International Programmes 2023/2024

Munich Graduate School of Economics (MGSE) Munich Graduate School of Economics (MGSE)

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München • München

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Teaching language
  • English

The programme at the MGSE is entirely taught in English.

Programme duration
9 semesters or more
Winter semester
Application deadline

Will be announced on webpage:

Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Combined Master's degree / PhD programme
Joint degree / double degree programme

The Munich Graduate School of Economics (MGSE) offers a distinguished doctoral programme in Economics to outstanding young and motivated researchers.

Doctoral candidates at the MGSE are provided with thorough training in advanced methods in economics. They are taken to the frontier of state-of-the-art research. Members are integrated into a stimulating research environment composed of an ambitious and excellent faculty and a large network of research institutions and facilities. The MGSE does not charge tuition fees for attending the doctoral programme.

As the umbrella organisation for the department's graduate education the MGSE coordinates various institutions and programmes. All doctoral candidates from these institutions or programmes conduct their research and their doctoral studies under the doctoral regulations of the Department of Economics.

For more information please visit our course website.

Additional support is offered by the GraduateCenter.

Course organisation

Please enquire at the university.

International elements
  • International guest lecturers
  • Integrated study abroad unit(s)
Integrated study abroad unit(s)

Doctoral candidates at the MGSE are highly encouraged to spend one semester abroad at a renowned university. In this respect, visiting a US university in the second or third year of the programme would be especially beneficial.
The department's chairs have a wide range of contacts so that doctoral candidates can benefit from the excellent connections to other universities or research institutions.

Integrated internships

Please enquire at the university.

Course-specific, integrated German language courses
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Semester contribution

Basic fee of 75 EUR + additional fee for the Deutschlandticket



Costs of living

Living costs (including accommodation and health insurance) in Munich range from 800 to 1,000 EUR per month.

Funding opportunities within the university
Description of the above-mentioned funding opportunities within the university

Generally, doctoral candidates are paid according to a 75% position under the German TVL-E 13 payment scheme (or a roughly equivalent scholarship). The exact salary varies slightly depending on personal circumstances, the affiliated institution and the teaching load the position carries (max. five hours per week during the semester).

LMU Travel Grant, LMU Completion Grant

Academic admission requirements

The standard entry requirement is a completed Master's degree in economics. We expect knowledge in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics at an advanced Master's level.

Exceptions from this rule are possible in special circumstances. In these cases, any missing graduate-level training will be specified in an individual supervision agreement, with suitable courses to be chosen from the department's Master's programme economics.

Language requirements

Applicants must provide proof of their English skills.

Application deadline

Will be announced on webpage:

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Possibility of finding part-time employment

Please enquire at the university.


The International Office helps visiting academics, PhD students, and postdocs who are travelling to Munich for a set period of time to find accommodation.

For further information, please visit the following link:

Rooms in shared flats are popular on the private market and reasonably priced at 400-600 EUR per month if located in central parts of Munich.

Structured research and supervision
Research training / discussion
Support for international students and doctoral candidates
  • Welcome event
  • Visa matters

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