University of Copenhagen PhD Scholarships
Discover an exceptional opportunity to pursue your Ph.D. studies at one of the world’s best universities by applying for one of the 50 Fully Funded Ph.D. Scholarships for International Students at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. This famous scholarship and fellowship cover all academic expenses as well as research projects, flying allowances, and living stipends. We welcome you to browse the application website for your desired program, as detailed in the material below, and take advantage of this exceptional opportunity.
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Brief Scholarship Details
Sponsor(s): University of Copenhagen
Study Country: Denmark
Type: Fully Funded
Programme: PhD | Postgraduate
Award Value: Tuition Fees | Travel Allowance | Living Expenses | Accommodation
Eligible Countries: International Countries
Application Deadline: Open
50 Ph.D. Scholarship Programs at the University of Copenhagen
- Vacant PhD Scholarship at The Faculty of Law, University Of Copenhagen
The Centre for Market and Economic Law at the Law Faculty has an open Ph.D. position in sustainability reporting. The Ph.D. scholarship is fully supported and compensated. PhD opportunities can start in January 2024 or as soon as possible after that. The start date is flexible. The expected termination date is December 31, 2026.
The Centre for Market and Economic Law at the University of Copenhagen’s Law Faculty is looking for an ambitious and devoted PhD researcher with a background in business law and sustainability. The candidate will be a part of the NASDAQ SUSTAINABILITY LAW RESEARCH, which is supervised by associate Professor Lone Wandahl Mouyal and funded by the NASDAQ Nordic Foundation.
- PhD Position in Quantum Simulation, Niels Bohr Institute
The Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering two PhD scholarships in quantum simulation commencing. Start date is 1 January 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter, but no later than 1 April 2024.
The overarching theme for the projects is to perform quantum simulation of dynamic chemical processes. To do this we will consider emulating the nuclear motion in a molecule by engineered harmonic oscillators such as the electromagnetic field in a cavity. Two different types of systems will be considered: electrically defined quantum dots operating in the microwave regime or self-assembled quantum dots in the optical regime. Alongside the projects, such systems will be realized and measured by the experimental collaborators.
- PhD Position in Philosophy
The Section for Philosophy, Department of Communication, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, seeks applications for a PhD position in philosophy to be filled as soon as feasible after January 1, 2024. The position is fully supported for a period of three years.
The PhD position is part of a research project led by Associate Professor Thor Grünbaum and funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF). Applicants must contextualize and develop their research proposal within the larger Theory Crisis in Cognitive Neuroscience project.
- PhD Fellowship in Recycling of Food-Processing Residues And Their Effect On Soil Fertility
Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Section of Plant and Soil Sciences invites applicants for a PhD fellowship in Recycling of food-processing residues: The effect of residues on soil fertility and crop growth. The project is part of the research project “DeliSoil” (Delivering soil improvers through improved recycling and processing solutions for food industry residues streams), which is financed by the Horizon Europe research and innovation programme.
- PhD Fellowship in Modelling of Wetland Biogeochemistry
The Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management is seeking PhD candidates to research the biogeochemistry and hydrology of wetlands. The PhD research is part of the Novo Nordisk Foundation-funded Global Wetland Center. This three-year PhD fellowship will begin on January 1, 2024, or as soon as practicable thereafter.
- PhD Fellowship in Biogeochemistry of Cultivated Wetlands
The Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management is seeking PhD candidates to investigate the biogeochemistry and greenhouse gas balance of cultivated wetlands. The PhD research is part of the Novo Nordisk Foundation-funded Global Wetland Center. This three-year PhD fellowship will begin on January 1, 2024, or as soon as practicable thereafter.
- PhD Fellowship in Geomicrobiology
Applications are invited for a three-year PhD position at the University of Copenhagen’s (UCPH) Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management (IGN). The Independent Research Fund Denmark is funding the job for research on “The role of marine fungi in coastal carbon cycling and storage: mechanisms and implications for plastic in the estuarine ecosystem.”
- PhD Fellowship in Analytical Chemistry and Metabolomics
The Department of Nutrition, Exercise, and Sports is looking for candidates for a Ph.D. fellowship in Analytical Chemistry with a focus on metabolomics and infant gut microbiota investigation. The Ph.D. post is part of the AROMA – Aromatic Lactic Acids during infancy: Production, metabolism, and Function initiative, which is funded by the Danish Independent Research Fund.
- PhD Fellowship in Bioinformatic Analysis of Host – Host-Pathogen interactions In The Context Of Anti-Microbial Resistance In Pigs
A PhD fellowship is available in the Computational Biology and Bioinformatics research group (https://ivh.ku.dk/bioinformatics), Center for Non-coding RNA in Technology and Health (RTH), (http://rth.dk) at the University of Copenhagen’s Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (https://ivh.ku.dk/english), Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a growing threat to human health. The purpose of the huge PIG-PARADIGM consortium (https://pig-paradigm.net/), financed by the Novo Nordic Foundation, is to reduce antibiotic use in pig agriculture to avoid the development of AMR.
- PhD Fellowship in machine learning
There is a PhD fellowship available in Professor Anders Krogh’s group. The group is interested in machine learning and bioinformatics, specifically the construction of deep generative models and their applications to medical data. We are looking for someone to conduct research on one or more of the following topics:
- Deep generative neural networks are being developed. We’re looking for somebody with a strong theoretical foundation who can also work on implementations and applications.
- Applications of generative models to medical data, including bulk and single-cell gene expression data, as well as clinical data.
- A PhD Fellowship in Mobility and Stability of Nanomaterials in Soils
The Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences (PLEN) at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH) seeks applications for a PhD fellowship to study the mobility and stability of nanomaterials in soils, beginning November 1st, 2023, or as soon as feasible thereafter. The job is in the Section of Environmental Chemistry and Physics’s (ECP) Environmental Chemistry group.
- PhD Scholarship at the Department of Communication, Philosophy of Psychiatry
The University of Copenhagen (UCPH) Center for Subjectivity Research, Department of Communication, Faculty of Humanities, seeks proposals for a PhD position in philosophy of psychiatry to be filled by January 1, 2024, or as soon as practicable thereafter. The position is fully supported for a period of three years.
- PhD Fellowship in Cellular Stress Responses, Protein Synthesis and Functional Genomics In The Haahr Group At Department Of Cellular And Molecular Medicine (ICMM)
We are offering a fully supported three-year PhD fellowship for a competent and highly motivated candidate interested in cellular stress responses and functional genomics, beginning 1 February 2024 or later if an agreement is reached.
The position will be in the newly established Haahr laboratory at the DNRF Center of Excellence, Center for Gene Expression (CGEN) inside the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (ICMM) at the University of Copenhagen’s Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.
- PhD Fellowship in Structure and Function of the Dopamine Transporter at the Department of Neuroscience
The major goal of the LandLab is to understand the structure-function links in membrane transporters, with an emphasis on the Neurotransmitter:Sodium Symporter (NSS) protein family. To better understand how these proteins select and transport the molecule of interest (in this case, dopamine), we reveal the molecular processes that impart substrate specificity and/or manage the translocation process at the atomic level.
- PhD Scholarship at the Department of Communication, Philosophy of Perception
The University of Copenhagen’s Center for Subjectivity Research, Department of Communication, Faculty of Humanities (UCPH), seeks proposals for a PhD position in philosophy of perception to be filled by January 1, 2024, or as soon as feasible thereafter. The position is fully supported for a period of three years.
The PhD position is part of the research project Mapping Perceptual Presence, which is funded by the DFF and headed by Associate Professor Sren Overgaard. In order to study key aspects of perceptual experience, the project blends philosophy of perception and philosophy of psychiatry. Applicants must contextualize and develop their research strategy within the context of the wider project.
- PhD Fellowship in Skin Inflammation and Tolerance Induction at the LEO Foundation Skin Immunology Research Center
A PhD fellowship in Skin Inflammation and Tolerance Induction is available. Prior to beginning the fellowship, the successful candidate will work as a research assistant for one year, beginning November 15, 2023, or as soon as practicable thereafter.
- PhD Fellowship in Skin Inflammation and Local Memory at the LEO Foundation Skin Immunology Research Center
The LEO Foundation Skin Immunology Research Center (SIC) is supported by a 10-year grant of more than 50 million EUR from the LEO Foundation. SIC brings together renowned Danish and international immunology and skin disease experts to deliver new knowledge that will allow for better diagnosis and more effective therapies for a variety of skin disorders such as psoriasis and eczema.
- PhD in Transport Biology
The Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences is offering a PhD scholarship in Transport Biology. An Exploratory Interdisciplinary Synergy program granted by the Novo Nordisk foundation to Associate Prof. Hussam Hassan Nour-Eldin at the University of Copenhagen and Prof. Henrik Dimke at Syddansk University will fund the PhD student, who will use recent advances in plant transportomics to develop a novel and ground-breaking approach to identifying the substrate of human transporters. The start date is set for December 1, 2023, or as soon as practicable thereafter.
- PhD Fellowship in Arctic Ecosystem Dynamics
The Department of Biology is seeking applications for a PhD fellowship to investigate biogeochemical connections between northern land and lake ecosystems. This PhD program is financed by the department to strengthen interactions between the Terrestrial Ecology Section and the Freshwater Biology Section. This PhD applicant will have the option to work in both areas and collaborate with both field experimentalists and ecological modellers.
- PhD Fellowship in Sensory and Consumer Science
The Department of Food Science, Section for Food Design and Consumer Behaviour, invites applicants for a PhD fellowship in Contextual effects on consumer choice behavior.
Start date is expected to be February 1st 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter.
- PhD Fellowship in Flavour Chemistry
The Department of Food Science, Section of Food Design and Consumer Behavior, is seeking candidates for a PhD fellowship in taste Chemistry, Sensory Science, and Brewing Science, with the goal of conducting a chemical investigation of hop taste qualities and developing new hop flavor mixes for non-alcoholic beer.
The experiment is part of the Independent Research Fund Denmark-funded research project “Exploiting hop aroma diversity to design new flavors for non-alcoholic beer.”
- PhD Fellowship in Biophysics
We are seeking applicants for a PhD job in biophysics. The goal of the research is to use computer simulations to understand how the form of mitochondrial membranes emerges. The project is part of the “Coupling Architectures of the Cellular Powerhouse to Energy Production States” research project, which is funded by Sapere Aude: DFF-Forskningsleder.
- PhD Fellowship in Computational CRISPR Guide RNA Design
A PhD fellowship is available in the Computational Biology and Bioinformatics research group (https://ivh.ku.dk/bioinformatics), Center for Non-coding RNA in Technology and Health (RTH), (http://rth.dk) at the University of Copenhagen’s Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (https://ivh.ku.dk/english), Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. The CRISPR sector is fast evolving and constantly generating innovative technical possibilities through a variety of applications such as gene editing and gene surgery.
- PhD Fellowship in Veterinary Oncology, Radiotherapy and Genetics
The PhD project is a collaboration between the University of Copenhagen’s Departments of Veterinary Clinical Sciences (IKV) and Veterinary and Animal Sciences (IVH), the Department of Medical Radiation Physics at Lund University (SE), the Department of Radiation Physics at Skne University Hospital (SE), and the Institute for Radiation Oncology at Oxford University (UK).The initiative is supported by the Danish Cancer Society.
- PhD scholarship at the Department of Political Science
The Department of Political Science is accepting applications for a PhD fellowship. The selected candidate will work on the Origins of Descriptive Representation (ODER) project, which is funded by the Carlsberg Foundation, alongside a postdoc, a research assistant, Associate Professor Frederik Hjorth (PI), and international collaborators. Enrollment will take place at the Faculty of Social Sciences, which is part of the Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences.
- PhD Fellowship in Astrocytic Regulation of Brain Ion Homeostasis At Center For Translational Neuromedicine
The Center for Translational Neuromedicine (CTN) now employs and educates 50 people. CTN is distinguished by its very ambitious research environment. The academic staff will work in the Nedergaard laboratory. Working in the Nedergaard lab provides the opportunity to work in a multi-disciplinary neuroscience lab focused on the basic biology of glial cells in the CNS and the role of astrocytes in a variety of neurological illnesses such as stroke, spinal cord injury, epilepsy, tremor, and ALS. The goal of the research is to develop novel ways for treating neurological illnesses that are caused by astrocytic dysfunction.
- PhD Fellowship in Biochemistry
The Department of Biology is seeking candidates for a PhD scholarship to study the structural and functional characterisation of newly identified macro-conotoxins. The investigation is part of the Independent Research Fund Denmark-funded research project “Unravelling the Universe of Macro-Conotoxins.”
The anticipated start date is November 1, 2023, or as soon as feasible thereafter.
- PhD fellowship in ‘Decoding Resistance to Targeted Therapy in Glioblastoma by Phosphoproteomics’
The PhD student will investigate the cellular signaling pathways downstream of the kinase inhibitor regorafenib in Glioblastoma (GBM) to identify its protein targets as part of an international joint study. Delineating the molecular causes of regorafenib resistance will provide therapeutic targets for overcoming resistance to this multikinase inhibitor and, ultimately, improving patient lifespan through sensible medication combinations.
- PhD Fellowship in Causal Inference, Department of Public Health
On November 1, 2023, or as soon as practicable thereafter, we are providing a PhD fellowship with a special focus on statistical approaches for image data gathered in clinical trials. The PhD student will be expected to create and use statistical methods for causal analysis of observational and experimental data, with an emphasis on interpretable target parameters and robust statistical inference.
- PhD Fellowship as part of the research project ‘Danish-German Cultures (1773-1864): Conflict and Cohesion
The University of Copenhagen’s Department of English, Germanic, and Romance Studies is providing a fully financed three-year PhD scholarship beginning 1 February 2024 or as soon as practicable thereafter.
We are searching for a highly motivated individual to do doctoral research as part of a three-year joint project led by Associate Professor Anna Sandberg and funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark.
- PhD Fellowship in Optomechanical Sensing
Recently, major gains in the performance of quantum sensors for force and displacement have been made possible by the invention of extraordinarily coherent mechanical resonators. We are continually seeking to broaden our unique knowledge in this field and use it for applications ranging from nano-scale imaging of biological systems to quantum mechanics testing.
- PhD Position in Protein science
The Kragelund group in the Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, is looking for a highly motivated PhD student to join work on intrinsically disordered proteins and protein regions (IDPs and IDRs). The PhD post is fully financed and will last three years, beginning January 1st, 2024, or shortly thereafter.
- PhD fellowship in Interactions between Eukaryotic and Prokaryotic Microbiomes in Pigs
We are offering a PhD scholarship in Interactions between Eukaryotic and Prokaryotic Microbiomes in Pigs beginning on January 1, 2024, or as soon as practicable thereafter. The job is supported by two projects: the EU Innovation Action AVANT and the PIG PARADIGM project of the Novo Nordisk Foundation. The research activities will center on the use of metagenomics to better understand how the fungus and protozoa that comprise the porcine intestine’s eukaryotic microbiome respond to external stimuli and influence the bacterial community structure, ultimately contributing to pig health and disease.
- PhD Fellowship in Experimental Aspects of Non-Local Condensed Matter Physics
We seek outstanding candidates for a PhD position to work on condensed matter experiments at the Center for Quantum Devices, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen.
The position is (expected to be) 1 March 2024 or by arrangement.
- PhD Fellowship in Astronomy
DARK is seeking PhD candidates in galaxy dynamics and extragalactic stellar streams. The position is part of Sarah Pearson’s new group and the bigger research project “Decoding Dark Matter with Stellar Streams from Beyond the Milky Way.”
The projected start date is September 1st, 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter.
- PhD Fellowship in Experimental Quantum Optics
The initiative will be part of the Hybrid Quantum Networks Center, which intends to combine single photon sources with mechanical oscillators to create long-term quantum memories in quantum networks. The current study will fall under the purview of experimental quantum optics, with the goal of linking numerous quantum dot emitters via a nanophotonic waveguide for photonic quantum computing applications.
- Four PhD Fellowships at the Faculty of Theology\
The Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen, hereby announces that two three-year PhD scholarships and two “friplads” within all research areas of the Facul, including the Center for African Studies, will be available beginning January 1, 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter, subject to available grants. (A “friplads” job is one in which the Faculty covers all tuition/administrative fees but no further funds are provided.) The awarding of a scholarship or “friplads” entails enrollment as a PhD student in the Faculty of Theology’s PhD school.
- PhD scholarships in the ERC-funded project “Women in the Nordic Englightenment at the Department of Communication
The University of Copenhagen’s (UCPH) Department of Communication, Faculty of Humanities, is seeking proposals for one three-year PhD scholarship beginning on January 1, 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter.
The selected candidate will be assigned to the ERC-funded project ‘Women in the Nordic Enlightenment (WHENCE). Changing early modern philosophical narratives and revealing women’s contributions to Scandinavian gender equality’, directed by PI Associate Professor Sabrina Ebbersmeyer.
- PhD Fellowship in Geochronology
The 40Ar/39Ar geochronology laboratory in the Geology section of the Natural History Museum of Denmark invites applications for a PhD fellowship in the project “Gas release from Greenland-Faeroes flood basalt eruptions and their impact on the Paleocene-Eocene climate” funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark.
The projected start date is November 1st, 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter.
- PhD Fellowship in The Effect Of Sleep Extension On Body Weight Homeostasis In Childhood
The Division for Human Nutrition at the University of Copenhagen’s Department of Nutrition, Exercise & Sports, Faculty of Science, seeks applications for a PhD fellowship in the effect of sleep extension on body weight homeostasis in childhood. The experiment is part of the Novo Nordisk Foundation-funded research project “A randomized controlled trial of sleep extension to reduce overweight and improve learning in prepubescent children” (acronym: More2Sleep). (See relevant press announcement).
The start date is expected to be December 27, 2023, or as soon as feasible thereafter.