Ph.D. On Campus

Economics and Management

University of Padua

36 months
188 EUR/year
188 EUR/year
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The Department offers a full-time, three-year advanced doctoral Economics and Management programme at University of Padova for students who want to achieve an outstanding training in Economics and Management.  


The PhD programme in Economics and Management 

Thanks to a well-established international research and teaching experience, over the years our students have been hired by prestigious organizations such as University of Exeter Business School, Tuck School of Business, University of Copenhagen, University of New South Wales, the OECD, the World Bank, University of Groningen, Bank of Italy, and several Italian Universities. 

The Economics and Management programme at University of Padova  takes place mainly in Padova although some courses are organized in collaboration with the University of Verona in order to form wider classes and to bring together expertise and excellence of both institutions. The PhD consists of two curricula: Economics and Management.

For both the curricula, the PhD teaching activity takes place during the first year and is divided into 3 terms (refer to the PhD guide below for further details on teaching activity). By the end of the first year students have to identify a supervisor and the topic of their thesis, and to write a summer paper. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Game Theory
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Econometrics
  • Microeconometrics
  • Stat and Prob
  • Organization Theories
  • Corporate Governance
  • Financial Accounting 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

The program is open to students from all countries, provided they hold a Master degree or equivalent in economics, business sciences, statistics, mathematics or engineering. Students who are going to graduate until September 30th, may apply as well.

To apply candidates are invited to submit:

  • curriculum vitae 
  • a research proposal (max 5 pages)
  • all degree certificates
  • all official transcripts
  • proof of English competence (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS but not mandatory)
  • two letters of recommendations
  • scientific publications (if any)
  • a short summary of the Master thesis (max 4 pages)

GRE general test is warmly recommended even if non mandatory.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    188 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 188 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    188 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 188 EUR per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Padua

750 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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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