Over 85% of the TI MPhil students continue in a PhD track at TI (see the graph). Annually, the three economics faculties participating in Tinbergen Institute allocate PhD positions to the graduates of the TI MPhil program. Additional positions are available with external funding (from NWO and other sources).

The three TI faculties together cover all fields in economics and finance, giving students a wide choice of subjects and supervisors. During the program, students meet potential MPhil and PhD supervisors as lecturers in the courses, during formal meetings where researchers present themselves and their research groups to TI students and during the many seminars and conferences organized on Tinbergen Institute’s premises.