Ph.D. On Campus


University of Mannheim

48 months
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The Taxation program at the University of Mannheim puts special emphasis on the demanding quantitative methods which represent the toolkit for state of the art research in this field.



The courses of the first semester provide the students with a fundamental knowledge of the relevant mathematical, econometric and microeconomic principles. During the second semester, students are introduced to the core insights and the current research frontier of taxation research. Subsequently, students develop their particular strengths and interests by means of elective courses. The coursework then gradually phases out to create room for the students’ own research agendas.

Graduate students of the Taxation program at the University of Mannheim will work closely with researchers affiliated to the newly established ScienceCampus MannheimTax (MaTax) which is a joint initiative of the University of Mannheim and the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) for bundling their expertise in tax research across the disciplines of business administration, economics, law, and political science. MaTax researchers contribute  to a wide range of topics in this field including company taxation, public finance, innovation taxation, taxation of the financial sector, tax harmonization in the European Union, international and European tax law, tax competition, behavioral responses to taxation, and tax incidence. For more information on research topics, please consult the individual internet pages (e.g., Philipp Dörrenberg,  Friedrich Heinemann,  Sebastian Siegloch,  Christoph Spengel,  Johannes Voget).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Statistics Refresher
  • Mathematics
  • Advanced Econometrics
  • Business Taxation
  • Brown Bag Seminar

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The prerequisite for admission is a master’s degree or a four year bachelor's degree in the respective field or equivalent.
  • Personal data
  • Letter of motivation
  • Certificates and transcripts of grades
  • GMAT (or GRE)
  • Writing sample
  • Any supplementary information relevant to your application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

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

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

There are no tuitions fees, just a small semester fee of €194.30 Euros per term.

Living costs for Mannheim

800 - 1100 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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