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10 things to prepare before submitting your application

1. Create an applicant profile

We recommend that you at an early point create an applicant profile on our application portal in order to explore the application form before you begin filling in information. Then you are familiar with the required information and in what format to prepare it. We recommend that you use a modern web browser such as Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome to access the application portal.

2. Agreement with principal supervisor and primary co-supervisor

You must have a minimum of two supervisors attached to your project: A principal supervisor employed at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences and a primary co-supervisor with a CV and list of relevant publications. The primary co-supervisor can be employed elsewhere. You are allowed to attach more than one co-supervisor to you PhD project, if relevant. You must have a written agreement with your supervisors before you apply. Learn more about supervision during your PhD programme.

3. Funding of your PhD

You need documentation for payment of tuition fee (a person guaranteeing the full amount (3x 50.000 DKK) and payment details). You need a budget (salary, project expenses etc.). If you have any funding letters, please attach them to you application. Learn more about Funding of your PhD

4. Project description (4-6 pages)

The project description should be made in close cooperation with your principal supervisor. Pay attention to the mandatory headlines and other formal requirements

5. Create a plan for your stay in another research environment

During your PhD programme it is required that you altogether spend at least one month in other research teams, preferably abroad, in order to gain new knowledge and expand your network. More about change of research environment

6. Time and activity schedule for your PhD

Plan for your PhD study period (a short project plan with milestones). 

7. Courses totalling 30 ECTS credits

PhD students must complete coursework or other similar programme elements totalling approx. 30 ECTS credits, which correspond to six months of study.
Learn more about PhD courses

8 . Documentation of your qualifications

E.g. your CV and a complete list of your scientific publications (if any). Certified copies of degree certificates and exam diplomas (in Danish or English). The list must be issued by the university where you completed the courses/exams.

9.Graduate programme affiliation

During your PhD you must be affiliated to a graduate programme. Learn more about the Graduate programmes at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

10. Approvals

Before you submit your application, you will be asked to obtain approvals from important stakeholders of your PhD project. Email for approval are integrated in the application form and will be sent directly from the application portal.

The persons mentioned below must approve of the PhD project. Please be aware that your enrolment application cannot be submitted before all approvals are obtained.

You must obtain approvals from: 

  • Principal supervisor
  • Primary co-supervisor
  • Head of department or centre
  • Guarantor of tuition fee
  • Head of graduate programme
  • Workplace(s)