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PhD Scholarship in Economics University of Vienna (Austria)

PhD Scholarship in Economics University of Vienna (Austria)

PhD Scholarship in Economics
University of Vienna (Austria)

The Department of Economics at the University of Vienna invites applications for one scholarship for its doctoral program in economics. The successful applicant will become a member of the research training group Issues in the Global Economy: Dynamics, Governance, and Information. The scholarship is funded until September 30, 2010. The total annual salary is approximately € 14,400, health insurance is included, and tuition fees are waived.

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The program provides advanced training in selected fields of economics with some emphasis on the theme of the research training group. Students are exposed to different theoretical and methodological approaches in order to be able to explore research questions in economics in an original way. Core courses in macroeconomics, microeconomics, and econometrics as typically offered in the first year of a PhD study are not part of this program. The theme of the research training group is outlined on
http://www.univie.ac.at/vwl/IKHomepage/willkommen.html. Students have to pass the required number of courses (60 ECTS points) and must write a doctoral dissertation under the supervision of two faculty members. All courses are taught in English. The dissertation must contain original research carried out while on the program. Students are also required to participate in seminars and workshops held at the department.

Applications are welcome from students who hold a Master’s degree in economics or a closely related field, passed with distinction. Applicants should be interested in conducting independent research in theoretical, empirical, or applied economics and must have a strong quantitative background. In particular, they should have completed advanced courses in macroeconomics, microeconomics (including game theory), and econometrics. The selection of candidates will be based on an evaluation of their aptitude and competence for research. A special interest in research topics that are relevant for the theme of the research training group is a plus.

Applications must be received by June 20, 2008. Applicants should send the following information by email to [email protected] or by ordinary mail to Gerhard Sorger, Department of Economics, University of Vienna, Hohenstaufengasse 9, 1010 Vienna, Austria: (i) up-to-date curriculum vitae, (ii) transcript of university results (full list of courses taken and grades obtained), (iii) a short (2-3 pages) personal statement describing their research and career goals, (iv) a phone number and email address where they can be contacted. Applicants should also arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent by the academic referees directly to the above address. The letters of recommendation must (i) state how long and in what capacity the referees have known the candidate, (ii) assess the candidate’s academic qualification, aptitude for research, and scientific potential in comparative terms, and (iii) assess the student’s proficiency in English. It is recommended that applicants who can provide the scores of GRE, TOEFL, or IELTS tests include them in their application (optional).
The University of Vienna is an equal opportunities employer and intends to increase the number of female employees. Qualified women are therefore particularly encouraged to apply for the scholarship. In the case of equal qualifications, female candidates will be preferred.
Kennzahl: IK 2008/2/HK


  1. Bonga Wellington Garikai says:

    I am 25,and am a holder of a Master of Science in Economics degree with the University of Zimbabwe. I have an Upper second class BSc (hons) Economics degre. I want to study PhD Economics in Australia. Your respond is appreciated.

    Kind regards


  2. Andrea Plevova says:


    I want to enroll to this program for PHD in logistics because in this field I have been involved during my studies.
    Is there still any room for me?

    If yes, would you be so kind and let me know what everything I have to do for enrolling.

    Kind regards


  3. Kwame says:


    I am a holder of M. Sc (Statistics) affter I was award B. Sc.
    (Mathematics & Statistics) from University of Cape Coast, Ghana. I
    have worked at the National Accounte Section of the Ghana Statistical
    Service and now a Quality Assurance Staff in a private University in

    I have developed the interest in Finance and Economics and will like
    to pursue these for MBA and Ph D degrees online respectively.
    This is intended to shift me into the academia or research and consulting industry in Ghana and West Africa.
    I am writing for further briefing on the qualification requirement,
    application procedure, cost and sponsorship facilities available and
    any other information you deem relevant for the decission process of a
    foreign student from developing country like Ghana.

    I will be grateful if you could provide me with the above information
    for me to get myself organised for it.

    Thank you.

  4. my name is Rugwizangoga Elvason Edison. am a Rwandan male .i am in the 4thyear of study in Kigali Institute of Educationin Business Studies option of Accounting and studies I wish to be informed of my options/eligibility of a scholarship to complete a university accounting and Finance in Canada which has proved to be the best location for quality education in the world because of it’s government’s committment to education,therefore giving it the highest budgetary allocation.i wish to have update till 2009/2010 when i will be due for graduation
    Best regards

  5. F. Terefe says:

    Dear Sir/Madame,
    I am looking for fund for further Academic career and my past qualification and jobs are briefly as follows.
    1985 I was qualified with Diploma in Plant Science from Alemaya (the then Haromaya) University and latter I joined Addis Ababa university and qualified with BA degree in Economics in July 2003 and after working for more than four years I rejoined this same University as a part-time student completed my MA in August 2008. I have a diversified experience and the ability to communicate different level of people and work in any environment.

    Duties and responsibilities
    Monitoring & Evaluation, Budget Analysis and Review of Research Projects. Preparation of Monthly, Quarterly and Annual reports of the Institute and submit to Government and Parliament Rural Standing Committee. Project Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation which is preparation of Monthly, Quarterly and Annual reports of the Institute. This report is submitted to different Government Ministers (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, Rural Standing Committee Parliament. Very related to this Data collection, Compilation, Data Encoding, operating on different software and preparing annual are my additional experiences.
    Therefore, hoping that you will consider me, by reviewing all the information I forwarded to you please contact me for any further clarification.


    Terefe Fitta

  6. Mesfin Astatkie says:

    Dear sir/madam
    At the time using enternat I found scholarship program in Austria in title of PhD international scholarship in Economics university of Vienna which is related in my bock ground that means I have Msc degree in garicultural economics so i would like apply but iI dont have the information how to apply and the application form. Therfore, i need your assistance the application form and how to apply I look for your repplie
    Thank you in advance for you coopration .

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