12 PhD scholarships in Faculty of Humanities University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Humanities Denmark

12 PhD scholarships at the University of Copenhagen


The PhD School at the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Copenhagen will apply for four PhD scholarships at each of the three institutes: Department of English, German and Romanian (EnGeRom), Department of Media, Recognition and Communication (MEF ) and the Department of Nordic Studies and Languages (NorS). Scholarships are on appointment per. September 1, 2018 for a study period of up to three years.


Application deadline: Tuesday 6 February 2018 at. 23:59


The PhD projects applied for must be related to and be part of a research field at one of the following institutes:


Department of English, German and Romanian 


Department of Media, Recognition and Communication 


Department of Nordic Studies and Languages 


In assessing the applicant's qualifications for the scholarships, the applicant's education as well as academic qualifications in addition, such as the exam quota, special grades, published work and / or other academic activities according to the curriculum vitae include the length of the study period, especially on the candidate's part.


In addition, the PhD project and the timetable are assessed for originality, theory and method, academic relevance and feasibility within the 36-month notice period. 


In addition, the applicant is invited to consider how the project relates to other research activities at the institution the applicant wishes to be associated with.  


Please follow the links above to read more about the individual institutes and their research areas. 


Please note that applications that fall outside the fields of research at the above institutes or who do not comply with formalia (read more below in the two sections 'Admission Requirements' and 'Application Requirements') will not be considered for the scholarships.  


admission Requirements


The prerequisite for applying for a scholarship is that the applicant has a two-year graduate degree (120 ECTS) or equivalent. Applicants must have submitted their thesis at the time of application so that at least one pre-approval of the thesis can be attached to the application.


Applicants with a non-Danish master's degree will receive their degree assessed by the Ministry of Education and Research to determine whether the applicant's education corresponds to a Danish degree. Read more at the Ministry of Education and Research website: https://ufm.dk/ 


Applicants must also master English at a high level and be able to speak and write academic English fluently. The PhD administration may request applicants to document their English proficiency at any time in the recruitment process if deemed necessary. 


Requirements for application


The project description 

The application must contain a detailed project description that contains the overall objectives, reflections on the project's method and design as well as a timetable.


Note: The project proposal must not exceed 12,000 appendices (including study plan, title, punctuation, figures, footnotes and references, but excluding literature list / bibliography). This is an indispensable requirement. If the scope requirement is exceeded, the application will not be considered. Please enter the number of characters used at the top (left / right) in the project proposal, and please upload the project description in an edit bar format. 


Note: Text in other application documents (eg in a CV) that can be considered as additional text for the project description will be included in the count of the number of appropriations in the project description.


You can read our guide and advice on project descriptions via this link: http://phd.hum.ku.dk/blivph.d./how/access.html/project description/ 




The application must include a CV including any publishing list.



Assignments can be uploaded with the application. For example, a commitment to access special archives, a study abroad program at a foreign university, guidance / guidance counseling or similar.


Recommendations and publications 

Recommendations, publications, specials, bulletins and the like must NOT be uploaded or transmitted.  


examination Documentation 

Applicants must upload the following examination documentation on the application:

  • A copy of a certificate of a bachelor's degree or another equivalent examination (if a certificate of a bachelor's degree is not yet available, a pre-approval of the thesis must be uploaded) 

  • A copy of the candidate's graduation certificate 

  • A copy of a bachelor's degree certificate 

  • A copy of the bachelor's degree certificate 

In case you have a degree from a foreign university, which is not an English or Scandinavian university, your candidate's certificate and / or your exam papers must be translated into one of the following languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Danish, Norwegian or Swedish. 


Translation must be performed or approved by: 

  • A Danish state-authorized translator or interpreter

  • Embassy or Consulate in the country where the original document was issued or where the translation was made 

  • A Danish Embassy / Consulate 

In addition, an official description of the relevant grade scale (optional diploma supplement) must be attached. 


Chinese applicants are required to attach a CADGEEC (China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Evaluation Committee) certificate. Read more about CADGEEC. 


You can read about our eligibility requirements and application requirements on our website: http://phd.hum.ku.dk/blivph.d./hvordan/adgangskrav/ 


The recruitment process


At the end of the application deadline, the Dean, with the advice of the employment committee, will select which candidates to be assessed. All applicants are immediately notified of whether their application has gone further for evaluation. Then the Dean sets up an expert assessment committee in order to assess the selected applications in relation to the specific position. The selected candidates are informed of the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns the applicant himself. We expect the assessment process to be completed by mid May 2018. 


Selected applicants will then be invited to a job interview. We expect to hold the talks before the summer holiday season starts. Please note that a positive rating does not necessarily trigger a call. 


Please refer to the University of Copenhagen website for further information regarding the application process: http://jobportal.ku.dk/videnskabeligestillinger/rekrutteringsprocess/ 







It is a prerequisite for the appointment that the selected candidates are enrolled at the Faculty of Humanities at the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Copenhagen.


As enrolled PhD student at the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Copenhagen, you will receive guidance to an extent of approx. 180 hours spread over six semesters. In addition, students must attend courses of approximately 30 ECTS. The PhD program ends with a PhD dissertation and a public defense. You can read more about the PhD program's structure via this link: http://phd.hum.ku.dk/blivph.d./nyphd/ 


Read more about the PhD School via this link: http://phd.hum.ku.dk/ 





Terms of employment


Hiring as a PhD fellow is done in accordance with a collective agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Academic Central Organization. Employing as a PhD fellow, according to the agreement, stipulates that PhD fellow-students are obliged to perform the duties assigned to them without further remuneration to an extent equivalent to a total of 840 working hours for employment for 3 years.


For further information on employment terms, refer to the collective agreement. Read more here: http://phd.hum.ku.dk/blivph.d./nyphd/ansat/ 


Please note that it is a prerequisite for recruitment that the applicant does not already have a PhD degree. 





switch, Contact 


If you have any questions, feel free to contact the PhD Administration at HR Søndre City, 

University of Copenhagen via this e-mail: phd@hrsc.ku.dk. 





All interested are invited to search regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnicity.



Applications must be received by the PhD administration no later than Tuesday 6 February 2018 at. 23.59 via the electronic application system.


You can change your submitted application until the application deadline expires. No documents may be submitted or corrected / amended in the application after this deadline . 

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