Economics, Ph.D. | University of Cape Town | Cape Town, South Africa
24 months
Duration
25680 ZAR/year
25680 ZAR/year
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About

The School of Economics is one of the largest departments in the University of Cape Town, with a wide variety of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Overview

Features 

  • The degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Economics is offered in all Faculties of the University of Cape Town. In the Faculty of Commerce, it is a research degree on an advanced topic under supervision. 
  • The examination is by thesis alone.

Programme Structure

Curriculum: 

  • One strength of this discipline is that it provides a theoretical lens to make sense of a complex world. 
  • But the theory itself is only one part of the story. 
  • Within the School, we emphasise analytical and empirical tools to test whether these theories are consistent with the data. 
  • In this regard, the School of Economics has several affiliated research units that do cutting-edge research in fields ranging from environmental policy to poverty alleviation and development policy. 
  • Through this research, we aim to understand better how the world works.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Students can apply to the PhDs throughout the year.

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
88

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
88

Student insurance

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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Masters degree in Economics is usually required.
  • Applicants should upload a 5-page proposal with their application. Check our staff page for our academic's areas of interest. 
  • You must put in an application to the University as well. You can do this online at http://applyonline.uct.ac.za/. We encourage students to apply through the Commerce Faculty.
  • Your proposal will be distributed to the relevant lecturers within the School of Economics to match you with a suitable supervisor.
  • The Post-graduate Committee in the School of Economics will send recommendations for suitable candidates to the Faculty Board.
  • Subject to Faculty Board approval, the candidate may register with the university for this degree.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25680 ZAR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25680 ZAR per year during 24 months.
  • National

    25680 ZAR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25680 ZAR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Cape Town

9088 - 15529 ZAR /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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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

Read more about eligibility

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
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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IvyPanda
Location not available

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