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PhD Scholarships at the Department of Business and Economics

PhD scholarships at the Department of Business and Economics

Applications are invited for one or more PhD scholarships at the Department of Business and Economics, to be filled as soon as possible.

Job description
The department carries out research and teaching within the following areas: Accounting; Finance; Econometrics; Management Science; Microeconomics; and Macroeconomics, International Economics and Economic History.

Only applicants with high grades and a project which falls within one of the above areas will be considered for the position(s). More information about the research activities within the research units can be found at:

As part of the PhD programme, an individual education programme within the field of Economics has to be completed. You will be expected to complete a six-month stay at a research institution abroad and, over the period of the programme, to acquire experience of teaching or dissemination activities. You are also expected to participate in the various activities at the department and - apart from your stay abroad - to be regularly present at the department.

The scholarships are available to students who wish to enter the PhD programme in Economics, in the framework of either the 5+3 programme or the 4+4 programme. A 5+3 PhD scholarship is granted to applicants who have completed an MSc in Economics, Mathematics and Economics, Business Administration or similar. The scholarship runs for three years. A scholarship in the 4+4 programme is given to applicants who have passed the fourth year of their Master's programme or the equivalent. The scholarship runs for a period of four years. For the first two years you will be enrolled in the PhD programme and the Master's programme parallel to each other. During that period your pay will consist of a combination of SU student grants and salary for job assignments. After obtaining the Master's Degree, you will enter into a salaried PhD scholarship. Pay and conditions of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

Information about the PhD programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences and at the Department of Business and Economics, University of Southern Denmark, is available from and respectively. ;

Further information can be obtained from the department's PhD coordinators Professor Paul Sharp tel.: +45 6550 3239 e-mail 

Application, salary, etc.
Your employment as a Salaried PhD Research Fellow is governed by the agreement of October 1, 2008 on Graduate Employees in government appendix 5 - protocol on PhD Research Fellows. The scholarship runs for three years.

An application must include:
•  A detailed curriculum vitae 
• A certified copy of your master's degree certificate including all examination results
• Application form (please see below)
• A project description (max 5 pages including reference list),
• An abstract for the above project description of no more than 250 words
• The abstract must clearly state the research area, objectives and methods of the project.
• The abstract must contain a well-motivated suggestion for a supervisor among faculty at the Department of Business and Economics:

When applying for a PhD scholarship, please fill in the application form available on our web page. On the webpage of the PhD-school, you can find the guidelines for preparing your project proposal within the PhD programme in Economics.

All non-Danish documents must be translated into English.

Applications will be assessed by a committee. When the evaluation committee has submitted its report, the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her.

Applications that are incomplete with regard to the above requirements will not be assessed by the committee.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

As part of the overall assessment of the applicant's qualifications, an interview may be applied.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link "Apply online". Uploaded files must be in Adobe PDF (unlocked) or Word format.

Read the guideline for applicants 

Each field can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.

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