Vacant scholarships are offered by the faculty's departments and are announced on the university's website on an ongoing basis. Deadlines for applications, etc., will be included in the vacancy announcement. Applications include both the award of scholarships and enrolment. A special application form must be used.
Applications must be accompanied by:
- A copy of the Master's degree certificate or other similar qualifying examination, including examination grades. Foreign examination certificates that are not in Norwegian, Swedish or English must be accompanied by a Danish or English translation and a translation of the official description of the grading scale used.
- A CV.
- A project description.
- Information on teaching experience or other knowledge dissemination.
- A list of publications, if applicable.
It will often be a good idea to contact the department before writing an application in order to obtain more detailed information about the department's research profile, the background for the scholarship, supervision options, etc.
The project description must contain an account of the research issues the student wishes to investigate, a description of methods and theories and an outline of a timetable for the work showing that it would be realistic to complete the PhD project within a three-year period.
Accepted applications will be evaluated by the relevant course committee as a representative for the scientific staff on the PhD committee. The course committee forwards a written evaluation to the Head of Department and the Head of PhD School for each applicant, which contains:
- A brief characterisation of the applicant's academic qualifications and the PhD project.
- An evaluation of the applicant’s potential for completing the PhD project within the standard study period.
- Any special demands that should be made on the applicant in connection with supplementary courses or similar as a precondition for his/her ability to perform the PhD project satisfactorily.
The committee's evaluation will be sent to the individual applicant for his/her information.
The Head of PhD School decides which applicants are qualified for enrolment in PhD programmes on the basis of the course committee's evaluation. The Dean makes the final decision on the employment of the PhD student in consultation with the Head of Department. The Head of Department can choose to call in qualified applicants for an interview before making a decision regarding employment. Applicants with foreign examinations in particular will normally be interviewed to ensure that they master English or Danish at a satisfactory level.
Enrolment can take place from the 1st or 15th of a month. Applicants cannot be enrolled with retrospective effect.