On the 1st of July 2011 three graduate schools, the Graduate School of Theology and the Study of Religion, the Doctoral School of Educational Research and the Graduate School of Humanities, merged to form the Graduate School of Arts.
Under management of the head of the graduate school, Graduate School of Arts manages the PhD degree programme at the Faculty of Arts and at the faculty departments and research centres.
The Graduate School of Arts (GSA) has approximately 300 PhD students, with around 200 of them at Aarhus Campus and around 100 at Emdrup Campus, north of Copenhagen. The Graduate School of Arts is organised into eight PhD study programmes (with eight research programme chairs) covering all research areas under the Faculty of Arts.
The Graduate School of Arts is supported by Research, Talent and Internationalisation in the Administrative Centre Arts and by the Central Talent Unit. Each programme is linked to an administrator from Research, Talent and Internationalisation in the Administrative Centre Arts.
The Graduate School of Arts and the Central Talent Unit offer 2 websites; an external site for new applicants and other stakeholders along with an internal site for current PhD students, advisors, assessment committees, programme chairs etc.
The Graduate School of Arts is supported by PhD Planner as the central administrative tool for offering new positions, review committees, offers to candidates, employment and degree completion.