Deadlines and Selection Process

We of­fer up to four pos­i­tions in our PhD pro­gram in Fin­ance. Pos­i­tions usu­ally start in the fall (Septem­ber).

Ap­plic­a­tion period for pos­i­tions start­ing in the fall 2023
  • Ap­plic­a­tion period opened: Novem­ber 1, 2022 (2:00pm CET – Cent­ral European Time).
  • Dead­line for ap­plic­a­tions: Janu­ary 22, 2023 (11:59pm PST – Pa­ci­fic Stand­ard Time).

VGSF fac­ulty will evalu­ate all com­plete ap­plic­a­tions re­ceived by Decem­ber 5, 2022 (11:59pm PST – Pa­ci­fic Stand­ard Time) and may make a first round of ad­mis­sion of­fers at this time. VGSF will make a second round of of­fers after the ap­plic­a­tion dead­line.

Se­lec­tion pro­cess

Step I: Se­lec­tion

The ad­mis­sion com­mit­tee, which in­cludes VGSF fac­ulty mem­bers, evalu­ates all com­plete ap­plic­a­tions. The best ap­plic­ants are in­vited for an in­ter­view (in per­son or via skype).

Step II: Ad­mis­sion of­fer

The ad­mis­sion com­mit­tee de­termines a fi­nal rank­ing of ap­plic­a­tions and sends ad­mis­sion of­fers. Can­did­ates are also in­vited to the VGSF Wel­come Day, where they can visit the cam­pus and meet fac­ulty and stu­dents (March or April).

Step III: Ad­mis­sion con­firm­a­tion

When the ad­mis­sion of­fer has been ac­cep­ted, the suc­cess­ful ap­plic­ants will re­ceive a con­firm­a­tion of ad­mis­sion. 

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