Part-time PhD study – University of Copenhagen

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Part-time study

You can apply for studying part-time after enrolment.

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All PhD students enrolled at the Graduate School have a KU user name and login.


  • PhD students registered for part-time study pay full tuition fees for the first three years and no tuition fees for the rest of the period.
  • Studying part-time will extend your PhD study. The Graduate School will calculate the new date for submission of your thesis.
  • PhD students registered for part-time study are required to work on their PhD project at least 18.5 hours in average per week.

Processing time of your application is approximately 14 days.

If you have a residence and work permit in Denmark, certain rules apply for part-time study. Please contact International Staff Mobility for further information before submitting your application.

Part-time is not an option for Industrial PhD Students funded by Innovation Fund Denmark.