Call for PhD positions UEH-EUR Joint Doctorate Programme

PhD positions – Joint Doctorate Programme

University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City and Erasmus University Rotterdam


The Joint Doctorate Programme (JDP) between University of Economics Ho Chi Minh city (UEH) and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) is looking for PhD candidates in Development Economics to commence in December 2019. These PhD positions are free tuition fee and full time of 4 years. The PhD candidates are affiliated with the Vietnam – The Netherlands Programme (UEH) and the Development Economics group (International Institute of Social Sciences – ISS, EUR). The candidate will carry out a thesis in the research areas as listed below. Roughly 15% to 20% of their time will be devoted to teaching and academic support activities. Thesis defence will be organized at ISS, following EUR’s protocol. Joint doctorate degrees will be signed separately by EUR Rector Magnificus and UEH president.


Research areas

  • Economics of households, firms and institutions
  • Health and economic development
  • Environmental and Resource Economics
  • International economics, trade and investment
  • Labor and educational economics
  • Development Economics


Admission requirements

Academic background: MA/MSc degree, minimally at B+ level; Good proposal & research topic in line with research focus of the JDP

English proficiency: Good command of English (comparable to IELTS 7.0, TOEFL PBT 600, TOEFL CBT 250, TOEFL iBT 100 or Master’s degree abroad with thesis written in English)


Application deadline: 25 October 2019

Application procedure

Applications should be submitted online at

The application should include:

  1. Scanned copy of M.A./M.Sc. Degree
  2. Scanned copy of Academic Transcript
  3. English language Certificate
  4. CV/Resume and Motivation statement
  5. Research proposal
  6. Two references


Further information

Further information about the Joint Doctorate Programme such as study framework or JDP’s supervisors could be found here:


Address: Room H.304, 1A Hoang Dieu Street, Phu Nhuan District, HCMC
Phone: (028) 38 452 712

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