All applications have to be submitted through our online form on Aarhus University website. You find the application form at the page open calls.
The online form has to be filled out in one session. It cannot be saved and completed on a later date. It will however stay open for filling out as long as the browser window is open.
Below you can find some information on what you need to be aware of before you apply and how you fill in the form.
If you are an international applicant you should also consult this page before you apply.
Before you apply, you must find a main supervisor. Contact the department where you wish to study and discuss your research interests with a supervisor. A main supervisor must be on at least associate professor level and employed at the Faculty of Health, Aarhus University. A recommendation from your main supervisor is mandatory and has to be a part of your application.
Your PhD project needs to have at least one co-supervisor and no more than three. The co-supervisors cannot be enrolled PhD students themselves.
You need to prepare your application including the project description together with you main supervisor and co-supervisor(s) before applying for enrolment.
The project description should be no more than five standard pages in English (one standard page is 2,400 characters), and should include:
The project description should clearly state the applicant’s part in the research.
Not included in the five pages are:
Your application will be rejected if your project description is not in English and/or you do not have a recommendation from a main supervisor.
When you access the application form, you need to choose the appropriate Graduate Programme(GP) – ClinFO (Departments of Clinical Medicine, Forensic Medicine and Dentistry), Biomedicine or Public Health. Choose the GP that reflects the department of your main supervisor.
The application form and all the mandatory forms for attachments (see below) are in English and should be filled out in English. Your CV should also be in English.
There are no requirements in regards to neither font nor type size.
Even though your project has previously been approved, and you want to apply for a fellowship only, you need to choose the option « Both scholarship and enrolment. » In the field « additional information » you state that your project has previously been approved and the application number of the previous application.
Here you need to choose whether you are applying for a fully financed fellowship or not.
You can choose both types if you want, i.e. enrolment only and fully financed PhD fellowship. To do so, press the Ctrl+Alt (windows)/cmd ⌘ (Mac) button(s) and click on your desired options.
If you apply for a fully financed PhD fellowship, you have to tick of the strategic criteria that your project falls within. You can choose more than one area. To do so, press the Ctrl+Alt (windows)/cmd ⌘ (Mac) button(s) and click on your desired options.
Your project has to fall within at least one of the Faculty of Health’s strategic criteria in order to be considered for a fully financed PhD fellowship.
In the application form you will be asked to write an abstract and a summary. Both are meant as brief versions of the project description.
The abstract has to be under 1000 keystrokes in total (1/4 of a page) and the summary has to be under 5000 keystrokes in total (1 page). All keystrokes are included in the 1000/5000 count.
In addition to the mandatory attachments, you can upload other relevant documents in the upload field « Other information to consider ». You can only upload one file – so if you want to include different documents, you need to combine the files into one PDF.
The financial statement is not a mandatory part of the application. If you want to include it (filled out and signed), please upload it under « Other information to consider ».
A recommendation from this main supervisor is mandatory. The recommendation should be uploaded under referee #1 in the application form – main supervisor and referee # 1 are the same.
Dossier de candidature