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Economics, Ph. D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #285 (QS) ,
The Doctoral Programme of Turku School of Economics aims at training of experts for the needs of business, society, and academic comminity. It offers scientific researcher training to solve relevant, current and anticipated problems related to business, economy and society.

About

We offer

  • a 4-year doctoral programme
  • an array of disciplines and research fields where to make your doctoral studies
  • the possibility to study full-time or part time in a slower pace
  • the degrees of Doctor of Science in Economics and Business Administration, Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Social Sciences

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

In its research and teaching portfolio, the programme covers a multitude of disciplines related to business and economy. Turku School of Economics is primarily known for four focus areas of expertise:

  • entrepreneurship
  • management control
  • networks in business
  • economic policy and markets

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

The following selection criteria are used in order to ensure that the applicants with different educational backgrounds have the necessary abilities to successfully complete academic postgraduate studies:

  • Applicable degree and meeting the quality requirements thereof
  • Research plan
  • A schedule of the research and studies and plan for funding of the studies
  • Letter of motivation
  • Sufficient language skills

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National Applies to you

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Turku

  • 775 - 1130 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

  • Salaried position as a doctoral candidate 
  • Working in an externally funded research project
  • Full-time scholarship
  • Employment outside of the university, in business or in other organizations
  • Various funding instruments for shorter time periods or for researcher mobility

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