In order to apply for enrolment, you are required to have graduated from an institute of higher education with a Master’s degree or similar based on five years of study (300 ECTS).
Secondly, you have to describe an individual PhD project within the area of the expertise covered by the school’s scientific staff and with enough news value, research potential and relevance to be approved by the school. The description must demonstrate your ability to organise a research project of this kind within the set timeframe. Supervision prior to enrolment is not provided.
In the assessment of project proposals, special emphasis will be on the project description but also on student grades and the ability of candidates to write scientifically.
How to become a PhD student
In applying to become a PhD student you have different options
Employment as a PhD Fellow
A PhD fellowship is an opportunity to obtain funding for your studies through employment. It covers your salary, the costs of supervision, courses, workspace, equipment, assessment and printing costs of the thesis.
Employment as an Industrial PhD Fellow
An Industrial PhD lets you obtain funding for PhD studies through employment in a company. The fellowship covers your salary, the costs of supervision, courses, workspace, equipment, assessment and the printing costs of the thesis.
Free enrolment without employment
Positions without employment are advertised in relevant journals and in our job section and assessed in the same way as fellowships. To obtain free enrolment (a free place) at the school you will have to answer an advertised vacancy.
PhD students enrolled at other institutions can be offered short-term or long-term studies at the school. The study fee is arranged individually according to the requirements for supervision, office space, etc.
Submission of PhD dissertation without previous enrolment
For a fee, it is possible to submit a doctoral thesis for assessment without prior enrolment. This requires that the PhD Committee can approve the dissertation for assessment and assess that the author has otherwise obtained qualifications that can be considered equivalent to the PhD education.
When submitting the dissertation the author must also fill out the form Submission without enrolment (PDF in Danish).
- The Ministerial Order § 15, issue 2 (PDF)
- The PhD rules for submission without being registered to a programme issue 5.7 (PDF)
Deadlines for applications are advertised in connection with vacant PhD positions, there are, however, no deadlines for applications for self-financed enrolment.