Ph.D Scholarships and Doctoral Positions at the Düsseldorf Graduate School of Economics (DGSE)

Posted on Jan 21, 2013
Application Deadline on Mar 31, 2013

Düsseldorf Graduate School of Economics (DGSE) (University / College)

The Düsseldorf Graduate School in Economics (DGSE) offers a new three-year Ph.D. program in Economics. The DGSE and its doctoral program are an initiative of the university’s economics group within the faculty of business and economics. In our program, outstanding students holding a Master’s degree in economics or related fields get intensive training in analytical methods and quantitative (econometrics and experimental) analysis which prepares them for successful research.

There are two major fields of research, industrial economics and competition policy (mainly represented by members of Düsseldorf Institute for Competition economics, DICE) or international economics and monetary economics. All teaching is in English. The duration of the program is three years with a possible extension for the completion of the dissertation.

Scholarships can be awarded for the entire duration of the program, conditional on academic excellence and study performance and with an option for extensions. The financial assistance is up to 1250 Euro depending on whether your highest previous degree is a bachelor or master and on the family situation. For the intake in 2013, we are able to offer up to six scholarships.

Admission requires a master degree, preferably in economics, business administration, mathematics, statistics, physics or engineering. There are no fixed rules on who will be admitted but the admission is highly competitive. Evidence of creativity and commitment to research will be taken into consideration.

Application forms, as well as forms for the two required letters of recommendation, are available to download on the Faculty’s PhD web page:

There is only one intake per year, in October. The deadline for applications is 31 March 2013.

Further information about the DGSE and its Ph.D. program can be found on our website:

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.

Global Scholarships for International Students at York University Source Canada,Bachelor Programm

York University
Bachelors (BS) Degree

Deadline: 15 March 2013 (annual)
Study in: Canada
Course starts September 2013

Brief description:

The University of York offers Global Leader of Tomorrow Scholarships. United World College Scholarships, and International Entrance Scholarships for international students who would like to take a full-time undergraduate degree at University of York.

Host Institution(s):

York University in Ontario, Canada

Field of study:

Any undergraduate program in one of the following Faculties:  Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, Glendon, Health, Science & Engineering, Schulich School of Business.

Number of Awards:

Only one candidate per school will be considered for this award.

Target group:

The scholarships are open to international students from around the world.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

Global Leader of Tomorrow Award: $60,000 ($15,000 x 4 years)

United World College Scholarship $100,000 ($25,000 x 4 years)

International Entrance Scholarships: $100,000 ($25,000 x 4 years)

To renew the scholarship, one must maintain a high academic standing (7.80 on a 9-point York scale) in each academic year at York.


•  You MUST be applying for September entry.
• You MUST be an international student who is required to have a Study Permit to study in Canada.
•  You must be nominated by your high school.
• You must be applying to the first year of a full-time undergraduate degree program in one of the following Faculties: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, Glendon, Health, Science & Engineering, Schulich School of Business.
• You must possess an excellent academic record (“A” average or equivalent) and have other accomplishments such as community service or excellence in the arts, sports or other areas of individual achievement. (Exception: York University Entrance Award)
• Demonstrates leadership skills

Important Note: Please take note of the specific eligibility criteria of each scholarship.

Application instructions:

The deadline for applications is on 15 March 2013. You are required to fill up the scholarship application form and submit supporting documentation (listed in the form).

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

UK : Pakistan 50th Anniversary Fund Scholarship

Number of Scholarships
One award will be offered for entry in September 2013.

Scholarship Value
The Foundation will meet the tuition fees/living costs/return travel/other expenses.

Study Options

28 February 2013

Eligibility Requirements
First Class Honours Degree from a recognised Pakistan University. Since this scholarship is offered on the basis of financial need, candidates with multiple degrees will NOT be considered. Candidates must be in their home country at the time of application; candidates should have relevant work experience and have not previously studied in the UK; candidates must return to Pakistan at the end of their studies and serve there for five years. The awards are made for one year only and are not renewable. Candidates will not be permitted to undertake further study on completion of their masters’ degree. Priority to subjects in the areas of engineering, computing and business management or any other subject which the partners deem acceptable or which cannot be pursued adequately in Pakistan.

Further Information
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Foundation of the State of Pakistan a small number of scholarships are awarded by the University of Strathclyde from funds donated by the late Mr Yaqub Ali through the Scottish Pakistani Association to the University of Strathclyde Foundation. The aim of the Fund is to provide an opportunity for well qualified but needy Pakistan nationals to pursue a one-year MSc in the UK. The awards are made for one year only and are not renewable.

Further Information

Application Deadline : 28 February 2013