PhD Scholarships At University Of Copenhagen

International students who wish to pursue a doctorate degree can now apply for the PhD scholarships at University of Copenhagen. There are up to five scholarships available that will commence on June 1, 2019.




iCourts is a centre of excellence for international courts and is a part of Faculty of Law at the University of Copenhagen. This year, it is proud to offer new research agenda and is looking for original and innovative ideas that mix law and other relevant disciplines through the new PhD scholarships at University of Copenhagen. The university is especially interested in projects that can enhance the iCourts 2.0 agenda along with their new ERC projects. The latter aims to explain and make intelligible the often contested and relative power of international institutions, courts and law. The university generally encourages projects that aim to broadly explore the power of international courts related to politics, law and society.

The scholarships are awarded to international students who wish to study in the Faculty of Law at the university. The qualified students will be employed in line with the agreement between the ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations concerning the salary of doctorate students. Students will receive a regular salary every month in line with Danish law. Furthermore, students will also be entitled to an annual research budget. Kindly note that the faculty will not be responsible for the students’ accommodation.

Entry Requirements

  • Students must have gained a degree that corresponds to the Danish master of laws/its equivalent. For further information, please click here
  • Students must have gained at least overall 8.2 for grade average or above at graduate (master’s) level in line with the Danish grading scale
  • Students must be able to speak and write in English along with excellent communication skills. Students must provide English skill tests such as TOEFL or IELTS. Click here for more details. Students must also be able to teach at an academic level in English or Danish as well as be able to follow doctorate courses taught in English
  • Students must document an aptitude for research the meritorious evaluation of their publications, final thesis or academic recommendations to show that they have ability to undertake the demanding task of writing a doctorate thesis
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How To Submit

Interested candidates must click on the apply button available here in order to apply.

Please prepare the following documents before applying. Your application must be submitted electronically in English, Danish, Norwegian or Swedish.

  • A CV (no longer than 2 pages)
  • A research project proposal. For details on what it should contain, please visit this page
  • Certified copies of transcripts and diplomas (both master’s and bachelor’s degree) in the original language. Please include the authorised English translation if they are not issued in Danish or English
  • Grading scale
  • Documentation of English level such as TOEFL or IELTS results
  • A motivation letter
  • Name of your supervisor

Applications for the PhD scholarships at University of Copenhagen must be submitted no later than December 14, 2018 at 23:59 GMT+1. No late or incomplete application will be taken into consideration. Candidates will be subjected to interviews in either March or April.

Should you need further information, please email the PhD administration at [email protected] or visit the faculty’s website


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