Agricultural Economics, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)


Objectives of the program:

  • The application of economic theory to problems of international agribusiness, international trade, market and policy analysis, farm management, marketing and rural development
  • Carrying out relevant applied agricultural economic research in cooperation with leading research institutes and key agricultural stakeholders in Latinamerica and Europe.
  • Providing training in cutting-edge methods of quantitative and qualitative analysis Imparting the skills required to publish results in international journals.
  • Training participants in communication with policy makers and other stakeholders, and Develop solutions and strategies to combat hunger, poverty and resource depletion.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The offered courses are in:
  • Scientific data and literature management
  • Scientific writing for agricultural economists
  • Selected methodological problems in environmental and resource economic analysis
  • Efficiency and productivity analysis stochastic approaches
  • The economics of food safety and food standards
  • Market integration and price transmission
  • Risk analysis and risk management in agriculture: theory and applications
  • Topics in rural development economics

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL(IBT) score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language.

Find English courses on Preparation Courses Portal.

Academic Requirements

Successful candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • A consecutive Master degree or Licenciatura (300 ECTS incl. BSc) in a relevant field of study with an excellent grade (better than 2.9 German- or 5.1 Chilean Grade)
  • excellent English proficiency (TOEFL >79 pts)
  • two letters of recommendation
  • agreement to provide PhD-supervision from a member of one of the participating departments
  • special qualification, which will be evaluated within an interview

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • Free International
  • Free National


Usually, the research group or department provides funding to their doctoral students in the form of either an employment contract or a scholarship (approx. monthly amount of scholarship or net salary: 1100-1400 EUR).

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