GSST PhD Positions for International Students in Denmark, 2019

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Scholarship Description:

GSST is calling applications for PhD Positions for specific projects at Aarhus University in Denmark. Regardless of the type of call, a complete financing plan must be in place for each PhD student in connection with admission.

As a leading international university Aarhus University combines in-depth, cutting-edge research with interdisciplinary collaboration and maintains a strong focus on talent development and knowledge exchange with the business sector.

Aarhus University offers PhD degree programmes which compare favorably with the best in the world. With a long tradition for international cooperation in the areas of teaching and research, the PhD programmes are naturally of a high international standard.

Degree level:

Position is available to pursue PhD programme.

Field of Study:

Please note that the list below is regularly updated. The list will be complete approximately two weeks before application deadline.

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Agroecology:

  • Targeted Nitrogen Management in Cropping Systems
  • Improvement of the nitrogen reduction efficiency of woodchip biofilters by psychrophilic microorganisms

Animal Science:

No specific projects at the moment, please apply via the GSST open call.

Bioscience:

  • Biotic interactions tracked by computer vision (BITCue)
  • Cross-scale integration of Arctic shrub dynamics and intra-specific trait variation for understanding and predicting changes in Arctic Ecosystems
  • Disentangling multiple drivers of shrub growth and recruitment across Greenland
  • When, where, and how environmental changes result in novel or hybrid ecosystems via biological re-organisation?

Chemistry:

No specific projects at the moment, please apply via the GSST open call.

Computer Science:

  • Automated Program Analysis for Advanced Web Applications
  • Focused-PVA: Progressive Visual Analytics for Focus+Context Techniques
  • Algorithms and Data Structures in Computational Geometry

Engineering:

  • Terahertz Imaging for Solar Cell Materials
  • Photonic integrated devices for quantum signal processing
  • CMOS Integrated Circuits for Implantable Neuromorphic Chip
  • Secure data compression and analytics for IoT
  • Optimal Strategies for Efficient Autonomous Drone Collaboration
  • Distributed Ledger Technology and Trustless IoT networks

Environmental Sciences:

No specific projects at the moment, please apply via the GSST open call.

Food Science:

  • SOUNDS HEALTHY: Auditory interventions in public spaces to promote healthier food choices and eating behaviour
  • TASTING SENSE: Sensory and consumer perception of basic human sense interactions in food and beverages – the influence of individual and cultural differences in innovative industrial new product development  

Geoscience:

No specific projects at the moment, please apply via the GSST open call.

Mathematics:

No specific projects at the moment, please apply via the GSST open call.

Molecular Biology and Genetics:

Genomic instability and disease (2 available positions)

Nanoscience:

  • Multimodal 3D X-ray imaging of bone nano- and micro-structure
  • Development of novel 2D materials for catalytic hydrogen production
  • Combined Neutron diffraction and solid state NMR

Physics and Astronomy:

No specific projects at the moment, please apply via the GSST open call.

Scholarship Award: 

Regardless of the type of call, a complete financing plan must be in place for each PhD student in connection with admission. The plan covers all expenses for the PhD programme: scholarship/fellowship, tuition fee, running costs, incl. expenses for mobility plans, etc.
All accepted PhD students must pay a tuition fee, however, in most cases tuition fees are covered by PhD financing plan. If you are self-sponsored you must pay the tuition fee yourself.

Nationalities:

  • Applicants with citizenship from the following countries Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States, or one of the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden).
  • Scholarship can be taken in Denmark.

Eligibility Criteria:

The following applicants are exempted from documenting their English qualifications/taking a test:

  • Applicants with citizenship from the following countries Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States, or one of the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden).
  • Applicants with a Bachelor’s or Master’s programme completed in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, or United States. In this case, please upload your Bachelor’s or Master’s diploma under the section ”Language skills documentation”.
  • Applicants with a Bachelor’s or Master’s programme completed at a Danish university for which the requirement was English B level at the time of admission. In this case, please upload your Bachelor’s or Master’s diploma under the section ”Language skills documentation”.
  • Applicants able to document that English were the language of instruction during the whole period of their Bachelor’s and/or Master’s programme. This must be documented by uploading an official document from the institution clearly stating this under “language skills documentation”. The onus is on the applicant to provide this information as GSST will not pursue information regarding the language of instruction for any programmes or institutions.

English Language Requirements: 

The English language requirement at Graduate School of Science and Technology is comparable to an “English B level” in the Danish upper secondary school (“gymnasium”).

English language qualifications comparable to an “English B level” is documented by one of the following tests:

  • TOEFL test, minimum score: 560 (paper-based test) or 83 (internet-based test). The paper-based test must have a “total score”. From August call 2019, GSST no longer accepts the paper-based test.
    Aarhus University does not accept the TOEFL ITP test. Aarhus University’s TOEFL code is 8935. You must request that the test centre send your test results to Aarhus University, in order to enable verification of your test results.
  • IELTS (academic) test, minimum average score: 6.5 points
  • Cambridge English Language Assessment:
    Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency (CPE)
    Cambridge English: Certificate of Advanced English with grade A,B or C (CAE)
    Cambridge English: First Certificate  with grade A (FCE)

Applying procedure Instructions:

How to Apply: 

  1. Application attachments:
    In the section “Information and attachments needed for the application” above, you can find important information about the various application elements. Please read this information carefully before you start your application.Please be aware that you cannot submit the application if one or several of these documents have not been uploaded.If you wish to upload more than one document under each section, you must scan/merge all documents into one large PDF document and upload this. Please note that we reserve the right to remove scientific papers, large reports, theses and the like. Instead you can indicate a URL where the information is available.
  2. When you have all your attachments and information ready, go to the online application facility find the application form by clicking on the currently open call and the programme/field in which you wish to apply, e.g. “May 2017” and “Engineering”.
  3. Fill in information and upload your attachments.Attachments must be pdf-files, max. 20 MB, no zip. All information in the application must be in Danish or English.Some of the information fields in the application have a little number outside of them to the right. By clicking on the number, you can find further directions on how to fill in the information field/what information is needed.

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Scholarship Deadline:

November 1, 2018.

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