Fully Funded PhD Scholarship in Finance, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

PhD Fellowship IN Switzerland

PhD Scholarship in Finance: Join our vibrant research community as a PhD candidate in Finance, where you’ll delve into empirical research projects under the supervision of Prof. Vesa Pursiainen. This fully-funded opportunity offers a competitive salary and access to extensive databases and analytical tools. If you have a passion for conducting rigorous academic research in areas such as corporate finance, fintech, behavioral finance, and more, we encourage you to apply.

Study Area: Finance

Location: University of St. Gallen, Switzerland


  • Completion of a Master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., finance, economics, econometrics, computer science, etc.) by summer 2024.
  • Strong interest in conducting high-quality academic research in relevant topic areas.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills, including statistical analysis.
  • Proficiency in programming and experience in handling large datasets.

Description: As a PhD candidate in Finance, you’ll be enrolled in our PhD program and undertake empirical research projects with a focus on areas such as corporate finance, banking, fintech, behavioral finance, and more. Under the guidance of Prof. Vesa Pursiainen, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge research while also gaining valuable teaching and academic experience. Successful candidates will be hired as research assistants with a competitive salary and will have access to a rich array of resources to support their research endeavors.

How to Apply: To apply, please submit the following documents:

  1. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  2. Grade transcript(s)
  3. Writing sample (e.g., master’s thesis or term paper)
  4. Cover letter detailing your interest in specific topic areas
  5. Optional: Reference letters and GRE/GMAT scores (if available)
  6. Evidence of English language proficiency (can be provided later)

Please send your application to Prof. Vesa Pursiainen at vesa.pursiainen@unisg.ch, mentioning the job ID 1244 in the subject line.

Last Date: Applications must be received by September 1, 2024.

We eagerly anticipate receiving your application and welcoming you to our dynamic research community at the University of St. Gallen.



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