PhD in Economics, Econometrics or Finance

Candidates who are interested in a PhD in Economics, Econometrics or Finance can apply for the MPhil program at the Tinbergen Institute.

The Tinbergen Institute offers a graduate programme consisting of two years of intensive graduate coursework in the institute's Master of Philosophy in Economics programme (MPhil) and three years of PhD thesis research.
The MPhil programme is a research master in economics, econometrics, and finance, and is an excellent preparation for PhD thesis research in these fields. The MPhil programme is taught by the best researchers of the three economics departments participating in the institute and by internationally renowned guest lecturers. Students are carefully selected from a large international pool of applicants. Each year at most 30 students are admitted and thorough selection is part of the admission procedure. The MPhil programme has been accredited by the Dutch and Flemish Accreditation Organisation for higher education (NVAO) and leads to a Master of Philosophy in Economics degree.
PhD programme
The PhD programme takes three years and leads to a PhD degree. These three years are primarily spent on writing research papers for the PhD thesis and on participation in international conferences, workshops, and seminars.
Currently, about 120 students are enrolled in our graduate programme. Roughly half of all students come from abroad; students have come from Europe, Asia, North-America, South-America, and Africa. 
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