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Application and admission - PhD

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There are two ways to gain admission to the PhD programme:

  • apply for a position as a PhD Candidate
  • apply for admission with external funding

Apply for a research fellowship at the Faculty of Humanities

In order to apply for a position as a PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Humanities, there must be one or more vacancies.

The PhD positions are related to disciplines, subject areas, projects or units, and are announced by the relevant department with varying deadlines.

Successful applicants will be employed by the University while taking a PhD degree, and will have the same rights and obligations as other employees.

Apply for admission to the PhD programme with external funding

You can apply for admission to the programme if your PhD is to be funded by another institution. You must be affiliated with an active research community.

External funding can be:

PhD position at a university college/other university
other employment in an academic institution, with time available for own research
scholarship from a home university, the Quota Scheme or other funding arrangements

There is no deadline.

Who qualifies for admission?

  • A high standard is required both with regard to competence and to the quality and relevance of the PhD project. Applicants should familiarize themselves with the research work at the faculty.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate good results in postgraduate studies and good academic progress.
  • Admission to the PhD programme requires funding for the entire period. The funding can be a position as a PhD Candidate or a scholarship that covers all living expenses.