Italy: PhD Scholarships in Economics

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The Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore offers a 3 year Program of Doctoral Studies  in Economics fully accredited worldwide.

The Program, taught entirely in English, provides outstanding training for study and research in the various fields of economics. It has a long and consolidated tradition of post-graduate teaching and research in both theoretical and applied economics. Since its inception, more than one hundred students have successfully completed the PhD Program, and many of them are working in leading academic and non-academic, prestigious institutions like the Federal Reserve, the European Commission, the United Nations, the European Central Bank, the Bank of England and the Bank of Italy.

The first year of the PhD Program is devoted mainly to advanced course work in mathematics for economics, microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics and a considerable number of frontier state-of-the-art research topics. Full time research is pursued over the following two (or exceptionally three) years, during which each student must write his or her thesis. Students are encouraged and financially supported to carry out part of their studies at leading foreign universities in order to allow them to exchange and compare ideas on a broader scale.
Scholarships and Deadlines

  • Three merit based scholarships will be awarded to the most outstanding students.
  • Applications must be sent by September 18th.
  • Applicants will be informed of the outcome at the latest by September 30, 2009.

Applications and information
To apply, please read the Call for Application for Academic Year 2010-2011 available at Application forms can be downloaded at:

Via Lanzone, 29 20123 Milano
Tel. 02 7234 2992 – 02 7234 5619
Fax 02 7209 5744
For questions please contact Professor Gerd Weinrich, Director of the PhD Program in Economics, at

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