A bit more than one year of the three-year PhD program is allocated to course work and research training. 70 ECTS-credits are reserved for following courses. They are spread over three years of studies as depicted in the table below.
Two years of the three-year PhD program are allocated to your own research. 110 ECTS-credits are reserved for research on the dissertation.
|Field courses||Skill courses||Research seminars||Total ECTS|
|Year 1||25 (=5x5)||5||10||40|
|Year 2||5 (=1x5)||10||15|
|Year 3||5 (=1x5)||10||15|
The educational part of the program consists of three elements:
Additionally, students are expected to attend either the Research Seminar in Economic Theory and/or the Econometric Research Seminar. Both seminars have been successfully co-organized by the University of Vienna and the Institute for Advanced Studies for many years. They give students and faculty a good overview of the current trends in economic research.