Computer Science, Ph.D. | Aarhus University | Aarhus, Denmark
36 months
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The Department of Computer Science at Aarhus University covers a wide range of theoretical and experimental areas within Computer Science and Bioinformatics.


Areas of study

  • Algorithms and data structures – particular focus on I/O-efficient algorithms and algorithm engineering for massive data sets.
  • Bioinformatics – development and application of models and methods for analyzing biological and biomedical data, covering topics such as algorithmic development, algorithm engineering, software development, and statistical modeling focusing on evolutionary genome analysis, structural bioinformatics and medical bioinformatics.
  • Computer mediated activity – development of new interaction techniques, methods and theories for computer-mediated activities of work and everyday life.
  • Cryptography and security – in particular, public-key cryptography, cryptographic protocols, and quantum cryptography.
  • Data-intensive systems – topics related to spatio-temporal data management, query processing and indexing, high-dimensional and multimedia data, and infrastructure for mobile services and cloud computing.
  • Logic and Semantics - semantics of programming languages and type theories, models and logics for reasoning about programs.
  • Mathematical computer science – computational complexity theory, algorithmic and computational game theory, mathematical programming, combinatorial optimization, computational algebra, real algebraic geometry, and multi-agent systems.
  • Programming languages – object-oriented and functional programming, web technologies, and specification, verification, testing and analysis of software.
  • Ubiquitous computing and interaction – creating concepts for future interactive spaces at schools, libraries, museums, homes, and workplaces.
  • Use, design and innovation – including participatory design in innovation processes,

Employment after graduation from  Computer Science at Aarhus University

  • After graduation, many of our students are employed in the IT industry in the Aarhus area, which includes companies such as Google, Uber, Systematic, and Trifork, however many choose to seek opportunities internationally, or obtain academic positions either in Denmark or abroad.

Programme Structure

Research by topics

  •  Algorithms and Data Structures
  •  Bioinformatics
  • Computer Mediated Activity
  • Cryptography and Security
  • Data-Intensive Systems
  • Logic and Semantics
  • Mathematical Computer Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Personal information
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Academic background 
  • Financing - indicate sources and amounts of possible financial support, if any. Also, please see the "Financing and prospective supervisors" section above.
  • Plan of study
  • Project description for open calls (½-4 pages) - describe your ideas and research plans for your project. 
  • References 
  • Motivation

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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