PhD Scholarships in Economics and Management Science
Freie Universität Berlin is a participating institution of the Berlin Doctoral Program for Economics and Management Science.
The Berlin Doctoral Program in Economics and Management Science (BDPEMS) attracts exceptional young academics by offering a research oriented course program, close student-faculty interaction, and excellent research opportunities. By cooperating across Berlin's institutions, we offer a broad curriculum from different areas of economics, finance, and the management sciences.
Application Deadline: March 20th 2018. Successful applicants are notfied in May 2018.
Admission requires a Master's degree (Fast Track applicants of course apply with a Bachelor degree), preferably in economics, business administration, mathematics, statistics, or a related subject. Admission is highly competitive, as a rule of thumb, successful applicants will score at or above the 90th percentile in the quantitative and analytical section of the GRE General Test and have performed exceptionally in their previous studies. Evidence of creativity and inclination towards research will be taken into consideration. Please note that it is not necessary to find a supervisor before applying to BDPEMS. You will find your supervisor at the end of your qualification phase.
You will be asked to upload the following documents during application:
Please not that incomplete applications canot be further considered.
The program offers a limited amount of monthly scholarships of up to 1200 € for a duration of two years. Scholarships are conditional on academic excellence and study performance and include an option for extensions for the entire duration of the PhD. The stipends are automatically extended on a yearly basis as long as the underlying performance criteria are fulfilled.
The program does not charge tuition fees at present. The universities charge an enrollment fee of approximately 280 Euro per semester. This gives you access to public transport in Berlin at no additional cost.
You are only eligible for a stipend as long as you not take up employment, e.g. a reasearch position. An extensive list with other scholarships for doctoral students as well as funding for postdocs can be found here.
For further information, please visit the website of the Berlin Doctoral Program for Economics and Management Science.