Up to ten PhD positions in Economics - Uppsala University, Sweden

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The PhD Programme at the Department of Economics prepares you both for a career in academia as well as for qualified positions in government ministries and agencies, international organizations and the private sector. Our alumni hold important positions throughout society. The Department’s supervising capacity is particularly strong in labour economics, macroeconomics, political economics and public economics. We offer an intellectually stimulating research environment with several research seminars each week and a large flow of international guests.


The holder of a PhD-student position shall primarily devote her/his time to own research studies. Other departmental work, such as educational or administrative can be part of the position (max 20%). Read more about the PhD Programme at the Department of Economics here.


 General admission requirements: For admission to the PhD Programme, the applicant must have completed at least 240 ECTS-credits of coursework (four years of full-time studies), including at least 60 ECTS-credits at the advanced (master) level (one year of full-time studies), or have acquired the equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

Special admission requirements: 

In addition to the general admission requirements, the applicant must have at least 90 ECTS-credits in economics (three semesters), or have acquired the equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad. Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University's rules and guidelines.

The admission requirements apply at the date of admission, not at the date of application. Students expected to fulfill the general and special admission criteria by early August are welcome to apply.

How to apply:

Required documents for the application:

  1. Personal letter (max. two pages) in which you describe why you want to enroll in the PhD Programme in Economics at Uppsala University and where you state the fields within economics that are of primary interest to you.
  2. Attested copies of all qualifications, including all completed academic courses and academic degrees.
  3. Copies of essays that you have authored.
  4. A CV.
  5. Contact information for two academic references (address, email address and telephone number).

We strongly recommend that foreign applicants take the GRE test. Please upload a copy of your test score in your online application, and also ensure that the verified result of the test is sent directly to the department. GRE: school code 0247, dept. code 1801.

We strongly recommend that foreign applicants take the TOEFL test or the IELTS test. Please upload a copy of your test score in your online application, and also ensure that the verified result of the test is sent directly to the department. TOEFL: inst. code _7996. IELTS: no inst.code.

Department of Economics

Uppsala University

Box 513

SE-751 20 Uppsala

Phone: +46 18-471 0000


Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students or stipend.

Starting date: August 16, 2021.

Type of employment: Temporary position according to Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7.

Scope of employment: 100 %.

For further information about the position, please contact: Admission officer for Graduate Studies: Erik Öberg, erik.oberg@nek.uu.se or director of Graduate Studies: Mikael Bask, mikael.bask@nek.uu.se.

Please submit your application no later than February 1, 2021, UFV-PA 2020/4247.

Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? If so, you will find a lot of information about working and living in Sweden at www.uu.se/joinus. You are also welcome to contact International Faculty and Staff Services at ifss@uadm.uu.se.

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.

Submit your application through Uppsala University's recruitment system.

Placement: Department of Economics

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 10

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: ST/TCO tco@fackorg.uu.se

Seko Universitetsklubben seko@uadm.uu.se

Saco-rådet saco@uadm.uu.se


Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/4247

Last application date: 2021-02-01