This program is designed to develop outstanding scholars for careers in research and teaching at leading academic institutions throughout the world. If you’re prepared to embark on a challenging, focused, and meaningful experience, the school invites you to explore the possibilities in their PhD Program.
Is a PhD Right for You?
Strong PhD candidates are full of ideas and curiosity, with a passion and aptitude for research. If you’re prepared to embark on a rigorous career in research and develop your full potential, we invite you to explore the possibilities of a PhD in business. Admitted students receive full fellowships for their doctoral studies.
You can apply until:
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Fields of Study
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It is strongly recommended that you and your referees submit your application and reference letters well before the application deadline. Remember to preview your online application before submitting it. This is especially important for the uploaded materials (e.g., personal statement and resume), as formatting may be slightly altered.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
The PhD Program provides a financial fellowship to qualified doctoral students that includes tuition, a living stipend, health fee coverage, and opportunities to hold research and/or course assistantships.
The program guarantees four years of support based on satisfactory academic performance. The fellowship stipend and/or research or teaching assistantship is typically equivalent to or more than the estimated living expenses (not including expenses for dependents).
Research & Course Assistantships
Research and course assistantships are typically included as part of a student’s funding from Stanford.
Academically, a research assistantship serves as an apprenticeship in research that is often the basis for the dissertation research that follows. A teaching assistantship provides experience with the different aspects of the teaching process: course preparation, presentation skills, grading, and evaluation. The standard terms of the assistantship depend on the student’s tenure in the program.
There are various means of increasing one’s income beyond the granted Stanford GSB financial support package. One method is incidental grading and tutoring, informally known as hourly work. Foreign students, by the terms of their visas, cannot work more than 20 hours per week while school is in session. U.S. citizens cannot work more than 28 hours per week.
Professional Development Grants
The PhD Program encourages students to attend and present research at professional conferences. The program provides funding to cover travel expenses, publication submission fees, and professional organization membership fees. Professional conferences enable students to:
Outside Financial Support
PhD students at Stanford GSB have achieved the distinction of receiving fellowship support from a wide array of scholarship foundations. Among the awards they commonly win are fellowships granted by:
This PhD Program is a full-time program. Students should not plan to rely on part-time work to defray any of their expenses.
Because of the rigorous requirements of the PhD Program and its research orientation, the program strongly discourages any outside employment other than research with the faculty and incidental grading and/or tutoring positions.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
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