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Fully-funded PhD International Scholarships in Behavioral Economics, Denmark

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The University of Southern Denmark is pleased to announce the Fully-funded PhD International Scholarships in Behavioral Economics at the Department of Economics for the academic year 2023-2024.

The funding supports talented students who want to undertake a fully-funded 3-year PhD degree. The Ph.D. scholarship is fully funded by the Sino-Danish Centre for Education and Research (SDC) for a duration of three years. The selected candidate will receive a competitive salary package.

The University of Southern Denmark (SDU) is a renowned institution known for its excellence in research and education. Situated in the beautiful Scandinavian region, SDU offers a wide array of programs in various fields, attracting students from all over the world. With a strong emphasis on innovation and collaboration, it consistently ranks among the top universities in Europe. SDU’s commitment to fostering a vibrant academic community and providing ample research opportunities makes it a compelling choice for those seeking a world-class education in an inspiring environment.



Why choose to study at the University of Southern Denmark?

The University of Southern Denmark offers a compelling academic experience with its world-class faculty, diverse range of programs, and a welcoming international community. It stands out for its research-driven approach and commitment to innovation, fostering a dynamic learning environment. Located in a picturesque region with a high quality of life, studying at the University of Southern Denmark provides both a top-tier education and an enriching cultural experience, making it an excellent choice for students seeking a well-rounded and fulfilling university experience.


Application Deadline: Students can send their applications until 10 October 2023.


Brief Description

  • University or Organization: University of Southern Denmark
  • Department: Department of Economics
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: Fully-funded
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: International and Domestic 
  • The award can be taken in Denmark 



  • Eligible Countries: Danish and international students can apply.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: Students can apply for the PhD in Advanced thin films for scalable energy conversion and storage devices at the University of Southern Denmark. 
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
  • Master’s degree in economics, management, psychology, or a related field, obtained before the start of the scholarship
  • Strong interest in and some knowledge of behavioral economics, especially behavioral decision theory
  • Knowledge in experimental methods and experience in designing and conducting lab or online experiments are desired
  • Strong analytical and econometric/statistical skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Candidates with strong programming skills (e.g., Python, R) are preferred.


How to Apply

  • How to Apply: Students must submit an application by filling this application form. All applicants will be considered.
  • Supporting Documents: The students are required to present the following documents to the university:
  • Detailed CV, with contact information for two references who can provide recommendation letters
  • Copies of diplomas and academic transcripts
  • A motivational letter describing why the applicant is a good match for the topic and how the applicant’s skills provide a solid foundation to do so (max. 2 pages).
  • Proposal of a research project that employs experimental methods to study decision-making under uncertainty (max 5 pages of 2400 characters each, including references. Guidelines for preparing project description provided by the faculty)
  • An abstract for the above project description of no more than 250 words
  • Admission Requirements: The applicants must check all the admission requirements at the university.
  • Language Requirement: The applicants must have a very good capability of communicating scientific results in English, both orally and in writing.



The selected candidate will receive a competitive salary package. The employment as a Salaried PhD Research Fellow is governed by the agreement of 10 November 2015 on Graduate Employees in government appendix 5 – protocol on PhD Research Fellows.


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