PhD in Economics
Why acquire a PhD at the University of Tartu?
The University of Tartu is Estonia's leading research and development institution with more than 1400 Doctoral students conducting reseach at the university each year.
More than 100 doctoral degrees are defended annually (more than half of the total number in Estonia);
Doctoral schools at the University facilitate special projects, foster international collaboration and bring extra funding and support for PhD studies, including international seminars and practical skills training;
UT belongs to the top 1% of the world's most-cited universities and research institutions in the fields of Clinical Medicine, Chemistry, Environment/Ecology, Plant and Animal Science, Geosciences, Social Sciences (general), Biology and Biochemistry and Engineering (ISI Web of Science 2013). A total of 20 UT scientist belong to the top 1% of most quoted scientists in the world (UT Science in Numbers).
Economics and Business Administration, PhD programme
The doctoral programme at the Faculty of Economics and Business administration lasts for 4 years and requires a volume of 240 ECTS. The requirements include the completion of a dissertation and its defense.
The dissertation is defined as a scientific research paper with original outstanding results, which have been published in respected journals, and articles of which the candidate is the leading author.
For detailed information on requirements of doctoral thesis please check Procedure for Awarding Doctorates
Procedure for Publication of Graduation Theses and Dissertations
After a successful defense, the candidate will be awarded a Doctor's Degree of Philosophy (PhD). The procedure for publishing dissertations is described in the same document.
Tuition Fees and Scholarships
There are no tuition fees for PhD students, including international PhD students. In addition, scholarships have been established for students of some fields. For more information on scholarships, please see PhD scholarships.