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Text for future specific calls

Full or partial funding for a PhD scholarship/fellowship

Usually the PhD programme director or another AU employee (associate professor or professor) contacts the graduate school after having received full or partial funding for a PhD scholarship/fellowship from an external partner (foundation, public research programmes, museum, company etc.).

In case of co-financing from Arts our percentage of the PhD scholarship/fellowship must be approved by the head of the graduate school (Danish form) before the draft is sent the graduate school.

A PhD scholarship (4+4) must include founding for SU vouchers (part A)/salary (part B), travel expenses, programme fee and overhead and a PhD fellowship (5+3) must include founding for salary, travel expenses, programme fee and overhead. Please see this page.

The employment must be at Arts (full-time).

Grants for which there are no named candidates must be advertised.


Applicants will be assessed by an assessment committee consisting of at least three members: the PhD programme director, an expert member of the standing assessment committee, and the author of the call proposal. The appointment must be agreed with the proposed committee members before the below form is sent to the PhD administration.    

Please find the graduate school’s standing assessment committee here.

Form for call proposal

Please fill out the form Calls for PhD proposals (specific calls) and send it to Bettina H. Acthon (acthon@au.dk) at the PhD administration:



Draft for the call (form) incl. proof of funding:15 January
Announcement on the web:15 February
Application deadline:15 March
Enrolment start:1 July / 1 September


Draft for the call (form) incl. proof of funding:1 August
Announcement on the web:1 September
Application deadline:1 October
Enrolment start:1 January / 1 February

International university collaborations

Please see a list of the international MoU’s and collaborative agreements at Arts here.

Rules and regulations

Rules for the PhD degree programme at the Graduate School, Arts

Ministerial Order on the PhD degree programme

University Act