PhD Scholarship in Commercial Law 2018, Denmark


May 14, 2018

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PhD Scholarship in Commercial Law  

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a vacant PhD Scholarship in Commercial Law. The research and teaching areas of the Department are (1) Contract and Finance Law, including Law & Economics, (2) International Commercial Law and EU Market Law, and (3) Company and Tax Law.  
It is the ambition of the Department to maintain and develop its recognized position in Business Law within the three research and teaching areas. Consequently, its research must contribute to the creation of value for business and society by focusing on strategic opportunities in a global, regional and local context. Teaching responsibilities of the Department comprise undergraduate and graduate teaching in Business Law and more specialized subjects within the three research and teaching areas. The PhD project must be within 1) Contract and Finance Law, including Law & Economics, (2) International Commercial Law and EU Market Law, or (3) Company and Tax Law. Examples of research areas are:  
  • Contract law  
  • Property and finance law 
  • Consumer law
  • Maritime law  
  • Contract management  
  • Law and economics  
  • EU institutional law  
  • EU internal market law  
  • EU competition law  
  • EU procurement law  
  • Danish tax law  
  • International tax law  
  • Company law  
  • EU company law  
The Department will give priority to applicants with high grades from their universities. The three-year PhD 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 PhD student. It is also required that the applicant shows an interest in joining the Department’s research environment.
CBS PhD 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 PhD 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 organisation of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational and dissemination activities).   
For further information please contact: Head of Department Peter Arnt Nielsen, tel.: +45 41 85 21 85, e-mail Information about the department may be found at:

General information  

A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years, and includes teaching obligations equivalent of 1⁄2 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. DKK 23.770 (app. 3,160 euro) up to DKK 28.964 (app. 3,860 euro) depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totaling 17,1 % of 85 per cent of the base salary.  The PhD student will be enrolled at the Doctoral School of Business and Management (BM).  


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. The applicant must have successfully completed the Masters degree before commencing PhD at CBS. The applicants must be fluent in English.   


The application must include a max 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, and one copy of a selected written work (e.g. Master’s thesis).   

Recruitment procedure

The Recruitment Committee expects to shortlist at least two-five applicants to be assessed by the Assessment Committee. All applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process shortly after the application deadline. Applicants selected for assessment will be notified about the composition of the Assessment Committee and later in the process about the result of the assessment. Once the recruitment process is completed applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application.  The application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below.   
Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices by the application deadline. 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 PhD Program.
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Publish Date
April 04, 2018
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