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Quantitative Economics and Finance, Doctorate

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #201 (WUR) Konstanz, Germany
This University of Konstanz Doctoral Programme in Quantitative Economics and Finance programme, supported by the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg, has been launched by the Department of Economics of the University of Konstanz in response to the growing international mobility of graduates.
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The goal of the University of Konstanz Doctoral Programme in Quantitative Economics and Finance programme is twofold. To provide students with an advanced knowledge of the newest theoretical concepts and quantitative methods of economics and finance, and to give students proficiency in the programme's highly relevant and scientifically productive research fields: finance, labour economics and public economics. This training opens up a broad spectrum of research possibilities for doctoral students and equips them with the skills to undertake a doctoral thesis in line with the highest internationally recognised standards.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Economic Theory
  • Econometrics
  • Finance
  •  Labour Economics 
  •  Public Economics


The programme is open to highly motivated graduates with an outstanding Master's degree or equivalent in economics or business economics. For graduates of related fields and economics graduates requiring an advanced background in economic theory or econometrics, we offer a preparatory year before access to the programme.

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Applications are welcome from highly motivated graduates with an outstanding Master’s degree or equivalent in economics or business administration.
  • Graduates from related fields (mathematics, statistics, physics, etc.) are also invited to apply.

Supporting Documents

  • Full curriculum vitae in English.
  • Official academic transcripts for each year/semester of study, showing subjects taken and grades obtained. 
  • Degree certificate(s).
  • A one-page statement of purpose written by the applicant in English, providing information about his/her suitability and motivation for participating in the Doctoral Programme and the intended research project.

Tuition Fee

  • International

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    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Konstanz

  • 630 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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