Uppsala University, Department of Economics

The PhD Programme 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. The Department’s supervising capacity is particularly strong in labour economics, macroeconomics, political economics and public economics. 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 Programme at the Department of Economics here.

General admission requirements: For admission to the PhD Programme, 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 (three semesters), or have acquired the equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

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:

1. Personal letter (max. two pages) in which you describe why you want to enroll in the PhD Programme in Economics at Uppsala University and where you state the fields within economics that are of primary interest to you.

2. Attested copies of all qualifications, including all completed academic courses and academic degrees.

3. Copies of essays that you have authored.

4. A CV.

5. Contact information for two academic references (address, email address and telephone number).

6. The GRE test result is sent directly to the department. GRE: school code 0247, dept. code 1801. Please note that the GRE test is mandatory.

We strongly recommend that foreign applicants 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

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.

Fixed pay according to local agreement or stipend. 

Starting date:
August 12, 2019

For further information about the position, please contact:
Admission officer for Graduate Studies: Erik Öberg, erik.oberg@nek.uu.se

Director of Graduate Studies: Mikael Bask, mikael.bask@nek.uu.se

You are welcome to submit your application no later than February 1, 2019, UFV-PA 2018/4267.

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2019-08-13
Salary Fixed pay
Number of positions 10
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2018/4267
Union representative
  • Per Sundman, Saco-rådet, 018-471 1485
  • Stefan Djurström, Seko, 018-471 3315
  • Marie Ols, TCO/ST, 018-471 2459
Published 29.Nov.2018
Last application date 01.Feb.2019 11:59 PM CET

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