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Admission and application requirements

As a potential applicant, you should thoroughly read the requirements and recommendations for the design of the application before submitting the application. It is also a good idea to obtain information from the relevant department to see if your project will fit into its research environment.

Some of the requirements relate to your educational background and some to the application itself, so when applying for enrolment please note the following:

Admission requirements
The qualification requirement is the possession, at the time of the application deadline, of a relevant Master's degree completed with good results.

Language proficiency
Applicants must have a high-level command of English and be able to speak and write academic English fluently.

Application requirements
The general application requirements are listed below, but please note that the posting may contain additional documentation requirements for the application and the project description.

In addition, you must use the Sdujob electronic application system if you are applying on the basis of a posting; applications submitted by letter or e-mail will be rejected.

The following documents must be enclosed with your application:

  • Special PhD application form, which may be found here
  • CV
  • Project description of max. five pages including schedule (excluding literature list) (2,400 characters per page)
  • Exam certificates
  • Up to two of your most relevant publications. A PDF file should be attached for each publication. If there are co-authors of a publication, a co-author declaration must be enclosed as part of the file in question.

Languages in the application and translation of documents
You can submit your application in the following languages: Danish, English or one of the Scandinavian languages. Only material in Danish, Swedish, Norwegian or English will be assessed. Copies of original exam certificates must be submitted.

In the event that you have a degree from a foreign university, your Master's degree certificate and/or your transcript of records must be translated into one of the following languages: Danish, English, Norwegian or Swedish.

Last Updated 28.11.2018