Norges Bank

What institutions are eligible?

Applications, educational institutions and PhD programs are independently assessed by Norges Bank Scholarship Committee. The committee consists of three external members.

Educational institutions

The following, all of which (as of date) offer top-ranked PhD programs in economics, represent educational institutions that may fall within the eligibility requirement set forth in "Who can apply" - Subprogram 2, pt 2:


Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Chicago, Stanford University, Harvard University, Princeton University, Yale University, Northwestern University, New York University, UC Berkeley, UC Los Angeles, UC San Diego, University of Minnesota, University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Cornell University, Duke University, Brown University and Carnegie Mellon University.


London School of Economics, University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, University College London, Universitat Popeu Fabra, Bocconi University, European University Institute and London Business School.

These institutions constitute examples of education establishments that normally fall within the eligibility requirement. However, the applicants are invited to document that the relevant education establishment and its PhD program has demonstrated that it can produce top placements in economics with specialization in macroeconomics for its graduates.

Assessment of applications and renewals

The applications and renewals will be evaluated by the Norges Bank Scholarship Committee (NBRC). The Committee shall at its own full discretion consider the education establishment and program to which the applicant has been accepted on a case-by-case basis.

There is a possibility of renewal for the period of the PhD program at the host institution, but limited to five consecutive academic years in total. The applicants must request annual renewals in a progress report where they document good standing and progress.

Published 1 November 2018 09:00

About the PhD program

The program aims to help potential PhD candidates in economics in applying to top-ranked PhD programmes abroad, and provide financial support to candidates accepted to such PhD programmes.

Published 1 November 2018 09:00