Dean’s scholarships for PhD at Aston Business School

This year there will be a number of Dean’s scholarships available for doctoral study at Aston Business School (ABS). The scholarship offers £17.000 for 3 years + cover of PhD fees (same condition for Home/EU and Overseas students).[1] The deadline for applications is March 14th 2016.

If you are interested in doing a PhD in organizational history, please contact Prof Stephanie Decker,

Application Criteria for Dean’s Scholarship

All applicants for the Dean’s Scholarships must meet the standard entry requirements for the PhD programme at the Aston Business School:

  • UG Degree 2:1 or above
  • MSc Degree – 65% in taught and dissertation elements.
  • English Language requirements (TOEFL 101, IELTS 7)

Additionally, all applicants must have:

  • GRE/GMAT[2]  at 70% (i.e. this means that the applicant has obtained a better score than 70% of all tested participants).

[1] Teaching is not required as a condition of this scholarship. All PhD students will be able to undertake paid teaching work should they wish to, where available, subject to a number of conditions.  Students can only undertake teaching on successful completion of their Qualifying Report and must take the Aston Certificate: An Introduction to Learning and Teaching in HE. To ensure that research time is not affected, the total amount of teaching and/or research assistance hours a PhD student can undertake will be limited to 110 hours per year and will be agreed and monitored by the RDP office.

[2] GRE/GMAT is an independently administered test that assesses quantitative, analytical and verbal skills.  This test allows for a rigorous degree of bench marking between applicants. The minimum requirement of 70% applies to each section. For candidates having additional English Language requirements (TOEFL/IELTS), these results will count instead of the verbal reasoning section.

The applicant must provide evidence of:

  • UG Degree
  • MSc Degree
  • 2 comprehensive academic references
  • GRE/GMAT Score
  • Language (if required)
  • Publications (if relevant)

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