Ph.D. Scholarship in Business and Politics at Copenhagen Business School

Deadline: 31 August 2016
Open to: candidates with an educational background in the political or social sciences and should have a basic training at the Masters level
Scholarships: include the tuition fees, office space, travel grants plus a salary


The Department of Business and Politics at Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a vacant PhD scholarship within the overall field of Business and Politics. The phd project should focus on one of the 4 research themes of the Department:

  • Business, Organizing and Governance;
  • Civil Society;
  • Money & Markets;
  • Public Policy and Institutions.

The recruited PhD candidate will be attached to the Department of Business and Politics, which emphasizes international and comparative research on states, economies, corporations, and other organizations that are involved in the governance of political and economic matters. The position is open to  political science and sociology disciplinary backgrounds and a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches.


  • Have a basic training at the Masters level;
  • An educational background in the political or social sciences is necessary;
  • Have successfully completed the Master’s degree before commencing a PhD at CBS;
  • Be fluent in English.


  • A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years, and includes teaching obligations equivalent to a 1⁄2 year’s work (624 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. EUR 3,160) up to DKK 28.964 (app. EUR 3,860) depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totaling 17,1 % of 85 per cent of the base salary.


The mode of application is online. Application must include:

  1. 5 page project description (containing 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);
  2. Copies of a Master’s degree certificate or other certificates of a corresponding level;
  3. A brief curriculum vitae (CV);
  4. A list of papers and publications (if applicable);
  5. One copy of a selected written work (e.g. Master’s thesis);
  6. Documentation for English language skills, if it is not the mother tongue.

Please find guidelines and further information on scholarships and the Doctoral Programme here.

For more information about the position, please visit the official website.


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