PhD scholarship at the Faculty of Theology University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Theology Denmark

PhD scholarship at the Faculty of Theology


Subject to available grants, the Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen, hearby announces that a three-year PhD scholarship will be available from 1 December 2017. Applications for the scholarship are invited for the area of Biblical Exegesis. The granting of the scholarship carries with it enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of the Faculty of Theology. 


Deadline for applications: 30 August 2017. 




In order to be eligible for the position applicants must hold a Master’s degree in Theology or any other relevant Master’s degree or similar qualifications equivalent to 120 ECTS credits. Besides attention to the scientific quality and the feasibility of the proposed PhD project, the assessment will put emphasis on the talent for independent research demonstrated by the applicant usually through a Master’s thesis or similar. The applicant is expected to document adequate academic skills in the ancient languages that are relevant for the PhD project, ideally both ancient Hebrew and Greek, perhaps others. 


Terms of employment 

The granting of the PhD scholarship will take place under the agreement in force between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations, AC. Under this agreement, a PhD scholarship student is entitled to carry out relevant duties amounting to a total of 840 hours over the three-year period. The scholarship student must also be prepared to take an active part in the Faculty’s research environment. 




The Ministerial Order on PhD degrees and other relevant documents can be downloaded from the faculty homepage at:


or obtained by contacting the Faculty of Theology, Karen Blixens Vej 16, 2300 Copenhagen S. If you have questions concerning the PhD scholarships, please contact Head of the PhD school Carsten Pallesen, If you have technical questions concerning your application, please contact Birgitte Boas Hein, 




The application must be made on a special form (see link at bottom of page). The application must be accompanied by the following appendices (scanned electronically): Documentation for the Master’s degree, a short CV, a draft outline of the study programme and a budget for the three years of study. If available, the following documents should also be submitted as appendices: Master’s thesis, thesis assessment and list of publications. Application and documentation can be submitted either in Danish or in English.  


The draft outline of the study programme must contain a description of the planned research project (max. 5 pages/12.000 key strokes incl. spaces) and a realistic plan for the fulfillment of requirements under the Ministerial Order on PhD degrees with regard to participation in courses and periods of study at other institutions.  The Faculty expects the project to be kept within the usual annuum for a PhD fellowship, but any other major expenses must be mentioned explicitly in the application (e.g. travelling, field work, equipment, or external expert assistance necessary for the project).  


The University of Copenhagen wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications for the scholarship from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.  


Application procedure  


After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the Dean selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at


How to Apply  


Application deadline: 30 August 2017.  


Please note that it is only possible to upload one document per attachment category. If more than one document has to be uploaded in the same category, please make sure that they are scanned and collected into one file. Applications sent by regular mail or by email or received after the deadline will not be taken into account. 

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