The Faculty of Humanities at the University of Copenhagen invites applications for four PhD scholarships at each of the three departments: Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies (EnGeRom), Department of Media, Cognition and Communication (MEF), and Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics (NorS). The scholarships commence 1 September 2018 for a period of up to three years.
Application deadline: Tuesday 6 February 2018 at 23.59 (11.59 pm) (CET).
The submitted PhD projects must be related to a research area in one of the following departments:
Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies
Department of Media, Cognition and Communication
Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics
The applicant’s qualifications for the scholarship are evaluated by taking into account the applicant’s general educational and academic background such as the applicant’s grade average, thesis grade, language competencies, publications and other academic activities given by the curriculum vitae as well as the duration of study especially during the applicant’s MA programme.
In addition, the proposed PhD project and study plan will be evaluated by taking the following into consideration; originality, choice of theory and method, disciplinary relevance, and prospects for completion within the required timeframe of 36 months.
Furthermore, applicants are encouraged to reflect on how their project relates to the research activities and the academic profile of the department in which they wish to be affiliated with.
A short description of the research areas and departments of the Faculty of Humanities is available at their website via the links above.
Please note that applications which do not fall within the research areas of the above mentioned departments will not be taken into consideration for a PhD scholarship.
Furthermore, please note that applications, which do not adhere to the formal requirements will not be taken into consideration for the PhD scholarships.
Applicants need to hold a two-year Master's degree (120 ECTS) or the equivalent. Applicants must have submitted their thesis at the time of application, to the extent the thesis forms part of their Master program. In case you have not obtained your diploma by the application deadline, you must include a statement (pre-approval) from your university declaring that you have been awarded the master degree.
Applicants with a non-Danish Master's degree will have their degree assessed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science in order to establish, if the Master's degree is equivalent to a Danish Master's degree.
Excellent communication skills in English is considered essential and applicants must speak and write academic English fluently. The PhD Administration may ask applicants to document their proficiency in English at any time during the recruitment process if this is considered necessary.
The application must include a detailed project description containing the overall objectives, reflections on the project's method and design as well as a timetable.
Please note: The project description must not exceed 12,000 characters (including title, table of content, punctuation, spacing, study plan, figures, footnotes, and references etc., but excluding bibliography). If the extent is exceeded your application will not be taken into consideration. Please specify the amount of characters used at the top (left/right) of your research proposal. Please send the research proposal in an editable format.
Furthermore, please note: Text in additional application documents (e.g. a CV) which could be considered as supplementary text to the project description will be included in the calculation of the characters in the project description.
CV including a list of publications, if available, must be submitted with the application.
Statement of consent
Statements of consent can be submitted with the application. For example, agreement of access to special archives, agreement of exchange at an international university, or a statement of consent from a potential supervisor/ co-supervisor etc.
Recommendations and publications
Do NOT upload or submit cover letters, recommendations, publications or your Master thesis.
Diploma and transcript of records
The following documentation must be submitted:
- A copy of the applicant's Master's degree diploma (if not available before the application deadline, a pre-approval must be submitted)
- A copy of the applicant's Master’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)
- A copy of the applicant's Bachelor’s degree diploma
- A copy of the applicant's Bachelor’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)
If the MA diploma and/or examination records are in another language than English, German, French, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian or Swedish, please include a translation into either of these languages in your application.
The translation of diplomas/certificates and transcripts must be made by or approved by either:
- A state-authorized translator and interpreter
- The embassy or consulate of the country where the original document was issued or where the translation was made
- A Danish consulate/embassy
The PhD administration encourages applicants from within the EU to enclose a Diploma Supplement. The Diploma Supplement is part of a common European framework for transparency of competencies and qualifications – the EuroPass framework.
For more information please click "Further Official Information" below.