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AU is consistently ranked among top 100 universities in the world

Offers unique study and research environments

Attractive salaries for PhD students


The Graduate School of Business and Social Sciences has 250 PhD students on seven different PhD programmes


The Graduate School of Science and Technology has 775 PhD students on 13 different PhD programmes


The Graduate School of Arts has 300 PhD students on eight different PhD programmes


The Graduate School of Health has more than 600 PhD students on 3 different PhD programmes

At Aarhus University we are determined to attract the most talented PhD students from all over the world. By combining in-depth, cutting-edge research with interdisciplinary collaboration, we maintain a strong focus on talent development and knowledge exchange with the business sector.

Rich intellectual diversity combined with dedicated and highly qualified researchers and lecturers help our students fulfill their ambitions and meet the ever-changing demands of society. Graduates of the university’s PhD programmes find attractive employment opportunities in which they are able to make full use of their research qualifications.

Available PhD Positions

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schools have available PhD positions.


Find a list of all PhD programmes.


Aarhus University is ranked in the top 100 by several influential rankings. For instance it is ranked as number 86 in the 2012 Shanghai Ranking and number 40 in Natural Sciences in the 2013 Leiden Ranking.

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You are always welcome to contact us if you have any questions regarding PhD admission, practical matters or anything else regarding PhD studies.

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Aarhus University - A Presentation

Life in Denmark

How is life in Denmark? Coming to live and work in a foreign country is a big decision for everybody.

Born in India Mohit Kothari had many concerns when he came to study and work at Aarhus University.

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