Conditions of employment

Salaried work  

The PhD fellowship includes work offered by the Graduate School of Science and Technology amounting to 280 hours annually. Such work is typically tutoring hours for undergraduate courses within the PhD student’s area of expertise, but it can also include other types of dissemination activities.

If the PhD student has a PhD scholarship, he or she is normally offered a similar job, paid in addition to his or her PhD scholarship (up to approximately DKK 58,000 annually in 2016).

The salaried work offered by the Graduate School of Science and Technology will allow the PhD student to fulfill the dissemination requirements for his or her PhD studies.

The Graduate School of Science and Technology offers flexibility in the specific scheduling of the salaried working hours, and the PhD student can always decline the offer of salaried work (with a corresponding reduction in the amount paid). Please be aware that if the offer of salaried work is declined, the dissemination requirements for the PhD studies must still be met.

Teaching exemption

All PhD students are granted one semester’s teaching exemption with no reduction in payment. Furthermore PhD fellows might get a teaching exemption with no reduction in payment for a period of up to six months owing to a stay abroad. The exemption amounts to a maximum of 140 hours for six months. To obtain the latter kind of exemption, the stay abroad must cover the greater part of a teaching period. Thus, it is not possible to get teaching exemption for just one month, for instance.