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Heriot Watt University PhD Scholarship in Accountancy and Finance 2016/2017

Brief description: The Department of Accountancy, Economics and Finance is offering a small number of scholarships in the areas of Accountancy and Finance to to international students at the start of the academic year 2016-17.

Application Deadline: Monday 22nd August 2016.

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: International

To be taken at (country): UK

Eligible Field of Study: Accountancy and Finance

About the Award: The award will be given to intending PhD students who are interested in studying Accountancy and Finance at the University this Fall. Successful students will be required to choose from a list of potential supervisors with the general areas in which they are willing to supervise PhDs, plus, in some cases, (i) the more specific issues/questions they are willing to supervise within those areas, and/or (ii) one or more particular projects on which they would be willing to supervise PhDs.

Type: PhD

Eligibility: Short listed applicants must have the equivalent of a 1st class honours undergraduate degree, or a Masters degree with an average mark of 65% or higher and a dissertation mark of 65% or higher.  Applicants who are unsure if their qualifications meet the minimum criteria should contact the School’s PhD Administrator to discuss their application.

Selection Criteria: All applications will be reviewed within the relevant department with a shortlisting decision made based on qualifications, the research proposal and the availability of a supervisory team.

Number of Awardees: Limited

Value of Scholarship: Successful candidates will be expected to make a contribution to activities in the Department in return for a fee-waiver, a maintenance allowance which is currently set at £14,296 for the year 2016-17 and a research support allowance of £2,250 over the registered period of study.

Duration of Scholarship: three (3) years

How to Apply: Please submit your application via the School’s online application portal.   Under Application Type please select ‘Research PG’ from the options.   In the section Planned Programme of Study please select ‘Accountancy & Finance course PhD’ from the options.  Once you have completed your application, ensure that you click “Application is Complete” on the Checklist.  If you have any problems with the online application process please email your query to [email protected]

Please state clearly on your application that you are applying for a PhD scholarship.

In order that your application may be processed, please ensure that all the supporting documents listed below are submitted with your application:

  • Research Proposal
  • Academic Transcripts and Degree Certificates
  • English Language Proficiency
  • References

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

Award Provider: Heriot Watt University

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