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Study-In-Denmark: 2022 University of Copenhagen IFRO Postgraduate Scholarships for International Students

Department of Food and Resource Economics is inviting applications for the University of Copenhagen IFRO Postgraduate Scholarships to start up from 1 September 2022 or later.

The University of Copenhagen is a public research university in Copenhagen, Denmark. Founded in 1479, the University of Copenhagen is the second-oldest university in Scandinavia after Uppsala University, and ranks as one of the top universities in the Nordic countries and Europe.

IFRO carries out pure basic and applied social science research and have a number of educational and public sector advisory service responsibilities within our thematic fields. We are characterized by a high involvement in interdisciplinary research at both international and national levels.

Scholarship Summary

Scholarship Details:

Employment is conditional upon your successful enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD School at the Faculty of SCIENCE, University of Copenhagen. This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project formulated by the applicant.

The terms of employment and salary are in accordance to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State (AC). The position is covered by the Protocol on Job Structure.

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Scholarship Requirements:

  • Applicants should hold an MSc degree related to the thematic areas mentioned above with good results and good English language skills.
  • As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications, emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any), relevant work experience and the potentials of the applicant’s proposed non-binding research project. 
  • To be eligible for the regular PhD programme, you must have completed a degree programme, equivalent to a Danish master’s degree (180 ECTS/3 FTE BSc + 120 ECTS/2 FTE MSc)
  • If you do not have an education equivalent to a relevant Danish master´s degree, you might be qualified for the integrated MSc and PhD programme, if you have an education equivalent to a relevant Danish bachelor´s degree.
  • To be eligible for the integrated scholarship, you are (or are eligible to be) enrolled at one of the faculty’s master programmes with relations the thematic areas mentioned above.

  • Students on the integrated programme will enroll as PhD students simultaneously with completing their enrollment in this MSc degree programme.

Scholarship Duration and Reward

  • The PhD programme offers two options – Option A: A three-year full-time study within the framework of the regular PhD programme (5+3 scheme) and Option B: An up to five-year full-time study programme within the framework of the integrated MSc and PhD programme (the 3+5 scheme).
  • Until the MSc degree is obtained, (when exactly two years of the full 3+5 programme remains), the grant will be paid partly in the form of 48 state education grant portions (in Danish: “SU-klip”) plus salary for work (teaching, supervision etc.) totalling a workload of 150 working hours per year. A PhD grant portion is currently (2021) DKK 6,321 before tax.

Required Documents

To apply, candidates must be ready to submit the following documents;

  • Motivated letter of application (max. one page)
  • Curriculum vitae including information about your education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
  • Original diplomas for Bachelor of Science or Master of Science and transcript of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation if issued in another language than English or Danish. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor is accepted.
  • Publication list (if possible)
  • Reference letters (if available)
  • Applicants are encouraged to submit a brief non-binding research proposal to illustrate general interest and ability to formulate a research idea. The final research topic for the applicants hired are decided upon in dialogue. The Department may propose topics relevant for the applicants’ profile, which are better fits to ongoing activities and/or hold greater potential.

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Deadline: April 19, 2022

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