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Economics, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months


The participating academic staff and course contents are chosen specifically to provide the necessary tools and expertise to the students, preparing them with strong background for the highly competitive international academic and business environments.

Students are expected to complete the program in four years. After completing the course requirements in the first two years of the program, students have to take their comprehensive exams. Upon successful completion of their exams, students will be assigned to advisors that will direct them to proceed with their research.

The courses of this Economics program at Izmir University of Economics are offered throughout the day and the program is open to candidates with at least a B.A. or a graduate degree. The program encourages young researchers to specialize on interdisciplinary fields in addition to the classical subfields of the discipline.

Students with a strong academic background, but limited training in economics, may be admitted as qualifying year students. Upon successful completion of approved coursework these students can enter the regular Ph.D. program.


Graduates of Phd. in Economics will have a strong command in their specialization area of Economics and will be able to work either in private sectors or continue their researches as academics.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Macroeconomic Theory
  • Statistics
  • Econometrics
  • Individual Study
  • Ph.D. Thesis

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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 ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®

Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

    GRE score (min. 156) 

General Requirements

Required Documents for Application to Phd Programs

  • Undergraduate Diploma
  • Undergraduate Transcript
  • Master degree diploma
  • Master degree transcript
  • GRE or GMAT score card 
  • 2 reference letters
  • Letter of intention
  • TOEFL- IBT score min. 84 
  • Passport copy

                Tuition Fee

                • International

                  1872 USD/year
                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 7500 USD for the full programme 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 Izmir

                • 1650 - 2500 TRY/month
                  Living Costs

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