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Finance, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #110 (QS) ,
The University of Geneva is a partner of the Swiss Finance Institute (a private foundation created by Switzerland's banking and Finance community in cooperation with leading Swiss universities) and as such, the GFRI’s research and activities are aligned with those carried out by the SFI. 

About

The doctoral education is integrated into the SFI Leman doctoral program in Finance and our professors are all affiliated to Swiss Finance Institute.

The Swiss Finance Institute PhD Program in Finance targets academic excellence. By providing an intellectual environment and curriculum comparable with the top PhD programs in Europe and North America. The PhD program operates at the three Swiss Finance Institute campuses in Geneva/Lausanne (Léman), Lugano and Zurich.

All courses are taught by internationally renowned academics from Switzerland, Europe, and North America. The Program offers the ideal framework for inspiring and successful PhD studies in Finance.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The curriculum comprises two phases: one preparatory year of intensive coursework followed by three years of advanced studies and research. The Program covers a wide range of subjects including Economics, Financial Economics, Corporate Finance, Mathematical Finance, and Econometrics. 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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General Requirements

Admission requirements:
  • A motivation letter mentioning the specialization in econometrics
  • CV
  • A copy of their diplomas
  • If available, a certified copy of their bachelor and master exam transcripts
  • Two academic reference letters

Tuition Fee

  • International

    440 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 440 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    440 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 440 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Genève

  • 1925 - 2850 CHF/month
    Living Costs

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