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Welcome to the Bonn Graduate School of Economics (BGSE)



The Bonn Graduate School of Economics (BGSE) invites ambitious students from around the world to join our PhD program in economics.

At the BGSE, you will have the chance to study and do research, entirely in English, in a supportive and intellectually demanding environment. We foster a cooperative team spirit among our student body. Most of our students receive grants to cover living expenses, as well as their own office space. Many graduates of our program are now in leading academic positions.

Explore our website to find out more about the BGSE and our doctoral program. You can already get a first overview and an impression of the city of Bonn via our new brochure which you can download here.

You may also find these moving images interesting:

  • View our BGSE video to get an idea of what it is all about.
  • The BGSE is part of the Bonn International Graduate Schools (BIGS), the BIGS video gives you a first impression of the city of Bonn, the university and the associated doctorate programs of BIGS.
  • Do you want to learn more about carreer paths with a doctorate in Germany? On the occasion of a meeting of internatonal doctoral reserachers at Bonn University in November 2015, Dr. Kai Sicks gave a presentation on the academic landscape in Germany as well as on funding opportunities for research projects beyond the doctorate. Watch the whole presentation on youtube.
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