|Application and Admission|
Students with a degree in Economics or other fields (statistics, mathematics, etc), who wish to do a PhD in Economics and/or in Statistics, may apply to the ECARES Doctoral School. Application can be done for the Master programs, the Doctoral Training or the writing thesis phase. Carefully check the General Presentation page to know for which option you should apply.
The admission to the PhD-program proceeds in two steps:
STEP ONE Prospective students have to apply for admission. The following documents:
Should be sent to:
Director of Graduate Admission
Toelf, GRE and related international tests are not required but they can be attached to the application if desired. The deadline for application is June 30 (for EU Citizens) and March 31 (for non EU citizens).
If admitted, the prospective students receive a preliminary admission letter from ECARES. Later they have to officially register to the University. The ECARES preliminary admission letter clearly explains the steps to follow. Prospective students may get help from our staff. Please note that red tape for non EU students may be complex, mainly due to visa requirements. We strongly suggest submitting your visa application to the Belgian consulate as soon as possible.
STEP TWO After the Master years or the Doctoral Training year, the Doctoral School decides about the admission to the thesis writing phase. In order to be admitted to the ECARES doctoral School, a student must have finished her/his course work with an average grade of at least 14 (which roughly compares to a grade of B+ in the American system), and a minimum grade of 12 in each individual course. This applies to both the Master and the Doctoral training course work. Furthermore, one of the ECARES fellows must be willing to supervise the student.