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Open Positions 20
Time Span as soon as possible for 4 months
Application Deadline 31 Mar 2019
Financing yes
Type of Position
  • PhD - Doctoral Programme
Field of Research
  • Law, Economics, and Social Sciences
Subjects Economics
Description The Bonn Graduate School of Economics (BGSE) offers a two-stage graduate program that combines demanding courses with early individual research in a supportive and intellectually demanding environment. Students finish the two-year course phase with a Master’s degree specialized in economic research (M.Sc. Economic Research) and the three-year dissertation phase with a doctoral degree (Ph.D. equivalent).

Outstanding (top 10%) students holding a bachelor’s or master’s degree in economics or related fields (e.g. mathematics, statistics, business administration, accounting, and finance) are encouraged to apply for admission.

All BGSE activities are conducted in English. Grants are available. Students are provided with adequate office space. Our student body benefits from an excellent faculty and numerous collaborative research activities. BGSE alumni have excellent career prospects in academia and beyond.

Please visit the BGSE website for application requirements and information on the program:

Applications have to be submitted online via our application portal (, which will be open from January 2019. The application deadline for the program starting in October is March 31, 2019. There is an early admission round for complete applications handed in before February 8, 2019.

Please visit our website for application requirements and information on the program. We are looking forward to receiving your application.

Requirements - outstanding (top 10%) students with a university degree (bachelor or master) in economics or related fields
- English proficiency of C1-level
- two recommendation letters
Working Language
  • English
Language of Dissertation
  • English
Required Documents
  • CV
  • Reports, certificates
  • Transcripts
  • Letter of Motivation
  • Others : GRE, TOEFL or IELTS (if required), two recommendation letters, APS certificate (if required)
More Information


Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn • Bonn Graduate School of Economics
Katharina Boldt
Kaiserstr. 1
53113 Bonn