Admissions, Fees and Funding

[Admission Requirements]    [Admission Procedure]    [Tuition Fees & Funding]

Admission Requirements

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.


Application Deadlines

  October N start
Executive track Mid December N-1
End of March N
End of May N
Residential track Mid December N-1
End of March N


» Download the EDHEC PhD in Finance application file


PhD in Finance Programme Fees

Tuition fees for PhD candidates are €35,000 for the 2022/2023 academic year, €35,000 for 2023/2024 and €35,000 for 2024/2025. Fees do not include travel and accommodation expenses.


Funding for Residential Track Participants

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.


Funding for Executive Track Participants

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:


Mobility Award

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.


Emerging Country Scholarships

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.


Research Chair Sponsor Rebates

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.


Alumni Rebates

A rebate of 20% off tuition fees will be granted to graduates of EDHEC Business School degree programmes.


Funding opportunities for Singapore citizens:  

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) administers the Financial Specialist Scholarship (FSS) (previously known as the Finance Scholarship Programme), a postgraduate scholarship programme that helps develop specialist leaders in a variety of fields in Singapore's financial services sector. 
More information can be found at MAS.



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