Ph.D. On Campus

Food Science

Aarhus University

36 months
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The Department of Food Science from Aarhus University aims to provide a PhD degree in Food Science at the highest international level. This requires dedicated PhD students and supervisors as well as a fine working environment.


  •  The Department of Food Science considers the PhD programme to be an important part of the research programme and supports and encourages the facilitation of an inspiring environment for the PhD students.
  • The department carries out research in the whole food production chain to enable management of food quality characteristics of significance for consumer perception, nutritional and health quality of the raw material and the suitability for further processing. The research provides new knowledge concerning the sustainable production and quality of fruits, vegetables, ornamentals, dairy, meat and egg products and forms the basis for dissemination of knowledge at the highest level within the area.

Research facilities

The department has modern research and experimental facilities and equipment for a wide range of physiological and technical experiments: Field and stable facilities, state-of-art greenhouses, controlled environments, storage rooms and in vitro laboratories.

The analytical equipment includes: HPLC, GC-MS, Q-TOF, iontrap, Maldi TOF/TOF, high- and low field NMR, ESR, Chromatography equipment, DSC, FTIR and facilities for sensory science and state-of-art equipped photosynthesis and root laboratories.

Programme Structure

Major research areas related to fruit, vegetable and ornamental research:

  • Cultivation techniques
  • Physiology
  • Crop quality
  • Postharvest performance
  • Global changes and plant food production
  • Product development
  • Organic production

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

  • 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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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