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University of Copenhagen Scholarships

The Faculty of Humanities at the University of Copenhagen is inviting applications for 16 PhD scholarships starting 1 September 2017 for a period of up to three years.

The applicant’s qualifications for the scholarship are evaluated by taking into account the applicants’ general educational and academic background such as the applicants’ grade average, thesis grade, language competencies, publications and other academic activities given by the curriculum vitae as well as the duration of study especially during the applicants’ MA programme.

In addition, the proposed PhD project and study plan will be evaluated by taking the following into consideration; originality, choice of theory and method, disciplinary relevance, and prospects for completion within the required timeframe of 36 months.

Furthermore, applicants are encouraged to reflect on how their projects are related to the research activities and the academic profile of the department in which they wish to be affiliated with.

The PhD projects must be related to a research area in one of the following departments:

1. SAXO Institute
2. Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies
3. Department of Arts and Cultural Studies
4. Royal School of Library and Information Science ( RSLIS )

A short description of the research areas and departments of the Faculty of Humanities is available at their website via the links above.

Please note that applications which do not fall within the research areas of the above mentioned departments will not be taken into consideration for a PhD scholarship.

For further information please see the application procedure and be advised that the Faculty reserves the right to administratively dismiss applications which do not adhere to the formal requirements. Please note that the project proposal including the study plan, figures etc. must not exceed 12,000 characters.

Eligibility for University of Copenhagen PhD Scholarships 

  • Candidates are required to have a master degree in a relevant field.
  • Fluent English, written and spoken
  • Relevant research experience and / or practical experience with migrant health issues.
  • The PhD student is also required to have research potential, to be enterprising and to possess good interpersonal skills.

University of Copenhagen Scholarship Application Procedure

Applicants need to hold a two-year Master’s degree ( 120 ECTS ) or the equivalent. Applicants shall have submitted their thesis at the time of application, to the extent the thesis forms part of their Master program. In case you have not obtained your diploma by the application deadline, you must include a statement ( pre-approval ) from your university that declares that you have been awarded the master degree.

Applications must be submitted via the electronic application system. An electronic application form will be available at the bottom of this webpage by mid-December 2016.

The following enclosures to the application must be submitted:

  • A copy of the applicant’s Master’s degree diploma and transcript of records
  • Bachelor degree diploma and transcript of records
  • If the MA diploma and / or examination records are in another language than English, German, French, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian or Swedish, please include a translation into either of these languages in your application.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Project proposal ( must not exceed 12,000 characters. For further information see below )

Application deadline : 22nd January, 2017 at 23.59 (11.59 pm) (CET).


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