Ph.D. On Campus


Hanken School of Economics

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


About the Programme

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.


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.
  • We emphasize 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


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A PhD candidate should choose one of the member institutions (Aalto University, Hanken School of Economics or University of Helsinki) as his or her target university and apply for a PhD student in economics at one of these institutions. As the application procedures vary from one institution to another, the candidate is advised to consult the details from the application offices of each institution.

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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

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.


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