Costs for enrolment

Enrolment as a PhD student at the Graduate School of Arts

Students must arrange for the funding of their PhD studies prior to enrolment in the Graduate School of Arts.

The possibilities are as follows:

  1. PhD scholarship/fellowship from the Faculty of Arts
    The student has been awarded a PhD scholarship (4+4) or a PhD fellowship (5+3) by the Graduate School after applying for enrolment and scholarship/fellowship simultaneously.
  2. PhD scholarship/fellowship from an external source
    The student has been awarded a PhD scholarship (4+4) or a PhD fellowship (5+3) from an external source (including salary, programme fees and overhead; see below).
    The funding commitment MUST be documented in writing upon application for enrolment as a PhD student.
    A PhD fellowship (salary including programme fee and overhead) on the highest pay grade (8) amounts to about 2,500,000 DKK.  
  3. Enrolment only
    The student finances his or her PhD studies by means of other external funding (salary and study costs), and pays annual programme fees and overhead to the Graduate School of Arts; see below.
    The funding commitment MUST be documented in writing upon application for enrolment as a PhD student.  

Programme fee and overhead

For externally funded PhD studies, the Ministry of Finances recommends the programme fee (2017 level) of 104,200 DKK a year plus overhead, currently 44%.


Salary 

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


Costs for a PhD scholarship

Salary, 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


Enrolment only

Enrolment without employment at Aarhus University: The student finances his or her PhD studies by means of other external funding (salary and study costs), and pays annual programme fees and overhead to the Graduate School of Arts.