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Admissions and financial support

Admissions requirements  

Admission to the programme is based on a previously completed master degree (or equivalent). Applicants should be fully operational in written and spoken English.

Applications must be submitted by the end of April and the programme starts in September.

Assessment procedure  

The applicants are assessed by the Scientific Committee. 

Assessment criteria

The assessment committee will assess whether the applicant seems capable of carrying out a research project. Accordingly, the CV and diploma/transcripts will be examined, and applicants with outstanding academic background and high potential research projects – for instance, based on their master thesis, working papers, and publications – will be preferred (see the application procedure document). 

This is a full-time programme that requires regular presence on the campus. Accordingly, we only admit students who expect to dedicate themselves to the programme full time.

Financial support 

Most students are supported by a combination of scholarships and appointments as teaching and research assistants. Scholarships are available to outstanding candidates. The financial support is sufficient to cover living expenses. We also provide financial support for conference presentations.

Since SKEMA is a multi-campus business school, accepted candidates will be located on the campus of their supervisor. This programme cannot be done on a part-time basis and students are expected to be on the campus on a regular basis. However, short visiting stays of up to six months in another research institution are encouraged.

Tuition fees are generally waived for students who are admitted with financial support. 

Application procedure

We have one intake per year in September.

For the intake of September 2021, there are two recruitment sessions:
  • One in February (deadline: end of January 2021) 
  • Another one in May (deadline: end of April 2021). 
Please send the application package by email to: 

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