Selection Process – PhD Program

This selection process allows the candidates to enter directly in the PhD Program without necessarily holding a master's degree, neither from EPGE nor from other institutions.

It is opened to students that hold Bachelor degree in any field of knowledge, but it is more suitable for those areas with emphasis in quantitative methods (Engineering, Administration and Statistics). Holding a master degree (in any area) may help, in some cases, in the selection process, but it is not a necessary condition to enter in the PhD Program.

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.


1 – External Selection

Usually, FGV EPGE selects its PhD Program students upon analysis of academic information and documents provided.

In this process, candidates are selected by a Committee represented by its faculty, which takes into account, but not restricted to, Recommendation letters, possibilities and candidate’s capability to academic activities required in the course and the candidate’s performance in ANPEC or GRE exams.

See the Selection Process Call for details about PhD Program.


2 – Selection by average equal or higher than 8.0 (eight) in the optional Graduate Course named “Introduction to Mathematical Analysis”:

Alternatively to the usual process of external selection of the PhD Program, FGV EPGE may also accept students which were approved with average equal or higher than 8.0 (eight) in the “Introduction to Mathematical Analysis” Course.

Students from any Higher Education Institution, in Economics or related areas (Engineering, Administration or Statistics) are eligible for this type of selection.

The course will be held from August to November, each year.

Information about the Selection Process for the Introduction to Mathematical Analysis course may be obtained at FGV EPGE’s website.

See the Selection Process Call for details about PhD Program.



Student approved in EPGE’s Admission Process is exempt from tuition payment and may also compete for development agencies’ scholarship. The values and rules of obtaining and maintaining the scholarships are subject to the standards set by public funding agencies, namely CNPq ( National Council for Scientific and Technological Development) , CAPES / PROEX ( Personal Improvement Coordination of Higher Education / Program Academic Excellence ) and FAPERJ (Foundation for Research of the State of Rio de Janeiro). Partnerships with some private institutions have also made possible over the past few years, the provision of some additional scholarship


Application Timeline (for both admission forms)

Online Application – 09/08 to 19/10/2018
Submission of documents - 09/08 to 19/10/2018
Results – from 26/10/2018
Enrollment - from 09/11/2018
Leveling Module I Course* - 21/11 to 20/12/2018 Program
Leveling Module II Course* - 07/01 to 11/01/2019 Program
Start of Mandatory Disciplines – 14/01/2019

* The candidate approval in any of the FGV EPGE’s PhD selection procedures will allow the entering in the Program in November 2018, by the optional enrollment on Leveling Module I Course. Providing preliminary knowledge for FGV EPGE’s mathematical courses is the purpose of Leveling Modules I and II.

Students formally enrolled in the PhD Program, within the period stipulated by the FGV EPGE and that participated in Leveling Module I, will receive a scholarship yet in 2018.


Coordination Meeting

The Coordination Meetings, organized by FGV EPGE, allows the candidate or interested in the PhD in Economics a better knowledge of the course, its student body and faculty, objectives and other information that contribute to a more assertive choice.

To attend the meeting, it is necessary to enroll in the link below. Next meetings:



Academic Records´ Office - SRA
PhD in Economics Selection Process
Praia de Botafogo, 190, office 314 – 3rd floor
ZIP Code: 22250-900 | Rio de Janeiro | RJ | Brazil
Phone: +55 21 3799-5757
Office hours: Monday to Friday, from 9h until 18h.


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