PhD Programmes

At present UNU offers a small number of focused doctoral programmes. The University anticipates significant growth in the number and scope of its doctoral programmes in the coming years. We invite you to visit this page regularly for updates.

UNU doctoral students pursue problem-oriented studies, utilizing advanced research methods to address real world problems that are the concern of the United Nations, its Peoples and Member States.

Applicants to a doctoral programme must demonstrate that they have completed an accredited master’s degree programme (or equivalent) from a recognized institution of higher education.

Application procedures differ by programme and institute. If you are interested in one of the doctoral programmes advertised on this website, please contact the relevant institute directly with any questions.