Physics and Astronomy, Ph.D. | Aarhus University | Aarhus, Denmark
Ph.D. On Campus

Physics and Astronomy

36 months
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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 at Aarhus University 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

Examples of employment after graduation:

High schools, Industry, Research Institutions, Universities

Programme Structure

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

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 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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Scholarships Information

Below you will find PhD's scholarship opportunities for Physics and Astronomy.

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