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Three PhD Fellowhips at the Faculty of Theology, Denmark


Subject to available grants, the Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen, hereby announces that one three-year PhD scholarship and two fripladser will be available from 1 November 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter. (A friplads entails a position in which all tuition/administrative costs are covered by the Faculty, but no additional funds are available.) Applications for both the scholarship and thefripladser are invited from the theological areas of research and African Studies. The granting of a scholarship or friplads carries with it enrolment as a PhD student in the PhD school of the Faculty of Theology.

To be considered, applicants must have a Master’s degree in Theology or African Studies any other relevant Master’s degree or similar qualifications. Besides attention to the scientific quality and the feasibility of the proposed PhD project, the assessment will put emphasis on the talent for independent research demonstrated by the applicant usually through a Master’s thesis or similar.

 The granting of the PhD scholarship will take place under the agreement in force between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations, AC. Under this agreement, a PhD scholarship holder is entitled to carry out relevant duties amounting to a total of 840 hours over the three-year period. The scholarship holder must also be prepared to take an active part in the Faculty’s research environment.

The application must be made on a special form (see link at bottom of page). The application must be accompanied by the following appendices (scanned electronically): Documentation for the Master’s degree, a short CV, a draft outline of the study programme and a budget for the three years of study. If available, the following documents should also be submitted as appendices: Master’s thesis, thesis assessment and list of publications. Application and documentation can be submitted either in Danish or in English.



The draft outline of the study programme must contain a description of the planned research project (max. 5 pages/12.000 key strokes incl. spaces) and a realistic plan for the fulfillment of requirements under the Ministerial Order on PhD degrees with regard to participation in courses and periods of study at other institutions.  The Faculty expects the project to be kept within the usual annuum for a PhD fellowship, but any other major expenses must be mentioned explicitly in the application (e.g. travelling, field work, equipment, or external expert assistance necessary for the project).



The University of Copenhagen wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications for the scholarship/the fripladsfrom all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.



Application procedure


After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the Dean selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at 

Further Information

Application Deadline : 10 August 2016

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