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Doctoral Programme in Economics

Programme Start Date





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The call for applications for the 2025-26 academic year (start date: 1 September 2025) will open in November 2024 - the deadline will be 31 January 2025 at 14:00 (CET).


No separate funding application is required.

The application for admission to the EUI doctoral programme is automatically an application for a national scholarship

Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant shall be a Bulgarian citizen (regardless of the country of residence) or a citizen of another member state of the European Union, who has resided permanently in Bulgaria for not less than 5 years by the deadline for application.
  • The applicant shall have acquired educational and qualification degree Master by the training start date (September 1st every year).
  • The applicant shall have a Master’s degree diploma with a Grade Point Average of minimum "Very good 5" or the respective equivalent from the evaluation system in the country, where the degree is obtained.

Grant and Allowances

Monthly grant: 1.500 € per month (entry into force in academic year 2023-24)

Family allowance: 225 € per dependent/per month.

Travel allowance: 350 € per year.

Health Insurance: the medical insurance cover is provided to the scholarship holders and their dependents.

The authority provides a monthly grant for the first three years of EUI Ph.D. Programme. The fourth year is covered by the EUI (2024 EUI fourth-year grant is 1.505 € per month, in addition to other allowances).

Funding Authority

Ministry of Education and Science, Republic of Bulgaria

2A Dondukov Blvd.

Sofia 1000



Mrs. Ivana Radonova
Head of Unit, Higher Education Directorate

Tel: +359 2/9217 541
Email: [email protected]

Page last updated on 03/11/2023

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