ONGOING: 15 PhD Scholarships for Accounting Students

Here in this article, you’ll find high rewarding PhD Scholarships for Accounting Students. So, if you desire to pursue your accounting career on scholarship, then apply to any of these opportunities.

Accounting is the methodical and comprehensive recording of financial transactions pertaining to a business. It also refers to the process of summarizing, analyzing and reporting these transactions to oversight agencies, regulators, etc.

Ph.D. programs oblige intensive writing and analysis in the areas of mathematics, economics, business, accounting, research methods, and statistics.

It requires students to produce individual, original research. However, this is under the supervision of a committee of faculty advisors that makes a unique contribution to the field.

Students who are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in accounting ought to have completed at least a bachelor’s degree. In addition, transcripts should show a significant number of accounting courses. Although the major does not have to be in accounting.

Various schools admit students without an accounting background but necessitate additional coursework to provide foundational knowledge. Applications usually require GMAT scores.

Although many Ph.D. graduates pursue careers in academia, as professors and researchers, other paths are possible.

The knowledge and skills acquired in a doctoral program often lead to jobs in corporate consulting and public policy analysis. This is especially for students with experience as professional accountants.

Top 15 Ph.D. Scholarships for Accounting Students

Below are the Top 15 Ph.D. Scholarships for Accounting Students

#1. Ph.D. Scholarships available at Kent Business School

Deadline:  The application deadline varies, check the below deadline.

Currently, Kent Business School is inviting applications for Ph.D. scholarships for candidates who are interested in applying for the program.

Candidates applying for this program must have applied for a Ph.D. at Kent Business School. Additionally, research proposals can be within the following areas:  Accounting, Finance, Management, Management Science, Marketing and Operational Research.

Application Deadline:

The Application deadline is March 31, annually.

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#2. Vice Chancellor’s Research Scholarships

This is a three (3) year studentship. It includes domestic /European Union tuition fees, and a stipend of £14,553 per year.

This Scholarship takes the form of a Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA), which means that Ph.D. students receive financial support. The support is a combined salary and maintenance grant in return for undertaking some part-time teaching/research assistant activities.

International students will have to fund the difference between domestic / European Union and Overseas fees.

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#3. Kent Business School International Research Studentship

This is also a three (3) years studentship, which includes Overseas tuition fees, and a stipend of £14,553 per year (2017/2018 rate).

This Scholarship will take the form of a Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA), meaning that Ph.D. students receive financial support (a combined salary and maintenance grant) in return for undertaking some part-time teaching research assistant activities.

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#4. South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS) Ph.D. Studentships

A three-year studentship, which includes a maintenance grant of £14,553 per year, tuition fees at the domestic /European Union rate and access to further research funding.

To be eligible for this studentship, applicants must have settled status in the United Kingdom and have been ‘ordinarily resident’ in the UK for three years prior to the start of the studentship grant.

Scholarships are awarded to students with outstanding research potential. Successful applicants are expected to meet all of the following criteria unless both the research proposal and references are exceptional;

  • Distinction at Master’s level in a relevant subject
    • A score of at least 7.0 in IELT test (waived if an applicant is a national of a majority English-speaking country, or has completed a qualification equivalent to a UK Bachelor degree in a major English speaking country) – all Ph.D. scholarship students carry out teaching duties

This program is conducted annually, the closing date for scholarship applications is:

  • 21st January- Vice-Chancellor’s Research Scholarship
  • 21st January- South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS) Ph.D. Studentships.
  • 30th March – Kent Business School International Research Scholarships

All interested candidates should click the following link to process the scholarship.

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#5. Reach Oxford Scholarships for Undergraduates from Developing Countries 2023

Deadline: January annually

The University of Oxford, United Kingdom is offering the Reach Oxford Scholarships in full financial opportunities for Undergraduate students from Developing Countries to study for Ph.D. in all the courses being offered at the institution 2023.

This scholarship is for Low-Income Countries. All subjects offered at the University of Oxford excluding Medicine.

This scholarship scheme is only suitable for candidates of the highest academic ability who have outstanding examination results. Though, financial need and social commitment are also major criteria for selection.

The worth of this scholarship is the Tuition fees and college fees, a grant for living expenses and one return air fare per year.

Countries that are eligible for this program are as follows:

Algeria, Angola, Benin, Togo, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte D’Ivoire, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Gambia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tunisia, Congo, Egypt, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Other Countries: 

Afghanistan, Antigua and Barbuda, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Montenegro, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Albania, Croatia, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Armenia, Georgia, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Bolivia, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, FYR Macedonia, Malaysia, Argentina, Maldives, Guatemala, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niue, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestinian Administered Areas, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Serbia, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, St Kitts-Nevis, Vanuatu, St Lucia, St Vincent & Grenadines, Suriname, Venezuela, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Viet Nam, Yemen,

Application Process

Applicants need to complete a separate scholarship application form and arrange for a submission of a reference on their behalf (these documents will be available from this page from January.

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#6. Gates Cambridge Masters & Ph.D. Scholarships in the UK for International Students 2023

Deadline: 5th December  or 3rd January annually

Gates Cambridge Trust is currently offering full-fee postgraduate (Masters and Ph.D.) Gates Cambridge Scholarships for outstanding international students to study any course at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

This Scholarships are highly viable full-cost scholarships. They are for outstanding applicants from countries outside the United Kingdom to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.

The Gates Cambridge Scholarships program aspires to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.

This scholarship will be taken at Cambridge University, United Kingdom. Accepted Subject Areas are Masters and Ph.D. Courses offered by the university, citizens of any other country outside the United Kingdom are eligible for this scholarship.

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#7. Ph.D. Research Fellowships for Developing & Emerging Countries in Switzerland 2023

Application Deadline: 1st October and 1st of March annually

The scholarship is now available at Ph.D. Research Fellowship Programme for outstanding young professors from universities from developing and emerging countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America at The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland.

The program is open to outstanding young professors from universities from developing and emerging countries in Africa, Asia, or Latin America, pursuing advanced research in areas bridging the fields of international and development studies, broadly defined, and working in disciplines such as anthropology, law, history, politics & political science, and economics.

The subject areas international and development studies (anthropology, history, law, politics and political science and economics)

The selection process will be based on the quality of research. Quality being equal, an interest in promoting gender and regional multiplicity may guide selection.

Candidates are expected to demonstrate how their research stay will contribute to their academic career and their home institution.

Candidates are to show how their research stay will contribute to their academic career and their home institution.

It will be taken at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland.

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#8. African Guest Researchers’ Scholarship Programme, Sweden

Application Deadline: 1st April annually

This is a great opportunity for candidates who are searching for a scholarship. Applications are now open for the year 2023 at African Guest Researchers’ Scholarship Programme.

Africa Guest Researcher Scholarships at Nordic Africa Institute (NAI), Sweden for African Researchers / Scholars 2023 – With preference to Women Researchers.

The Nordic Africa Institute is a center for research, documentation, and information on modern Africa in the Nordic region.

Based on the Uppsala, Sweden, the Institute is dedicated to providing timely, critical, and alternative research and analysis of Africa in the Nordic countries and to strengthen the cooperation between African and Nordic researchers.

One of the most important tasks of the Nordic Africa Institute is to establish and maintain relations with African research communities.

It is carried out through a Guest Researchers’ Scholarship Programme, which is aimed to provide opportunities for its participants to pursue their own research projects, thereby indirectly strengthening the academic milieux in African countries, and also promoting scholarly exchange with Nordic research communities.

This scholarship program is for scholars in Africa, engaged in research on the African continent.

The worth of this scholarship includes return air-fare (economy class), accommodation, a subsistence allowance of 300 SEK (35 USD) per day plus an installation grant of 2,500 SEK (290 USD) and access to a computer in a shared office at N.A.I.

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#9. NFP Middle East and North Africa MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP) for Students to Study in The Netherlands 2023

Application Deadline: October Annually

Recently, the Middle East and North Africa are awarding MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP) offers to professionals from ten countries. The scholarships can be used for short courses, with duration up to three (3) months in the Netherlands.

Countries that are eligible for this program are Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Libya, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, and Tunisia. It will be taken in the Netherlands.

The MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP) enables experts from ten selected countries to participate in a short course in the Netherlands.

The main aim of the MSP is to contribute to the democratic transition in the participating countries. It equally aims at building capacity within organizations, by enabling employees to take part in short courses in various fields of study.

There are scholarships available for short courses with a duration of two (2) to twelve (12) weeks.

This scholarship can be use for a number of selected short courses in one of the following fields of study: Economics, Commerce, Management and Accounting, Agriculture and Environment, Mathematics, Natural sciences, and Computer sciences, Engineering, Law, Public Order and Safety, Social sciences, Public Administration, Humanities, Communication, and Arts.

The MSP targets group consists of professionals, from age 45 and above, who are nationals and work in one of the selected countries.

Scholarships are awarded to individuals or groups of persons, but the need for training must be demonstrated within the context of the organization for which the applicant works. The training must help the organization to develop its capacity.

The worth of the scholarship is as follows: subsistence allowance, international travel costs, visa costs, course fee, medical insurance, allowance for study materials.

All the allowances are considered to be sufficient to cover one person’s living expenses during the study period.

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#10. Australia Scholarships for International Students at University of Adelaide

Deadlines: 31st August Annually

The University of Adelaide, Australia is inviting applicants looking for a scholarship to the Adelaide Scholarships International (ASI) for Ph.D., Masters, and Doctoral degrees (postgraduate) for international students.

The University of Adelaide offers scholarships for international students undertaking postgraduate research study for Ph.D., Masters and Doctoral degrees.

The purpose of the financial award program is to attract high-quality overseas postgraduate students to areas of research strength in the University of Adelaide to support its research effort.

All countries are eligible for this scholarship, except Australia and New Zealand. It will be taken at the University of Adelaide, Australia. Fields of study are Account and other courses offered at the university.

The committee undertakes the selection and ranking of applicants within the University of Adelaide in charge of the Graduate Scholarships, using the criteria of academic merit and research potential.

The worth of the scholarship

Candidates will receive an annual living allowance ($27,082) for two years, for Postgraduate Research (Subclass 574) visa holders the award provides compulsory standard Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) World care policy for the student and their spouse and dependents for a standard duration of the student visa. 

It does not cover the additional (6) month extended student visa period post thesis submission. If the award holder does not hold a subclass 574 visa then s/he handles the cost of health insurance.

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#11. DAAD Doctoral Scholarships for Ph.D. Students 2023

Application Deadline: October, Annually

The application is ongoing at The Ghana Scholarships Secretariat in cooperation with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the scheme is offering a jointly funded scholarship to obtain a Ph.D. degree at a German university or research institute for all the subject areas.

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in partnership with the Ministry of Education & Scholarships Secretariat is inviting applications to pursue doctoral training programs. Ghanaians are eligible for this scholarship, and it will be taken in Germany.

An applicant should be a first Degree holder with 2nd Class Upper division or First Class and should have a National Service certificate and should not be over 45 years of age and also should learn the German Language.

Worth of the Scholarship are: Full Scholarship for the duration of the Ph.D. studies (max. 45 months), Travel costs, Preparatory German Language course of 6 months, Annual study and research allowance, Full Health, personal liability and accident insurance cover, Further individual allowances on application

#12. Application Process

The candidates shall submit a complete application comprising Application Form, CV (See Template), Abstract of the research proposal, two academic reference letters from university professors, an Invitation letter from the German Supervisor OR admission letter for a Ph.D. degree program, and academic certificates.

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#13. Education Scholarship Program for international students

Deadline: 16th March annually

Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund is currently offering Higher Education Scholarship Program for international students to study for Undergraduate (4 years), Masters (2 years) and Ph.D. (4 years) Degrees at renowned partner universities in Taiwan 2023.

Human resources development programs play a very important role in assisting partner countries to achieve sustainable development & education is a crucial mechanism for training workforces in developing countries.

The TaiwanICDF provides scholarships for higher education and has developed undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. programs in cooperation with renowned associate universities in Taiwan.

The scholarship recipients get a fully-funded scholarship, including return airfare, housing, tuition and credit fees, insurance, textbook costs, and a monthly allowance.

The students of eligible countries of the region of Asia Pacific, West Asia, Africa (Burkina Faso, Republic of Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Sao Tome, and Principe, South Africa, Swaziland), Caribbean, South America, Central America, Europe can apply for this scholarship. It will be at the Universities in Taiwan

The subject areas for undergraduate, master’s and Ph.D. courses offered at any of the participating universities in Taiwan.

Scholarship Worth: The TaiwanICDF provides each scholarship recipient with a full scholarship, including return airfare, housing, tuition and credit fees, insurance, textbook costs, and a monthly allowance.

For Undergraduate Program (maximum four years): Each student receives NT$12,000 per month (NT$144,000 per year) as an allowance for food and miscellaneous living expenses.

The Master’s Program (maximum two years): Each student receives NT$15,000 per month (NT$180,000 per year) as an allowance for food and miscellaneous living expenses.

For Ph.D. Program (maximum four years; four-year Ph.D. programs start): Each student receives NT$17,000 per month (NT$204,000 per year) as an allowance for food and miscellaneous living expenses.

Application Process

Applicants must complete the online application through the scholarship link below.

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#14. Joint Japan World Bank Group Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) for Students in Developing Countries 2023 (Fully-Funded)

Application Deadline: 12th April annually

The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Programme – JJ/WBGSP is inviting applicants for applications from developing country nationals and Japanese nationals for Ph.D. and Master degree programs starting this 2023-2024 academic year.

The Joint Japan / World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program is open to both women and men from developing countries with relevant professional experience and a history of supporting their countries’ development efforts who are applying to a Ph.D. or Master degree program in a development-related topic.

The scheme offers scholarships for over 200 Preferred Programs, across a wide array of development topics and for 14 Partner Programs at universities in the U.S., Africa and Japan in key areas of development, which include economic policy management, tax policy, and infrastructure management.

After acquiring the degree, the candidates are to return to their home country to implement their new skills and contribute to their countries’ social and economic development.

It assessed applications according to three (3) key factors: academic excellence, professional experience, and relevance of the program of study.

Candidates are to get precedence from the public sector with a high potential to affect the development in their own countries after completion of their studies.

Application Process

It strongly encouraged applicants to use the online application form available in French, English, or Spanish.


#15. Aalto University Scholarship in Finland 2023

The scholarship is available to pursue Ph.D. program at Aalto University, the university provides a broad range of programs that are entirely in English, for for all nationalities.

For the 2023 intake, the programs listed above will charge a tuition fee of 8000 EUR/academic year from none – EU/EEA-citizens. To that effect, Aalto University offers several full scholarships for non-European Union /EEA (international) citizens in these programs. The scholarships will be issued based on merit.

The applicant ought to provide certification of being considered equivalent to a European Union Citizen, a photocopy of the residence permit (the residence permit carries the letter P) or a degree certificate from Finnish higher education institution.

This scholarship is allocated for a maximum of two academic years and covers the tuition fee, living, and studying expenses.

  • Category A (Gold): Full Scholarship 16,000 Euro
  • Category B (Silver): Full Scholarship 16,000 Euro
  • Category C (Bronze): 50% of Full scholarship 8,000 Euro

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#16. Nanyang President’s Graduate Scholarships for International Students (fully-funded) 2023

Deadline: 30th November

Scholarships are now available at Nanyang President’s Graduate Scholarship, Nanyang Technological University funds the Nanyang President’s Graduate Ph.D. Scholarship for International students at Singapore.

The Nanyang President’s Graduate Scholarship is a competitive and prestigious scholarship scheme designed to encourage outstanding graduates or final-year students to take their first step towards a leading research career by studying for a doctoral degree programme (Ph.D.) at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), one of Asia’s leading research universities. Funding will be provided for up to four (4) years for NPGS awardees.

About 30 NPGS awards is available in each Academic Year, and successful candidates are Nanyang President’s Graduate Scholars. The subject areas are accounting and all the courses offered at the university.

There is no limitation as to the nationality of candidates but all things being equal, Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents get preference.

Applicants ought to have a First Class Honours degree or equivalent at Bachelor’s level.

The worth of the scholarship is; Full tuition fees, a monthly stipend of 3,000 USD * Conference allowance up to $4,000 USD per year * One-time I.T allowance of $1500 * Annual grant of 500 USD for journal subscription or book purchase * Thesis preparation allowance and campus accommodation.

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#17. Ph.D. Scholarships at the Management School

This Ph.D. Scholarships for Accounting Students is a great opportunity for candidates to apply for the scholarship at the Management School.

As part of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities, the scheme is dedicated to conducting socially responsible and impactful research.

The strong international reputation for research excellence has piloted us to our Triple Crown accreditation status and we are one of only 59 business schools worldwide to have been awarded this prestigious accolade by AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS.

The scheme is ranked in the top 5 in the Russell Group and top 10 in the UK for research impact – the demonstrable contribution that our research makes to society and the economy.

Sheffield University Management School can offer supervision for research in a broad range of areas including; * logistics and supply chain management *regional economic and enterprise development * accounting and finance * organization and employment relations * energy, environment and sustainability * marketing * work psychology * branding * cultural and creative industries * risk and sustainable management.

It provides you with the opportunity to explore your own ideas and develop a range of skills critical to your future. The Ph.D. students run their own seminar series, publish a working paper series, and are encouraged to attend Management School research events.

As an element of our active research environment, you will receive outstanding supervision from talented academics producing intellectually rigorous and leading research in their respective areas.

We are members of the ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Centre; the center brings together academics and Ph.D. students from across the universities of Sheffield, Leeds, and York and provides our students with a wide range of training and networking opportunities.

Application Process

The research proposal is an essential part of your application. It should be approximately 3,000 words, fully referenced, and include details of the research questions, proposed methodology, and why you have to select the particular subject.

Candidates can also apply for our postgraduate research program online via our website.

When we consider your application we consider the quality of the research proposal, previous qualifications, references, and the availability of two supervisors with relevant expertise, interest, and capacity.

Exceptional candidates get scholarship offers to help cover tuition fees and campus accommodation fees.


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