Admissions

Since its inception in 1991, CERGE-EI has educated students from 43 countries on 5 continents in modern economics. The graduate programs portfolio includes a career-oriented MA in Applied Economics and a theoretical, academia-oriented PhD in Economics. We also offer a Visiting Master's scheme for Master students from other universities who are interested in taking some PhD courses at CERGE-EI during their studies.

Unsure which program is the right for you? Follow our simple guide:

Choose the MA in Applied Economics if you:

  • Have an interest in practical economics, used every day in the public and private sectors
  • Hope to move away from large lectures and learn in small class discussion groups with leading experts in the field
  • Want to earn a US Master’s degree in three semesters within a single academic year
  • Seek to meet professionals from the business sphere and public sector
  • Want to learn how to use economic theories to understand, analyze and interpret data
  • Plan to enter the international job market in the near future or are aiming for a promotion
  • Find out how to apply and start filling in the online application form

Choose the MA in Economic Research if you:

  • Wish to pursue a PhD in Economics but only have a BA degree
  • Want a rigorous preparation for PhD study and research
  • Strive for a career in academia or a high-level position in the public or private sector
  • Would like to work with leading economic scholars
  • Find out how to apply and start filling in the online application form

Choose the PhD in Economics if you:

  • Want a rigorous graduate economic education
  • Strive for a career in academia or a high-level position in the public or private sector
  • Would like to work with leading economic scholars
  • Want to spend part of your studies at a top university abroad
  • Can invest 4+ years in your academic training
  • Find out how to apply and start filling in the online application form

Choose the Visiting Student if you:

  • Would like to take PhD level courses while studying for your Master's
  • Would like to do a part of your PhD research at CERGE-EI
  • Find out how to apply