BI Norwegian Business School International PhD Scholarships in Accounting

  •  PhD
  •  01-Dec-2023
  •   Norway
  • $$  NOK 540.300

BI Norwegian Business School is inviting applicants for the International PhD Scholarships in Accounting. The position is designed for the academic session 2023/2024.

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The main purpose of the bursary is to help international students who are going to take part in the  PhD degree program in Norway.BI Norwegian Business School is a renowned institution for business education and research. Established in 1943, it has earned a reputation for excellence in delivering high-quality business programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. With a strong commitment to innovation and sustainability, BI offers a dynamic learning environment that prepares students to meet the challenges of the global business landscape. The school’s international perspective, experienced faculty, and close ties to the business community make it a top choice for aspiring business leaders and researchers seeking a world-class education in Norway.

Handelshøyskolen BI Information

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BI Norwegian Business School International PhD Scholarships in Accounting Established in 1943, Handelshøyskolen BI (BI Norwegian Business School) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Oslo (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Bergen Trondheim, Stavanger. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Kunnskapsdepartementet, Norge (Ministry of Education, Norway), Handelshøyskolen BI (BI) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Handelshøyskolen BI (BI) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 76 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligible Countries: All nationalities
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: PhD degree will be awarded in the field of Department of Accounting and Operations Management.
  • Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:
  • Eligible applicants must have completed a Master of Science degree with thesis work, a Research Masters/M.Phil degree, or a comparable degree relevant for the specialisation in Accounting by the time the program starts in early autumn of 2024, with a grade point average of B or higher. An MBA degree does not fulfill the requirements for admission.
  • Applicants who hold a Master’s degree from an institution in an EU/EEA country are encouraged to take either the GMAT or the GRE test. Applicants whose Master’s degree is not from an institution in an EU/EEA country are required to take either the GMAT or the GRE test.

Offered Benefits

The four-year scholarship is set according to the Norwegian State Salary Scale and currently pays NOK 540.300 – annually. The position is linked to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund (Statens Pensjonskasse). The scholarship involves 25% teaching obligation.

Application Process

  • How to Apply: To be considered for this award, applicants must follow these given steps:
  • Candidates must submit the application form
  • Supporting Documents: You are required to upload the following electronically with your application:
  • CV, recommendation letters, statement of purpose, and selected academic work
  • Full CV / resume. In addition to the usual items, this should include a complete list of all research work, including publications (if any), thesis work, and other documented relevant research activities.
  • Letters of recommendations from people who can assess your suitability for doctoral studies. These people would ideally be academics who have taught you, supervised your research work, or have other relevant information about your potential as a researcher. If such people are not available, non-academic professional people can also provide a letter with an emphasis on your research potential. A minimum of two letters is required. Letters can be uploaded by the candidate (in case she/he has received a copy of the letter) or sent directly by the letter writers. For the latter case, please arrange with the people submitting recommendation letters to email their recommendations to by the application deadline.
  • Statement of purpose describing your plans and motivation for PhD studies and your career objectives. The statement should be written in English and should not exceed 1000 words.
  • One selected academic work showcasing your previous academic output. This can be a copy of your Master’s thesis or other relevant research work
  • Admission Requirements: Candidates must check all the  entry requirements of the school for an undergraduate degree.
  • Language Requirement: Applicants are encouraged to take either TOEFL or IELTS.
  • The codes for BI Norwegian Business School are as follows: GMAT 0529, TOEFL 0529, GRE 7365. For IELTS we accept copies as long as the TRF number is visible.
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