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Uppsala University, Sweden

Up to eight PhD positions in Economics

Uppsala University is an international research university focused on the development of science and education. Our most important assets are all the individuals who with their curiosity and their dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting work places. Uppsala University has 40,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6,5 billion.

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:

The deadline for application is February 1, 2017. Courses start in the middle of August.

Required documents for the application:

  • Certified copies of your academic courses and academic degrees
  • Copies of essays written by you
  • Contact information to two academic references (address and telephone number)
  • A statement of purpose (maximum two pages), outlining why you want to enroll in the PhD programme in economics at Uppsala University and what your primary fields of interest are
  • A CV, including other qualifications that you wish to refer to.

We strongly recommend that international applicants take the GRE and TOEFL tests, and make sure that the results of these tests are sent directly to the department.

TOEFL: inst. code _7996

GRE: school code 0247, dept. code 1801


Fixed pay according to local agreement or stipend. 

Starting date:

August 14, 2017 or as agreed upon.

For further information about the position, please contact:

Admission officer for Graduate Studies:
Arizo Karimi, phone: (+46) 18 - 471 51 31, e-mail:

Director of Graduate Studies: Mikael Bask, phone: (+46) 18 - 471 51 17, e-mail:

You are welcome to submit your application no later than February 1, 2017, UFV-PA 2016/3495.

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