PhD Scholarship in Financial Economics at University of Gothenburg

International students are invited for a PhD scholarship in mathematics at University of Gothenburg. This position is available for two years. The deadline for applying is January 31, 2019.

The Department of Economics and the Centre for Finance at the University of Gothenburg announces one position in the PhD program in Economics with specific focus on Financial Economics.

The department has about 100 employees and faculty conducting research within a broad range of areas, including (but not limited to) financial economics, labor, environmental, development, health, and behavioral. More information about the financial economics group including job placements of past PhD students, is available at More information about the economics department and the PhD program is available at

Job assignments

We aim at recruiting one PhD student who will be employed on a regular and fully financed Swedish PhD position (doktorandtjnst). The program starts September 1, 2019; the expected date of completion is May, 2024. The first two years are largely dominated by coursework whereas the remainder are primarily devoted to research and thesis writing as well as departmental work and teaching duties. Eligibility

To be eligible for admission, the applicant must meet the requirements forbasic and special eligibilitybelow. These requirements will generally be met by applicants with a master in finance or economics or a related field, like statistics. Basic eligibility:the applicant must have a degree awarded at advanced level; or have completed studies for at least 240 higher education credits of which at least 60 higher education credits were awarded at advanced level; or have equivalent qualifications.

Special eligibility:the applicant must have completed at least 90 higher education credits in finance or economics; or have completed at least 30 higher education credits in finance or economics at advanced level; or have equivalent qualifications.


For candidates who fulfill the requirements, the submitted materials will be reviewed by Department of Economics PhD Admissions Committee. Selection is based on the student’s performance at the undergraduate and, especially, advanced levels. Emphasized selection criteria include: very good grades, an excellent thesis, and strong recommendation letters. Demonstrated excellence in Mathematics, Statistics, and Econometrics as well in advanced core courses in Finance and Microeconomics will be positively evaluated. The applicant's general suitability for the PhD program will also be considered. A select group of candidates will be called to an interview. Further information

For further information regarding the position, please contact: Erik Hjalmarsson, Professor For information about the terms of employment, see Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 5, section 7:


Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg: How to apply To apply to be admitted to the PhD program at the University of Gothenburg, one must apply through the University of Gothenburgs recruiting system. Click on "Apply" below. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application at the last date of application.


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