Useful information

This site provides you with all the information a PhD student may need - from Rules and regulations (Illness / Parental leave) and Forms to finding your Payroll case managerPhD programme administrator or PhD programme director.

Below you may find information about workshops, summer schools and other useful links.

The School of Criticism and Theory, Cornell University

The 2019 SCT summer session

16 June 2019 - 25 July 2019.

Application deadline, Cornell University: 1 February 2019.

For further information please see

Sponsored Participant

The Graduate School, Arts has had a standing spot at the summer school since 1989. This means that the tuition for our Sponsored Participant is only 2,600 USD (400 USD below regular tuition). The tuition must be paid from your ordinary travel grant.

As a Sponsored Participant you are not required to submit the complete set of application materials required from the regular pool of applicants.  Sponsored Participants will only need to submit a cv, a statement of purpose, and a letter of support from the Graduate School identifying you as our Sponsored Participant.  Please upload the letter of support as an “Additional Document” on the application site. The complete set of application materials (a cv, a statement of purpose, and the letter of support) must be submitted online to Cornell University by 1 February 2019.

If you are enrolled as a PhD student at the Graduate School, Arts and want to apply for the spot please fill out this application form.

Application deadline, Aarhus University: 21 January 2019.


Get to know the Danes

Are you a Ph.D student or Postdoc? Would you like to meet and get to know a Danish family? Make some Danish friends? Then sign up and join us at the start-up event on Monday the 19th of November 2018.

The programme runs from November 2018 til May 2019.

For further information please see: 

Det Danske Institut for Videnskab og Kunst i Rom (efterår 2019)

Forskere indenfor alle grene af viden­ska­ben, kunstnere indenfor alle kunst­ar­ter, arkitekter, musikere og forfattere kan nu søge studie­op­hold på Det Danske Institut i Rom i efteråret 2019.

Se her for mere information.

Ansøgningsfrist: 11. februar 2019

AU Career PhD mentor programme

AU Mentor PhD is an offer to PhD students from all four faculties at Aarhus University (Arts, Business and Social Sciences, Health and Science & Technology). The overall goal of the mentor programme is to bring you and the business community closer together in order to ease your prospective transition from university to a career outside of academia.

The mentors are primarily former PhDs from AU, who are now working outside academia.

From January 2016 the mentor programme will be running once a year with the following deadlines:  

Application deadline: August 15th


October 15th

For more information and registration, check out AU Career PhD's webpage on the mentor programme. 

Career Talks

Are you more interested in a shorter engagement, AU Career PhD also offers Career Talks, which allows you to have a one-time meeting with a PhD profile now working outside academia. For more information, click here. 

PhD Course: Planning and Controlling a PhD project (Spring 2019)

This course will give a brief introduction to Project Management disciplines with focus on planning and controlling the students own PhD projects.

As a specific outcome all participants will have a plan with deliverables, milestones, and schedules for their PhD Project.

The course will cover two and a ½ day:

  • Module 1: 12-13 March 2019 from 9.00 to 16.00
  • Module 2: 27 August 2019 from 9.00 to 12.00

For further information please see here: 

Call for applications for two research courses with the Research School on Peace and Conflict

PhD course on Gender Peace and Conflict to take place at PRIO in Oslo on 6-8 May 2019. The deadline for applications is 6 March 2019. 

PhD course on Qualitative Methods and the Study of Civil War to take place at PRIO in Oslo on 29 April - 3 May 2019. The deadline for applications is 29 January 2019.


Aarhus University invites all its PhD students to participate in this year’s “3 Minutes Thesis” competition (3MT) 20th of March 2019 in Stakladen.

For further information please see: 

Book a Scientist 2019

The Book a Scientist scheme is part of the nationwide Danish Science Festival that takes place from April 24th to April 30th, 2019. The annual Danish Science Festival is organised by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science and consists of more than 600 events and 75.000 visitors. In 2018, Book a Scientist had almost 28.000 participants, 528 talks and 297 scientists.

Scientists from any feld can take part in the scheme. Simply create a description of your presentation (approximately 130 words) on the Danish Science Festival homepage (, choose where and when you wish to present and upload a picture.

Registration is open until the 1st of March 2019.

For further information please see this invitation or this page.

AU Dictionary - AU Translate

AU Communication has launched AU Dictionary, a new university terminology list. AU Dictionary can perform either Danish-English searches or English-Danish searches.

Translate from Danish to English by using AU Translate. AU Translate can be used to translate short texts.

PhD Career Counselling at Aarhus University

AU Career PhD offers career services incl. career counselling for PhD students at Aarhus University.

See this page for further information:

Perspektiver på kvalitet i ph.d.-forløb

Please find the Danish version on this page.

Get your message across – media training for AU researchers

How can you make sure your message gets across? Please see this page for further information.

Junior Researchers at Aarhus University

A website for postdocs and assistant professors, including tenure track.

The website provides junior researchers at Aarhus University with information about the many resources and services available, including information on available courses and services to advance their professional development

Please see this page: