PhD scholarships at the Department of Psychology, University of Copenhagen (UCPH)
Applications are invited for PhD scholarships at the Department of Psychology, UCPH. The chosen candidates will enrol at the Faculty of Social Sciences under Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences. Employment is to begin on 01 February 2017.
Deadline for applications: 1 November 2016
The PhD programme provides PhD students with strong research training which opens up a window of opportunity to a variety of careers within the private and public sectors. The programme includes the drafting of a PhD thesis, active participation in research networks, PhD courses, teaching, and other forms of knowledge dissemination. The PhD programme can be undertaken as a three year full-time study within the framework of the 5+3 study programme, or as a four year full-time study programme within the framework of the 4+4 study programme.
Further information about the PhD study programme is available on the website of Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences:
Under “Legal basis” on the website you will find information about the rules and guidelines for the PhD programme, and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities.
Applicants should familiarise themselves with the research strategy and the ongoing research at the Department before submitting their application. Further information can be found:
Further information about the PhD study programme in Psychology will be available at an orientation meeting on 29 September 2016 at 10:00 AM at the Department of Psychology, Centre for Health and Society, Øster Farimagsgade 2A, 2nd floor, room 3-2-M202 (the canteen), 1353 Copenhagen K. You can read more about the study programme on: http://psychology.ku.dk/phd_programme/. Link to the research catalogue of the Department of Psychology: http://psychology.ku.dk/phd_programme/research_catalogue/
- The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding society, and invites all qualified applicants, regardless of personal background, to apply for the positions.
- In order to be awarded a PhD scholarship the applicant has to enrol as a PhD student at the Faculty of Social Sciences, cf. the rules of the Danish Ministerial order No 1039 of 27 August 2013.
- Please note that normally there is strong competition for these scholarships, and only a few can be awarded each term.
Scholarships in the 5+3 and the 4+4 PhD study programmes
The 5+3 PhD study programme
In order to be eligible for a scholarship in the 5+3 PhD study programme the applicant must have completed a two year MSc degree programme, or have earned 120 ECTS credits at an equivalent academic level before starting his or her employment. Applicants should check the study programmes for more detailed descriptions of the entry requirements. PhD students are paid a salary in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The PhD student has a work obligation of up to 840 hours over the 3 year period of time without additional pay. The work obligation can include for instance teaching.
The 4+4 PhD study programme
Students who have completed a BSc plus 60 ECTS of an MSc degree programme would enrol as PhD students simultaneously with their enrolment in the MSc degree programme. Applicants should check the study programmes for more detailed descriptions of the entry requirements. Until an MSc degree is obtained, the grant is paid partly in the form of up to 48 state education grant portions (in Danish: SU-klip). More specifically the PhD student will be paid two grant portions per month plus salary for work (teaching, presentations etc.) which totals a workload of at least 280 hours. Payment and conditions of employment are carried out in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). Upon completion of the MSc degree the student is transferred to the salary-earning part of the PhD studies.
Further details and application process is available here.
Source: University of Copenhagen
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