International PhD Scholarships at BI Norwegian Business School in Norway, 2018

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The Department of Finance at BI Norwegian Business School is currently inviting applications for new doctoral scholarships, starting August 2018. The PhD specialization in Finance focuses on developing doctoral students’ theoretical knowledge and methodological skills required to become successful researchers in the area of finance.

BI Norwegian Business School is one of Europe’s top business schools with over 20,000 students. As Norway’s leading provider of Business and administrative education, BI builds on a unique tradition of combining professional expertise and industry relevance. The studies range from bachelor to master and doctoral degree programmes. BI is also known for its customised programmes for both private and public sector.

All applicants except those who hold a master’s degree from a Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Finnish or Icelandic institution must take either the GMAT or the GRE.

Scholarship Description:

Applications close: February 1, 2018
Course Level: Scholarship is available to pursue PhD programme.
Study Subject: Scholarship is awarded in the field of Finance.
Scholarship Award: The four-year scholarship is set according to the Norwegian State Salary Scale and currently pays NOK 467.500, – annually.
Number of Scholarships: Not Known
Scholarship can be taken in the Norway

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

Eligible applicants must have completed a Master of Science degree with thesis work, a research masters/M.Phil degree, or a comparable degree relevant for the specialization in Finance by the early autumn of 2018, with a grade point average of B or higher. An MBA degree does not fulfil the requirements for admission.

The four-year scholarship is set according to the Norwegian State Salary Scale and currently pays NOK 467.500, – annually. The position is linked to The Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund (Statens Pensjonskasse). The scholarship involves 25% teaching assistant responsibilities. If applicants are otherwise equally qualified, female applicants will be given preference.

Eligible Countries:

International applicants are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.

College Admission Requirement:

Entrance Requirements: Eligible applicants must have completed a Master of Science degree with thesis work, a research masters/M.Phil degree, or a comparable degree relevant for the specialization in Finance by the early autumn of 2018, with a grade point average of B or higher.

English Language and Test Requirements: GRE / GMAT

All applicants except those who hold a master’s degree from a Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Finnish or Icelandic institution must take either the GMAT or the GRE.

We will need percentile scores and raw scores for the Verbal, Quantitative and Analytical Writing sections of the GRE or GMAT to consider your application. Incomplete sections or partial scores are not sufficient to consider your application. A “good score” is generally considered to be 85% and higher. However, there is no minimum cutoff score for the GRE/GMAT in order for your file to be reviewed.

TOEFL / IELTS

Applicants must take either TOEFL or IELTS. The minimum standards for test scores acceptable for admission are:

  •  TOEFL – a total score of 575 points for the written test or 233 for the computer-based version or 90 points on the internet based test
  •  IELTS – a score of 6.5

Exemptions are made for applicants:

  •  whose native language is English
  •  who have two years or more of higher education where the language of instruction was English
  • from a country which is a member of the EU/EEA and/or the Council of Europe/UNESCO-Cepes, who have English as the first foreign language taken over a period of at least 7 years in primary school, secondary school and upper secondary education.

Under certain circumstances, applicants may request a waiver for the TOEFL or IELTSwhen applying for admission. To request a TOEFL/IELTS waiver, the applicant must submit a waiver form.

TOEFL / IELTS scores must be from within the last two years. The codes for BI Norwegian Business School are as follows:

  • GMAT 0529
  • TOEFL 0529
  • GRE 7365
  • For IELTS we accept copies as long as the TRF number is visible.

Scholarship Award:

The four-year scholarship is set according to the Norwegian State Salary Scale and currently pays NOK 467.500, – annually. The position is linked to The Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund (Statens Pensjonskasse). The scholarship involves 25% teaching assistant responsibilities. If applicants are otherwise equally qualified, female applicants will be given preference.

How to Apply:

The application can be submitted only electronically by using the “Send Application” button on the right-hand side in this announcement. E-mail or hard copy applications will not be accepted.

You are required to upload the following electronically with your application: 

  • Certificate of a Master of Science degree or equivalent, including a transcript of grades.
  • Certificate of a Bachelor degree or equivalent, including transcript of grades
  • A Diploma Supplement or a similar document, describing in detail the study and grade system and the rights for further studies associated with the obtained degree
  • Other relevant certificates and transcripts
  • CV
  • A milestone plan outlining your planned coursework and thesis work in accordance with the requirements of the department
  • A description of research interests (and potential research projects)
  • Letters of recommendations from relevant employers/tutors providing evidence of your skills as a researcher (a minimum of 2 letters)
  • Certificates from previously completed courses at the doctoral level if requesting approval of these for the PhD programme at BI Norwegian Business School (see the last section of § 2-1 in our PhD Regulations)
  • A complete list of all publications and/or other documented relevant research activities
  • Test scores GMAT /GRE and TOEFL / IELTS (if these are not sent directly by the test center)

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