1 February 2019



(Paid opportunity)


Up to ten PhD positions in 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.

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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.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • labour economics.
  • macroeconomics.
  • political economics.
  • public economics.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

Four years 

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Fulfill all required documents.
  • The applicant must have completed at least 240 ECTS-credits of coursework (four years of full-time studies).
    1. Including at least 60 ECTS-credits at the advanced (master) level (one year of full-time studies).
    2. Or have acquired the equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.
  • 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.

Opportunity Cost

(Paid opportunity)

  • Fixed pay according to local agreement or stipend.

How to Apply

First Step: 

Required documents for the application:

  •  Personal letter (max. two pages) in which:
    1. You describe why you want to enroll in the PhD Programme in Economics at Uppsala University.
    2. Where you state the fields within economics that are of primary interest to you.
  • Attested copies of all qualifications, including all completed academic courses and academic degrees.
  • Copies of essays that you have authored.
  • A CV.
  • Contact information for two academic references (address, email address and telephone number).
  • 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

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