Norway: PhD Scholarship in Department of Finance at the Norwegian School of Economics

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The Department of Finance at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) is currently inviting ap­pli­cations for new doctoral scholarships, start date in August 2014. The Department is looking for high­ly motivated and talented individuals that want to pursue a research career in financial economics.

PhD program

Each scholarship is for a period of four years and combines the PhD program with work as a tea­ching and/or research assistant at the Department. The work requirement corresponds to 25% of a full position, with the remaining 75% dedicated to the successful completion of a PhD.

You will have frequent opportunities to get feedback on your research through research-based cour­ses, seminars, individual meetings with your supervisor, as well as through interaction with other faculty members and PhD students.

We offer generous PhD research scholarships currently amounting to 420 800 NOK per year (ap­pro­ximately 50 600 Euro). The scholarships are subject to Norwegian taxes and social benefit fees that cover health care and membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The Department

Finance is an important subject area at NHH. The Department offers a wide range of finance cour­ses, primarily at the Masters and PhD level.

The Department has an international faculty, and regularly publish high quality research in the top finance journals. Our faculty members are actively presenting their research at international con­fe­rences, workshops and faculty research seminars at other institutions. Our broad international net­work and collaboration with universities in Europe, North America, and Asia, allow our faculty mem­bers and PhD students to regularly invite and interact with top scholars in the field.

Qualifications

The Finance Department seeks to attract the best of candidates to join our group of researchers, and therefore has a strict policy for admission to the PhD program. We place particular emphasis on the following criteria:

  • The Finance Department seeks to attract the best of candidates to join our group of researchers, and therefore has a strict policy for admission to the PhD program. We place particular emphasis on the following criteria:
  • Evidence of adequate scores for GMAT or GRE tests taken within the last three years
  • A good command of the English language

Applications/further Information

Only complete applications are considered. Qualified applicants with research proposals that fit best with the research interests of the Department of Finance will be prioritized. While proof of stan­dar­dized test scores is not formally required for students with a Masters degree from a Scandinavian institution, such scores are looked upon favorably in the competitive screening process.

The application for a PhD Research Scholarship is joint with the application to the PhD programme. All applicants to the PhD programme will automatically be considered for scholarships, unless they request otherwise.

Further information can be found at www.nhh.no/fin/phd. Enquiries regarding admission re­quire­ments, PhD Research Scholarships, and application procedures may be directed to the PhD admissions office at NHH: phd@nhh.no

The deadline for the current round of applications is February 1, 2014.

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