Fully Funded PhD Positions – The Ruhr Graduate School in Economics (RGS Econ)

Fully Funded PhD Positions – The Ruhr Graduate School in Economics (RGS Econ)

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum, TU Dortmund University and the University of Duisburg-Essen together with the RWI  Leibniz Institute for Economic Research offer doctoral positions in economics within their structured PhD program, the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics (RGS Econ).

There is no tuition and students are fully funded. There are no application fees.

The Ruhr Graduate School in Economics (RGS Econ) offers a distinguished doctoral program in Economics, building on the combined expertise of four economics departments and one of Germany’s leading economic research institutes. Advanced coursework, appropriate guidance, a cooperative learning environment, and an extensive research network and infrastructure are geared to support our students in conducting first-rate research and our graduates in obtaining excellent positions in academia and in the private sector. During the admission process, entrants are paired with (potential primary) supervisors from our more than 45 faculty members, facilitating a close match between interests and supervision capacity, and thus optimal supervision from the start. 

All accepted students are offered a one-year scholarship of €1500 per month or equivalent teaching and research assistant position for the first year (course phase) and subsequent financing for a minimum of three years, which may also be in the form of a scholarship or in the form of research and teaching assistant positions (TV-L E13), financed by the RWI, one of the universities, or via third-party funding (such as the RTG). 

Students can find further information about RGS Econ and associated research opportunities on our website https://www.rgs-econ.org/ .

More information on the application procedure and requirements can be found at https://www.rgs-econ.org/application

The academic year starts on October 1st, 2024. The application deadline is March 24th, 2024.

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