Ph.D. Scholarships at the Department of International Economics, Government and Business

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Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a number of vacant PhD scholarships at the Department of International Economics, Government and Business (EGB). Expected starting date is 1 November 2019.  
The department calls for PhD projects that cover the study of states, markets, and international firms in the context of the challenges faced by emerging and advanced economies.  
EGB’s research is based on international business, economics, and politics, and is of direct relevance to business, policy-makers and scholars. Teaching responsibilities of the Department comprise undergraduate and graduate teaching in the programmes International Business, International Business and Politics, and International Business in Asia.  
To learn more about the research and education profile of the department, please visit the departmental homepage here.  
About the Ph.D. Programme  
The three-year Ph.D. programme at CBS allows you to conduct research under the supervision of CBS (associate) professors, supported by research training courses. The programme is highly international, and you are expected to participate in international research conferences and to spend time abroad as a visiting PhD student. See the CBS homepage for more information about the PhD programme,  
It is also required that applicants show an interest in joining the EGB´s research environment.  
CBS PhD graduates are held in high esteem not only in academia and research institutions but also in government and business where their research qualifications are increasingly demanded. One third of CBS PhD graduates go on to employment outside universities and public research institutions. Recent EGB graduates have been successfully placed at Texas A&M University and Cornell University.  
The department will give priority to applicants with high grades from their universities.  
Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of its teaching and research programmes. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organisation of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant experience in academia, business, educational and dissemination activities).  
To be considered, the candidate should have a basic training at the Masters level (similar to the 3 + 2 Bologna process, and total of 180+120 ECTS). An educational background in the social sciences is necessary. Applicants who hold a one year Master’s degree may also be considered for evaluation. The applicant must have successfully completed the Master´s degree before commencing PhD at CBS. The applicant must be fluent in English.  
General Information  
A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years, and includes teaching obligations equivalent of ½ year’s work (840 work hours). The scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement. The scholarships include tuition fees, office space, travel grants plus a salary, currently starting with per month app. DKK 26.886,93 up to DKK 32.470,63 (gross salary) depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totalling 17,1 % of 85 per cent of the base salary.  
The salary level and appointment are determined by the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.  
The application  
The application (see link below) must include: a 5 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.  
In addition to the research proposal, the application must include copies of a Master’s degree certificate or other certificates of a corresponding level, brief curriculum vitae (CV), a list of papers and publications, and one copy of a selected written work (e.g. Master’s thesis). Applicants must enclose documentation for English language skills.  
Recruitment procedure  
The Recruitment Committee expects to shortlist at least two-five applicants to be assessed by the Assessment Committee. All applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process shortly after the application deadline.  
Applicants selected for assessment will be notified about the composition of the Assessment Committee and later in the process about the result of the assessment.  
Once the recruitment process is completed each applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application.  
Please find guidelines and further information on scholarships and the Doctoral Programme at
The application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below.  
Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline.  
Deadline: 15 August 2019  
Details about Copenhagen Business School and the are available at
For further information please contact: PhD Coordinator Manuele Citi,, tel.: +45 3815 3394.