The TI MPhil program is the entry point to PhD positions at the economics and business faculties at EUR, UvA, and VU and the vast majority of the TI MPhil students transfers to PhD positions at these departments. A minority chooses not to continue their education or transfer to another PhD program.

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