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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 application is required.

The application for admission to the EUI doctoral programme is automatically an application for national funding.

Norwegian candidates should apply for admission to the EUI Doctoral Programme using the EUI online application form for this purpose. An application to the EUI is automatically also an application to the University of Oslo for a Ph.D. grant. Acceptance at the EUI entitles the candidate to a Norwegian Ph.D. grant for three years. The grant holder will in this period be employed by the University of Oslo. The same rules apply to grant holders as to other employees, i.e., rules for leave, sickness, pension contributions etc,

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who are Norwegian citizens or hold a permanent residence permit in Norway are eligible to apply. Candidates must give proof of their Master's degree or equivalent degree before the start of the Ph.D. programme at the EUI.

Eligibility is not automatic, and it is carefully verified for each candidate.

Grants and Allowances

Ph.D. stipend per year for three years: NOK 532 200 (pre-tax).

Additional grant for the first year: NOK 264 000 (equivalent to the Research Council of Norway's (RCN) rate for research stay abroad)

Operating expenses per year for three years: NOK 40 000

Insurance: Yes

Family allowance: No

Must apply for voluntary membership in "Folketrygden".

The University of Oslo provides a monthly salary for the first three years of the EUI Ph.D. Programme. The fourth year is covered by the EUI (2024 grant is 1,505 EUR per month). In addition, the candidate may apply for a grant for research stay abroad (equivalent to the RCN's rate for research stay abroad) for the fourth year from the University of Oslo.

Funding Authority

The Research Council of Norway



At the University of Oslo:

Ms. Åse-Marit Kristiansen

Department of Research and Innovation Administration

Mobile phone: +47 416 12 054

Email: [email protected]


Page last updated on 06/10/2023

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