Ph.D. in Economics and Finance

Deadline: 15 April 15, 2022
Open to: master’s degree graduates
Scholarship/Salary: € 15.343,28 (gross income) per year


The Graduate School of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan offers a Ph.D. Program in Economics and Finance for the 2022-2023 academic year, starting in the second half of October 2022.

From the 2021/2022 academic year, the program has a length of four years.

Date: lessons from the second half of October 2022

Location: Milan, Italy

One year and one half of the Program are devoted to advanced courses and reading groups (details can be found on our website:
During the remaining time, students strengthen their background with short courses, and work on their individual research under the supervision of a member of the Faculty. The Ph.D. dissertation can be focused on any of the Faculty members research areas:

The results obtained by our students, and their placement, can be seen at


Master degree graduates from around the world.


Four students will be awarded a four-year scholarship paying a gross income of € 15.343,28 per year. The monthly allowance can be increased up to 50% for our PhD students spending visiting periods abroad. There will also be allowances for short-period mobility (from the second year).

How to apply?

The admission procedure consists of two stages: a pre-application and an official application. The purpose of the pre-application is to give candidates a preview as to whether their official application will have a chance to be successful. Pre-applications must be received by April 15th, 2022, h. 22.00 CET. The results will be available by May 5th.

To apply, read the “Call for Pre-Applications” at

For more information please visit the official website.