PSL PhD track in Finance

Job Description & Qualification

PSL & UNIVERSITE PARIS DAUPHINE invite highly qualified students holding or completing a bachelor’s or a master’s degree to apply to its finance PhD program. Our PhD curriculum starts with a training phase during which students draw on courses from the Research-in-Finance track of the Finance master of Université Paris Dauphine-PSL. Upon success in this PhD qualifying program, students then enroll in our PhD program and carry out a PhD thesis with the DRM Finance research team.

FUNDING AND SCHOLARSHIPS: The PhD track is fully-funded with excellence grants at the master level and a 3-year doctoral contract at the PhD level.

Application Procedure

To apply, you should follow the online application procedure at You will be asked to provide a vitae, all graduate degree transcripts, two academic references, a statement of purpose, and a research statement. A certificate of English language proficiency (any certificate accepted, Toefl iBT recommended) as well as a GMAT score, although not absolutely compulsory, will be highly appreciated.

Application deadline: 15 December 2021

About the Organization

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Université Paris Dauphine-PSL is a premier University that is well-known for its excellence in research and teaching. It was the first French university to be EQUIS accredited. The University is part of Université PSL (Paris Sciences et Lettres), an excellence research network involving some of the best French academic institutions. It is located in downtown Paris.

ABOUT DRM FINANCE AND THE PHD PROGRAM: The research interests of our team cover all fields of finance including corporate finance, financial reporting, banking, asset pricing, asset management, market microstructure, financial econometrics, real estate, commodities etc. Our research center offers a wide range of resources for research (hardware, software, and databases) as well as a stimulating intellectual environment with a very active visiting program of leading scholars from all around the world.

Our recent PhD graduates have started academic careers in leading universities and business schools, such as McGill University, the University of Toronto, UC San Diego, UNSW, Wilfrid Laurier University, the University of Cambridge, ESCP Europe, ESSEC, or have become researchers in public institutions such as the ECB.

Additional information about the DRM finance research team is available at, and information about our finance department can be found at

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Job ID

ID: J10083