Economics, Ph.D. | Hanken School of Economics | Helsinki, Finland
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About

The Economics programme of Hanken School of Economics is organised jointly with Aalto University and University of Helsinki within Helsinki Graduate School of Economics. 

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Overview

Key Facts

The Economics programme of Hanken School of Economics 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.

Accreditation

Hanken School of Economics is EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB accredited.

Programme Structure

  • The first year courses in the Helsinki GSE program are geared towards developing good all-round economists with a solid grasp of macroeconomics, microeconomics, and econometrics. 
  • The course emphasizes problem-solving skills, applicability of modeling skills, and ability to conduct empirical research over pure development of theoretical skills. We allow the students to reach the theory frontier in the area they specialize in through a variety of methods: second year courses, reading groups, and study groups.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
92

Credits

240 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
B
GRE admission requirements GRE®
158 (quantitative)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT
600

Applicants applying with a qualifying degree obtained in an EU/EEA country, need to fulfill the following requirements:

  • The GPA in the qualifying degree needs to be at least a Grade B (US grading scale), GOOD or equivalent or higher. You can check if your GPA meets the requirements by using the WES World Education Systems online grading scale conversion tool. If there is not an conversion table for your country, Hanken will convert your GPA on a case to case basis.
The specific minimum GPA requirement is:
  • 70-79 (the scale used by Hanken 50-100)
  • 3 (Finnish scale of 1-5)
  • Grade B (American scale) 

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
92

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A research-based Master's degree with good grades from a recognised university constitutes the basis for admission to doctoral studies. The Master's degree has to include a comprehensive research based thesis.
  • In order to be admitted as a PhD student the student must have sufficient and relevant previous studies in the field or major to which they apply to.
  • The applicant's Master's thesis should have received a minimum evaluation of "good" (cum laude approbatur) or be of corresponding standard in cases where grades are not given.
  • The applicant's previous studies in Economics should have been evaluated as achieving the general grade "good".

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Helsinki

975 - 1584 EUR /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Hanken offers funding for doctoral students who study full time. Hanken also offers help in applying for funding.

There are three main potential funding options:
  • External grant funding from one of the foundations supporting research in the areas relevant to Hanken PhD students, for example the Foundation for Economic Education. 
  • Employment in an externally funded project; this alternative is particularly relevant for late-stage doctoral students;
  • Scholarships from the Funds at Hanken can be applied for if/when these are announced. The scholarships are subject to availability.

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Scholarships Information

Below you will find PhD's scholarship opportunities for Economics.

Available Scholarships

You are eligible to apply for these scholarships but a selection process will still be applied by the provider.

Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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ServiceScape
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1350 EUR
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
ELES-Scholarship (Ernst-Ludwig-Ehrlich-Studienwerk)
Merit-based Need-based

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Austria’s Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Grants of the Leopold Figl Foundation for students with residence in Lower Austria
Need-based

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Leopold Figl Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Erasmus+ - Grants for study mobility
Merit-based

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OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
25 Aug 2024
Women Scholarship for International Students
Merit-based

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educations.com
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Ramsay Centre
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
Merit-based Need-based

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
$1,500 Annual Video Contest Scholarship
Merit-based

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