Admission to the EDHEC PhD in Finance programme is highly selective. Normal entrance requirements include: a master's degree (or equivalent) from an accredited school, college, or university (business management, economics, science, and engineering degrees are preferred); academic excellence; superior scholastic potential (certified by GMAT or GRE scores); and English proficiency.
The prerequisites for the PhD in Finance are courses covering financial economics, intermediate statistics or econometrics, and intermediate calculus.
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Tuition fees for PhD candidates are €35,000 for the 2020/2021 academic year, €35,000 for 2021/2022 and €35,000 for 2022/2023. Fees do not include travel and accommodation expenses.
Residential track participants will work as teaching assistants in Nice (France). In return for their part-time duties with the School, residential track participants will receive full-tuition waiver plus competitive compensation. Up to two positions are offered for PhD in Finance candidates every year and these positions are filled as early as possible.
Executive track participants in the PhD in Finance programme are usually either self-financed or company-sponsored. As human capital development and R&D-related expenses, tuition fees and associated costs may, in some jurisdictions, be eligible for specific public or collective funding schemes.
EDHEC Business School offers a number of awards, bursaries and scholarships aimed at helping participants to alleviate high travelling costs, assisting self-funded students to address funding challenges and rewarding EDHEC partners that sponsor their executives for the PhD in Finance programme as well as alumni of its degree programmes who wish to pursue a doctoral qualification at their alma mater. These financial assistance schemes include:
Participants who face relatively high travelling expenses due to their location can seek assistance of up to EUR3,500 off their first year tuition fees. This type of financial help is awarded irrespective of excellence and is not means-tested.
Self-funded applicants residing and working in countries classified as low- or middle-income by the World Bank may apply for merit-based and means-tested scholarships representing up to 50% of tuition fees.
Self-funded participants facing financial difficulties may apply for exceptional means-tested financial assistance representing up to EUR10,000 off annual tuition fees.
A rebate of up to 20% off tuition fees will be granted to organisations which, at the time of payment, are endowing a research chair at EDHEC Business School.
A rebate of 20% off tuition fees will be granted to graduates of EDHEC Business School degree programmes.
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) administers the Finance Scholarship Programme, which seeks to develop a pipeline of specialist leaders in targeted fields such as quantitative finance, risk management, actuarial science and applied finance. It comprise two tracks where MAS co-funds with Singapore-based financial institutions (Company Track) or outstanding individuals (Individual Track) to enable Singaporeans to pursue the best specialist postgraduate education (Masters or PhD) at a world-renowned university. Upon graduation, scholars will play a pivotal role as experts in their chosen areas of specialisation in Singapore-based financial institutions. Becoming leaders in the industry, they will contribute to Singapore’s financial sector growth. To find out more information regarding the Finance Scholarship Programme, please refer to MAS.