Course and cancellation fees for PhD courses

The PhD courses at the Graduate School are free of charge for:

  • PhD students enrolled at Danish Universities, except CBS
  • Foreign PhD students who are guests at a department at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences; remember to inform the Graduate School of your status as a guest PhD student.
  • PhD students from NorDoc member institutions. Please read more about it here.
  • The Graduate School will require invoice details when you apply for a PhD course. This is to ensure payment for late cancellations, no shows and external participants.

PhD courses at other graduate schools

If you are enrolled at the Graduate School but would like to enrol in courses at other graduate schools, please notice that some graduate schools will charge a small fee covering operating costs.

Cancellation and no-show fee

Many of our courses are in high demand, so we kindly ask you to inform us as soon as possible if you have to cancel your enrolment.

  • Cancellations made up to two weeks before the course starts are free of charge.
  • Cancellations made less than two weeks before the course starts will be charged an amount corresponding to the course fee for external participants.
  • Participants with less than 80% attendance cannot pass the course and will be charged an amount equal to the course fee for external participants.
  • No-show will result in a fee equal to the course fee for external participants.
  • Participants who fail to hand in any mandatory exams or assignments cannot pass the course and will be charged an amount equal to the course fee for external participants.

If the participant does not comply with the above cancellation policy or has not attended the course due to illness or other reasons, the Graduate School may waive the course fee. This requires that the participant provides documentation from the participant’s employer stating that the participant has been legally absent from the workplace.

Documentation from your employer can be an email from your employer stating that you have been legally absent from the workplace or a screenshot from KUnet with the absence registered. The documentation should be sent to the Graduate School at phdkursus@sund.ku.dk.