Faculty criteria for admission to the PhD programme

Pursuant to the Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities, the University lays down internal rules for the criteria on which admission to the PhD programme is to be based. The Faculty of Engineering uses the following assessment criteria.

Regardless of whether an applicant is financed using internal or external funds, the applicant must, as a general rule:

  • for the entire master's programme (ie both bachelor and master's programme or equivalent) have achieved a weighted grade point average of at least 8.2 on the 7-point scale or 9 on a 13 scale. Please find the form for calculating the grade here.
  • if the study has ended with a final dissertation or thesis that has been graded, the applicant must have obtained at least the grade 10 in the thesis / final project for both scales. Applicants from programmes that evaluate theses by approved/not approved must submit a written statement or assessment of the thesis or dissertation project given by the programmes educational institution.

IMPORTANT: Please notice that all applicants must supply:

•                          Verified copies of bachelor diploma and transcript

•                          Verified copies of master’s diploma and transcript


Please note the definition of verified:

Verified official transcripts of exams in English or Danish translation and verified copy of bachelor diploma and master’s diploma - All documentation must be officially translated into English. All documents must be verified.  Verified means that your home university or a public notary verifies that the copy is a true copy of the original document. Each page of the copy must be stamped with the original stamp of the verifying institution and added the text: “True copy of the original document” and signed with a blue pen.

It is required that applicants with a foreign education on graduate level have the same grade point average as applicants with a Danish degrees.  It is required to attach to the application a calculation of the weighted average converted to the Danish 7-point grading scale. There should, if possible be enclosed a description of the foreign education structure. For  the Ministry of Higher Education and Science general assessments for specific countries, please see

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