Ph.D. On Campus


Aarhus University

36 months
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The Department of Bioscience from Aarhus University is one of the largest departments at the Faculty of Science housing a staff of 500 and more than 700 students enrolled including about 100 PhD-students.



  • The department conducts both basic research in a range of biological disciplines and research-based public sector consultancy in the areas of environmental management of marine and terrestrial ecosystems. Currently the research activities at the department are organized in 18 sections in which Department of Bioscience offers PhD studies.
  • The research at Bioscience spans over all biological levels from genes, physiological processes, individuals, populations and species to entire ecosystems. We work with evolutionary processes, which are the foundation of all life and explore the mechanisms, which explain the correlation between living organisms and the environment. The research activities seek the interface between disciplines such as Zoophysiology, Bioinformatics and Geomicrobiology. Research at the Department of Bioscience includes basic research, applied research and strategic research.

Programme Structure

The sections are defined in terms of academic and geographical considerations. The sections consist of a Head of section, a number of permanent staff members and a number of PhD students, postdocs and graduate students. The following sections have been established at our 4 geographical sites:

  • Aarhus    
  • Silkeborg
  • Kalø
  • Roskilde

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Aarhus University welcomes applicants from all over the world. However, our PhD programmes are internationally very competitive, and only applicants with the highest level of documented qualifications (educational background, aca­demic skills and grades) are admitted.
  • You can enter a three year PhD programme after five years of full-time university study (Master’s degree). Several graduate schools also offer you a four year PhD programme af­ter you have completed four years of full time university study. At the Faculty of Science you have the unique opportunity of starting your PhD studies after obtaining your Bachelor’s de­gree. You can read more about these options and the research fields and study structures of the individual programmes on the graduate school websites.
  • The English language requirement at GSST is comparable to an “English B level” in the Danish upper secondary school (“gymnasium”).

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Aarhus

6639 - 10051 DKK /month
Living costs

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


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