CERGE-EI PhD program

Scholarships and Grants

CERGE-EI PhD program

The CERGE-EI PhD program is inviting applicants to get a fully funded 4-year PhD scholarship in Economics. These scholarships are for students who are encouraged to show their highly academic mind, and have the motivation to arise into top quality researchers. There is no application fee

Eligibility

A Master’s degree or equivalent that can be recognized in the Czech Republic (or the expectation of completing a Master’s degree by June of the year for which you are applying). Strong students with a Bachelor’s Degree may also apply directly to the PhD program. However, for legal reasons they cannot take full advantage of PhD student status

How to apply for the CERGE-EI PhD program

All application materials, including letters of reccomendation, must be submitted through our online application form or delivered in paper form, by the deadline of April 30 (23:59 Central European Summer Time).

The following materials are required for an application to be processed. All materials must be submitted in English or accompanied by an English translation.

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of motivation: please submit a 1000-2000 word statement in English describing your academic and research background, your interests and career goals, and how the program at CERGE-EI will help you meet your objectives
  • Verified copies of your Bachelor and Master diplomas and transcripts (diploma supplement) with certified translations into English if needed (if the original document is in another language).You will have to present these documents in paper form in case you are invited to the Preparatory semester or directly admitted (upon your arrival to CERGE-EI). Applicants who will be completing their Master studies or will receive their Master diploma only after our application deadline must submit confirmation of studies from their current university and their current transcripts.
  • Contact details for two (or max. three) refereesTheir letters of recommendation must be submitted using the reference page in the on-line application or sent in a sealed envelope with the recommenders’ signature across the envelope. Referees must be familiar with your academic background described in the online application form.
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