How to apply?

How to apply?

Please have a look at our PhD project descriptions structured by research areas which you can find here (link ‘research areas’). Applications can be submitted in our application portal (link ‘HireServe’) which will open on January 1st 2022. An application should consist of the following documents:

  • A motivation letter that refers to a research area specified on (link ‘research areas’). Please sketch your background, research idea and intended research approach, and clearly relate it to one or several of the topics described in the research area of your choice. The additional submission of a research proposal is optional (see point “proof of writing” below).

  • A proof of writing in English language. The purpose of this document is to demonstrate that you are capable of writing academic texts in English. This can be, for example, a chapter of your Msc or MBA thesis, a paper, or a research proposal (link ‘explanation of what a research proposal is) for your intended research. 

  • Proof of English, i.e. the results of a TOEFL or IELTS test not older than two years

  • BSc and MSc or MBA diploma + grade lists (for both)

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Optional: if you have already been in contact with RSM faculty who would be willing to supervise you if you are accepted to the program, please add a letter of recommendation from your intended promotor at RSM

  • If you need  to apply for a scholarship due to financial hardship please add an additional document containing:

    • The statement that you cannot pay the tuition fees from own resources

    • A summary of other funding opportunities (e.g., employer contribution, scholarships outside of RSM etc) that you have explored so far

The Admissions Committee may also ask you to take a GMAT test and/or to submit additional documents as part of the evaluation process.