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Calls for PhD scholarships (4+4) and PhD fellowships (5+3)

Open call

PhD scholarships/fellowships where you apply with your own project

The graduate schools own open PhD scholarships (4+4)/fellowships (5+3)

What is the difference between having a Master's degree and still being enrolled as a Master's student when applying for a PhD scholarship?

60-90 ECTS credits after application deadline:
You can apply for a 4+4 scholarship if you have already acquired 60 ECTS credits or will have acquired 60 to 90 ECTS credits in a Master’s degree examination after the deadline for application.

90 ECTS credits at the time of application:
If you have already earned 90 ECTS credits at the time of application you cannot apply for a 4+4 scholarship. You can apply for a 5+3 fellowship when the Master’s thesis has been submitted for assessment.

If you already have a Master's degree:
If you have a Master's degree and it is equivalent to a Danish Master's degree you cannot apply for a 4+4 scholarship. You can only apply for a 5+3 fellowship.

If you have a Master's degree and it is not equivalent to a Danish Master's degree you can apply for a 4+4 scholarship.

For further information about the PhD degree structure please see this page.

For information about general assessments of degrees from specific countries please see this page.


Specific calls

PhD scholarships where the topic for the project is written in the call

Computational Thinking, Computational Culture (5+3)

Joint PhD degree between Queen's University Belfast and Aarhus University (5+3)


Strategic competence development of teachers in an in-service training perspective with focus on transfer (4+4 or 5+3)

External calls

PhD scholarships from a company, foundation, museum etc.

First you apply for the PhD scholarship from the external source.

If you get the scholarship:
When your are ready to apply for enrolment please contact the programmes PhD administrator for the link to the application facility. You have to apply for enrolment at the graduate school after receiving the grant/scholarship.

There are no available PhD scholarships at the moment.

Announcement on the web

The vacant scholarships/fellowships will be announced on this web page approximately one month before the application deadline.

You will NOT be able to apply for a PhD scholarship/fellowship until the call has been announced.

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Revised 2015.03.13

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