15 PhD Positions and Scholarships in Economics – Germany

Applications are invited for 15 Fully Funded PhD Positions and Scholarships in Economics at Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences, Universität Mannheim, Germany.


The Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS) at the University of Mannheim offers excellent opportunities for academically talented and highly motivated students with a quantitative orientation to pursue their doctoral degree in Economics.

Qualified graduates are encouraged to apply for the full-time PhD Program starting in September 2020. 

A very good research oriented Master’s degree (or an equivalent) in the respective field. Applications from students with excellent Bachelor degrees are considered as well. Applicants from neighboring fields can be admitted if their background is judged to be sufficient.

The internationally competitive doctoral program enrolls an average of 15 students each year with 40% of international students in the student body. The faculty is dedicated to anchoring all teaching and research firmly in the core disciplines of Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics. 
The first year of the program ensures that all doctoral researchers have the requisite knowledge when they start conducting research on their own and in collaboration with our dynamic and outstanding faculty. 


The research findings of our students and graduates are regularly published in the leading journals. Our graduates pursue careers both in academia and outside academia, taking up assistant professorships and postdoctoral research positions at internationally renowned academic institutions.


  • All PhD Programs in English
  • Generous monthly Scholarships
  • Internationally recognized professors
  • Research stays with partner universities
  • Own office space in a brand new building
  • Personal laptop and software
  • Job market training
  • No tuition fees
  • Government funded first-class education


The application period will end on March 31, 2020. 
Applications handed in before January 15 will be treated as early applications and decided on before the official deadline.

We solely offer online application and applicants must submit their information and documents through our online application portal.
Applications sent in via mail will not be considered.

Scholarships link

Publish Date:
Institute Name: University of Mannheim
Degree/Course: PhD
Deadline: March 31, 2020
Country: Germnay
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