PhD Scholarships in Economics – University of Technology Sydney

PhD Scholarships in Economics – University of Technology Sydney

The Economics Discipline Group at the UTS Business School invites applications from highly talented and motivated students to its PhD program.


The Economics Discipline Group at UTS is offering up to 4 PhD scholarships (stipends and fee waivers) for the 2019 intake. The deadline for Expressions of Interest is November 30, for commencement in July. Self-funded spots are also available.

The UTS program offers a first-rate foundation in economics through a variety of courses taught by internationally renowned scholars, as well as world-class research opportunities. This outcome is achieved via a program of core PhD subjects, taken by all students in the first year of the PhD. This sequence of courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics provides the concepts and analytical tools required of every economist. Students develop expertise through field study subjects taken in the second year of the program. Students spend the third and fourth years of the program engaged in research and producing a PhD thesis.


– Behavioural Economics
– Development Economics
– Econometrics
– Economic Theory
– Experimental Economics
– Health Economics
– Industrial Organisation
– Labour Economics
– Market Design
– Public Economics

More information about the members of the UTS Economics Discipline Group and their research interests is available at


Economics at UTS is highly ranked internationally. It was rated No.1 in Australia in the Thomson Reuters measure of research impact in Economics and Business over a four-year period. In 2018 UTS was ranked in the top 200 universities worldwide in Economics in the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Economics at UTS has won recognition for its outstanding research. In the 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) evaluation undertaken by the Australian Research Council, UTS was the only university in NSW, and one of only four in Australia, to be awarded the top rating of 5 out of 5. UTS was the only Australian university to secure a top rating for Applied Economics. This success was repeated in the latest 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) evaluation where we scored the highest ranking of 5 making our department one of the best economics departments in Australia.


Significant scholarship support, free from teaching obligations, is awarded competitively. There are also opportunities for additional financial support from teaching assistant or research assistant roles.

Questions about applying should be directed to the research office at


The program runs in sync with programs in the US and Europe with courses starting towards the end of July. The application deadline is November 30th. Those interested in applying to the PhD program in economics at UTS should visit this website


With a population of over 5 million people Sydney, the capital of New South Wales and one of Australia’s largest cities, offers a vibrant friendly and multicultural environment and is best known for its harbour front Sydney Opera House, with a distinctive sail-like design. Massive Darling Harbour and the smaller Circular Quay port are hubs of waterside life, with the arched Harbour Bridge and esteemed Royal Botanic Garden nearby.

The Economics Discipline group at UTS is located in the Frank Gehry designed Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, located in the heart of Chinatown and Sydney’s thriving CBD, close to industry centres in a wide range of sectors as well as plenty of food, entertainment and leisure spaces. The campus is accessible by rail, bus and light rail services.


Further information about the economics program is available on this website or send an enquiry to

Questions about applying should be directed to the research office at


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