PhD Scholarship on the Value of Financial Advice at Copenhagen Business School

PhD Scholarship on the Value of Financial Advice

PhD Scholarship on the Value of Financial Advice

Copenhagen Business School requests applications for a vacant PhD Scholarship on the Value of Financial Advice where this placement will be at the Center of Corporate Governance (CCG) which is part of the Department of Accounting. The anticipated starting day is the 15th of September, 2022.

Copenhagen Business School often abbreviated and referred to as CBS (also in Danish), is a public university situated in Copenhagen, Denmark, and is considered one of the most prestigious business schools in Western Europe and the world.

CBS was reputable in 1917 by the Danish Society for the Advancement of Business Education (now known as FUHU), which is a private educational institution. In 1965 the business school became integrated into the Danish educational system as an institution of higher education. Today, it is controlled by the Danish Universities Act of 2003.

CBS is a city university primarily situated in four modern buildings in Frederiksberg, close to the center of Copenhagen. The core complex, Solbjerg Plads, was opened in 2000 and includes 34,000 m2 of student and office space surrounded by gardens and outdoor living space. Designed by Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects, the complex contains interconnected concrete, glass, and tile-sided buildings of varying heights that house student auditoriums, faculty office space, a cafeteria, the main library, a student bar, and the campus bookstore.

Dalgas Have, released in 1989 and designed by Henning Larsen Architects, is the eldest building currently in use. Owned by the Danish Pension Fund for Engineers and leased by CBS, the building includes 20,000 m2 of student classrooms, study space, and offices dispersed around a three-story 175 m long arcade. At the midpoint of the arcade, a two-story semi-circular cafeteria sits below a semi-circular library.

In the 2020 Academic Rating of World Universities, also known as the Shanghai Rating, CBS rates #8 in Europe and #30 in the world in the category ‘Management’. The rating is research-focused as it is exclusively based on refereed research publications and research awards.

In the 2020 QS rating of the world’s top universities for business and management, Copenhagen Business School rates #15 in the world and #7 in Europe. This rating aims to assess institutions’ overall performance and status in the business and management field (at both undergraduate and graduate levels) and is headed by Harvard Business School, followed by INSEAD and London Business School.

Student facilities comprise multimedia labs, interpretation labs, break-out rooms for group and project work, personal computers, and Learning Resource Center. Computers are substituted with new models at least every third year. Plugs for portable laptops are readily available, and wireless connections are connected in the chief buildings.


A PhD scholarship runs for a duration of three years and contains teaching responsibilities comparable to six months’ work (840 work hours). The scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement. The monthly salary is now around DKK 27,871 leaning on seniority and a pension contribution totaling 17.1%. The scholarship contains tuition fees, office space, course, and travel costs (according to the current CBS agreement).

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Eligibility for the Scholarship on the Value of Financial Advice

To be considered the applicant must

  • have basic education at a master’s level (corresponding to the 3 + 2 Bologna process)
  • have obtained a grade of 10 (or match) for the master’s thesis according to the Danish 7-point grading scale (
  • have a weighted grade point average of at least 8.2 on the Danish 7-point grading scale for the bachelor’s and master’s degree connected or a weighted grade point average must be at least 9.5 for the master’s degree alone.
  • have finished the master’s program before beginning the PhD program at CBS.
  • master academic English at a high level in writing and speaking.

How to Apply for the Scholarship on the Value of Financial Advice

The application (see link below) must possess a five-page project description. The project characterization must include:

  • a presentation of an original research question
  • a description of the initial theoretical framework and method
  • a presentation of the proposed empirical material
  • a work plan for the three years

In expansion to the project description, copies of the following must be included:

  • diploma for bachelor’s and master’s degrees or other certificates at an identical level as well as the grade transcripts.
  • a concise curriculum vitae (CV).
  • a list of articles and publications (if applicable).
  • one example of a selected written work (e.g. master’s thesis).
  • Documentation of English language skills.

The application deadline for this scholarship is June 30, 2022.


Official Scholarship Website

Disclaimer: This is NOT the official scholarship page. This is only a one-page summarized listing of the scholarship. While we endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct.

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