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In accordance with the graduate school’s Rules for the PhD Programme (English version - Danish version), 2 supervisors must be appointed for a PhD project:

  • A principal supervisor, who will have overall responsibility for all aspects of the PhD programme and for the supervision process as a whole.
  • One (or possibly two) co-supervisor(s), who will provide academic guidance in the PhD project in accordance with written supervision agreement. The co-supervisors may be employed at other institutions in Denmark or abroad.

A proposal for a co-supervisor for the PhD project must be submitted to the Graduate School on the form PhD Supervision Agreement along with the head of the department’s statement no later than 3 months after enrolment.

Co-supervisors employed outside of Aarhus University are not compensated for supervision, unless the Head of Department has entered into a specific agreement thereon.

For further information about PhD supervision, please refer to item 3.2., 3.3. and 3.4. in the Rules for the PhD Programme or contact your PhD administrator if you have any questions.