three-year scholarships for PhD students,- economics, political science, psychology, computer science, sociology and statistics

Universität Konstanz

The University of Konstanz, with its Institutional Strategy to promote Top-Level Research, has been receiving continuous funding since 2007 within the framework of the Excellence Initiative by the German Federal and State Governments.

The Graduate School of Decision Sciences (GSDS) at the University of Konstanz is funded by the German Excellence Initiative. GSDS is pleased to announce the availability of

three-year scholarships for PhD students

(€ 1,300/month), starting in October 2013.

The central focus of GSDS is decision making as the cornerstone of the social sciences. To understand how decisions arise at the individual level and their impact on collective processes is a key factor for understanding human behaviour and its consequences for society as a whole. With its interdisciplinary orientation, GSDS aims to acquire a comprehensive understanding of human decision making, along with its economic and political consequences.

Applications are welcome from highly motivated graduates with an outstanding research-oriented Master’s degree or equivalent, in a subject relevant to the GSDS research areas:

• (Area A): Behavioural Decision Making

• (Area B): Intertemporal Choice and Markets

• (Area C): Political Decisions and Institutions

• (Area D): Information Processing and Statistical Analysis.

Application deadline for admission in October 2013: 15th April 2013.

For further information and to apply for the GSDS PhD Programme, please visit our website at:

PhD Scholarship in Accounting and Auditing

With some 19.000 full and part-time students, 600 full-time faculty members, 220 PhD and 630 administrative staff CBS is a unique business-oriented university with a full portfolio of Bachelor, Masters, MBA/EMBA, PhD and Executive programmes delivered in English and Danish.

Our academic staff includes internationally-recognised experts in classical business disciplines as well as in philosophy, history, psychology, sociology, law, political science, information systems, culture and languages.

PhD Scholarship in Accounting and Auditing

Become part of an ambitious accounting and auditing research group!

The largest accounting and auditing research group in Northern Europe, the Department of Accounting and Auditing at Copenhagen Business School invites applications for one or more PhD scholarship(s). We offer attractive terms both in terms of research environment, social environment, remuneration, and opportunities for following own research interests.

Furthermore we offer the opportunity to have longer research stays at other European or American top universities and thus the opportunity to work with top international experts within your field.

We continuously seek a broad academic profile and therefore welcome applications from all candidates regardless of academic background as long as the applicant can demonstrate a genuine interest in doing research within one of the three fields (1) Financial Accounting, (2) Management Accounting and (3) Auditing, which are the core research and teaching areas of the Department.
Consequently we encourage any application which demonstrates such genuine interest. Interest can be demonstrated via a description of one specific idea for a PhD project or via short descriptions of several less specific ideas which can materialize in more specific ideas at a later stage.

We encourage original ideas based on current debates within the accounting and auditing professions but strongly advise you to relate these ideas to recent developments in leading academic accounting and auditing journals. Candidates who are already in touch with a potential co-supervisor (high-profile) from another university are also welcome.

The three-year PhD programme at CBS allows you to conduct research under the supervision of CBS 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,
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. Almost two thirds of CBS PhD graduates go on to employment outside universities and public research institutions.
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 business, educational and dissemination activities).
For further information please contact:  Head of Department Carsten Krogholt Hansen tel.: +45 3815 2339, e-mail Information about the department may be found at where you will also be able to read about our PhD programme.

and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.

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 scholarship includes the tuition fees, office space, travel grants plus a salary, currently starting with per month app. DKK 23.770 (app. 3,160 euro) up to DKK 28.964 (app. 3,860 euro)depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totalling 17,1 % of 85 per cent of the base salary.
The salary level and appointment is determined by the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.
The PhD student will be enrolled at PhD School in Language, Law, Informatics, Operations Management, Accounting and Culture.
To be considered, the candidate should have a basic training at the Masters level (similar to the 3 + 2 Bologna process). An educational background in the social sciences is necessary. The applicant must have successfully completed the Masters degree before commencing PhD at CBS. The applicants must be fluent in English.
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 the completed application form, 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).
A committee of experts in the field in question will assess the applications. The assessment of the applicants will be based on the quality and relevance of the project, including an evaluation of the applicant’s ability to accomplish it. Following this assessment, the management of the department will select the winners of the scholarships.
Please find guidelines, and further information on scholarships and the Doctoral Programme at
Closing date: 31 January 2013

Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline.
Details about Copenhagen Business School and the department are available at

Utrecht Excellence Scholarships for International Students/Bachelor/Master Degree

Utrecht University
Bachelor/Master Degree

Deadline: 1 Dec/1 April (annual)
Study in:  Netherlands
Course starts September 2013


Brief description:

The Utrecht Excellence Scholarship offers a number of outstanding prospective students the opportunity to pursue a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a selected number of fields at Utrecht University.

Host Institution(s):

Utrecht University, Netherlands



Field of study:


International Bachelor’s programmes:

•  Economics and Business Economics
•  Liberal Arts & Sciences at University College Utrecht

International Master’s programmes offered by the following Graduate Schools:

•  Graduate School of Geosciences
•  Graduate School of Humanities
•  Graduate School of Law, Economics and Governance
•  Graduate School of Life Sciences
•  Graduate School of Natural Sciences
•  Graduate School of Social and Behavioral Sciences


Number of Awards:

Approximately 55 scholarships are available.


Target group:

Outstanding prospective students including international students applying for one of the aforementioned programmes (see above).



Scholarship value/inclusions:


Selected students are awarded a scholarship up to 28 350 euro per year.

Important Note: Students should be aware that the grant is NOT a full scholarship. It is necessary to find additional funding to be able to finance study and stay completely. As one of the requirements for being granted a residence permit in the Netherlands, students from abroad must prove to the IND (immigration and naturalisation office) that they have sufficient financial means.



The applicant must meet the eligibility criteria in order to be considered for this scholarship. The applicant should:

•  Not have the Dutch nationality;
•  Hold a non-Dutch secondary school diploma;
• Have been admitted to an International Master’s programme within one of the Graduate Schools mentioned above, the Bachelor’s programme in Economics and Business Economics or to University College Utrecht;
•  Hold a relevant Bachelor’s degree (for a Master’s programme) or secondary school diploma (for a Bachelor’s programme), or an equivalent thereof;
•  Be able to comply with the conditions to obtain a Dutch visa (if applicable);

Failure to meet one or more of these criteria automatically means the student is not eligible for this scholarship.

Scholarship Criteria:

Eligible candidates are selected for a scholarship on the basis of the following criteria:

•  Their academic excellence and promise in the proposed field of study;
•  The academic quality and results of the preceding education, as evidenced, for example, by grades, test scores, publications, letters of recommendation;
•  The quality and relevance of the motivation letter (academic content, intercultural and communication skills, personal motivation);
•  The quality and feasibility of the financial plan in the application;
•  The quality of the application itself (completeness, accuracy, consistency).

Application instructions:

It is not possible to apply for the Utrecht Excellence Scholarship. You must have been admitted to selected International Master’s or Bachelor’s programmes (see above) to be considered for the scholarship. From the list of admitted students, the Selection Committee of the programme will select eligible candidates on the basis of the selection criteria mentioned above.

Prospective Bachelor’s students in Economics and Business Economics who wish to be considered for the scholarship should apply for admission before 1 April. Prospective Master’s students who wish to be considered for the scholarship should apply for admission before 1 December.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Korean Government Scholarship Program for International Students,110 undergraduate and 345 graduate

Korean Government
Bachelors/Masters /PhD

Deadline: 15 Nov/31 Mar  (annual)
Study in: Korea
Course starts September 2013

Brief description:

The Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP) is designed for international students who wants to pursue higher education in Korean Universities. The scholarship supports Bachelor’s (4 years), Masters (2 years), and PhD  (3 years) plus 1 year Korean language course.

Host Institution(s):

Universities (or Institutes) designated by NIIED. See the KGSP guidelines (link found below) for the complete list of accredited Universities.

Fields of study:

Applicants must choose their desired fields of study from the listed programs offered by participating universities or institutes. Detailed information about the fields and majors offered by  Korean universities is found at this link.

Number of Scholarships:

Around 110 undergraduate scholarships and 345 graduate scholarships will be awarded in 2013 (based on 2012 data).

Target group:

The scholarships are targeted to students from more than 60 countries in Africa, Asia Pacific, the Americas and Europe. You can check the KGSP guidelines (link found below) to find out if your country is part of the scholarship program.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

Undergraduate Program

•  Airfare: A round-trip economy class ticket
•  Monthly Allowance: 800,000 won per month
•  Relocation (Settlement) Allowance: 200,000 won upon arrival
•  Repatriation Allowance: 100,000 won upon completion of studies
•  Language Training Fee : The full costs up to 1 year
•  Tuition: The tuition fee up to 5 million won is exempted by the Korean Government, and if any, the tuition fee exceeding 5 million won and the entrance fee for the first semester by the host university
•  Medical Insurance: The grantees will be provided with health insurance for major accidents and illnesses during their scholarship period.

Graduate Program

•  Airfare: A round-trip economy class ticket
•  Monthly Allowance: 900,000 won per month
•  Relocation (Settlement) Allowance: 200,000 won upon arrival
•  Language Training Fee : The full costs up to 1 year
•  Tuition: All admission fees are waived by the host institution. The full tuition is paid by NIIED.
•  Medical Insurance: 20,000 won per month(limited insurance coverage) will be provided to the university for students.
•  Research Allowance: 210,000 won for students in human and social sciences; 240,000 won for students in natural and mechanic sciences per semester
•  Dissertation Printing Costs: 500,000 ~ 800,000 won for the costs related to a printing dissertation

Special Allowance for ALL students proficient in Korean language (TOPIK level 5 or 6): 100,000 won per month



Undergraduate Program

•  Must be a citizen of the country to which the scholarship is offered, which also applies to the applicants’ parents
•  Have graduated or will be scheduled to graduate from high school as of March 1st of the invitation year
•  Must possess above 80% (out of 100%) cumulative grade point average (CGPA), or must be within the top 20% (out of 100%) in rank in high school.

Graduate Program

• The applicant and his/her parents must hold foreign citizenships.  Applicants who hold Korean citizenship are not permitted to apply for this program.

•  Applicants must be under 40 years of age as of Sep. 1st, 2012 (born after Sep. 1st, 1972).

•  Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree as of September 1st of the selection year.  Applicants who have enrolled in or graduated from a university in Korea are not eligible for the KGSP program. Specifically, applicants who have previously enrolled in or graduated from an undergraduate program, a master’s program, or a doctoral program in Korea cannot apply for this program.

• Applicants must maintain a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.64 on a 4.0 scale, 2.80 on a 4.3 scale, 2.91 on a 4.5 scale, or grades/marks/score of 80% or higher from the previously attended institution. If the applicant does not satisfy the above GPA requirements, he/she will be ineligible to apply to this program.



Application instructions:

Applicants can only apply for the scholarships through the Korean Embassy in their home country or a participating Korean University. Visit the websites of Korean Embassy/Consulate in your own country.

For Undergraduate Program, the Korean Embassy or Consulate will recommend qualified candidates to NIIED by 15 November 2012. Therefore, the application deadline should fall BEFORE this date – around September to November 2012.

For the Graduate Program, the Korean Embassy or Consulate will recommend qualified candidates to NIIED by 31 March 2013. Therefore, the application deadline should fall BEFORE this date – around January to March 2013.

It is important to  visit the official website (link found below) to access the latest KGSP guidelines and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

The Scholarships Program 2013-2014 is now availaible.Master European Microfinance Programme/International and Development Economics/Public Health Methodology

Overview of the Scholarships programme

Bourses - ScholarshipsWithin the programme for international courses and training programmes, CIUF-CUD grants each year 150 scholarships for participation into the courses and 70 for participation into the training programmes.

You will find on this site a list of international courses and training programmes for which there is a possibility of scholarship and, for information purposes, the modalities of introduction of an application as well as the rules of selection in force within the 2013-2014 programme.

Practical information about Belgium is also available on this site.

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