The application process for the doctoral programmes is coordinated by the Hanken PhD Programme. The contact person of the doctoral programme at the Department of Economics is professor Topi Miettinen. The Economics programme is delivered by Hanken School of Economics.
Doctoral studies in economics are organised jointly with Aalto University and University of Helsinki within Helsinki Graduate School of Economics. The programme consists of diverse doctoral courses and seminars which provide a thorough training in the skills required of the contemporary academic and professional economists. All doctoral students are expected to gain a broad knowledge in various fields of economics during the first years of studies when the three main compulsory course modules - microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics - are offered.
Hanken School of Economics is EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB accredited.
- All doctoral students are expected to gain a broad knowledge in various fields of economics during the first years of studies. The three main compulsory courses- microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics - are offered yearly. In addition, FDPE offers 4-8 field courses on varying topics each year as well as research seminars on different topics. All courses are lectured in English.
The application form is available on our website during the application round.
- Curriculum Vitae
- Statement of Purpose
- Research Proposal
- Academic Text
- Officially Certified Copies of your BSc and MSc Degree Diplomas and Transcripts of Records, and a Diploma Supplement
- Official Translations
- A GMAT/GRE test from applicants who have completed their eligibility qualifying degree outside the EU/EEA
- GPA (at least B, US grading scale) from applicants who have completed their for eligibility qualifying degree in a EU/EEA country
- Certificate of Knowledge of Swedish or English
- Major Specific Requirements
- Letter of Recommendation
- Additional enclosures
InternationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 48 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 48 months.
University education in Finland, including the Hanken PhD Programme, is free of charge. Hanken PhD students are employed for the first two years.
Living costs for Helsinki
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Funding and Social Security
Applying for funding and planning how to fund your doctoral studies and later on possibly your research, is a part of the process and a vital skill for a researcher these days. At Hanken we give our doctoral students and researchers maximum support in identifying and applying for suitable funding.
Hanken will sign employment contracts with new doctoral students instead of funding them through scholarships. The employment contracts will be for 12 months with an option of a further 12 months, provided there has been good study progress.
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
Due for update
Updated over a year ago
Check the official programme website for potential updates.