The co-supervisor must hold research-related qualifications in a corresponding or similar academic field. He/she should be at assistant professor level.
Under certain circumstances, the Head of PhD School can decide to appoint a co-supervisor who is not employed at the University of Southern Denmark. This is done on the basis of an application which must state which special grounds there are for wishing to attach an external supervisor to the project accompanied by documentation showing that the external supervisor is qualified in the relevant academic field. The Head of PhD School approves the attachment of an external co-supervisor on the recommendation of the Head of Department.