Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

CRATOS Center for Research on the Applications of Telematics toOrganizations and Society

Defap, PhD Program in Economics and Finance of Public Administration


L.go Gemelli

Piazza Buonarroti

Milan, Lombardia 20123


Program Information

Degrees Offered:

PhD, Doctoral.

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Phd in Public Economics at Defap Graduate School is a three-year full-time doctoral program, jointly promoted by Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milano) and Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca and partly co-financed by Fondazione Cariplo. The program is taught in English and offers rigorous advanced training and supervision. The Faculty of the School includes teaching staff from the two founding institutions and several other national and international universities. The School has exchange programs in place with other European research institutions and academic departments, and routinely organizes joint research seminars, lectures and workshops. The PhD program is now in its ninth year of activity, it is widely recognized as one of the best Italian PhD programs in Economics, and it has built a very promising track record in placing its graduates in research departments both in universities and in public and private research departments. In connection with Defap, the School also offers a Master program in Economics (Mefap). This is a one-year graduate program taught in English that provides students with a thorough understanding of the role and working of the state in modern economies. Successful performance at Mefap improves the chances to be accepted at Defap, for candidates wishing to pursue their studies. Deadline for application: 10th September


The diploma, issued by the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, is recognized by Education Ministry.

International Student Requirements:


Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

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