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TI's Research Master program is a selective program for students who have the ambition of pursuing a PhD in Economics, Econometrics or Finance at one of the economics and business faculties affiliated with the Tinbergen Institute. A maximum of 35 students enrol each year. Students are selected by TI’s Admission Board.


How to apply

Before starting the application procedure, please check the admission requirements.

Start your application process in Studielink, (the Dutch national education application system).
Non-EU nationals, especially if requesting financial support, are strongly advised to apply in the December round.

Admission for the 2023-2025 program is now closed. On October 1, 2023 it will be possible to submit your enrolment application for academic year 2024-2026 in Studielink.

Deadlines (provisional)

  • The application fee is € 25 (non-refundable). 
    Applicants holding a Dutch degree are exempted from paying an application fee.

Please note

  • Start your online application early to give your recommenders time to upload their letters before the admission deadline.
  • All documents, including test scores and recommendation letters, must be received by midnight (Central European Time) on the day of the deadline.
  • Incomplete files will not be considered.

Admission decisions

All complete files will be reviewed after the deadline. You can expect to hear from TI within eight weeks of the respective application deadline.
Admission is always conditional upon the TI Admissions Office receiving certified copies of diplomas and test results.