€12,600 CBS 2022 PhD Scholarship in Department of Strategy and Innovation

Written by David on February 6, 2022

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

  • Country of the Scholarship

  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Ph.D. scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    > 12000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

  • Scholarship Contact Details

    Copenhagen Business School Solbjerg Plads 3 DK-2000 Frederiksberg Tel.: +45 3815 3815 (Open Monday Till Friday 08:00-16:00) E-mail: [email protected]

The three-year PhD program at CBS allows you to conduct research under the guidance of CBS faculty while also receiving research training. The program is quite international, and you will be asked to attend international research conferences and spend time as a visiting PhD student in another country.


The PhD candidate will attend the CBS PhD School. The SI PhD cohort, which is a structured research-training program, will accept the selected individuals. This contains a set of fundamental courses and techniques courses in the primary SI research topics (econometrics, experiments and qualitative methods). PhD alumni from CBS are valued not just in academia and research institutes, but also in government and business, where their research skills are in high demand. SI PhD graduates have found jobs in places like Pompeu Fabra University, SKEMA, KTH, EPFL, Leeds University Business School, and the University of Utah.


About the Scholarship:

CBS (Copenhagen Business School) is a public university in Copenhagen, Denmark’s capital. CBS was founded in 1917. CBS now has over 20,000 students and 2,000 workers, and it provides a wide range of undergraduate and graduate business programs, many of which are interdisciplinary and international in nature. CBS is one of the few schools in the world to obtain the “triple-crown” accreditation from EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System), AMBA (Association of MBAs), and AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). Copenhagen Business School (CBS) offers three-year bachelor’s degrees, two-year master’s degrees, and three-year PhD programs in Business Economics and Modern Languages. CBS offers interdisciplinary programs that mix Business Economics and Modern Languages with other academic subjects like Psychology, Communication, Information Technology, Management Science, Philosophy, Area Studies, Sociology, and Law.


CBS also has an extensive exchange program with over 360 business schools and universities around the world. Furthermore, teachers at CBS are recruited from all over the world, and all classes in international programs are taught in English, with the exception of Area Studies programs, which are taught in the local languages The school purposefully brings students from all walks of life together to enrich your learning experience by allowing you to build personal and professional connections with people from all around the world. Class sizes are maintained small so that you may shine and have your voice heard while you’re there. Their specialized MBA career team will be available to you from the start of your MBA journey until you graduate, allowing you to take advantage of the school’s long-standing connections with the Danish business community as well as many worldwide firms. Students will participate in one-on-one career coaching sessions, interactive group seminars, corporate visits, case competitions, and career days as part of the MBA program. The career course is a personalized, one-on-one journey that will help you maximize possibilities both during and after your MBA. In addition to the fundamental courses, Full-time MBA and Executive MBA students are encouraged to specialize in a field that interests them or that they believe will enhance their professional goals. Students can study theories and methods at the cutting edge of contemporary thinking in four Concentrations: Digitalization, Entrepreneurship, Finance, and Governance & Sustainability. CBS is one of only a few business schools to have earned the ‘triple crown’ of accreditation. This coveted designation is another another proof that a CBS MBA is recognized, appreciated, and rewarded around the world.


In the 2019 Financial Times European Business School Ranking, Copenhagen Business School is placed no. 27 among European Business Schools, and the Copenhagen MBA is ranked no. 24 in the 2018 Financial Times Top MBAs for Women Ranking. In addition, Bloomberg Businessweek put the program in the top 20 in Europe in their 2019 Best B-Schools Ranking. In the 2019 QS MBA Ranking, the Copenhagen MBA is ranked 31st globally and 14th in Europe. The Copenhagen MBA has been named among the top 15 globally in the 2019 Corporate Knights Better World MBA Ranking, recognizing the program’s commitment to lead the way in responsible management education.


Scholarship Sponsor(s):     Copenhagen Business School (CBS)


Host Country(s): Denmark

Scholarship Worth:  €12,600

Study Level:  PhD

Nationality:  International Students


Scholarship Offer:

According to the national Danish collective agreement, the three-year scholarships are fully payed positions. The scholarship covers tuition, office space, travel subsidies, and a monthly income ranging from DKK 28,000 (about 3,700 euro) to DKK 31,600 (approximately 4,200 euro), depending on seniority, and a pension contribution of 17.1 percent of the basic pay.


Eligibility for Scholarship 

Applicants with the following criteria will be given priority by the Department: outstanding university grades, an educational background in the social sciences, and, ultimately, fluency in English.


To be accepted for the three-year program, the candidate must have completed a master’s level of training (equivalent to the 3 + 2 Bologna process with a total of 180+120 ECTS). Applicants with a one-year Master’s degree, on the other hand, may be eligible for review. PhD students who begin the program with a one-year Master’s degree (60 ECTS) will be offered a four-year program and will be treated as Master’s students for the first two years.


The essential requirements are listed below.

  • Bachelor degree or an equivalent professional qualification
  • Academic transcript
  • At least three years of full-time post-bachelor degree work experience
  • A good GMAT score (the class average is 660) or a combined GRE score of 320
  • Two references, to be provided within the application software
  • One essay of 500 words, one essay of 300 words plus an optional essay of 300 words
  • A completed online application form
  • Good command of English (applicants who have completed their higher education in English or work in English are exempted from taking an English Language test.)
  • Interview (for those who are invited)


The CBS 2022 PhD Scholarship in Department of Strategy and Innovation is open to all international students


Application Procedure

By the application deadline, Copenhagen Business School must have received all application materials, including any appendices. The application must be submitted through the electronic recruitment system, which may be found at the link below.


The following items must be included in the application materials:

  1. A copy of your bachelor’s and master’s diplomas, as well as your grade transcripts

Curriculum vitae (CV) (CV),

  1. A list of papers and publications, if applicable.
  2. A written work sample (e.g., a Master’s thesis),
  3. A five-page research description for a PhD. This research proposal should include an original research topic, preferably related to one of the projects listed above, a description of the initial theoretical framework and methodology, a presentation of the suggested empirical material, and a work plan.


Application Deadline

The application deadline for CBS 2022 PhD Scholarship in Department of Strategy and Innovation is March 10, 2022


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