Copenhagen PhD Scholarships for International Students in Denmark – 2022/2023

Application for the Copenhagen PhD Scholarships for International Students in Denmark – 2022/2023. Entry is now open at the Copenhagen Business School in Denmark.

The grant is designed to assist students who are willing to enrol in the PhD degree programme at the university for the academic year 2022/2023. The winners of the PhD scholarship will receive a salary of approximately DKK 27,871 up to DKK 33,659 depending on seniority and a pension contribution totalling 17.1%. The scholarship includes tuition fees, office space, course and travel costs (according to the current CBS agreement).

Copenhagen Business School is a public university in Copenhagen that is ranked among the top 100 global MBA programmes in the Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2021, has a mission to be a global PRME leader by integrating responsible management into all aspects of CBS’s education and making it a part of our organisational identity.

The Scholarships are one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world. The aim of the program is to create a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.


Scholars are selected on the following criteria:

  • All nationalities.
  •  PhD degree within the field of Information Systems broadly and specifically at the conjunction of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Artificial Intelligence, and Digital Business Models.
  • Qualitative and quantitative research methods.
  • Digital platforms and/or digital infrastructures.
  • Digital ecosystems and digital business models.
  • The Industrial Internet of Things and/or applications of AI in an industrial context.
  • An understanding of associated information systems and strategic management theory.
  • Have fluency in written and oral English
  • Have a basic education at master’s level (corresponding to the 3 + 2 Bologna process)
  • have received the grade of 10 (or equivalent) for the master’s thesis according to the Danish 7-point grading scale (
  • Have a weighted grade point average of at least 8.2 on the Danish 7-point grading scale for the bachelor’s and master’s degree combined or alternatively a weighted grade point average must be at least 9.5 for the master’s degree alone
  • Have completed the master’s programme before starting the PhD programme at CBS
  • To be accepted in a PhD programme at CBS, applicants must have received a grade of 10 or higher on the Danish 7 – point scale on theMaster’sr’s thesis or equivalent.
  • Students need to demonstrate that they have a good level of written and spoken English.


Application must include: 

  • In addition to the project description, copies of the following must be included:
  • diploma for bachelor’s and master’s degree or other certificates at an equivalent level as well as the grade transcripts
  • a concise curriculum vitae (CV)
  • a list of articles and publications (if applicable)
  • one example of a selected written work (e.g. master’s thesis).
  • Only applications that have been submitted (with the International Office and registered on the website of the scholarship) before December 31, 2021  will be considered.

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