Admission to the PhD programme is based on a successfully completed Danish master’s degree or equivalent, with the exception of admission under the 4+4 programme.
The Head of the PhD school approves the enrolment of PhD students pursuant to the recommendations from the representatives of the academic staff on the PhD committee. Subsequently the student is administratively enrolled in the programme at the PhD School of the Faculty of Engineering and affiliated with a department and a section or centre.
The PhD programme is equivalent to 180 ECTS credits, i.e. three years of full-time studies from the date on which PhD studies begin until the PhD thesis is submitted for assessment, at which point the enrolment expires.
Enrolment is either for a three-year period (students with a master’s degree) under the 5+3 programme or a four-year period (begun after one year of full-time master’s studies) under the 4+4 programme. Prior to enrollment as PhD student the 4+4 student must be enrolled under a master's programme at the faculty. Please see http://www.sdu.dk/en/Uddannelse/Optagelse/Master+Programmes.
The PhD programme normally takes the form of a full-time study.