Applicants should hold a Master’s degree diploma in Economics, Finance, or other related fields and should have a good level of competence in English. If you don’t have a Master’s degree but expect to obtain it within the year, your application can also be considered.
Applicants should hold a Master’s. Your degree can be in any field (e.g., the sciences, arts, and humanities). Still, if you do not have previous coursework in business studies, your supervisor may require additional coursework (at Nova SBE or elsewhere). If you don’t have a Master’s degree but expect to obtain it within the year, your application can also be considered.
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PhD in Economics and Finance:
January 12, at 11 am (Lisbon time)
PhD in Management
January 17, at 2 pm (Lisbon time
Step 1: selection
The admission committee evaluates all complete applications. The best applicants may be invited for an interview that can be conducted by phone if necessary.
Step 2: admission offer
The admission committee determines a final ranking. Best applicants receive admission offers. Applicants will be notified regarding final decisions by email in mid-April.
Step 3: admission confirmation
When the admission offer is accepted, the successful candidate starts its enrolling procedure.
Nova SBE offers fellowships to the best candidates selected to start their Ph.D. in our school. The fellowship grants candidates a living stipend from 1200€ up to 1400€ and covers 90 % of the tuition fee. The duration can be from 1 year to 4 years.
Students with Nova SBE fellowships actively look for funding opportunities and are invited to apply to the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) - the Portuguese governmental entity that supports research in science, technology and innovation in all areas of knowledge.
All documents submitted should be in English.
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phd in economics & finance
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The intake for the 2024/25 PhD programs is closed.
Applications run online from November 1, 2023, to January 31, 2024.
The next application period will open for the intake 2025/26 from November 1, 2024 to January 31, 2025.