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Admissions and financial support

Admissions and financial support for the Finance and Accounting, and the Management specialisations

Admissions procedure

Assessment criteria

    • The applicants are assessed by the Scientific Committee. 
    • The assessment is based on academic background and the applicants' potential to conduct high-quality research. 

Financial support 

    • Accepted students receive funding for four years.
      • In the first year, students receive a scholarship.
      • In the second, third, and fourth years, students are financed by a combination of teaching and research assistantships. 
      • The financial support is sufficient to cover living expenses. 
    • Tuition fees are waived.
    • We provide financial support for conference presentations.

SKEMA is a multi-campus school, and students must be on one of our campuses regularly.

​Admissions and financial support for the Operations Management and AI specialisation

SKEMA Business School (France) in collaboration with the Faculty of Economics and Business of KU Leuven (Belgium) has three full-time PhD. positions starting in September 2022, for a period of four years. The researchers to be hired will work in the fields of Operations Research, Operations Management, and AI/Machine Learning, with applications to health care, scheduling, transportation, finance, energy, among others.  

We offer employment as a full-time doctoral scholarship for one year at KU Leuven, followed by three-year employment at SKEMA Business School (provided that the candidate successfully passes first-year requirements at KU Leuven). For more information, please contact Bernardo Pagnoncelli.

List of current positions:  
Position 1 (PHD-ORAHS-2022)
Position 2 (PHD-ORTA-2022)
Position 3 (PHD-OR-2022)

How to apply 

You can apply for these positions no later than March 25th, 2022 via the email address  or through the KU Leuven website here, (subsection “Academic Staff” - “Business Economics”). Applications via any other way will not be considered.   

In your application, you must include your transcripts, two recommendation letters, motivation letter, and CV in pdf format.  In the motivation letter, you should specifically indicate why you are the right person for the vacant position. You can also upload a publication list, photo, and/or other attachments. 

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