Applications are invited for PhD scholarships at Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen. Employment is to begin on 1 September 2013.
The PhD programme provides PhD students with strong research training which opens up a window of opportunity to a variety of careers within the private and public sectors. The programme includes the drafting of a PhD thesis, active participation in research networks, PhD courses, and teaching and other forms of knowledge dissemination. The PhD programme can be undertaken as a three year full-time study within the framework of the 5+3 study programme, or as a four year full-time study within the framework of the 4+4 study programme.
Further information about the study programmes of each department is available on the Graduate School´s website:
Applicants should familiarize themselves with the research strategy and the ongoing research at the relevant department before submitting their application. Further information can be found:
- The Faculty welcomes applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of age, gender, race, religion, ethnic background and citizenship.
- In order to be awarded a PhD scholarship the applicant has to enrol as a PhD student at the Faculty of Social Sciences, cf. the rules of the Danish Ministerial Order No. 18 of 14 January 2008.
- An assessment committee will evaluate the applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee. When the assessment committee has finished the evaluation, each applicant will receive the evaluation of his/her application.
- Please note that normally there is strong competition for these scholarships, and only a few can be awarded each term.
- Department of Economics: Further information about the PhD study programme in Economics will be available at an orientation meeting on 3 April 2013 from 10.00 to 11.00 at the Centre for Health and Society, Øster Farimagsgade 5, 1353 Copenhagen K, Department of Economics, Building 26, 2nd floor, Room 26.2.21. Further information: http://www.econ.ku.dk/english/phd/
- Department of Political Science: Further information about the PhD study programme in Political Science will be available at an orientation meeting on 4 April 2013 from 15.00 to 17.00 at the Centre for Health and Society, Øster Farimagsgade 5, 1353 Copenhagen K, Department of Political Science, Entrance E, 2nd floor, room 4.2.26 (Frokoststuen), the “Lunch Room”. Further information: http://polsci.ku.dk/english/phd/
- Department of Psychology: Further information about the PhD study programme in Psychology will be available at an orientation meeting on 9 April 2013 at 14:00 at Øster Farimagsgade 2A, 1353 Copenhagen K, the cantine 1st floor. Further information: http://psychology.ku.dk/phd_programme/. Link to the research catalogue of the Department of Psychology: http://psychology.ku.dk/phd_programme/research_catalogue/
Scholarships offered for the 5+3 and the 4+4 PhD study programmes
The 5+3 PhD study programme
In order to be eligible for a scholarship in the 5+3 PhD study programme the applicant must have completed a two year master´s degree programme or have earned 120 ECTS credits at an equivalent academic level before starting his or her employment. Applicants should check the specific study programmes for more detailed descriptions of the entry requirements. PhD students are paid a salary in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The PhD student has a work obligation of up to 840 hours over the 3 year period of time without additional pay. The work obligation can for instance include teaching.
The 4+4 PhD study programme
Students who have completed a BSc and 60 ECTS of a master´s degree programme can enrol as PhD students simultaneously with their enrolment in the master´s degree programme. Applicants should check the specific study programmes for more detailed descriptions of the entry requirements. Until a master´s degree is obtained the grant is paid partly in the form of up to 48 state education grant portions (in Danish: SU-klip). More specifically the PhD student will be paid two grant portions per month plus salary for work (teaching, presentations etc.) which totals a workload of at least 280 hours. Payment and conditions of employment are carried out in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). Upon completion of the master´s degree programme the student is transferred to a salary-earning PhD scholarship.
On this website you will also find a time schedule for applicants for your information. Under “Legal basis” on the website you will find information about the rules and guidelines for the PhD programme and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities.
The application must be submitted electronically no later than 1 May 2013.
Applications can be submitted online via the Graduate School´s website:
or directly here:
This form replaces separate enclosures; research proposal, short study plan and budget. Use the category “Project description”.
Please note that it is only possible to upload one document per attachment category. If more than one document has to be uploaded in the same category, please make sure that they are scanned and collected in one file.
Applications received after deadline will not be taken into account.
Please note: Applications sent by regular mail or by e-mail will not be accepted.
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