Why Choose PhD in Economics at CERGE-EI

Western-style Program

Opportunities for research stays at prestigious universities

Minimum Tuition Fees

PhD students receive financial support toward living costs for 5 years

Small-scale Program

Collaborative exchange of knowledge and an individual approach, 3:1 student-faculty ratio

Alumni Careers

Graduates pursue academic careers worldwide or hold high-level positions in companies and organizations

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PhD in Economics

Western-style program designed for outstanding students who desire a rigorous graduate education in economics at a prestigious international institution with an opportunity to pursue careers in academia around the world.

Program Details

Top quality graduate program with an integrated MA degree


Apply by August 15

Financial Support

All PhD students receive financial support toward living costs.

Practical Information

We help out students to settle down so that they can focus on their studies.

Newsletter for Study Applicants


“Studying PhD in Economics at CERGE allows me to get in touch with frontier research. The faculty are very open towards student research ideas. In my two years here, I learnt that patience, observance and precision are the virtues that every (young) researcher needs to nourish.”

Marta Cota, PhD student

“CERGE-EI gave me the most powerful tools for success: a critical mind combined with determination. It transformed my dreams into goals and my goals into achievements.”

Petar Stankov, PhD Graduate,
Senior Lecturer at University of London

"You follow a very high-quality curriculum with faculty members who graduated from the best universities in the world. Getting a degree at CERGE-EI gives you a great foundation for your further career steps, be it in international organizations, management positions and/or academic institutions."

Mariola Pytliková, Assistant Professor at CERGE-EI

Careers and Placements

Alumni Careers

Our graduates find placements on the international academic market, in central banks and governmental institutions, international organizations, and also in the business.

Recent Placements

A PhD in Economics at CERGE-EI can lead to an academic career at a prestigious research institution or open doors to top jobs in public and private sectors. Explore where our graduates have found jobs over the past 5 years.

Job Market Candidates

CERGE-EI helps its PhD students prepare for the international academic job market.