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The Vienna Graduate School of Finance (VGSF) invites excellent
students to apply for the PhD Program in Finance (full-time program)
starting in the coming academic year. Up to six scholarships will be
offered to the best applicants.
The VGSF is a center of excellence in finance, located in Vienna,
Austria. Its main activities are academic research and PhD education.
The VGSF offers a stimulating learning and research environment to
outstanding students from around the world.
The program is open for students from all countries with all academic
specializations, provided they hold a Master degree or equivalent and
have sufficient level of formal training. Students who are going to
graduate soon (by June 2013) may apply, too. To participate in the
selection process a candidate's application must be received by
January 9, 2013 through the electronic application facilities.
Applicants must provide the following documents:
• curriculum vitae
• self-statement of purpose
• all degree certificates
• all official transcripts
• proof of aptitude (e.g. GRE, GMAT)
• proof of English competence (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS
• reference letters
VGSF graduates can look forward to a rewarding career at leading
academic institutions. Former VGSF students have been placed at
institutions like Aarhus University, Carnegie Mellon University,
Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Hong Kong,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the University of New
South Wales (UNSW), the Norwegian School of Economics and Business
Administration (NHH), Erasmus University Rotterdam, the University of
Utah and the University of Wisconsin, USA.
The VGSF PhD program consists of two parts: rigorous coursework and
work on the PhD thesis. The students attend courses covering all major
topics in finance and analytical methods required for doing research.
In particular, the courses focus on Corporate Finance, Asset Pricing
and Quantitative Methods in Finance. In the past academic years
students had the chance to attend courses taught by international
scholars such as Tomas Björk, Rüdiger Fahlenbrach, Nicolae Garleanu,
Francisco Gomes, Christopher Hennessy, David Lando, Jacob Sagi, Rossen
Valkanov, Jiang Wang and Toni Whited. After passing the required
exams, students start to conduct research projects on their own. In
our weekly research seminar students have the opportunity to meet
internationally renowned scholars presenting their state-of-the art
Please visit http://www.vgsf.ac.at/application for more details and the link
to the online application.
Application Deadline : 9 January 2013