The Alexander Foundation

The primary goal of the foundation is to promote and support the development of the Bulgarian university education through a number of initiatives including the organisation and sponsorship of conferences.

Summer School 2016

Money and Banking

1-19 August 2016, London

The Aleksander Foundation announces a competition for one full scholarship for the “Money and banking” course, The London School of Economics (LSE) Summer School 2016, 1-19 August 2016, London.

The Event

Eligible Applicants will:

  • Be in their 4th year/ Masters of Economics/Finance studies at a Bulgarian University
  • Have already successfully completed courses in finance, mathematics and statistics
  • Possess an excellent academic record and strong English knowledge

The scholarship will cover:

  • Tuition
  • Accommodation at an LSE Residence Hall
  • Return plane ticket to London
  • Daily expense allowance

The Application

First Round – Documents:

  • CV of maximum 2 pages
  • Essay (1000 words) on the topic of: What can the UK do to improve its competitiveness as a pre-eminent financial centre? London (and the UK more broadly) have historically played a leading role in global finance and related professional services (e.g. accountancy, management consulting, legal). This has been aided by a lot of factors – e.g. trade flows and strengths in insurance, but also foundational things such as language, political stability and time zone. However in the new dynamic and connected world, a lot of activity is shifting to newer markets and centres like Singapore or Hong Kong are becoming more and more relevant, while New York is continuing to strengthen its competitive advantages. So a critical question facing London and the UK, is what can be done to ensure they remain a centre for cutting edge financial capabilities.

Send to: lse@aleksanderfoundation.org
Deadline: 18.00h, May 15th, 2016

Second Round – Interviews:

Four short-listed candidates will be notified by e-mail on May 20th, 2016 and invited for an interview.

The interviews will be held on May 22nd, 2016 at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Sofia University.

Final decision on the winning candidate will be announced on May 27th, 2016.

Are you prepared?