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About RGS Econ

Welcome

The Ruhr Graduate School in Economics (RGS Econ) is a center for research and higher education in Economics. It was founded by three universities in the Ruhr Area (Bochum, Dortmund and Duisburg-Essen) and by RWI, one of Germany‘s leading economic research institutes. Over a period of three years, graduate students receive guidance that leads to a Ph.D. in economics, complying with the highest international standards.

  • Fast-track your Economics Ph.D. with a 3 year structured program
  • Study with 3 Ruhr universities and one of Germany's leading economic research institutes
  • Small groups allow individual coaching
  • Study entirely in English
  • No tuition fees
  • 3-year scholarships of 1.300Euro per month
  • Office space (desk and computer equipment) for each student
Recruitment 2015

Application and Admission 2015

The 2015 intake of the RGS Econ is now open! The new cohort will start October 2015.

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8th RGS Doctoral Conference

The 8th RGS Doctoral Conference will take place from February 25-27 2015 at the University of Duisburg-Essen.

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Ruhr Economic Papers

The "Ruhr Economic Papers" are a joint publication of the Economic Departments of Ruhr University of Bochum, TU Dortmund, University of Duisburg-Essen and RWI.

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The RGS Econ is currently sponsored by:

Stiftung Mercator
NRW.BANK
Sparkasse Essen
Commerzbank-Stiftung