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RGS School of Economics Scholarships 2010

RGS School of Economics Scholarship

The Rurh Graduate School in Economics (RGS Econ) offers PhD programme with generous funding by the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and by the supporting institutions (University of Bochum, Technical University of Dortmund, University of Duisburg-Essen and Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung). This guarantees that participation in the programme is free of tution fees and that a number of scholarships (1300 Euro per-month) can be offered. The maximum duration of a scholarship is three years. It is tax-free and enough to cover all costs of living. The language of the programme is English.


An excellent academic record and a Master, diploma or equivalent degree in economics or related fields. Early-stage PhD students are also welcome to apply. A strong background in quantitative methods (proven by course work in mathematics and statistics) is necessary for a successful application. Your Master’s degree must be such that it can be regarded as equivalent to a German diplom. This requires a written thesis, written or oral final examinations, and at least two years of advanced course work. The RGS Econ does not accept applications from students who only have a Bachelor’s degree. For applicants without a German Abitur a GRE score (general test format) or a GMAT score or any other international accepted test that measures basic verbal, mathematical, and analytical writing skills would be very helpful. Typically candidates should score in the top 10% in the quantitative and analytical sections of the test. Not older than 28 years.

To apply

Through the interactive online application system on www.rgs-econ.org Submission: April 15, 2010