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Costs for enrolment

Types of funding

There are three options when applying for enrolment as a PhD student at the Graduate School of Arts.
 

Enrolment with employment at Aarhus University

 
Funded by the Faculty of Arts

When applying for one of our open or specific calls the applicant applies for enrolment and scholarship/fellowship simultaneously.

A PhD scholarship (4+4) includes SU vouchers (part A)/salary (part B), travel expenses (30,000 DKK), programme fee and overhead.

A PhD fellowship (5+3) includes salary, travel expenses (30,000 DKK), programme fee and overhead.

Funded by an external source
When applying for enrolment (and employment) with funding from an external source the full funding (salary, travel expenses, programme fee and overhead; see the sections below) must be awarded before applying for enrolment as a PhD student.

The funding commitment for the PhD scholarship (4+4) or the PhD fellowship (5+3) MUST be documented in writing and uploaded to the electronic application.

A PhD scholarship (4+4) including SU vouchers (part A)/salary (part B), travel expenses, programme fee and overhead amounts to about 2,225,000 DKK.

A PhD fellowship (5+3) including salary, travel expenses, programme fee and overhead on the highest pay grade (8) amounts to about 2,570,000 DKK.


Enrolment without employment at Aarhus University

 
Enrolment only

The PhD student finances his or her PhD studies by means of other external funding (salary and study costs), and pays an annual programme fee and overhead to the Graduate School of Arts; see the section "Programme fee and overhead" below.

The funding commitment MUST be documented in writing and uploaded to the electronic application.

Programme fee and overhead

The programme fee/tuition (2019 level) is 104,200 DKK a year plus overhead (currently 44%).

Programme fee312,600 DKK
Overhead (44%)137,544 DKK
Total450,144 DKK

The programme fee covers the costs associated with course planning, supervision, evaluation, assessment of the dissertation etc.

Overhead covers the indirect costs associated with a PhD project, i.e. costs which are not directly attributed to the specific project such as rent, heating, electricity, cleaning, administration, library etc. 


If Aarhus University is going to manage the PhD scholarship/fellowship (i.e. employ the PhD student) the overhead must be calculated from the total amount for salary, travel expenses and programme fee.

Example (5+3 fellowship)

Salary expenses1,450,000 DKK
Programme fee312,600 DKK
Travel expenses30,000 DKK
Total excl. overhead1,792,600 DKK
Overhead (44%)788,744 DKK
Total incl. overhead2,581,344 DKK

Salary

The amounts paid out to the PhD students are not the same as the total salary costs.

5+3 programme (3 years)

The salary depends on the PhD student's seniority (previous employment after the Master’s degree). If the PhD student does not have any seniority he/she will be placed on the lowest pay grade (4.1).

Please see the pay scale on this page.


4+4 programme (4 years)

4+4 students on Part A will receive both a SU PhD scholarship and an hourly pay. On Part B they will be placed on the lowest pay grade (4.1).

Please see the pay scale on this page.


Total costs

Salary, travel expenses, programme fee and overhead

 
Calculator:
This Excel file is a calculator for enrolment costs that uses the estimated costs for 5+3 and 4+4 in the examples below: Danish version

5+3:
On this page you can see an estimate of the costs for a 5+3 fellow: Danish version - English version

4+4:
On this page you can see an estimate of the costs for a 4+4 scholar: Danish version - English version