The Vienna Graduate School of Finance (VGSF) invites excellent students to apply for the PhD Program in Finance starting in fall 2010. Up to six scholarships will be offered to the best applicants.
The program is open for students from all countries with all academic specializations, provided they hold a Master degree or equivalent and have sufficient level of formal training. Students who are going to graduate soon (by June 2010) may apply, too. To participate in the selection process a candidate’s application must be received by January 7, 2010 (Online Application).
The online application period for the academic year 2010/2011 begins on December 01, 2009 (14:00, CET) and ends on January 07, 2010 (14:00, CET). Only applications submitted within this period can be accepted.
Please note the following:
All information provided in the online application form must be correct and complete. In case of any subsequent corrections please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
DO NOT submit the form more than once. If we receive two or more application forms from the same person, we will not consider any of them.
All correspondence will be made via email using the email address you have specified in the online application form. Please check your emails regularly and keep your mailbox ready to receive.
Applicants who will finish their Master studies after the deadline but before June 2010 are welcome to apply as well.
In the online form you have to provide the following information:
English competence: e.g.
TOEFL (code number 9618): paper based at least 600 points; computer based at least 250points; internet based at least 100 points,
IELTS: at least 7.0 points and not older than 2 years,
another English proof of your English competence
Proof of aptitude: e.g.
GRE (code number 9618),
or another proof of your analytical skills
Information about reference letters:
For a complete application you have to provide at least two reference letters sent by regular mail. In the online tool you specify only the contact details of the persons who are willing to provide reference letters.
Reference letters must not be uploaded. They have to be sent by each referee in a sealed envelope via regular mail to:
Vienna Graduate School of Finance
c/o WU Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien
Heiligenstädter Strasse 46-48
The reference letters have to be sent until January 7th, 2010 (post mark) so that we consider them for your application. There is no form for the reference letters.
You also have to upload the following documents in PDF format:
- your curriculum vitae,
- a self-statement of purpose,
- all your degree certificates,
- all your official transcripts,
your GRE, TOEFL, GMAT, IELTS scores or any other proof of your analytical skills and/or English knowledge
Each uploaded file must have a maximum size of 2MB. We recommend to merge all documents into one PDF-file (not more than 2MB large), and to use low resolution when scanning documents.
All evidence specified in this list must be provided! If any of these items is missing the application is incomplete, and will not be considered! The sole responsibility for submitting a complete application rests on the applicant!