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Copenhagen Bioscience, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #26 (ARWU) Copenhagen, Denmark
The Copenhagen Bioscience PhD Programme at University of Copenhagen is a new initiative that offers talented students with a university degree from outside of Denmark an opportunity to launch their careers in the vibrant environment of the Novo Nordisk Foundation research center cluster.
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Overview

The four-year programme is divided into a predoctoral year followed by three years of PhD training at one of the Novo Nordisk Foundation research centers.

The first year of the programme includes short rotations, a common course, common seminars and selection of PhD project. All awardees will have to pass an examination at the end of the first year in order to qualify for the following three years of PhD education. You can find more information at the programme website.

Full salary and tuition fee will be covered by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. The Copenhagen Bioscience PhD Programme at the University of Copenhagen offers the possibility to rent an apartment for the first year, in the city centre of Copenhagen, ranked as the most liveable city in the world, again, in 2016.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Molecular Bioscience
  • Protein Research and Critical Thinking
  • Stem Cell Research and Critical Thinking
  • Basic Metabolic Research and Critical Thinking
  • Bioengineering Research and Critical Thinking
For more information please visit the programme website.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Submit a fully completed application form before the deadline via the Novo Nordisk Foundation web-based application system.
  • Provide a minimum of two academic references.
  • Hold, or anticipate receiving before enrolment, a university degree that formally qualifies the applicant to enter a PhD or equivalent programme in the country where the degree was obtained.
  • Hold, or anticipate receiving before enrolment, a university degree from outside of Denmark.
  • The programme is also open for applicants with a Danish degree who can document at least 12 months of full-time research experience from outside Denmark, confirmed by at least one of the academic references.
  • Provide proof of English language skills

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
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The Copenhagen Bioscience PhD Programme is funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. Funding covers salary and tuition costs for selected candidates.

Living costs for Copenhagen

  • 7928 - 13460 DKK/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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