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Last updated on 2014-04-02Research > PhD Programme

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PhD Programme  

Twice a year the IT University will announce a call for new PhD students. It is our ambition to have a spring call and a fall call. Deadlines for each call will be planned individually.

When vacant PhD positions are announced you can find them here: vacancies.
If there is no announcement for PhD's we have no vacant positions.

Qualified for a PhD position?

PhD students are enrolled and employed for either 3 or 4 years in the PhD programme.

To be qualified for assessment when vacant positions for PhD positions are announced, you must possess the following qualifications:

  • A Bachelor Degree and a Master Degree qualify for assessment for a 3-year PhD enrolment/employment
    (copy of diploma must be included in the application)
  • A Bachelor Degree and one year of university studies on Master level qualifies for a 4-year PhD enrolment/employment
    (copy of BA diploma and documentation of planned course activities corresponding to 60 ECTS points at Master's level must be included in the application)

You can read more about recognition of foreign qualifications from web page of the Danish Agency for Higher Education

When can I apply?

When the positions are announced you can send in your application. Please read the call text, the guidelines and application template carefully. It is important that you submit all the required documents.

After deadline for submitting the applications, an assessment committee will assess all applications. You can expect an answer 3-4 months after the deadline for a call if you did sent in an application. 

If I am offered a PhD position what can I expect?

The IT University receives around 100-200 applications for each round. Most often we expect 8-10 positions to be filled.

As a PhD student at ITU, you will be assigned an advisor from one of the research groups. You can expect high quality supervision from experienced researchers working in an international environment.

The PhD programme consists of:

  • Three- or four-year enrolment/employment
  • Independent research  
  • Writing of a PhD thesis based on the research
  • Course activities corresponding to 30 ECTS credits
  • Involvement in active research environments both at and outside the IT University
  • Communication activities, including teaching and other forms of knowledge dissemination
  • Thesis defence


The IT University is associated with Graduate Schools:
DaRSIS: Danish Research School in Information Systems
FMKJ: Forskerskolen for Medier, Kommunikation og Journalistik


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