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PhD Programme Openings at NHH Norwegian School of Economics – Finance


 Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)

About the Programme

NHH Norwegian School of Economics is one of the leading business schools in Europe. The school has an internationally recognized research environment and educates the leaders of the future. As such, NHH is the first choice for students who want to study economics and business administration in Norway. NHH has about 3,500 students and 400 employees.
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PhD specialisations

The Department of Finance
has an active research seminar series featuring invited top scholars and an internal brown bag seminar series. It hosts the Center for Corporate Finance, which is rated excellent by the Norwegian Research Council, and the newly founded Center for Asset Management.
The PhD specialisation in Finance gives students the theoretical knowledge and methodological skills necessary to become successful researchers. It combines a one-year intensive course portfolio with ample time to do research and write. Students work closely with their thesis advisors and receive feedback by presenting their research in internal seminars. The department offers a stimulating research environment and encourages PhD students to participate in its many research activities. For more information, please visit the department's website.

The PhD Programme

The PhD Programme at NHH is a four-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. Former PhD graduates have been hired by renowned institutions such as University of Oxford, HEC Paris, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of California, RMIT Melbourne, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Norwegian universities and business schools, as well as by the banking and technology industry.

The PhD Research Scholars 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 includes 25% teaching and/or research assistance responsibilities. The programme gives preference to applicants who addresses research problems that fit the research interests of the department and available resources for supervision. 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 481 800 (equivalent to approximately EUR 44 420 or USD 52 480. 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 .

Funding Notes

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.

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