If you are planning on applying for a PhD position through an open call, GSST highly recommends that you contact a prospective main supervisor from the academic staff before applying. Likewise if you are planning on applying for a PhD project under a Specific call, GSST highly recommends that you get in touch with the listed contact person in the announcement before you apply.
To learn more about our programmes and to find a researcher to contact about possible supervision please visit our website, look at the relevant department website or search for a researcher by subject here.
Please be aware that you must have all relevant appendices, attachments, addresses for referees, etc. ready when you apply, as the entire application must be uploaded in one go. A partially completed application cannot be saved and completed later.
If you wish to upload more than one document under each section, you must scan/merge all documents into one large PDF document and upload this. Please note that we reserve the right to remove scientific papers, large reports, theses and the like. You may consider indicating an URL where the information is available.
Please note that all information in the application must be in Danish or English.
You will be asked to enter information regarding:
The English language requirement at Graduate School of Science and Technology is comparable to an “English B level” in the Danish upper secondary school (“gymnasium”).
English language qualifications comparable to an “English B level” is documented by one of the following tests:
When to take the test and how to upload the documentation:
The test result must not be more than two years old at the time of application.
The English language test should be taken before applying for admission and uploaded under “language skills documentation” in the online application form.
It is possible to apply for admission before you have taken the test. In this case documentation stating that you have signed up for a test (please state expected submission date) must be uploaded. If the test result is not part of the original application, the test result must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than one month after the application deadline.
The following applicants are exempted from documenting their English qualifications/taking a test:
Admission to a PhD programme of study is contingent upon financing. Financing can come from a variety of sources such as public or private research foundations, private companies, EU programmes, etc. Some PhD students receive financing from their home country, or are employed in private companies, most often as part of the Industrial PhD programme.
GSST highly recommends that you contact a prospective supervisor before applying on a General Call, in order to inquire about possible financing. The likelihood of securing admission through a General Call depends on the available resources of the supervisor and department that you apply to. Specific Calls are made on the basis of a secured research grant, and thus have greater likelihood of resulting in the admission of a PhD student.
Regardless of the type of call, a complete financing plan must be in place for each PhD students prior to admission. The plan covers all expenses for the PhD programme: scholarship/fellowship, tuition fee, running costs, incl. expenses for mobility plans, etc.
GSST has provided an optional template for the reference (Word format), which you are welcome to send to your referee(s). Previously obtained letters of reference can also be uploaded as PDF documents.
Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure that all relevant references are received at GSST. You can either upload the reference yourself or ask the referee to send it directly to GSST via email to email@example.com. If you choose the latter, please upload a PDF document saying that you have done so. Please note that GSST will not contact referees regarding outstanding references.