VGSF: Scholarships for the PhD Program in Finance

    Scholarship for PhD students of Finance in Austria.


    The following requirements have to be met in order to be admitted to the PhD Program in Finance:

    • Successful completion of a relevant Master's program or a relevant equivalent degree program at a recognized Austrian or foreign post-secondary institution of education (according to § 64 (4) of the Universities Act 2002)
    • Proficiency in financial economics
    • Proficiency in mathematics and/or statistics
    • Adequate English proficiency
    • Achievement potential


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    The financial support is about 1800 Euros gross per month. After deducting insurance, tax, etc. it is about 1300 Euros (14 salaries/year). This should be enough to cover the living costs in Vienna, such that you can concentrate on your studies.

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