Fully Funded PhD Scholarships in Economics, CERGE-EI, Czech Republic

Deadline:  30 April 2017
Open to: prospective PhD students, master graduates
Scholarship: full tuition waiver and stipend to cover living costs starting from USD 6,050 annually


The CERGE-EI PhD in Economics is a US-style program designed for outstanding students who desire a rigorous graduate education in Economics at a prestigious international institution. The students aim is to pursue academic careers in respected university departments around the world, or to enter high level positions in international organizations, central banks, government ministries, or in private sector organizations.

The program consists of two years of coursework, followed by approximately two to three years of supervised PhD dissertation research. The program leads to an MA degree in Economics awarded under an absolute charter granted by the State of New York, USA, and to a PhD degree in Economics which has an absolute charter granted by the State of New York, USA, and is fully accredited in the Czech Republic under the Charles University in Prague. Graduates thus receive both a US and a Czech PhD degree.

The program is designed to offer advanced education in theoretical and empirical economics. PhD graduates are well equipped to enter pedagogical and research positions in academia. Some of the graduates are employed in the public sector, for instance in government ministries and central banks. Others move to the private sector, typically to the research departments of banks and consulting firms.


  • Strong background in mathematics is an advantage;
  • Sufficient proficiency in English to read, write and fully understand study material is necessary;
  • Previous education in economics is welcome, but not required;
  • Masters degree or equivalent.


Full tuition waiver and stipend to cover living costs starting from USD 6,050 annually.


Admission to the CERGE-EI PhD program is highly selective. The program seeks to admit students who demonstrate a high level of academic ability, and exhibit the motivation to develop into top quality researchers. The admission committee carefully evaluates each applicant’s academic credentials as evidenced especially by prior courses taken, grades earned, academic references, and the rigor of the institutions attended.

The application deadline is the 30 of April (23:59 Central European Summer Time) of each year. There is no application fee.

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, check the FAQ section or write to:  phd@cerge-ei.cz.

The official web-page.