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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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Zaragoza Logistics Center
Zaragoza , Spain

The main aim of the Ph.D. Program on Logistics and Supply Chain Management is to develop outstanding scholars who will pursue distinguished careers in research and education. ... +

The main aim of the Ph.D. Program on Logistics and Supply Chain Management is to develop outstanding scholars who will pursue distinguished careers in research and education. Students work intensively with our faculty to create new knowledge in fields of interest such as supply chain coordination, inventory management, supply chain finance, supply chain risk management and security, and supply chain innovation. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Aug 2021
Campus
 
Unicaf University (MW)
New York , USA +13 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
Part-time
English
Campus
Online
 
Hector Fellow Academy
Karlsruhe , Germany

Ph.D. students of the Hector Fellow Academy are employed as research assistants for a period of three years. The salary corresponds to the internal regulations at the Universi ... +

Ph.D. students of the Hector Fellow Academy are employed as research assistants for a period of three years. The salary corresponds to the internal regulations at the University of the respective Hector Fellow (according to TV-L 13, up to 100%, based on the funding rates of the DFG for Ph.D. students). -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Aug 2020
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
 
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
 
“1 Decembrie 1918” University of Alba Iulia
Alba Iulia , Romania

The Doctoral School represents an academic institutional structure, invested with responsibility in the administrative organization of conducting doctoral university studies w ... +

The Doctoral School represents an academic institutional structure, invested with responsibility in the administrative organization of conducting doctoral university studies within the University "December 1, 1918" of Alba Iulia, with attributions in managing the activity of the doctoral students and in promoting the research activity specific to this cycle of academic training. -
PhD
Full-time
Rumenian, English
Oct 2020
Campus
 
World Maritime University
Malmö , Sweden

The World Maritime University (WMU) was established by the UN’s International Maritime Organisation in 1983 and is IMO’s apex institution for postgraduate education and resear ... +

The World Maritime University (WMU) was established by the UN’s International Maritime Organisation in 1983 and is IMO’s apex institution for postgraduate education and research in the maritime field. -
PhD
Full-time
3 - 6 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Lisbon School of Economics and Management, iDBA + PhD program
Lisbon , Portugal

The ISEG International Program of Doctor of Business Administration Studies (iDBA) and Consecutive Ph.D. in management combines research excellence with professional practice. ... +

The ISEG International Program of Doctor of Business Administration Studies (iDBA) and Consecutive Ph.D. in management combines research excellence with professional practice. It aims at preparing students in the fields of strategy and organization management, providing advanced research skills in order to improve management research and practice in organizations. Students residing and working in different countries around the world are joining this program as they can travel only once every other month to meet the class return to work in the periods between classes -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
Jan 2021
01 Sep 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
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
Part-time
4 years
English
Oct 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Graduate School of Biosciences Munich
Munich , Germany

QBM seeks to train a cohort of young scientists who, while firmly anchored in their home discipline, are well versed in multiple approaches and styles of thought. The goal is ... +

QBM seeks to train a cohort of young scientists who, while firmly anchored in their home discipline, are well versed in multiple approaches and styles of thought. The goal is for the students to get comfortable in communicating across traditional boundaries, especially across the divide between experiment and quantitative theory – to become, in effect, scientifically bi- or multilingual. To this end, the school offers an integrated interdisciplinary Ph.D. program that consists of three main components: -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Vienna Graduate School Of Finance
Vienna , Austria

The Ph.D. program is a 5-year, full-time program that is structured into coursework and research. The aim of the coursework is to equip students with the tools necessary to de ... +

The Ph.D. program is a 5-year, full-time program that is structured into coursework and research. The aim of the coursework is to equip students with the tools necessary to develop innovative research in finance. VGSF students are fully funded, allowing them to completely focus on their Ph.D. -
PhD
Full-time
5 years
English
Sep 2021
24 Jan 2021
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
 
ISM - International School of Management
Paris , France

Our PhD develops the research and teaching skills you need to promote new perspectives and inspire the next generation of business leaders. The program prepares experienced an ... +

Our PhD develops the research and teaching skills you need to promote new perspectives and inspire the next generation of business leaders. The program prepares experienced and highly motivated business professionals to embark on careers of engaged instruction and original research in academia. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
4 - 7 years
English
Sep 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of Zilina – Faculty of Civil Engineering
Žilina , Slovakia

Postgraduates are highly-skilled specialists in the field of study of engineering structures and transportation constructions mainly focused on the theory of designing and ana ... +

Postgraduates are highly-skilled specialists in the field of study of engineering structures and transportation constructions mainly focused on the theory of designing and analyzing engineering structures, transportation constructions, buildings, and their parts. -
PhD
Full-time
3 - 4 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
SDS - The Sustainable Design School
Nice , France

During the years dedicated to his research, the Ph.D. candidate will acquire a high level of expertise in a precise domain. The added value of his research is most important i ... +

During the years dedicated to his research, the Ph.D. candidate will acquire a high level of expertise in a precise domain. The added value of his research is most important in the field of sustainable innovation, which is still under development, and which is a source of inspiration for companies, to face the emergencies of the current time, and to construct the future. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
French
Campus
 

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