Ph.D. On Campus

Economics (Track B)

University of Zurich

36 months
284 EUR/year
284 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Economics (Track B) PhD program offered at University of Zurich offers a set of courses taught by internationally renowned scholars and world-class research opportunities. 


Doctoral students demonstrate a systematic understanding of a field of study and mastery of the skills and methods of research associated with that field. 

They can conceive, implement, and adapt a research process with scientific integrity. 

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  • Doctoral students can undertake original research which expands existing knowledge through substantial research contributions. 
  • Doctoral students can analyze and solve complex problems and critically reflect on scientifically relevant issues. 
  • They present and discuss their research field to the international scientific community as well as communicate their research field to the general public. 
  • Graduates of the structured Economics (Track B) PhD program offered at University of Zurich successfully completed courses with a total work load of 93 ECTS credits and are especially prepared for an academic career. 
  • The doctoral thesis covers a specific subject in Economics (Track B) of current scientific interest in great depth, and is publicly defended. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Econometrics for Research Students
  • Macroeconomics for Research Students 
  • Microeconomics for Research Students
  • International Trade 
  • Market Design 
  • Political Economy 
  • Public Economics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Master’s degree diploma from a state-accredited university.

  • Credits for any transferred coursework must also have been acquired at a state-accredited university.

  • The diploma itself is state-accredited.

  • The diploma grants entitlement to pursue doctoral studies at a state-accredited university in the relevant country.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    284 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 142 EUR per semester during 36 months.
  • National

    284 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 142 EUR per semester during 36 months.
  • Tuition fee is 150 CHF per semester

Living costs for Zürich

1920 - 2572 CHF /month
Living costs

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


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