NHH Norwegian School of Economics is one of the leading business schools in Europe with 3,400 students and 400 employees. In close cooperation with the business community and society, we are developing new knowledge and creating values for a sustainable future.
NHH has an internationally recognised research environment and is the first choice for students who want to study business administration in Norway.
The Department of Finance's research spans all major fields of finance, including corporate finance, asset pricing, and market microstructure. We publish regularly in top journals and are one of the leading finance groups in Europe. The department has an active research seminar series featuring top scholars and hosts the Centre for Corporate Finance, rated excellent by the Norwegian Research Council.
For more information, please visit the department's website.
The PhD Programme
The PhD Programme at NHH is a 4-year fully funded programme, which combines an intensive course component with research and relevant work experience, preparing the school's graduates for competitive careers towards national and international academic institutions and industry.
The PhD candidates will be included in a highly stimulating and rewarding research environment, working closely with faculty members and other PhD research scholars at the department. The candidates receive feedback on their work through regular interaction with their supervisor and other faculty members during seminars. PhD research scholars are expected to participate actively in faculty and research seminars, as well as in workshops. The place of work will be at NHH in Bergen where the candidates will receive their own office space in their department.
The scholarship include 25 % teaching and/or research assistance responsibilities. The programme gives preference to applicants who submit relevant research proposals that fit best the research interests of the department's research interests. Available resources for supervision will be emphasized and considered. As the school aspires gender balance and diversity, female applicants will be given preference if applicants are otherwise equally qualified.
The annual salary for the PhD Research Scholar position is set according to the Norwegian State Salary, which currently is NOK 449 000 (equivalent to approximately EUR 47 600 or USD 55 100). The salary ensures a fair standard of living in Norway and is subject to Norwegian taxes and benefits, including public health care benefits and pension savings.
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Application and admission
The application deadline for our PhD Research Scholarships is normally set in January with a start date in August the same year. The departments may also announce vacancies at other times of the year at NHH's Vacant Positions. Details on admission requirements and submission procedure can be found at NHH PhD Programme. For questions and inquiries, please contact [email protected].
Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.