Why to choose GSOM SPbU Doctoral Program?

Three valuable reasons to apply for the GSOM SPbU Doctoral program are:


Strategic partnerships:

The program has been developed in close cooperation with key strategic partners:  
  HEC Paris Aalto University, School of Economics



The network of our partners supports the development of GSOM SPbU Doctoral program, including:

They welcome the GSOM SPbU Doctoral students during the second year of their study, according to educational results.

  GSOM SPbU provides its doctoral students with financial support to study abroad. Cooperation with our partners also includes the organization and development of joint courses, seminars, and research workshops in the framework of Doctoral studies. Internationally-known professors teach at our Doctoral program.

Unique Research capabilities:

  • Close cooperation with GSOM SPbU Research Centers Network;
  • Strong international standard base curriculum composed of methodological and theoretical core courses;
  • Access to the well-stocked library, GSOM SPbU databases and network with the GSOM SPbU partners;
  • International research workshops and seminars are held on the regular basis with participation of professors from the world-leading Universities
  • Biannual Doctoral Research Workshops.

Excellent working conditions:

  • 8 vacancies for the best doctoral students that are totally covered by the Federal budget;
  • A scholarship adjusted to the cost of living as well as an opportunity to earn extra money as a GSOM SPbU research assistant or teacher assistant. Financial support depends on Doctoral students’ performance and academic results.
  • Only professors with publications in leading Russian and international journals only have the right to supervise;
  • Funding for participation in leading international research conferences.

Funding and support:


All students offered to join the program will receive a scholarship.


The GSOM SPbU Doctoral financial support:

  • Covers tuition fees
  • Provides a scholarship;
  • Is guaranteed for the whole period of education, subject to satisfactory academic performance.


Students are expected to apply for any alternative support for which they are eligible. Besides, starting from the 3rd year of the program they are eligible to get a salary being teachers’ assistants or the GSOM SPbU research centers’ assistants.

GSOM SPbU provides comfortable accommodation at reasonable price in the University’s dormitory for those students who are non-St. Petersburg citizens.

GSOM SPbU covers travelling expenses of the Doctoral students and provides them with a scholarship covering basic needs when staying abroad (at our strategic partners).

Participation of the approved applicants in international conferences, seminars, colloquiums or workshops is also covered by GSOM SPbU.

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