University of Copenhagen PhD Scholarships In Finance 2023

Brief Description

University of Copenhagen PhD Scholarships In Finance 2023 is open for interested and qualified International Students. The scholarship allows PhD level programm(s) in the field of Finance taught at University of Copenhagen PhD Scholarships In Finance 2023.

University of Copenhagen PhD Scholarships In Finance 2023

The Department of Finance at the Copenhagen Business School invites applicants applications for PhD scholarships in finance 2023– both under the traditional three-year PhD scheme and under the 4+4 PhD scheme. Several scholarships are potentially available within any area of finance including scholarships within special focus areas.  These special focus areas include housing and mortgage finance, financial mistakes in household finance, big data in finance, and pension finance. The application process is a joint process, and all applications will be considered for all types of scholarships.

Scholarship Details

  • Host: University of Copenhagen
  • Study Location: Denmark
  • Category: PhD Scholarship
  • Scholarship Type: Finance
  • Target Students: International Students

About The Scholarship

The three-year PhD program at CBS allows students to conduct research under the supervision of CBS faculty, supported by research focused PhD courses. The program is highly international, and students are expected to participate in international research conferences and to spend time abroad at another research institution as a visiting PhD student.

Students are also expected to actively participate in the Department’s research activities, such as seminars and conferences organized by the Department.

PhD students from the Department of Finance have become researchers at leading universities and business schools, such as University of Chicago (Booth), London Business School, EPFL Lausanne, Bocconi University, BI Oslo, WU Vienna, University of Virginia (Darden School), and Cass (now Bayes) Business School, and at the Federal Reserve Board (Washington), Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Goldman Sachs, Cornerstone Research, and in leading Danish financial institutions.

All scholarships initially cover a three-year period of study (four years if the candidate is enrolled under the 4+4 PhD scheme). Extended funding is available for successful candidates who wish to pursue an academic career.

Available Programmes

  • Financial markets
  • Securities pricing
  • Risk management
  • Corporate finance
  • Entrepreneurial finance 
  • Household finance
  • Housing and mortgage finance
  • Behavioral finance
  • Big data in finance
  • Fintech
  • Pension finance

Scholarship Benefits

  • A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years and includes teaching obligations equivalent of half a year’s work (840 work hours).
  • The scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement.
  • The monthly salary is currently approximately up to DKK 34,355 depending on seniority and a pension contribution totalling 17.1%.
  • The scholarship includes tuition fees, office space, course and travel costs (according to the current CBS agreement).
  • The scholarship includes the tuition fees, office space, travel grants plus a salary, currently starting from app. DKK 28,447 (app. 3,845.00 €) per month up to app. DKK 34,355 (app. 4,643.00 €) per month, depending on seniority, and an additional pension contribution totaling 17.1%.

Eligible Nationalities

This scholarship is open to international and domestic students. 

Eligibility Criteria

  • To be considered, the candidate should have a basic education at the Master’s level (similar to the 3+2 Bologna process).
  • The applicant must have successfully completed the Master’s degree before commencing PhD at CBS, but we also welcome applications from individuals close to completion of the Master’s degree. Generally, a completed MBA education does not fulfil this requirement.
  • The applicants must be fluent in English.
  • For admittance to the 4+4 PhD scheme, the candidate must have completed a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) and have passed subjects corresponding to 60 ECTS in a relevant master’s program within the CBS’ subject areas.
  • Applicants who are not enrolled in a master’s program at CBS will be assessed by the CBS Admissions Office.
  • The successful applicant must have shown academic excellence with a record of top grades from previously completed programs.
  • Priority will be given to candidates who have both a strong quantitative background and strong previous training in financial economics, and who have high grades from their previous programs.

Application Procedures

  • The application (see link below) must include a five-page project description. This research proposal should contain a presentation of an original research question, a description of the initial theoretical framework and methodology, a presentation of the suggested empirical material, as well as a work-plan.
  • Please see the CBS website for more information about admission. 
  • In addition to the research proposal, the application must include copies of bachelor’s and Master’s degree certificates (bachelor’s degree certificate is sufficient if applying under the 4+4 PhD scheme) or other certificates of a corresponding level, brief curriculum vitae, a list of papers and publications, if relevant, and one example of a selected written work (e.g. Master’s thesis). 
  • Applicants must enclose documentation for English language skills. Documentation of GRE and/or GMAT scores as well as two letters of recommendation are strongly encouraged. GRE and GMAT scores should be uploaded as documents in the application process or alternatively sent directly to Natalie Soudani, For submitting letters of reference, please have them sent directly to Natalie Soudani.

Application Deadline

The closing date for this University of Copenhagen PhD Scholarships In Finance 2023 is 27 February, 2023

How To Apply

How to apply for the University of Copenhagen PhD Scholarships In Finance 2023? Interested candidates should:

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