Doctoral Programme Quantitative Economics

Exchange with University Jaume I at Castellón de la Plans (Spain)

Visits at the partner university are possible for doctoral candidates from the second year on. The stay is supposed to be a research visit; therefore interested candidates should have prepared a research proposal and should have started working intensively on their thesis. While it is possible to visit selected courses at the parnter university this should not be the main reason for the visit. Kiel doctoral candidates should have completed the course programme before travelling abroad.

About Universitat Jaume I

The Universitat Jaume I (UJI) is a public research university based on Castellón de la Plana, Spain. It was founded in 1991 and granted the European Gold Seal of Excellence 500+ in 2008.UJI was organised into four faculties (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Law and Economic Sciences, Faculty of Heahlth Sciences, School of Technology and Experimental Sciences), within which there are 24 departments, 12 institutes and research centres. UJI has around 15,000 students.

Opportunities at the School of Econmics at UoN

The stay can be scheduled for time frames from three to six months. Kiel students will not be enrolled at UJI, their status will be "visiting Postgraduate Research Student (PGR)". Participation in selected MSc courses at UJI is possible upon request but obviously depends on which are running during the period of the visit. The visiting student will be provided with a workspace, internet access and access to the libraries. A major objective of the visit is to integrate the doctoral student into the research seminars at UJI. Every visiting student will be assigned a local professor as mentor during his or her stay. Different areas of Economics may be of most interest to students from Kiel.

  • Experimental Economics
  • Computational and Agent based Economics
  • International Economics
  • International Trade
  • Industrial Economics
  • Economics Integration


Practical arrangements

Accommodation and travel preparation are the visiting student's own responsibility. The Department of Economics can assist in finding appropriate accommodation; this often works best by putting prospective visitors in contact with current PGRs here. The travel and accommodation costs have to be covered by the visiting students themselves, these expenses cannot be reimbursed by the Doctoral Programme "Quantitative Economics".

How to apply

Doctoral candidates have to apply for the research stay at the programme's administration office. A complete application comprises:

  • a research proposal
  • a motivation letter for the research stay
  • a recommendation letter for the research stay from the supervisor


The head of programme decides about the application after consultation with UJI, in particular to identify an appropriate staff member of the Department of Economics to act as host (or mentor) during the visit.

In a second step, the applicant is recommended to ERASMUS-office in Kiel, which will take care of the further application process.

An early planning of the research stay abroad is recommended, especially for foreign doctoral candidates, since application and issuing times for visa have to be considered.

Doctoral School at Universitat Jaume I