The calls will be announced on the web no later that one month before the application deadline. The application form will be available at the same time as the call. See the deadlines on this page.
Information for potential PhD students about the PhD degree programme and general student life.
PhD programme Art, Literature and Culture Studies
Tuesday 20 June 2023 14:00-15:30 ECST
See this file for further information
You can find the application form via the link for the application facility in each of the open and specific calls below.
The graduate schools own open PhD scholarships (4+4)/fellowships (5+3).
When applying for the open call you apply for both enrolment and a PhD scholarships (4+4)/fellowships (5+3).
You are not allowed to apply for more than one PhD programme when you apply for the open call.
PhD scholarships funded by the Faculty of Arts.
Application deadline: 1 October 2023 at 23.59 Danish time (CET/CEST)
Call incl. link to the application facility: Danish version - English version (the system will open on 1 September 2023)
Application guide and forms
When applying for a specific call you apply for both enrolment and PhD scholarship (4+4)/fellowship (5+3).
The application must be written in the language mentioned in the call you apply for (see the section "Application").
These calls are normally not funded by Aarhus University.
There are no calls at the moment.
Please see the deadlines on this page.
It is important that you read the actual call, the application guide before you fill out the application form.
You can find the link for the application form in each call (both Open call and Specific calls). See the section in the call named "Application" in the relevant call.
In the application guide you will find the answers to 99% of your questions. Please read the guide before you contact the PhD administration.
If your application is missing one or more of the mandatory attachments your application will be rejected without assessment.
Please see this page for the full list of the mandatory attachments.
On the page How to apply you can find information on how to merge documents into one PDF file and what to do if you cannot send your application.
The graduate school at the Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University has previously announced open faculty financed SU PhD scholarships (4+4) and faculty financed PhD fellowships (5+3) twice a year (the “open call” where applicants can apply with their own project). The graduate school has decided to reduce the number of calls for faculty financed PhD fellowships (5+3) which means that as of 2023 it will only be possible to apply for these 5+3-fellowships once a year. The faculty will finance the same amount of 5+3-fellowships as previously, but will reduce the amount of calls/assessments from two to one per year.
The last time faculty financed 5+3-fellowships will be announced for an autumn call is for the deadline 1 October 2022 with an enrolment start on 1 February 2023. As of 2023 we will only announce faculty financed 5+3-fellowships in the spring.
|Application deadlines||Scholarships/fellowships (open call)|
|1 October 2022||4+4 and 5+3|
|15 March 2023||4+4 and 5+3|
|1 October 2023||only 4+4|
|15 March 2024||4+4 and 5+3|
|1 October 2024||only 4+4|
|15 March 2025||4+4 and 5+3|
Please note that the graduate school will continue to announce specific calls for both 4+4-schloarships and 5+3-fellowships twice a year as well as open faculty financed 4+4-sholarships (open call):
Open call: 4+4 and 5+3
Specific calls: 4+4 and 5+3
- Announcement of calls on the website: 15 February
- Application deadline: 15 March
- Enrolment start: 1 July/1 September
Open call: only 4+4
Specific calls: 4+4 and 5+3
- Announcement of calls on the website: 1 September
- Application deadline: 1 October
- Enrolment start: 1 January/1 February
If you want to apply for a PhD scholarship/fellowship at Arts but you are not sure if you should apply for 4+4 or 5+3 you can get your non-Danish qualifications assessed by the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education.
Please see this page for further information.
This section contains information about:
Not yet passed but will be passed before PhD enrolment
If you have not yet submitted your Master’s thesis for assessment or if you have other outstanding examinations you must upload a list of the courses you have passed and any examinations you are signed up (inkl. the deadline for your Master's thesis). Your Master’s degree programme must be completed no later than the day before the PhD enrolment starts.
For further information about the PhD degree structure at Arts please see this page.
Your application will go through an academic assessment. Please find information on the assessment process and the assessment criteria here:
Staff members, including PhD students, employed in a Ukrainian Higher Education Institution (HEI) who have fled Ukraine due to the Russian aggression are eligible to apply for an Erasmus+ grant of up to 60 days’ duration at Aarhus University.
For further information please see this page.