Please note that the answers below represent the general guidelines for PhD applications. Sometimes an advertisement of a PhD position may indicate otherwise (for instance regarding attachments). In that case, the job advertisement prevails.
You can find information about the requirements and the drafting of the project description here.
The scholarship covers ordinary study expenses, but you will need to add special expenses for fieldwork, staying abroad, conferences or equipment. Office equipment, books and the like should not be included in the budget.
You are always welcome to include documentation that you believe supports your application, but it is only mandatory to include documentation of language skills if specifically required in the advertisement.
However, you will need a high level of command of both oral and written academic English to complete a PhD. Therefore, language skills will be a factor in the overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications.
My diploma is not in Danish/from a Danish university. Do I need to get the diploma translated, and will my degree be accepted (as equivalent to a Danish degree)?
The faculty accepts diplomas in Scandinavian languages, French, German and English. If the diploma is in a different language, it must be translated into Danish or English and verified by the issuing institution or another official authority. As to recognising your degree, you should upload copies of all relevant diplomas and transcript of grades with your application, perhaps with a short explanatory note about the structure and ECTS credits of your programme. The assessment committee will then assess your qualifications and may also check with the Ministry to verify your degree in relation to the Danish system.
Only if asked for specifically in the advertisement.
The preliminary and indicative study plan is a brief outline of the anticipated study/research activities. In the study plan you need to indicate, for each semester, the key activities you expect to undertake, such as writing up the thesis, going abroad for a research stay at another institution, courses and conferences, etc. The study plan is merely an overview of the activities - for obvious reasons you cannot know everything at the time of the application.
A pre-approval is made at your university and is a documentation that you have passed your MA-grade (120 ECTS). The approval is signed both by your supervisor and censor.
During the PhD programme
The scholarship includes tuition and other study expenses as well as salary. The exact amount of salary is determined by an agreement between the University and the Danish Association of Masters and PhDs. Seniority is also taken into account.
No. The scholarship is subject to a fixed financial framework, so your grant is NOT based on your application or an estimated budget. If the advertisement requires a budget to be submitted, it is in order to give the Department an idea of the anticipated costs involved, and whether your project is financially feasible.
Normally it will not be possible. PhD studies are considered a full-time programme, which does not leave room for other employment or sideline job. However, it is possible to apply for dispensation from this general rule in special cases.