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VIENNA GRADUATE SCHOOL OF FINANCE

PhD Scholarships in Finance – APPLY NOW!

The Vienna Graduate School of Finance (VGSF) invites excellent students to apply for the PhD Program in Finance (full-time program) starting in the coming academic year. Up to six scholarships will be offered to the best applicants.

The VGSF is a center of excellence in finance, located at the new WU campus in Vienna, Austria. Its main activities are academic research and PhD education. The VGSF offers a stimulating learning and research environment to outstanding students from around the world.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
The program is open for students from all countries with all academic specializations, provided they hold a Master degree or equivalent and have sufficient level of formal training. Students who are going to graduate soon (by June 2015) may apply, too. To participate in the selection process a candidate's application must be received by January 8, 2015 through the electronic application facilities.

Applicants must provide the following documents:
• curriculum vitae

• self-statement of purpose

• all degree certificates

• all official transcripts

• proof of aptitude (GRE or GMAT)

• proof of English competence (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS)

• reference letters

VGSF graduates can look forward to a rewarding career at leading academic institutions. Former VGSF students have been placed at institutions like Aarhus University, Carnegie Mellon University, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Hong Kong, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the University of New South Wales (UNSW), the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH), Erasmus University Rotterdam, the University of Utah and the University of Wisconsin, USA.

The VGSF PhD program consists of two parts: rigorous coursework and work on the PhD thesis. The students attend courses covering all major topics in finance and analytical methods required for doing research. In particular, the courses focus on Corporate Finance, Asset Pricing and Quantitative Methods in Finance. In the past academic years students had the chance to attend courses taught by international scholars such as Tomas Björk, Rüdiger Fahlenbrach, Nicolae Garleanu, Francisco Gomes, Christopher Hennessy, David Lando, Jacob Sagi, Rossen Valkanov, Jiang Wang and Toni Whited. After passing the required exams, students start to conduct research projects on their own. In our weekly research seminar students have the opportunity to meet internationally renowned scholars presenting their state-of-the art research.

Please visit www.vgsf.ac.at/application for more details and the link to the online application.

Josef Zechner,

Director of the PhD Program

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PhD in Finance

Campus Full time October 2017 Austria Vienna

The <strong>PhD program in Finance</strong> is mainly intended for students who want to acquire qualifications necessary for an academic career in Austria or abroad, for example (future) academic staff of universities and other research institutions. [+]

The Vienna Graduate School in Finance offers outstanding students from around the world an excellent PhD education preparing them for doing independent research in finance. Alumni have a wide academic qualification with a specialist knowledge in the core subject of modern Finance and finance-related methods as well as a deep understanding of the theoretical and methodical foundations of the field, which enables them to understand scientific contributions of others and to do independent scientific work on their own. The PhD program in Finance is mainly intended for students who want to acquire qualifications necessary for an academic career in Austria or abroad, for example (future) academic staff of universities and other research institutions. Courses/Examinations - Quantitative Methods - Financial Econometrics - Corporate Finance - Asset Pricing - Continuous Time Finance - Finance Paper Reading A - Finance Paper Reading B - Paper Writing - Finance Research Seminar A - Finance Research Seminar B - courses in elective subjects (Asset Pricing, Corporate Finance and Quantitative Methods) After the dissertation has been graded: Defensio Dissertationis [-]

PhD Scholarships in Finance – APPLY NOW!

Campus Full time October 2017 Austria Vienna

PhD Scholarships in Finance – APPLY NOW! - The VGSF PhD program consists of two parts: <strong>rigorous coursework</strong> and work on the <strong>PhD thesis</strong>. The students attend courses covering all major topics in finance and analytical methods required for doing research. [+]

The Vienna Graduate School of Finance (VGSF) invites excellent students to apply for the PhD Program in Finance (full-time program) starting in the coming academic year. Up to six scholarships will be offered to the best applicants. The application period for the academic year 2016/2017 will be opened on November 3, 2015 (2:00 pm CET) and will end on January 29, 2016 (2:00 pm CET). The VGSF is a center of excellence in finance, located at the new WU campus in Vienna, Austria. Its main activities are academic research and PhD education. The VGSF offers a stimulating learning and research environment to outstanding students from around the world. APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: The program is open for students from all countries with all academic specializations, provided they hold a Master degree or equivalent and have sufficient level of formal training. Students who are going to graduate soon (by June 2016) may apply, too. To participate in the selection process a candidate's application must be received through the electronic application facilities. Applicants to the VGSF program should be aware that there are two rounds of evaluations. The first evaluation will take place after December 11, 2015 (2:00 pm CET), and will consider all complete applications which have been submitted by that date. A first round of offers will be made based on that pool of applicants. If not all available positions can be filled on the basis of that first round, applications received after December 11 (2:00 pm) will also be evaluated. Note that the second and final phase for 2016/2017 runs until January 29, 2016 (2:00 pm CET). Applicants must provide the following documents: curriculum vitae self-statement of purpose all degree certificates all official transcripts proof of aptitude (GRE or GMAT) proof of English competence (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS) reference letters VGSF graduates can look forward to a rewarding career at leading academic institutions. Former VGSF students have been placed at institutions like Aarhus University, Carnegie Mellon University, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Hong Kong, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the University of New South Wales (UNSW), the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH), Erasmus University Rotterdam, the University of Utah and the University of Wisconsin, USA. The VGSF PhD program consists of two parts: rigorous coursework and work on the PhD thesis. The students attend courses covering all major topics in finance and analytical methods required for doing research. In particular, the courses focus on Corporate Finance, Asset Pricing and Quantitative Methods in Finance. In the past academic years students had the chance to attend courses taught by international scholars such as Tomas Björk, Rüdiger Fahlenbrach, Nicolae Garleanu, Francisco Gomes, Christopher Hennessy, David Lando, Jacob Sagi, Rossen Valkanov, Jiang Wang and Toni Whited. After passing the required exams, students start to conduct research projects on their own. In our weekly research seminar students have the opportunity to meet internationally renowned scholars presenting their state-of-the art research. Please visit www.vgsf.ac.at/application for more details and the link to the online application. Josef Zechner, Director of the PhD Program [-]

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