Transferring to CERGE-EI PhD Program
Students who want to continue in the CERGE-EI PhD program are required to go through the regular CERGE-EI application procedure during the 2nd year of the Master's program at IES.
The application deadline for the CERGE-EI PhD program is February 28.
Students who complete all three core sequences (Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Econometrics) and pass all three Core General exams are admitted directly to the 2nd year of the CERGE-EI PhD program. Those students who complete one or two sequences (for example, only Microeconomics) may start the PhD program on an individual study plan.
Admission to the Czech PhD Program at CERGE-EI is conditional on having a Master's degree or its equivalent that can be nostrified in the Czech Republic. The IES Masters's degree fulfills this legal requirement.
In case you do not pass a CERGE-EI course, you have the following options to complete the Master’s program in Economic Theory:
- Pass the course later.
- Opt out back towards the IES equivalent course(s). If you fulfill criteria for the IES courses (signed into the course, course requirements fulfilled), you may even try to pass the course in the same semester. If not, enroll for the course next year. Notice that you can sign up for a single course at IES only two times.
Using opt-out option does not eliminate the option to go through the regular CERGE-EI PhD admission procedure in the future.