Ph.D. On Campus


Aarhus University

36 months
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At the Department of Mathematics at  Aarhus University there are several directions of research; either in pure mathematics, stochastics or science studies. These encompass theoretical aspects as well as investigations of interest in other fields of science, such as for example physics, coding theory, computer science, and mathematical finance.


There are collaborations with other sciences and practical work in connection with medical and engineering problems, such as wind power.

Examples of employment after graduation of Mathematics at  Aarhus University

The employment of PhDs takes place in a wide range of positions, such as statistical and medical companies, the wind turbine industry, financial institutions, research or teaching.

Programme Structure

Pure Mathematics

The main research areas in Pure Mathematics are:

  • Algebra and Discrete Mathematics: Algebraic geometry and commutative algebra, algebraic groups and quantum groups, computer algebra, coding theory and cryptography, representation theory for Lie algebras, computational algebraic geometry.
  • Analysis: Mathematical physics, spectral theory, spectral geometry, representation theory, analytic number theory, harmonic analysis, Lie groups, K-theory, C*-algebras, scattering theory, mathematical physics of fields and particles, magnetic fields and superconductivity.
  • Geometry and Topology: Algebraic K-theory, homotopy theory, differential geometry, Kaehler geometry, gauge theory, quantum field theory, geometric quantization of symplectic varieties, quantization of moduli spaces, topology of smooth mapping germs, singularity theory.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There are several intakes throughout the year. GSNS must receive your application for a PhD position at least three months (for EU citizens) or four months (for international citizens) prior to the preferred start date.


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.


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