Top PhD Programs in Europe 2020

Many universities in Europe offer a highly distinguished PhD education from top-notch universities and highly qualified and professional faculty. There are many programs and universities across Europe that students can look into when considering a PhD in Europe. For a PhD in Europe, program cost, time, and structure vary depending on the country and the specific university. Generally, it takes a m… Read more

Many universities in Europe offer a highly distinguished PhD education from top-notch universities and highly qualified and professional faculty. There are many programs and universities across Europe that students can look into when considering a PhD in Europe.

For a PhD in Europe, program cost, time, and structure vary depending on the country and the specific university. Generally, it takes a minimum of 4 years to complete a PhD in Europe, and series of examinations are usually not required as they are for other countries, such as the United States. There are a range of options to meet the student’s needs, including options for distance learning for students that cannot commit to full-time education.

Europe is an exciting location for an education. There are so many culturally and intellectually stimulating places to study where students can get a truly international experience interacting with people from all over the globe. Take a look at the options below and find the PhD program in Europe you are looking for!

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Unicaf University (MW)
New York, USA +14 More

The goal of the Ph.D. programme is to prepare the next generation of leading researchers. The Ph.D. is a programme of independent, self-directed academic research degree, supp ... +

The goal of the Ph.D. programme is to prepare the next generation of leading researchers. The Ph.D. is a programme of independent, self-directed academic research degree, supported by a team of supervisors that makes an original contribution to knowledge written up in a publishable dissertation. -
PhD
Full-time
English
Campus
Online
 
ISM - International School of Management
Paris, France

The ISM PhD in International Business Management prepares experienced and highly motivated business professionals to embark on careers of engaged instruction and original rese ... +

The ISM PhD in International Business Management prepares experienced and highly motivated business professionals to embark on careers of engaged instruction and original research in academia. -
PhD
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
English
Sep 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Silesian University of Technology - Joint Doctoral School
Gliwice, Poland

The Joint Doctoral School offers interdisciplinary education covering a wide range of scientific disciplines (Topics of Ph.D. thesis ). Duration of a Ph.D. program is 4 years ... +

The Joint Doctoral School offers interdisciplinary education covering a wide range of scientific disciplines (Topics of Ph.D. thesis ). Duration of a Ph.D. program is 4 years with full-time enrolment. Each Ph.D. student receives a scholarship without charging for tuition. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
Национальный исследовательский технологический университет МИСиС
Moscow, Russia

The program is designed for researchers who want to pursue their education in the field of theoretical and applied physics as well as other interdisciplinary natural and engin ... +

The program is designed for researchers who want to pursue their education in the field of theoretical and applied physics as well as other interdisciplinary natural and engineering sciences. You will be conducting your research about physical phenomena, their principles and processes. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
WU - Vienna University of Economics and Business
Vienna, Austria

The Doctoral Program in International Business Taxa­tion (DIBT) offers an excellent doctoral education to outstanding students from all over the world, fully preparing them to ... +

The Doctoral Program in International Business Taxa­tion (DIBT) offers an excellent doctoral education to outstanding students from all over the world, fully preparing them to conduct research on international business taxation. -
PhD
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Management Center Innsbruck
Innsbruck, Austria

The "Executive PhD Program in Management" jointly offered by the University of Antwerp, the Antwerp Management School and the Management Center Innsbruck is a four-year, part- ... +

The "Executive PhD Program in Management" jointly offered by the University of Antwerp, the Antwerp Management School and the Management Center Innsbruck is a four-year, part-time research-based program. It provides the perfect fit for senior executives who have been seeking for high-level DBA programs. -
PhD
Online & Campus Combined
Part-time
4 years
English
Oct 2020
01 Jun 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Czech University of Life Sciences - Faculty of Economics and Management
Praha-Suchdol, Czech Republic

It is supposed that the graduate masters the theoretical foundations of the study area, the basic methods of scientific work in the field of study and the basic forms of perma ... +

It is supposed that the graduate masters the theoretical foundations of the study area, the basic methods of scientific work in the field of study and the basic forms of permanent collection of worldwide knowledge in the field of study for lifelong learning. Graduates are supposed to be able to design descriptive and normative economic models of economic processes at the macro and microeconomic level and collect relevant documents needed for their formalization. Furthermore, the ability of generalization of scientific knowledge into the form of economic laws is assumed together with their application in the interpretation of specific economic tasks to promote sustainable development. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Institut für Management
Salzburg, Austria +1 More

The extra-occupational doctoral programme of the IfM will provide you with a doctorate course for which you will not have to limit your career or private life on a large scale ... +

The extra-occupational doctoral programme of the IfM will provide you with a doctorate course for which you will not have to limit your career or private life on a large scale. In cooperation with the Mendel University of Brno, we offer a particularly flexible Ph.D. programme with excellent supervision to academics who want to do their part-time doctorate. IfM undertakes all administrative work for the university as well as the organization of the seminars. -
PhD
Part-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
University Oradea
Oradea, Romania

The University of Oradea offers the opportunity to continue academic studies at the doctoral level in 18 fields, namely: Philology, Theology, Geography, History, Sociology, Me ... +

The University of Oradea offers the opportunity to continue academic studies at the doctoral level in 18 fields, namely: Philology, Theology, Geography, History, Sociology, Medicine, Pharmacy, Biology, Economics, Business Administration, Finance, Agronomy, Electrical Engineering, Energy Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Engineering and Management, Mathematics, Electronic Engineering Telecommunications and Information Technologies. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Alfred Nobel Open Business School
Zürich, Switzerland

COLLÉGIUM HUMANUM WARSAW MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY AND ALFRED NOBEL OPEN BISUNESS SCHOOL SWITZERLAND UNIVERSITY OF EUROPEAN BUSINESS SCIENCES are launching Europe announces public ... +

COLLÉGIUM HUMANUM WARSAW MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY AND ALFRED NOBEL OPEN BISUNESS SCHOOL SWITZERLAND UNIVERSITY OF EUROPEAN BUSINESS SCIENCES are launching Europe announces publicly recognized DBA course in the academic year 2019/2020. -
PhD
Online & Campus Combined
Part-time
2 semesters
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Max Planck School of Photonics
Erlangen, Germany +2 More

During the research phase, students focus on scientific research for their Ph.D. project which is conducted within a research group led and supervised by an MPSP-Fellow. Stude ... +

During the research phase, students focus on scientific research for their Ph.D. project which is conducted within a research group led and supervised by an MPSP-Fellow. Students are also assigned a co-supervisor, ideally located at another university. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2020
15 Dec 2019
Campus
 
Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria)
Klosterneuburg, Austria

The Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) is looking for highly qualified candidates with bachelor’s or master’s degrees to apply for the IST Austria PhD p ... +

The Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) is looking for highly qualified candidates with bachelor’s or master’s degrees to apply for the IST Austria PhD program. We offer fully-funded PhD positions in biology, neuroscience, mathematics, computer science, physics, and data science, in a world-class research environment on the outskirts of Vienna. -
PhD
Full-time
5 years
English
15 Sep 2020
08 Jan 2020
Campus
 
University Of Ljubljana Faculty of Architecture
Ljubljana, Slovenia

The doctoral study programme in Architecture lasts 3 years (6 semesters) and is comprised of a total of 180 ects–credits.

The doctoral study programme in Architecture lasts 3 years (6 semesters) and is comprised of a total of 180 ects–credits. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
Oct 2020
Campus
 
University Vita-Salute San Raffaele
Milan, Italy

The San Raffaele University, top-ranked among the research universities in Italy, offers a Ph.D. program aimed to provide excellent guidance, support, and training to graduate ... +

The San Raffaele University, top-ranked among the research universities in Italy, offers a Ph.D. program aimed to provide excellent guidance, support, and training to graduate students interested in understanding the molecular processes underlying human diseases and in designing new approaches for their treatment. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
University of Osijek Faculty of Economics
Osijek, Croatia

Starting the international inter-university interdisciplinary postgraduate (doctoral) study ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATIVENESS was stimulated by the need for creation of comp ... +

Starting the international inter-university interdisciplinary postgraduate (doctoral) study ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATIVENESS was stimulated by the need for creation of competitive knowledge necessary for strengthening the proactive and innovative capacity of individuals and society in facing changes and managing changes. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English, Croatian
Campus