NHH Norwegian school of economics PhD research scholarships

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NHH PhD research scholarships are fully funded for four years on very competitive terms. PhD research scholarships include a commitment to work 25% as a teaching and/or research assistant for the school while enrolled on the PhD programme.

Founded in 1936, NHH is the preeminent business school in Norway, the first choice for Norwegian students and the business community. NHH has close to 3,500 full-time students.

Most of our students start at the Bachelor level and go on to one of the specialised Master of Science (MSC) options at NHH. Other programmes include doctoral programmes in accounting, economics, finance, management science and strategy and management. NHH established the first Executive MBA programme in Norway with specialisations like strategic management, finance, and management control.

NHH has a faculty of high standing in the international research community. As a member of CEMS - the Global Alliance in Management Education – and PIM - Partnership in International Management – we are part of a global network of leading institutions that represent the highest degree of excellence in the fields of economics and business administration.


To be eligible you need to fulfill the following requirements:

Master of Science (MSc) or comparable degree relevant for your specialisation 
e.g. MSc in Economics and Business Administration, MSc in Social Sciences, MSc in Psychology, MSc in Philosophy, MSc in Mathematics, MSc in Engineering, MSc in Industry, MSc Management, MSc in Law. Minimum four (B) in Grade Point Average (GPA), five-point scale (A=five, B=four, C=three, D=two, E=one). Minimum four (B) on the master thesis. TOEFL or IELTS test scores are normally required, unless you are waived. GMATor GRE test scores are normally required, unless you are waived.


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The annual salary for the PhD Research Scholarships is currently 430 200 NOK gross (which is equivalent to about € 46 400 or US dollar 52 500).

The scholarships are subject to Norwegian taxes and benefits, including health care provision and membership of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

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