Admission to the Ph.D. may be through the EPGE Master´s (see rules in "Internal Selection" in Regulation menu) or directly (Direct Doctorate)
In the first form of access, students enter the EPGE master's course and, later, move on to the Ph.D. The passage to the Ph.D. can take place after completion of the master's degree or even during the term of this course (master's), by performance, upon request to the School.
The procedure in which the student decides to apply for the PhD without going through the EPGE Masters, is called Direct Doctorate.
The Ph.D. course is the same, whether for students who enter the Direct Doctorate, or for students who enter through the EPGE Master's degree. Students are submitted to the same subjects, rules for obtaining a title and criteria for accessing scholarships.
The EPGE selection process for the Direct Doctorate course takes place between July and December of each year, within the principles of equality and impersonality.
The Direct Doctorate allows the student to enter directly into the Ph.D. without having to go through the master's course, either at EPGE or other institutions. The direct Doctorate in Economics at EPGE is open to holders of an undergraduate degree in any area of knowledge, being more suitable for those with an emphasis on quantitative methods. In some cases, students with a master's titles degree (in some area) could help in the selection process, but it is not a necessary condition for admission to the Direct Doctorate.
FGV EPGE with select the candidates through two possible admission’s forms, which may occur simultaneously, if it is of the candidate’s interest and depending on the requirements’ attendance of each process described on the Call / Erratum 1 / Erratum 2