University of Copenhagen, Denmark, PhD Scholarships in Finance 2023.

  • Fully Funded
  • University of Copenhagen
  • PhD
  • Finance
  • International Students
  • Denmark
  • 02/27/2023
Expired in
University of Copenhagen, Denmark, PhD Scholarships.University of Copenhagen, Denmark, PhD Scholarships.

Description for University of Copenhagen, Denmark, PhD Scholarship:

University of Copenhagen, Denmark, PhD Scholarships in Finance 2023. is open for International Students . The scholarship allows PhD level program(s) in the field of Finance taught at University of Copenhagen . The deadline of the scholarship is expired at 27 Feb 2023.

The Department of Finance at Copenhagen Business School is accepting applications for PhD scholarships in finance, both for the traditional three-year PhD program and the 4+4 PhD program. There are various scholarships available in any area of finance, including special focus areas such as housing and mortgage finance, household finance, big data in finance, and pension finance. The application process is the same for all scholarships.


The three-year PhD program at CBS offers students the opportunity to conduct research under the guidance of CBS faculty and take research-focused PhD courses. The program is highly international, with students expected to attend international research conferences and spend time 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.

Previous PhD students from the Department of Finance have gone on to become researchers at top universities and business schools, as well as work for leading financial institutions.


Copenhagen Business School values excellence, distinctiveness, and relevance in its teaching and research programs, and applicants should demonstrate a passion for working in such an environment.

The University of Copenhagen is a prestigious public research university in Copenhagen, Denmark. Founded in 1479, the University of Copenhagen is the second-oldest university in Scandinavia after Uppsala University, and ranks as one of the top universities in the Nordic countries, Europe and the world. 

Degree Level for University of Copenhagen, Denmark, PhD Scholarship:

University of Copenhagen, Denmark, PhD Scholarships in Finance 2023. is available to undertake PhD level programs at University of Copenhagen.

Available Subjects for University of Copenhagen, Denmark, PhD Scholarship:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

  • Finance

Benefits for University of Copenhagen, Denmark, PhD Scholarship:

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 totalling 17.1%.

The PhD student will be enrolled in the CBS PhD School. Please see the CBS website for more information about the PhD program

Eligible Nationalities for University of Copenhagen, Denmark, PhD Scholarship:

This scholarship is open to international and domestic students. 

Eligibility Criteria for University of Copenhagen, Denmark, PhD Scholarship:

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 Procedure for University of Copenhagen, Denmark, PhD Scholarship:

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.

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