European Doctorate in Economics Erasmus Mundus EDE-EM

What is EDE-EM? EDE-EM is a doctoral programme in economics that gathers 7 leading European institutions, among which University Ca' Foscari Venice.

The EDE-EM Program welcomes around 25 students each year. Admission is based on excellence in previous masters degree studies or equivalent. This degree does not have to be in economics, although interest in economics is certainly desirable and a strong background in mathematics will be helpful together with fluent written and spoken English. The programme is organised in three years.

PhD students enrolled in EDE-EM will join PhD colleagues from the Avanced School of Economics (SSE) in Venice. EDE-EM PhD students are jointly supervised by two advisers (one in Venice and one in the other chosen university among the EDE-EM partners), through a co-tutelle agreement. The preparation of the PhD thesis will be carried out in alternating periods of at least two semesters in both universities.

More info on the EDE-EM study program Examples of EDE-EM mobility schemes

Information on the Advanced School of Economics (SSE) study programme:


Application 2011-2012


Information for EDEEM applicants

Application is made through the EDEEM platform. Please find all the information on how to apply at:

Students who intend applying to Ca' Foscari University as first destination of their mobiity track must provide an original copy of their Master Degree or equivalent when enrolling in Ca' Foscari (enrollment period: July 2011).

Requirements: Admission is based on academic excellence and it is mandatory for applicants to have a recognized Master Degree (M.A., M.S., etc...) or a degree at the level of a Master Degree (for example, 300 ECTS credits in the European system). Previous studies in mathematics, applied mathematics, quantitative economics, or finace are useful, but students with other backgrounds, especially with good mathematical training are also welcomed. In Venice, A preparatory math course is given in the first two weeks of September, previouss beginning of core courses.

Good knowledge of English is an essential requirement. Applicants whose first language is not English must submit an English test certificate (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.). for more information: