Jacob van Artevelde PhD studentship in Financial Economics

Key facts

Application deadline 30 April 2018
Start date 1 October 2018
Duration 3-4 years
Level of study Postgraduate research
Award type PhD studentship
Number of studentships 1

Applications are invited for the Jacob van Artevelde Scholarship in Financial Economics at Cardiff Business School.

The School runs a 1+1+2 PhD programme where students spend the first two years of their studies undertaking advanced course work: the first at MSc Economics level in a core subject, and the second at MRes in Advanced Economics.

However, for this scholarship there is a preference for a candidate with a good MSc Degree in economics who could be exempt from the first year of study under the programme and proceed directly to the MRes and complete the PhD in three (1+2) years.

As a Cardiff Business School doctoral student, the Jacob van Artevelde Scholar will be joining a vibrant research environment supervised and supported by academics working at the forefront of their disciplines.

Research groups of relevance to the Scholar include:



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Funding details

Tuition fee support Full UK/EU tuition fees
Maintenance stipend A stipend of £14,000 per annum will be provided for three or four years.
Additional funding offered An additional Research Training Support Grant is offered.

Eligibility criteria

Residency Open to all UK/EU students
Academic criteria

You should have an excellent academic background in economics or an economics-related subject, holding a 1st or strong upper 2nd class degree and an appropriate master’s degree with an average mark of at least 65%.

Applications for 1+1+2 studentships can also be considered from holders of a first-class undergraduate degree in economics or another first-class degree strongly related to economics.

Full awards (fees plus maintenance stipend) are open to UK Nationals and EU students who can satisfy UK residency requirements. EU nationals who had been ordinarily resident in the UK throughout the three year period immediately preceding the start date of an award (including for the purposes of full-time education) are eligible for a full award. Other EU nationals are eligible for a fees-only award.


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Consideration is automoatic upon applying for a PhD in Economics, with a October 2018 start date.

In the “Research Proposal and Funding” section of your application, please specify the project title and supervisors of this project and copy the project description in the text box provided.

Please select “No, I am not self-funding my research” when asked whether you are self-funding your research.

Please add “Jacob van Artevelde PhD studentship in Financial Economics" when asked “Please provide the name of the funding you are applying for”.

The application must contain the following documents:

  1. Covering letter: The covering letter must set out your reasons and motivation for applying to study at Cardiff University, and specify your chosen pathway; your understanding, and expectations of doctoral study; and your academic interests generally, and particularly of those relating to your proposed research. The covering letter should be no more than two pages, and can be uploaded to the personal statement section of the online application form. Please also specify which pathway you will be applying to and whether you wish to apply on a 2+2 or 1+2 basis.
  2. Academic/professional qualifications: This includes transcript of marks and degree certificate (if available).
  3. Proof of English language competency if English is not your first language: We require an overall minimum score of 7.0 in IELTS, with a score of 6.5 for each category except for writing where we require a score of 7.0.
  4. References: All applications require two academic references to be submitted in support. You must approach referees yourself and request a reference to be submitted. Please ensure your chosen referees are aware of the funding deadline and have submitted their references by this date.
  5. Curriculum vitae: It should be no longer than two pages.
  6. Research proposal: The proposal should be up to a maximum of 1,000 words, not including references. We suggest that you use the following five headings in your research  proposal:
    1. title, aims and purpose of the research
    2. overview of the academic literature relevant to your field
    3. proposed methodology
    4. academic contributions of your research
    5. references.

We reserve the right to close applications early should sufficient applications be received.


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Scholarships available worth £3,000 each for UK/EU students starting a master’s degree in September 2018.

Eligible research programmes

Eligible research areas