Economics, Ph.D. | School of Economics and Management - University of Porto | Porto, Portugal
48 months
6000 EUR/year
2750 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Ph.D. in Economics from University of Porto is a four-year, full-time programme. The first three semesters are devoted to coursework; the remaining semesters are devoted to the preparation of the PhD dissertation.

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The selected cohorts of students that enroll the Programme each year receive training within a stimulating research environment. 

The Economics programme offered by University of Porto is hosted by the Center for Economics and Finance at the U. Porto (cef.up), the leading research unit of the Faculty of Economics of University of Porto (FEP-UP), which sponsors several courses and seminars over the academic year. 

Research papers are presented by visiting scholars, by Department faculty and by graduate students. Seminar attendance is an integral part of the PhD programme, as it provides students with knowledge about current research in their areas of interest, as well as acquaintance with researchers in such areas. 

Presentation of their research results allows students to acquire key academic abilities and to obtain timely feedback from scholars and colleagues on their theses.

Student profile

The programme aims at providing students with advanced capabilities in Economic Theory and Quantitative Methods, allowing for a deeper understanding of various specialized areas of Economics and the development of skills for economic analysis and scientific research. Its structure is designed to ensure that the approved theses contribute to the advance of scientific knowledge in the student’s specialization area. 

The programme encourages the submission of research results to publication in accredited scientific journals.


FEP received the AACSB international accreditation, one of the most important international certifications in the area of business education. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Mathematical Economics
  • Econometrics
  • Computational Economics
  • History of Economic Thought
  • Advanced Economic Analysis
  • Advanced Topics in Economics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Deadlines for the 2nd* call of applications:4/05/2023 until 22/05/2023 *will only open if there are leftover places from the previous call




240 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6000 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • National

    2750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2750 EUR per year during 48 months.

Tuition fees for academic year 2023/24

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Living costs for Porto

556 - 865 EUR /month
Living costs

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


  • The Scientific Board encourages and supports students who wish to apply for scholarships or other financial support. The main institution responsible for awarding scholarships in Portugal is the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT).
  • Under the students’ international mobility protocols established between the University of Porto and several European universities, our doctorate students may apply for scholarship support in order to attend one semester abroad. Students applying for scholarships should seek advice from the Scientific Board on how to fill in the application form.

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