University of Geneva

Ph.D. On Campus
60 months
926 EUR/year
926 EUR/year
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At Economics from University of Geneva at the end of the first year, students choose their supervisors and start working on their dissertations, which normally comprise three academic articles.


At Economics from University of Geneva from year two onward, students are required to regularly attend two department seminar series. These are the Research Seminar in Economics and Econometrics, which mostly offers invited external speakers, and the Brown Bag Seminar, during which PhD students present their ongoing work and receive feedback.

Students at Economics from University of Geneva will:

  • gain high-quality education for an academic career in the field of economics
  • benefit from their close interaction with the faculty, dedicated PhD classes and research seminars, and regular brown bag talks with renowned visiting scholars. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Econometrics
  • Advanced Econometrics
  • Policy and Program Evaluation: Statistical and Econometric Tools
  • Advanced International Trade
  • The Microeconomics of International Migration
  • International Finance
  • Econometrics sequence
  • Natural Resource Economics and Sustainable Development
  • Key information


    • Full-time
      • 60 months

    Start dates & application deadlines




    36 ECTS


    On Campus

    Academic requirements

    GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

    English requirements

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    Other requirements

    General requirements

    • motivation letter;
    • CV;
    • copy of relevant diplomas;
    • official exam transcripts from bachelor and masters;
    • copy of your official GRE score report containing the Quantitative Reasoning score from the GRE General Test;
    • two to three academic reference letters (to be sent directly by the referees to;

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      926 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 463 EUR per semester and a duration of 60 months.
    • EU/EEA

      926 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 463 EUR per semester and a duration of 60 months.

    CHF 500.- per semester



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