Denmark PhD Scholarships in Finance 2020


Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 12581

Opportunity Description

About the Program:

The Department of Finance at the Copenhagen Business School (CBS) awards PhD scholarships in finance to international students. Many scholarships are potentially available: at least one or more scholarships within each area of finance such as pension finance, financial frictions, etc.  As the scholarship is a joint process, each application would be considered for all types of scholarships. The three-year PhD scholarship program at CBS will allow students to do researches under the surveillance of the business school professors, supported by research training courses. It is highly international and the students are required to partake in international research conferences and also travel abroad as visiting professors on the one hand and to actively participate in the Department’s research activities on the other hand.

Location: Denmark

Application deadline: April 15, 2020, at 23:59 CET


Generally, the scholarships are accepted in the following areas of finance:

  • Financial markets
  • Securities pricing
  • Risk management
  • Corporate finance
  • Entrepreneurial finance
  • Household finance, and
  • Pension finance

Further conditions of the scholarship

A PhD Scholarship at CBS continues for a period of 3 years which requires the scholars to teach for half a year’s work (840 work hours) at undergraduate and graduate levels. As the scholarships are fully salaried positions, appointment and salary will be made in coordination with the ministry of finance and the Central Academic Organization.

Copenhagen Business School has a huge commitment to the excellence, uniqueness, and pertinence of its teaching and research programs. Candidates who wish to join us have to demonstrate enthusiasm for working in such an organization.

Available PhD scholarships in Denmark:

Benefits It covers:

  • Tuition fees
  • Office space fund
  • Travel allowance + salary and pension contributions in the country’s currency or its equivalent


Necessary requirements for this program include:

  • Having a basic training at the master’s level
  • Having successfully completed a master’s degree before beginning Ph.D. at CBS
  • Applicants close to completion of their graduate studies are also eligible
  • Applicants must be fluent in English
  • Demonstrating academic excellence with a top GPA from previous completed level
  • And, priority would be given to those having both a strong quantitative background and an extraordinary training in financial economics

Application procedure

  • The application package must consist of the followings;
  • A five-page project description/ research proposal containing necessary components of an academic and standard research
  • Copies of master’s degree certificates or other corresponding documents
  • A succinct curriculum vitae
  • List of applicant’s scholarly papers or publications
  • One copy of the written work of the applicant (e.g. master’s thesis)
  • Documentation/proof of English language skills (documents of GRE/GMAT tests plus two recommendation letters would be highly encouraged.

Selection process

An Assessment Committee will evaluate the shortlisting process of applicants and will notify the applicants of their status shortly after the application deadlines.

Applicants chosen for assessment will be notified of their assessment result in the process and similarly notified of their final application result once the selection process has finished.

Note: The applications must be sent electronically using the link below.

Remember that Copenhagen Business School must receive all application materials, including all appendices (as items listed above), by the application deadline.

For more information please contact Merve Ates, tel.: +45 3815 3058.


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