PhD Scholarship in Digitalization at Copenhagen Business School in Denmark

Deadline: 3 April 2018
Open to: applicants of all nationalities
Scholarship: fully salaried positions


Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a vacant Ph.D. scholarship within the field of Digitization.

The Department of Digitalization cares about the interaction of people, information, and technology in all of its manifestations. They study how individuals, groups, organizations, and society can grow and prosper by capitalizing on digital technologies.

The Department will give priority to applicants with high grades from their universities. 

The three-year Ph.D. programme at CBS allows you to conduct research under the supervision of CBS professors, supported by research training courses. The programme is highly international, and you are expected to participate in international research conferences and to spend time abroad as a visiting Ph.D. student.

CBS Ph.D. graduates are held in high esteem not only in academia and research institutions but also in government and business where their research qualifications are increasingly demanded. One-third of CBS Ph.D. graduates go on to employment outside universities and public research institutions.

Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness, and relevance of its teaching and research programmes. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organization of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational and dissemination activities).


To be considered, the candidate should have:

  • a basic training at the Masters level (similar to the 3 + 2 Bologna process);
  • an educational background in the social sciences is necessary;
  • successfully completed the Master’s degree before commencing Ph.D. at CBS;
  • fluent in English.


A Ph.D. scholarship runs for a period of 3 years and includes teaching obligations equivalent of ½ year’s work (840 work hours). The scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement. The scholarship includes the tuition fees, office space, travel grants plus a salary, currently starting with per month app. 3,160 EUR up to 3,860 EUR depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totaling 17,1 % of 85 per cent of the base salary.

The salary level and appointment is determined by the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.

How to Apply?

The application form must include a 5-page project description. This research proposal should contain a presentation of an original research question, a description of the initial theoretical framework and methodology, a presentation of the suggested empirical material as well as a work-plan.

In addition to the research proposal, the application must include:

  • copies of a Master’s degree certificate or other certificates of a corresponding level;
  • brief curriculum vitae (CV);
  • a list of papers and publications;
  • one copy of a selected written work (e.g. Master’s thesis).

Applicants must enclose documentation for English language skills. Documentation of GRE and/or GMAT scores is strongly encouraged. For submitting GMAT scores, look up Copenhagen Business School in the GMAC register and choose the Ph.D. Program.

For more information please visit the official website.