Up to eight PhD positions in Economics

Updated: 3 months ago
Deadline: 01 Feb 2024

Published: 2023-11-30

The PhD Program at the Department of Economics prepares you both for a career in academia as well as for qualified positions in government ministries and agencies, international organizations and the private sector. Our alumni hold important positions throughout society. We offer an intellectually stimulating research environment with several research seminars each week and a large flow of international guests.

The holder of a PhD-student position shall primarily devote her/his time to own research studies. Other departmental work, such as educational or administrative can be part of the position (max 20%). Read more about the PhD Program at the Department of Economics here .

General admission requirements: For admission to the PhD Program, the applicant must have completed at least 240 ECTS-credits of coursework (four years of full-time studies), including at least 60 ECTS-credits at the advanced (master) level (one year of full-time studies), or have acquired the equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

Special admission requirements
In addition to the general admission requirements, the applicant must have at least 90 ECTS-credits in economics (one and a half year of full-time studies), or have acquired the equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad. Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University's rules and guidelines .

The admission requirements apply at the date of admission, not at the date of application. Students expected to fulfill the general and special admission criteria by early August are welcome to apply.

How to apply
Required documents for the application:

  • Personal letter (max. two pages) in which you describe why you want to enroll in the PhD Program in Economics at Uppsala University and where you state the fields within economics that are of primary interest to you.
  • Attested copies of all qualifications, including all completed academic courses and academic degrees.
  • Copies of essays that you have authored.
  • A CV.
  • Contact information for two academic references (address, email address and telephone number).
  • We strongly recommend that applicants who graduated from a program outside of Sweden take the GRE test. The GRE test result is sent directly to the department. GRE: school code 0247, dept. code 1801.

    We also recommend that applicants who graduated from a program outside of Sweden take the TOEFL test or the IELTS test and ensure that the result of the test is sent directly to the department:

    Department of Economics Uppsala University
    Box 513
    SE-751 20 Uppsala
    Phone: +46 18-471 0000
    TOEFL: inst. code _7996 IELTS: no inst.code

    About the employment
    Temporary position according to Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. Scope of employment 100%. Starting date 19 August 2024 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

    For further information about the position, please contact: Admission Officer for Graduate Studies: Christoph Hedtrich, [email protected] or Director of Graduate Studies: Mikael Bask, [email protected]

    Please submit your application no later than February 1, 2024, UFV-PA 2023/4510.

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    Placement: Department of Economics

    Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position

    Pay: Fixed salary

    Number of positions: 1

    Working hours: 100%

    Town: Uppsala

    County: Uppsala län

    Country: Sweden

    Union representative: ST/TCO [email protected]
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    Saco-rådet [email protected]

    Number of reference: UFV-PA 2023/4510

    Last application date: 2024-02-01

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