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Physics and Astronomy, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #60 (ARWU) Aarhus, Denmark
The PhD programme from Aarhus University offers education in a number of major areas of Physics and Astronomy. The minimum background education for enrollment is a Bachelor degree in Physics, Astronomy or a closely related subject.
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Overview

The PhD programme from Aarhus University offers education in a number of major areas of Physics and Astronomy. The minimum background education for enrollment is a Bachelor degree in Physics, Astronomy or a closely related subject.

The PhD-education is always based on research where suitable supervisors work with topics within the following research areas:

  • Atomic, molecular and optical physics
  • Stellar astrophysics and Cosmology
  • Biophysics
  • Surface science
  • Nano science
  • Statistical physics
  • Nuclear physics
  • CERN related physics
  • Condensed matter and materials science
  • Accelerator mass spectrometry
  • Science Studies
  • Science Education
Research facilities:
  • A number of accelerators
  • Synchrotron radiation facility
  • Optical and laser laboratories
  • Storage ring Facility for materials characterization
  • Facilities for thin film synthesis
  • Clean room Wind tunnel to simulate conditions on Mars
  • SONG network of telescopes at Tenerife
  • Access to facilities at CERN through our membership
  • Access to Nordic Optical Telescope through membership
  • Access to European Southern Observatory through membership
  • Access to Kepler Satellite through agreement with NASA
  • Access to satellites through European Space Agency Computers of various capacities

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses may include: 

  • Materials simulations: Introduction to Density Functional Theory 
  • Electronic Structure and Many-Body Physics from Photoemission Experiments
  • Topological insulators and superfluids – basic theory and recent progress
  • Advanced Python & Statistics in Astronomy 

For more information, please visit the programme website.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    83

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General Requirements

Please note that all information in the application must be in Danish or English, and that GSST reserves the right to verify the authenticity of your educational diploma and transcripts. 

Application 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
Documentation of language skills should also be included, if required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Aarhus

  • 6639 - 10060 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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