Below you find a collection of the frequently asked general questions about our combined research master / doctoral program. If you have questions concerning the application process, check our application process FAQs.
If you have any additional questions, please do not hestitate to contact us.
Can I study part-time at the BGSE?
The graduate programs are desinged for full-time students only. It is not possible to study part-time.
Will I have time for an employment next to studying (research / Ph.D. track)?
No, having a job while studying for a doctoral degree is not possible. The program is demanding and you will have to invest all your time in it. What is possible is to work as a tutor at our department since it gives you valuable teaching experience. Anyhow, this is only advisable after you have written a first paper.
Do you offer distance teaching?
It is not possible to study from the distance. All doctoral students have office space at the university and work there on a daily base.
Do I need to apply for grants separately?
No, you do not need to apply separately for grants if you apply for the M.Sc. in Economics Research / doctoral program. We offer grants to most students of this program either from the very beginning or after successful completion of the first year.
I am a Ph.D. student at another university. Is it possible to visit the BGSE for a semester or year?
In general, one can only become a visiting student at the BGSE within the European Doctoral Program or as a regular Ph.D. student at one of our partner university. The only possibility for all other Ph.D. students is to find a professor here in Bonn who has a strong interest in supervising you for a semester. You would have to approach a professor of your choice yourself. Due to limited capacity (e.g. time, office space and so on), all this happens quite rarely. The BGSE does not raise tuition but can not support visiting students financially.