our doctoral students.

We offer program research areas in:

  • Asset Pricing and Financial Econometrics
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Corporate Finance and Contract Theory
  • Derivatives and Risk Management
  • Law and Finance and Corporate Governance
  • Market Microstructure
  • Mathematical Finance
  • Real Estate

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Microeconomics
  • Mathematics
  • Econometrics
  • Theoretical Corporate Finance
  • Theoretical Asset Pricing
  • Empirical Asset Pricing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines




240 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A university level degree and one year of Master level studies or the equivalent.
  • At least three semesters of economics or finance courses (90 ECTS) including a thesis worth at least 15 ECTS
  • GRE test
  • Proof of proficiency in English
  • Motivation & supporting attachments

Tuition Fee

 All admitted PhD students receive a scholarship from the SSE, and are guaranteed funding throughout the PhD program

Living costs for Stockholm

9668 - 17248 SEK /month
Living costs

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


All admitted PhD students receive a scholarship from the SSE, and are guaranteed funding throughout the PhD program, conditional upon satisfactory performance as determined by the faculty. The current scholarship amount is SEK 15 000 per month for the first year and SEK 16 000 per month from the second year. Compensation increases in later years of the program.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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