The MEAFA scholarship is provided as a top-up to holders of full-time primary PhD scholarships providing a living allowance, for a maximum of 3 years with a potential extension of six months. The candidate must have an interest in working in financial analysis using advanced quantitative research methods in statistics, econometrics or operations management. Examples of topics include, but are not limited to, market valuation of equity and debt, modeling of financial statement information, forecasting financial information, corporate restructuring transactions, credit analysis, information disclosures for capital markets, properties of earnings, audit fee modeling etc. The PhD student will receive cross-disciplinary supervision by two primary supervisors from the following Disciplines: (a) Accounting, (b) Finance, (c) Operations Management and Econometrics.
MEAFA top-ups are competitive and are awarded on the basis of academic merit. The top-up is conditional on the tenure and restrictions of the primary scholarship for full-time PhD studies, and is awarded as a supplement to that scholarship. Candidates must meet the APA/UPA and The University of Sydney Business School selection criteria. The top-up is available to national and international students who are successful in obtaining a primary scholarship for study in Australia, and is awarded by the Business School following the recommendation of the MEAFA selection committee.