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International Economics, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #110 (QS) ,
The PhD programme is a challenging degree tailored for exceptional students with a strong commitment to economics and a proven ability for inquisitive, independent work.

About

The four-year PhD programme is centred around a research dissertation. This work represents a substantial contribution to economics and demonstrates your ability to combine independent research with the formal methodologies and tools of modern economics.

The PhD programme trains you to undertake innovative research in international economics. Our graduates have secured positions in prominent policy institutions, such as the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization, the World Bank, and the research departments of central banks. While our training is focused on policy application, many graduates have secured positions in academia.

What does it prepare you for?

The PhD programme trains you to undertake innovative research in international economics. Our graduates have secured positions in prominent policy institutions, such as the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization, the World Bank, and the research departments of central banks. While our training is focused on policy application, many graduates have secured positions in academia.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in French
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • The program consists of classes (in English), and the research dissertation
  • Classes cover a sequence of two courses in the first two semesters, either in international macroeconomics, or international trade. In addition, students follow two classes in advanced econometrics in the second semester
  • While there is no requirement to take elective classes, you have the option of following classes in economics or other departments of the Institute as an auditor, subject to approval of the Professor
  • The dissertation is the central element of the program

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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General Requirements

Admission requirements:
  • A motivation letter mentioning the specialization in econometrics
  • CV
  • A copy of their diplomas
  • If available, a certified copy of their bachelor and master exam transcripts
  • Two academic reference letters

Tuition Fee

  • International

    880 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 440 EUR per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    880 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 440 EUR per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Genève

  • 1925 - 2850 CHF/month
    Living Costs

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