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PhD research

Currently about 60 PhD students are working on their research at ASE. Topics vary from financial econometrics to entrepreneurship and innovation.

How to become a PhD student

The main route to becoming a PhD student at ASE is to follow the intensive 2-year Research Master's programme at the Tinbergen Institute (TI). The aim of this excellent Master's programme in economics, econometrics and finance is to prepare students for further academic research. In the 2nd year of the Research Master's programme, students are usually assigned a supervisor based on their research interests. Students who are assigned a supervisor from ASE have the opportunity to apply for a PhD position here.

For fields not covered by the TI, and for specific projects, vacancy announcements are posted on the  website of the University of Amsterdam.

Candidates who are financially self-supporting (usually those who wish to pursue a PhD next to an appointment in a company or elsewhere) can apply for an external PhD. The conditions are stated in below document 'External PhD students ASE'.