PhD Scholarships at Ruhr Graduate School in Economics - Germany

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The Ruhr Graduate School in Economics (RGS Econ) is a three-year PhD program initiated and founded by three universities of Germany’s Ruhr Area - the University of Bochum, the University of Dortmund and the University of Duisburg-Essen.

The RGS Econ offers a number of PhD Scholarships (1250 Euro per month, approx. 1.850 USD) available for students who will commence their studies.

The maximum duration of a scholarship is three years and it’s tax-free. The program is free of tuition fees.


  • The RGS Econ is looking worldwide for applicants with an excellent academic record and a Master, Diploma or equivalent degree in economics or related fields.

  • A strong background in quantitative methods is necessary for a successful application. The language of the program is English.
  • Hence, a good command of English is a prerequisite. The RGS Econ wants to attract high-level students, who conduct research at an internationally competitive level and finish their dissertation thesis within three years.

    The deadline for applying is April 30th.


    Ruhr Graduate School in Economics, Dr. Stefan Rumpf

    Email: rgs[ at ]

    For further details, and application materials, contact: PhD Scholarships at Ruhr Graduate School in Economics

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