The standard access to the PhD program is through the Master’s Degree in Economics and Finance offered in conjunction with the Barcelona GSE. Information on the admissions to the Economics and Finance programs of the master can be found here:

Economics Program, joint with the Barcelona GSE

Finance Program, joint with the Barcelona GSE

A handful of external candidates, meaning that did not go through the Master’s Degree in Economics and Finance, are accepted directly to the MRes. Only in exceptional circumstances it is possible to directly access to the proper PhD stage.

Information on how to access to the other masters in which the Department of Economics & Business takes part can be found in: Barcelona GSE and the UPF Barcelona School of Management


The Phd Program regularly accepts some visiting PhD students from other schools. For applications please refer to Marta Araque ([email protected]). 

The fees for visiting students is € 5000 per quarter or € 2.000 per course. 

Please note that there is a charge of € 500 per term for visiting doctoral students who do not attend courses. The fee covers the use of an office and access to the IT facilities. The fee must be paid by the third week of term or facility access may be removed.