Before you apply
Before you apply, you must have established contact to a possible main supervisor. A recommendation from your main supervisor is mandatory and has to be a part of your application.
A main supervisor needs to be on at least associate professor level and employed at the Faculty of Health, Aarhus University.
Your PhD project also needs to have at least one co-supervisor and no more than 3. The co-supervisors cannot be enrolled PhD students themselves.
In order to apply for the ordinary three year PhD degree programme at the Graduate School of Health, applicants must have obtained a relevant Danish Master’s degree of at least five years of duration or equivalent (5+3 scheme).
In addition, the graduate school offers integrated PhD degree programmes (4+4 or 3+5 scheme) in which students commence their PhD degree programme before completing their Master’s degree. In this case, enrolment is based on a relevant Danish Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, and the applicant must be able to document enrolment in a Master's degree programme which must be concluded before the PhD degree can be awarded.
Finally, an equivalence assessment (studies considered to be equivalent to a Danish Master’s degree) can form the basis for enrolment. If an applicant holds a foreign Master’s degree or another degree, whether foreign or Danish, the Graduate School of Health will look at supplementary education and other relevant academic activities, e.g. research experience, and compare the applicant’s educational level and qualifications with a Danish Master’s degree (300 ECTS credits).
Applicants can have their qualifications assessed by means of a so-called equivalence assessment. If needed, applicants must supplement their education before applying for enrolment.
English language requirements
Research is a global undertaking and during your PhD you will become part of an international network through presentations at conferences abroad and publications in English language journals. To develop your English language skills and to accommodate international PhD students, the PhD short courses are – as a general rule – taught in English.
It is therefore expected that during your PhD you will master the English language corresponding to CEFR C1-level:
Applicants must document adequate English skills in one of the following ways: