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Open calls

On this page you can find the following information:

  • Important information about deadlines etc.
    • Announcement on the web
    • Application deadline
    • Reply - When do I get a reply from the graduate school?
    • Enrolment - When do the scholarship/fellowship start?
    • Assessment procedure and committees
  • Calls
    • Open call
    • Specific calls
    • External calls
  • FAQ  - Questions and answers
  • Error - What do I do?
    • Credit transfer
    • Particular expenses
  • Application facility - Where do I find it?
  • Project description - What do I write?

Important information

Announcement on the web

The vacant scholarships 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 until the call has been announced.

Application deadline

The Graduate School, Arts announces vacant ordinary/open PhD scholarships twice a year.

2014 deadline:

  • 15 March 2014  (Only 4-year scholarships (4+4))
  • 1 October 2014  (Both 3-year (5+3) and 4-year scholarships (4+4))

2015 deadline:

  • 15 March 2015  (Both 3-year (5+3) and 4-year scholarships (4+4))
  • 1 October 2015  (Both 3-year (5+3) and 4-year scholarships (4+4))


You can expect a reply

  • Spring deadline - by the end of June or in the first weeks of July
  • Autumn deadline - by the end of December or in the first weeks of January

If you do not receive our reply to your application please check your spam filter. Some mail programmes consider our mails from the application facility as spam.


  • Spring deadline - the scholarship commences on 1 September
  • Autumn deadline - the scholarship commences on 1 February



Open call

PhD scholarships where you apply with your own project

The graduate schools own open PhD scholarships

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-scholarship when the mark for the Master's thesis has been awarded.

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-scholarship.

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 please see this page.


Specific calls

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

Joint PhD degree between University of York, United Kingdom and Aarhus University, Denmark (5+3 scheme)

Creativity in Blended Interaction Spaces (4+4 or 5+3)

Participatory IT (5+3)

External calls

PhD scholarships from a company, foundation, museum etc.

First you apply for the PhD scholarship with the external funding.

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.

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Revised 2014.10.20

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