Costs for enrolment/scholarship

Enrolment as a PhD student at the Graduate School of Arts

Students must arrange for the funding of their PhD studies prior to enrolment in the Graduate School of Arts. The possibilities are as follows:

1. The student has been awarded a PhD scholarship by the Graduate School.
The student applies for enrolment and a scholarship simultaneously.

2.

The student has been awarded a PhD scholarship from an external source (including programme fees and overhead; see below).
The funding commitment MUST be documented in writing upon application for enrolment as a PhD student.

A PhD scholarship (salary including programme fee and overhead) on the highest pay grade (8) amounts to about 2,500,000 DKK.

3. The student finances his or her PhD studies by means of other external funding (salary and study costs), and pays annual programme fees and overhead to the Graduate School of Arts; see below.
The funding commitment MUST be documented in writing upon application for enrolment as a PhD student.

 


Programme fee and overhead

For externally funded PhD studies, the Ministry of Finances recommends the programme fee (2017 level) of 104,200 DKK a year plus overhead, currently 44%.


Salary 

5+3 programme (3 years)

The costs depend on the PhD student's seniority (previous employment after the Master’s degree.). If the PhD student does not have any seniority he/she will be placed on the lowest pay grade (4.1).

Salary budget for the first year of employment Salary budget for the second year of employment Salary budget for the third year of employment Total amount for 3 years

Pay grade 4.1 at the time of employment

397,000 DKK 412,000 DKK 441,000 DKK 1,250,000 DKK
Pay grade 4.2 at the time of employment 397,000 DKK 441,000 DKK 467,000 DKK 1,305,000 DKK

Pay grade 5 at the time of employment

426,000 DKK 467,000 DKK

493,000 DKK

1,386,000 DKK

Pay grade 6 at the time of employment

452,000 DKK 493,000 DKK 493,000 DKK 1,438,000 DKK

Pay grade 8 at the time of employment

478,000 DKK 493,000 DKK 493,000 DKK 1,464,000 DKK

The salary in the budget is not the same as the amount paid to the PhD student.

Please see the real salary on this page.


4+4 programme (4 years)

The costs are the same for all 4+4 students.

For pay grades please see this page.


Costs for a PhD scholarship

Salary, programme fee and overhead

Calculator:
This Excel file is a calculator for enrolment costs that uses the estimated costs for 5+3 and 4+4 in the examples below: Danish version

5+3:
On this page you can see an estimate of the costs for a 5+3 fellow: Danish version - English version

4+4:
On this page you can see an estimate of the costs for a 4+4 scholar: Danish version - English version


Enrolment only

Enrolment without employment at Aarhus University: The student finances his or her PhD studies by means of other external funding (salary and study costs), and pays annual programme fees and overhead to the Graduate School of Arts.